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Georgians cheer as Confederate monument removed from town square

1 month ago   |   Al Jazeera

A monument erected 100 years ago taken down in Decatur, Georgia, the latest in a series of removed Confederate statues.
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Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers' Quest For Racial Equality Still Resonates

1 month ago   |   News One

UPDATED: 3:25 p.m. ET, June 12, 2020 - Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers was a trailblazer for racial equality in the South - all while displaying a tireless dedication to...
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America's Long Overdue Awakening to Systemic Racism

America's Long Overdue Awakening to Systemic Racism

1 month ago   |   Time

In Lafayette Park, just steps away from the White House, a wealthy hotelier ran a second business selling enslaved men and women to the highest bidder. He kept them in a brick...
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Body-cam footage shows officer punching store owner who called 911

1 month ago   |   NBC News

The owner of the store, Kevin Penn, of Decatur, suffered a broken jaw in the March 15 confrontation.
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Midwestern cities continue to lose population. Two of the fastest-shrinking are in Illinois

1 month ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Rockford and Decatur are among the fastest-shrinking cities in the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, part of an ongoing trend of Midwestern cities...
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Daisy Coleman, sexual assault survivor turned victim advocate, has died at 23

Daisy Coleman, sexual assault survivor turned victim advocate, has died at 23

Daisy Coleman a sexual assault survivor turned victim advocate and subject of the Netflix documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” has died at the age of 23, according to her mother. Read more ...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall championships to each division

The NCAA Board of Directors said schools must honor an athlete's scholarship if the athlete opts out of the coming season because of concerns about COVID-19. Read more ...

NYC announces COVID-19 checkpoint plan

NYC announces COVID-19 checkpoint plan

Travelers coming to New York City from 35 states and territories on New York state's COVID-19 quarantine list may be met at bridges and train stations and told to fill out... Read more ...

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss?” and its devoted fans. Read more ...

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school system, will start the coming school year with fully remote learning for all students. Read more ...

Cruise industry extends sailing suspension from US ports through October

Cruise industry extends sailing suspension from US ports through October

The Cruise Lines International Association announced they are extending the suspension of cruise operations until at least November. Read more ...

76ers beat Wizards 107-98; Simmons leaves with knee injury

76ers beat Wizards 107-98; Simmons leaves with knee injury

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Philadelphia 76ers showed they could hold it together - at least for a little while - without All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Read more ...

Disney theme parks take $3.5 billion hit due to coronavirus

Disney theme parks take $3.5 billion hit due to coronavirus

Disney said Tuesday afternoon that its theme parks division took a $3.5 billion hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone: Instagram Reels

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone: Instagram Reels

Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok - Instagram Reels . The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second... Read more ...

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

The legendary singer cited repeated use of two songs: "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk." Read more ...