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Mississippi legislature votes to retire state flag with the Confederate symbol

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The 1894 banner, the last of its kind, has become yet another emblem of the Confederacy to be removed by lawmakers in the South. 

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‘Racist legacy’ of New Jersey worsens the economic disparities in a post-Covid 19 recovery

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A global pandemic exacerbates economic fissures caused by generations of racialized inequities.

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Protest art in the time of pain and rage | Photo Story

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With protests comes protests art. This story captures some of the visual art that creates the current movement against anti-Black violence and racism.

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House approves landmark legislation for Washington D.C. statehood, Senate shuts it down

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Historic vote marks the first time a chamber of Congress has backed legislation to make the country’s capital a state. 

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Tri-state orders stricter travel measures for visitors from Covid-19 hotspots

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States that were the hardest hit in the initial wave of coronavirus, are now hard press to remain healthy.

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Texas governor rounds up residents in halt to reopen state after spike in Covid-19 infections

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Increase of Covid-19 cases in the Lone Star State causes a Texas hold’em.

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Hard fight in Kentucky Democratic primaries illuminates candidate promise to dethrone Mitch McConnell

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While votes are being counted in Kentucky, Rep. Charles Booker says his movement of essential workers already won. But the ultimate check mate is unseating Republican Rep. McConnell.

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Young Latino, Black candidates take four important primaries in New York

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Primaries in four districts that are Democratic strongholds see a possible pending shift in the political voice

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Landmark victory for LGBTQ with Supreme Court decision on workplace protections primes challenges against military ban, religious freedom

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Decades-old Civil Rights law addressing employer discrimination expands its understanding of sexual orientation and gender, but might open the door for other discriminatory workplace practices.

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Breonna Taylor, Juneteenth as a holiday and Supreme Court decisions: Weekly check in with Lisa Durden | Podcast

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For our weekly chat with Lisa Durden, we get into the changing US with pressing issues such as a pending new independence holiday, the latest protests and how the Supreme Court gave Donald Trump and discrimination a smack down.

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