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Mississippi votes to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
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Mississippi votes to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

JACKSON, Miss.  — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag more than a…
Starbucks halts Facebook ads amid movement to stop hate speech on social media
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Starbucks halts Facebook ads amid movement to stop hate speech on social media

Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause social media ads after a campaign led by civil rights…
‘Escalating’ far-right violence in U.S. to pose greatest terrorist threat: experts
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‘Escalating’ far-right violence in U.S. to pose greatest terrorist threat: experts

Far-right extremism is by far the most common ideology behind terrorist incidents in the United States, according to a new…
‘The Simpsons’ to stop using white actors to voice characters of colour
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‘The Simpsons’ to stop using white actors to voice characters of colour

LOS ANGELES — Animated TV comedy The Simpsons is ending the use of white actors to voice characters of colour,…
Trump announces order to protect monuments after anti-racism protesters target statues
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Trump announces order to protect monuments after anti-racism protesters target statues

U.S. President Donald Trump used Twitter on Friday to call for the arrest of protesters involved in this week’s attempt…
U.S. House passes sweeping police reform bill named after George Floyd
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U.S. House passes sweeping police reform bill named after George Floyd

The House approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats on Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a…
Colorado to probe death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who police put in chokehold
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Colorado to probe death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who police put in chokehold

The Colorado governor told the state’s top prosecutor Thursday to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a…
Couple calls police on man who wrote ‘Black Lives Matter’ on his own wall
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Couple calls police on man who wrote ‘Black Lives Matter’ on his own wall

A California woman and cosmetics CEO claims she’s learned a valuable lesson about racism and white privilege after being described…
British PM announces cross-government commission on racism following BLM protests
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British PM announces cross-government commission on racism following BLM protests

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a cross-government commission would examine racism and the disparities experienced by minority ethnic groups…
Trump changes date of Tulsa rally from Juneteenth after outcry from Black leaders
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Trump changes date of Tulsa rally from Juneteenth after outcry from Black leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he would change the date of his upcoming campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., from…
Black leaders call Trump holding Tulsa rally on Juneteenth ‘a slap in the face’
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Black leaders call Trump holding Tulsa rally on Juneteenth ‘a slap in the face’

Black community and political leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to at least change the date of an Oklahoma…
Countries seek ‘new history’ as figures are re-examined after George Floyd’s death
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Countries seek ‘new history’ as figures are re-examined after George Floyd’s death

The rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death has…
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