Crowd rallies to keep Confederate memorial in downtown St. Augustine

Hundreds gathered at the Plaza de la Constitucion on Sunday to try and save the Oldest City’s Confederate memorial. They carried American and Confederate flags and marched around the monument, now behind a construction fence. Last month, St. Augustine’s City Commission voted 3-2 to have the monument removed. A study is underway to study how […]

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Georgia State Patrol headquarters vandalized during protest

The Georgia State Patrol says fireworks, rocks and graffiti caused extensive damage to its headquarters in Atlanta early Sunday morning. A spokesperson says Department of Public Safety workers put out the fire caused by fireworks, and two employees were treated for smoke inhalation. One of the agency’s vehicles parked in front of the building was […]

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The World Bank abandoned plans to launch a fresh set of pandemic bonds for developing countries after widespread criticism

The World Bank has scrapped plans to issue a second set of pandemic bonds for the relief of developing nations suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Financial Times. When the coronavirus began to spread around the world in April this year, the bank triggered roughly $133 million in aid to developing nations battered […]

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway strikes $10 billion deal with Dominion Energy for natural gas assets

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway struck a $10 billion deal to buy Dominion Energy’s natural gas transmission and storage business. Berkshire’s energy unit will pay about $4 billion in cash and shoulder $5.7 billion in existing debt in exchange for over 7,700 miles of pipelines, 900 billion cubic feet of storage, and other assets. “We are […]

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway strikes $10 billion deal with Dominion Energy for natural gas assets

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway struck a $10 billion deal to buy Dominion Energy’s natural gas transmission and storage business. Berkshire’s energy unit will pay about $4 billion in cash and shoulder $5.7 billion in existing debt in exchange for over 7,700 miles of pipelines, 900 billion cubic feet of storage, and other assets. “We are […]

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Harriette Cole: My ex-boyfriend still lives with me, and he brings women home

DEAR HARRIETTE: I broke up with my boyfriend about six months ago, but he still lives in my apartment. I know it sounds crazy, but I needed a roommate to split the rent with me; when we broke up, it just seemed easier for him to stay — at least for a while. Harriette Cole  […]

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Israel’s prime minister wants to annex parts of the West Bank, a controversial scheme encouraged by Trump but hated by everyone else. Here’s what his plan is.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed annexing a significant portion of the West Bank, a disputed landlocked territory both Israelis and Palestinians assert claims to.  In recent discussions, Netanyahu has reportedly floated the idea of annexing 30% of the West Bank, along with other options including “a more symbolic annexation of a small amount […]

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2 Chicago police officers hurt in crash with Steelworkers Park gate

Two Chicago police officers were injured when their squad car crashed into a park gate July 6, 2020, in the 3400 block of East 87th Street. | Sun-Times file photo The gate was open when the officers entered the park and they didn’t see that someone had closed it, police said. They were taken to […]

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Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren’t sure why she couldn’t continue playing at the same time. Now they have a better understanding. “I […]

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Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren’t sure why she couldn’t continue playing at the same time. Now they have a better understanding. “I […]

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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D.C.’s mayor, no one apparently will be required to wear them. Trump made no […]

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Texas sets another record for new daily coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections

Texas surpassed 8,000 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, an all-time high.  The state has reported more than 172,000 COVID-19 cases.  Texas also recorded its second-highest daily death toll with 57 deaths.  Cases all across the US are rapidly increasing.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Texas surpassed 8,000 new daily coronavirus cases on […]

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Texas sets another record for new daily coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections

Texas surpassed 8,000 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, an all-time high. The state has reported more than 172,000 COVID-19 cases. Texas also recorded its second-highest daily death toll with 57 deaths. Cases all across the US are rapidly increasing. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Texas surpassed 8,000 new daily coronavirus cases on […]

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren propose ending ‘qualified immunity’ for police, which would make it easier to hold them liable for wrongdoing on the job

The Ending Qualified Immunity Act would squash a legal doctrine that has allowed public officials to evade personal liability for wrongdoing that occurs on the job. The bill was introduced on Wednesday by Sens. Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. “Ending the racist violence that has stolen far too many Black lives must begin […]

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren propose ending ‘qualified immunity’ for police, which would make it easier to hold them liable for wrongdoing on the job

The Ending Qualified Immunity Act would squash a legal doctrine that has allowed public officials to evade personal liability for wrongdoing that occurs on the job. The bill was introduced on Wednesday by Sens. Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. “Ending the racist violence that has stolen far too many Black lives must begin […]

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