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As a Black woman from the South, removal of Confederate symbols is personal

As a Black woman from the South, removal of Confederate symbols is personal

Some people say Confederate symbols pay homage to Southern pride and President Donald Trump has defended Confederate monuments. But I got my first taste of the racist meaning behind the Confederate symbol when I was just 5 years old. Growing up in Florence, Alabama, a city in the northwest corner of the state, Confederate imagery…MORE

Trump turns blind eye to pandemic and focuses on political grievances

Trump turns blind eye to pandemic and focuses on political grievances

President Donald Trump headed into the hot zone of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Friday intent on creating an alternate reality as the coronavirus ravages the United States. He wore no mask, showed no sense of remorse about the rushed reopening that has plunged the nation’s health care system back into chaos, and barely mentioned the…MORE

READ: White House announces Trump is granting clemency to Roger Stone

READ: White House announces Trump is granting clemency to Roger Stone

President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of his friend and former political adviser, Roger Stone, days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia, according to the White House. Read the announcement here: Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr. Today,…MORE

Terms of Michael Cohen’s return to prison under scrutiny

Terms of Michael Cohen’s return to prison under scrutiny

After spending the past several weeks on New York’s tony Upper East Side, Michael Cohen has found himself back in federal prison after a dispute with the government over what his lawyers say were restrictions in paperwork designed to prevent him from finishing a book about the president. The form in question, a two-page document…MORE

Trump confirms US conducted cyberattack against Russia in 2018

Trump confirms US conducted cyberattack against Russia in 2018

President Donald Trump, for the first time, confirmed the US conducted a covert cyberattack in 2018 against Russia’s Internet Research Agency. The Internet Research Agency is a troll farm blamed by the US for helping to facilitate interference both in the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterms. Trump gave the confirmation during an interview…MORE

Federal judge blocks new requirement for abortion coverage payments under Obamacare

Federal judge blocks new requirement for abortion coverage payments under Obamacare

A federal judge on Friday blocked a new federal regulation that would have required insurers on the Obamacare exchanges that cover abortions to issue separate bills for that coverage. The decision marks a setback in the Trump administration’s long-standing efforts to limit abortion access through federal programs. Planned Parenthood of Maryland and several individuals who…MORE

READ: White House announces Trump is granting clemency to Roger Stone

READ: White House announces Trump is granting clemency to Roger Stone

President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of his friend and former political adviser, Roger Stone, days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia, according to the White House. Read the announcement here:Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr.Today, President Donald…MORE

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