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Charlottesville removes Lewis and Clark statue featuring Sacagawea along with Confederate statues

The statue was of two White men — Meriwether Lewis and William Clark — and Sacagawea, who was depicted tracking, according to historians. Those against the statue have said Sacagawea appears to be cowering, according tot The Daily Progress newspaper. “It was a very offensive statue, and not only did it delineate me as a …

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Analysis: Biden now has a Cuba puzzle even as China showdown sizzles

The sudden and historic uprising on the communist island over the systemic suppression of freedom and an economic crisis, exacerbated by Covid-19 and US sanctions, seemed to catch the Biden administration on the hop. President Joe Biden had promised on the campaign trail to revive the Obama administration’s policy of engaging Cuba and easing the …

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An invasive species has an ethnic slur in its common name. Entomologists are changing that

Brooks didn’t understand the connection between her Romani community — for which the word “gypsy” has been used as a pejorative — and a destructive, invasive insect species that “poses a danger to North American forests.” They plan to consult a volunteer group to rename the moth and ant, which will go by their respective …

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Several tied to Haiti assassination plot were previously US law enforcement informants

At least one of the men arrested by Haitian authorities previously worked as an informant for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA said in a statement in response to CNN. “At times, one of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a confidential source to the DEA,” the DEA said …

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41 killed in fire at Iraqi hospital treating Covid-19 patients

At least five people were critically injured. The fire on Monday night is believed to have started after oxygen tanks exploded in an ICU treating Covid-19 patients, al-Zamili said. “The civil defense teams managed to control and put out the major fire that broke out at al-Hussein hospital in the city with the help of …

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FDA updates label of J&J Covid-19 vaccine to warn of potential Guillain-Barre syndrome

Teenagers should be able to get coronavirus vaccines without their parents’ permission – especially if physicians back the decision, a team of health policy specialists argued Monday. They said older teens, especially, may understand the benefits of vaccination at least as well – and sometimes better than – as their parents do and argued that …

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Analysis: Democrats inch to the middle as Republicans flock to Trump

Drawing distinctions with other governors. It was particularly interesting since she compared her own efforts to other Republican governors. Although she didn’t name names, think of Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott of Texas when you read this from Noem: “We’ve got Republican governors across this country pretending they didn’t shut down their states; that …

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Analysis: Donald Trump still runs the GOP, part 8,721

The Alaska Republican State Central Committee voted overwhelmingly — 58-17 — to throw its support behind former Alaska Department of Administration commissioner Kelly Tshibaka, who is the most high-profile challenger to Murkowski as she seeks a fifth term in 2022.  Why would the top Republicans in Alaska abandon Murkowski, who has been the state’s senator …

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