Marines bans Confederate flag — 155 years after Civil War ends

Marines bans Confederate flag — 155 years after Civil War ends

The US Marine Corps has finally banned the Confederate flag from public and workspaces at its military bases — 155 years after the Confederate States of America surrendered to Union forces. “The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our … Read more

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NYPD arrests more than 1,000 people amid George Floyd protests

NYPD arrests more than 1,000 people amid George Floyd protests

The NYPD this week made more than 1,000 arrests tied to the protests over George Floyd’s death and issued another 1,475 summonses for violating the city’s curfew, police said Saturday. Only a small percentage of the 1,049 people arrested — 119 in total — live outside of the city including 37 from New Jersey and … Read more

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NYPD captains union head blasts ‘elected officials’ in email

NYPD captains union head blasts 'elected officials' in email

The NYPD’s powerful captains union blasted unnamed “elected officials” in a vitriolic letter to members Saturday, complaining that due to a lack of leadership, police are damned if they crack down on law-breaking George Floyd-death protesters, and damned if they don’t. The no-win scenario was described by Captains’ Endowment Association President Chris Monahan, who took … Read more

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Tropical Storm Cristobal advances toward US Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Cristobal advances toward US Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal advanced toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Saturday, spawning a tornado in Florida and bringing the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America. After weakening to a tropical depression while moving over land in Mexico’s Gulf coast, Cristobal headed back … Read more

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Oil workers, Louisiana residents flee ahead of Storm Cristobal

Oil workers, Louisiana residents flee ahead of Storm Cristobal

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Cristobal on Saturday dumped rain from Louisiana to the Florida peninsula as it moved through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, prompting evacuations of several southeast Louisiana towns and dozens of offshore oil platforms. Workers disembark from a helicopter after being evacuated from oil production platforms ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal, … Read more

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Washington, DC prepares for massive George Floyd protest

Washington, DC prepares for massive George Floyd protest

As many as 200,000 people are expected in Washington, DC, Saturday for a huge demonstration over the killing of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in police custody May 25. “We have a lot of public, open source information to suggest that the event on this upcoming Saturday may be one of the … Read more

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