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Some chosen to design Mississippi flag without Confederate symbol

27 days ago   |   By WCVB

A nine-member commission has a mid-September deadline to create a new Mississippi state flag design that does not have the Confederate symbol but does have the phrase, “In God We Trust.”
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Some chosen to design Mississippi flag without rebel symbol

Some chosen to design Mississippi flag without rebel symbol

27 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

A mayor, a former state Supreme Court justice and a community college president are among the people chosen to design a new Mississippi flag to replace one state officials recently retired because it included the Confederate battle emblem that's widely condemned as racist.
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Biden, Harris to make unusual campaign debut in virus era

Biden, Harris to make unusual campaign debut in virus era

Joe Biden is making his first appearance with newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday. Read more ...

Florida sheriff forbids masks for deputies, office visitors

Florida sheriff forbids masks for deputies, office visitors

The sheriff of Marion County is telling his deputies and visitors who go to the Marion County Sheriff's Office that they are forbidden from wearing face masks. Read more ...

Washington Football Team will play without fans this season, announcement says

Washington Football Team will play without fans this season, announcement says

Team officials said the decision was made with the health and safety of fans in mind, along with an "abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19... Read more ...

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, a media titan and billionaire who, as chairman of Viacom and National Amusements, drew headlines both for his deal-making as well as his turbulent personal... Read more ...

ViacomCBS media mogul Sumner Redstone dead at 97

ViacomCBS media mogul Sumner Redstone dead at 97

Media magnate Sumner Redstone has died at the age of 97, having built his family's drive-in theater business into one of the largest media empires in the world through a series... Read more ...

Big 12 doubling down on plans to play college football season

Big 12 doubling down on plans to play college football season

Don't mistake the Big Ten and Pac-12 cancelling all fall sports for the end of college football in 2020. At least not yet. If you need more proof that the sport is geographical... Read more ...

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Omar, a member of “The Squad” of four progressive female members of Congress, survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an... Read more ...

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

Biden, aware of the potential pitfalls of being a 77-year-old white male standard-bearer of a party increasingly comprised of women, people of color and young voters, made... Read more ...

What you need to know about Kamala Harris, Biden's VP pick

What you need to know about Kamala Harris, Biden's VP pick

California Sen. Kamala Harris has made history as both the first Black and South Asian American woman to be on a major political party's presidential ticket. Read more ...

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Hours after Joe Biden announced that California junior Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate, the hosts shared their opinions on the news. Read more ...