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Late-Night Talk Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes For Use Of Blackface

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 05:50

Kimmel had previously used blackface in impressions of Black celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Karl Malone in The Man Show, a Comedy Central series in which he co-starred.

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Late-Night Talk Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes For Use Of Blackface

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 05:50

Kimmel had previously used blackface in impressions of Black celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Karl Malone in The Man Show, a Comedy Central series in which he co-starred.

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Democrats Vow To Block GOP Police Reform Bill Unless Republicans Agree To Negotiate

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 05:01

Senate Democrats want Republicans to agree to bipartisan talks before advancing the GOP police reform bill. Republican leaders say Democrats should allow debate and propose changes to the bill.

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Pandemic Stalls New Money For 'Opportunity Zones' As Neighborhoods Try To Recover

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 05:00

Economic uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic is keeping potential investors in "opportunity zones" on the sidelines, according to a survey of people involved in the sector.

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Citing A Breached 'Firewall,' Media Leaders Sue U.S. Official Over Firings

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 03:27

The new CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media Michael Pack has been sued for firing leaders of international broadcasters funded by the government. They claim their dismissals broke the law.

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Trump Appointees Join Census Bureau; Democrats Concerned Over Partisan 'Games'

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 22:51

Some Democrats are calling new political appointments at the federal government's largest statistical agency a Trump administration attempt to interfere with the 2020 census.

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Deadly Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 22:30

The 7.4-magnitude quake struck mid-morning off the Pacific coast near the beach resort of Huatuco. The quake was felt in several states and triggered seismic alarms in Mexico City.

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Baseball Is Coming Back For A Pandemic-Shortened 2020 Season

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 22:06

Major League Baseball and its Players Association have reached an agreement to play 60 games instead of 162, beginning July 23 or 24. They hope to finish before a second surge of COVID-19.

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NASCAR's Bubba Wallace Was Not The Target Of A Hate Crime, FBI Says

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 20:28

"After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed," FBI officials said in a statement, Tuesday.

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Bleak UNICEF Report On Kids And COVID-19 ... But There Is Hope

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 19:01

A report on the impact of the novel coronavirus on the children of South Asia pays special note to reports of adolescent suicide — and looks at preventive measures.

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'This Is Serious Business,' Obama Urges Democrats On Virtual Biden Fundraiser

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 18:57

Former President Barack Obama told supporters they need to do more to ensure a Joe Biden win in the 2020 presidential race.

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After Nearly Two Bumpy Decades, The Original Segway Will Be Retired In July

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 18:26

Company officials announces production of the Segway PT will stop on July 15. The vehicle is popular among law enforcement and tourists, but falls short of its inventor's revolutionary goals.

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At Jerusalem's Request, U.S. Embassy Briefly Takes Down Its LGBTQ Pride Banner

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 17:14

The city's deputy mayor said the banner was removed because he received complaints that it was offensive to residents.

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5,489 New COVID-19 Cases: Texas Reports New All-Time Daily High

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 17:08

In addition to new cases, "The hospitalization rate is at an all-time high," Gov. Greg Abbott says, describing the dire situation in one of the first states to reopen.

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For Portland Woman, Home These Days Is Where She Parks Her Minivan

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 16:38

Naida Lavon, 67, was recently furloughed from her job because of the pandemic, after losing her housing in March. Now, she lives out of her minivan as she navigates the changed world around her.

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What Is No Longer In A Name: Rhode Island Official Docs Shed Racially Loaded Moniker

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 16:23

Officially, the tiniest state's name remains Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. But the governor jettisoned the latter phrase from state documents, with a vote on it likely to follow.

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Schott-Free: University Of Cincinnati Trustees Vote To Take Name Off Ballpark

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:49

The board cited Marge Schott's "record of racism and bigotry" in its decision. The late philanthropist and Cincinnati Reds owner was reviled for using racial and ethnic slurs and praising Hitler.

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Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:07

Djokovic, the world's No. 1-ranked men's tennis player, has previously voiced concerns about the possibility of restrictions at future tennis events due to the coronavirus.

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Politics Influenced Justice Department In Roger Stone Case, DoJ Lawyer Tells Hill

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:03

Two Justice Department lawyers say their superiors took marching orders from the White House in politically sensitive cases. They're scheduled to talk to a House committee on Wednesday.

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After 'Missteps' And Controversies, Museum Of The Bible Works To Clean Up Its Act

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 14:24

The museum has tightened its acquisition policies and is working to return potentially looted objects. Early acquisitions reflected a lack of expertise and lack of policy, its chief curator tells NPR.

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