The time has come for Republicans in South Carolina to either clear the way to remove monuments or show their true colors, said Rivers, who spent nearly 40 years with the NAACP and is now a vice president with the civil rights group National Action Network. … [Read more...] about South Carolina, site of a church massacre 5 years ago today, protects its monuments to racist figures
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The state officials questioned the government's spending on cleanup efforts and said the Energy Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration need to provide a detailed accounting of what has been appropriated and spent on environment management at the lab since 2008. … [Read more...] about Groups call for meetings as US lab preps for weapons work
“What a beautiful show of support from our City Council,” Tecklenburg said, adding that he was happy to see so many come together in the effort “not to erase our long and often tragic history but to begin to write a new and more equitable future.” The mayor anticipated the statue will go to a local museum or educational institution. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?
“We set a record for highs over the holiday weekend, and, of course, given the number of people who were out and about over the weekend celebrating, we are certainly concerned about what the next couple of weeks are going to look like as well,” said Scott Harris, Alabama's health officer. … [Read more...] about Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants
Perhaps the best test of Trump's standing in white-collar districts will come in Texas, which Republicans have dominated since the early 1990s. Even in 2016, the state was only marginally competitive, with Trump beating Clinton there by 9 percentage points or nearly 800,000 votes. But in 2018, Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke rode a surge of support in Texas' big metropolitan areas -- he won its five largest counties by about six times as much as Barack Obama did in 2012 -- to hold Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to a victory of only about 2.5 percentage points. Democrats rode O'Rourke's strong performance to sweeping gains in state legislative and local elections across urban and suburban areas, as well as the election of Fletcher and Allred. … [Read more...] about Trump could sink the House GOP in suburbia