This year, instead of world leaders or other dignitaries, those guests will be nurses, doctors, supermarket and nursing home workers, mask makers, lab technicians and others who kept France going during its strict nationwide lockdown. Families of medical workers who died with the virus also have a place in the stands. … [Read more...] about France celebrates virus heroes on redesigned Bastille Day
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For those with ongoing cases, this is especially troubling. Mel Stooks is a solicitor representing several children in English prisons. Despite the UK government saying it would install telephones in all cells, Stooks has several clients who claim not to have one. She tells CNN that the communication barriers are threatening children's basic right to legal advice. … [Read more...] about 16 years old and stuck in solitary confinement 23 hours a day because of coronavirus
It is very likely that this happened because FedEx and some other team sponsors made clear that they no longer thought it made business sense to be associated with an ethnic slur. But focusing on the proximate reason for the about-face ignores all the context in Snyder’s hands-tied, through-gritted-teeth press release. The movement to change the team’s name has existed for more than 50 years — there was an organized protest of 2,000 people outside the team’s Super Bowl win over Buffalo in 1992 — and, as noted by The Athletic’s essential reporter Lindsey Adler, Native American activists had begun to notch victories against the team and its name in recent years, including Suzan Harjo and Amanda Blackhorse persuading the U.S. Patent office to cancel the team’s trademark in 2014. FedEx, the NFL and the Black Lives Matter movement (including many NFL players, and current members of the team) may have carried the ball across the goal line, but … [Read more...] about The Washington Football Team Finally Changed Its Name. Who’s Next?
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Click here to follow NRA-ILA on Facebook. … [Read more...] about Chicago Mayor Blames National Policy For Local Murders
When Ted Stevens left the Senate after representing Alaska for four decades, he was finally able to relax and be something he'd been all along: a friend. He was a "dear friend" to Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Colin Powell, a "respected friend" to George H.W. Bush, a "loyal friend" to Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, and just a plain friend to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Yesterday Gov. Sean Parnell called him a "personal friend to countless Alaskans" when he remembered the senator, who died in a plane crash on Monday evening. … [Read more...] about Ted Stevens of Alaska: Final Chapter of the Senator’s Life