☀ September 21: Schools try ‘Test and Stay’ model. Could McConaughey be governor of Texas?

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AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 29: Actor Matthew McConaughey celebrates on the Texas Longhorns sideline in the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. No more quarantine for kids? School districts try ‘Test and Stay’ COVID-19 testing model

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 22: Melissa Moy, a teacher at Yung Wing School P.S. 124, goes over a lesson on a monitor with in-person Summer program students on July 22, 2021 in New York City. Positive COVID-19 cases in some New York City public schools have resulted in classroom quarantines. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

2. Biden following through on pledge to take in more refugees

Afghan refugees line up for food in a dining hall at Fort Bliss’ Doña Ana Village, in New Mexico, where they are being housed, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Biden administration provided the first public look inside the U.S. military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are screened, amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

3. Gabby Petito case: FBI conducts search of Brian Laundrie’s home

This combo of photos provided by FBI Denver via @FBIDenver shows missing person Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Authorities say a body discovered Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Wyoming, is believed to be Petito. (Courtesy of FBI Denver via AP)

4. World leaders return to UN and face many escalating crises

Police officers stand in front of United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, leaders from more than 100 nations are heading to New York this week for the United Nations’ annual high-level gathering — a COVID-inflected, semi-locked down affair that takes place in one of the pandemic’s hardest-hit cities of all. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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‘I would pay attention to someone like Matthew McConaughey’: Poll compares possible Texas governor race candidates

Would Texans elect a Hollywood star as governor? It might depend on the star.

AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 29: Actor Matthew McConaughey celebrates on the Texas Longhorns sideline in the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 President Biden speaks to the U.N. General Assembly.

🔴 U.N. asks for global cease-fire on World Peace Day.

🔴 Future of ISS discussed by House subcommittee.

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