COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Civil rights advocates sued a Maryland county on Wednesday to seek the court-ordered removal of a Confederate monument from a courthouse lawn on the state’s Eastern Shore, calling it a racist symbol of oppression. In their federal lawsuit, an NAACP branch leader and a defense lawyer say the “Talbot Boys” statue in Talbot County is the last Confederate monument remaining on public property in Maryland besides cemeteries and battlefields. READ MORE: Orioles Pitcher John Means Throws First No Hitter For Franchise Since Jim Palmer In 1969 The lawsuit claims that a statue glorifying the Confederacy on the lawn outside the county courthouse in Easton, Maryland, is both unconstitutional and illegal under federal and state laws. Keeping it there “sends a message that the community does not value Black people, that justice is not blind, and that Black people are not equal in the eyes of the county,” the suit says. “For Black employees and litigants entering … [Read more...] about Lawsuit Seeks Confederate Statue’s Removal From Talbot County Courthouse
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close Video NY Gov. Cuomo on nursing homes: 'I did nothing wrong' Aida Pabey, daughter of mother who died in a New York nursing home, with reaction on 'Fox & Friends First.' Long Island lawmakers say it’s time to allow parades — starting with Memorial Day — as vaccinations have caused coronavirus infections and deaths to plummet. Nassau County’s GOP-controlled legislature has written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, urging him to issue guidance allowing municipalities to host parades on Memorial Day weekend — which takes place from May 29-31. Current guidance from the state does not permit in-person parades and the Nassau County Police Department is unable to approve permits from municipalities. CUOMO WARNS UNVACCINATED PEOPLE COULD KILL GRANDMAS The lawmakers noted in Nassau County more than 70 percent of those eligible have now received at least one dose of a vaccine. Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello said, … [Read more...] about Long Island lawmakers urge Cuomo to allow Memorial Day parades
Hong Kong (CNN Business) Wine and wheat. Lobsters and logs. Beef and barley. If Australia exports it, China has likely put up barriers to entry over the past year, as diplomatic relations between the two countries rapidly deteriorated. Now, one commodity is almost single-handedly keeping the trade relationship afloat: iron ore. Australia is the world's largest producer of iron ore, mining more than 910 million metric tonnes in the 2019-2020 financial year, according to the Australian government, almost twice as much as its nearest competitor Brazil. Iron ore is a vital component in the production of steel, and with China embarking on a $500 billion infrastructure spending spree to help the economy recover from the pandemic, Beijing's need for it has never been greater. Diplomatic relations between Australia and China fell into a deep chill one year ago, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an independent investigation into the … [Read more...] about Iron ore is saving Australia’s trade with China. How long can it last?
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for May 3 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Meghan Markle has written her first children’s book in honor of her husband Prince Harry and their firstborn Archie . "Duchess Meghan has written her first children’s book, The Bench, about the special bond between father and son-as seen through a mother’s eyes," Omid Scobie , royal editor of Harper’s Bazaar and "Finding Freedom" author tweeted on Tuesday. "It’s out June 8 and is inspired by Prince Harry and Archie’s close relationship," he shared. "The book is illustrated by Christian Robinson." Scobie also noted that the Duchess of Sussex will narrate the audiobook. MEGHAN MARKLE ENCOURAGES GIRLS TO 'CHALLENGE INJUSTICE' DURING VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE "'The Bench’ started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle writes children’s book, ‘The Bench,’ inspired by Prince Harry, their son Archie