Country band Lady A files suit against singer…

Grammy-winning country group Lady A has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has been performing as Lady A as well

Key Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman Retires…

His attorney said Vindman was leaving amid a retaliatory campaign from President Trump after testifying in the impeachment inquiry.

6-Week Lockdown Begins in City With 860 Active…

Around 5 million Australians are now back under a strict lockdown after a resurgence in coronavirus cases in the country's second-largest city. As of midnight Wednesday, Melbourne residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential business, reports Reuters . The restrictions will be in place for at least...

Hurricane-protected Dali Museum

Built in one of the most vulnerable areas to hurricanes in the country, the Dali Museum was built above code to protect priceless works of art inside created by surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Maryland governor: probably time to change…

Maryland Gov_ Larry Hogan says he believes the name of Washington's professional football team “probably should be changed.”

SF Lawmaker: CAREN Act 'Is the CAREN We Need'

A San Francisco lawmaker wants to deploy "CAREN" against people making racially motivated calls to 911. Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced the ordinance Wednesday, calling it the "CAREN Act," for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The San Francisco Chronicle describes the name as an "apparent nod to the popularized slang name...

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Houston cancels Texas GOP in-person convention

Houston officials have canceled the Texas GOP's in-person convention, saying the spread of the coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event as scheduled. (July 8)

Indiana governor defends officer response to…

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says he is "proud" of the state’s Department of Natural Resources amid criticism that the agency’s conservation officers didn't adequately respond to the reported assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a lake last weekend

Harvard, MIT Suing ICE To Support International…

The Trump Administration recently issued rules forcing international students to leave the U.S. if they attend only online classes in the fall.

He Berated Shoppers for Mask Remark. Now…

A Florida man seen screaming at a Costco customer who asked that he wear a mask in line with company policy has lost his job. Ted Todd Insurance identified the man seen in a video viewed more than 11 million times as Daniel Maples, who's described in a biography as...

Gusty winds and hail hit West Virginia

Strong winds accompanied by hail swept through Jefferson County, West Virginia, on July 7.

Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone

Facebook on Wednesday said it has removed dozens of accounts linked to the hate group Proud Boys, to President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone and to employees of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, among others

US Hits Another Grim Coronavirus Milestone

The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the US no longer begins with a 2. Per Johns Hopkins' tracking, the country on Wednesday passed the 3 million mark. As of this writing the university's dashboard shows 3,009,611 US cases and 131,594 deaths. The Guardian reports the US...

In-person school graduations resume in New Jersey

New Jersey High school seniors and their families finally are getting the chance to celebrate graduations in a more traditional fashion. (July 8)

Five takeaways from Facebook's civil rights audit

A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” hurting the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias

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President Threatens To Withhold Funding From…

President Trump says he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen.

Vindman Ends Military Career, Cites White House…

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is calling it quits on his 21-year military career, and his lawyer says it's because Vindman believes his future in the US Army "will forever be limited" due to political retaliation at the hands of President Trump and his allies. Vindman says he found himself in...

1st hurricane of 2020 expected to form in East…

Cristina is growing stronger well away from Mexico, but it will produce only "minimal" impacts to land.

New oversight committee would restore faith in…

New York Attorney General Letitia James is proposing sweeping changes to boost oversight of the city's largest police department

Harvard, MIT Sue Over ICE Order on Foreign…

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing the Trump administration over its plan to force international students to leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools offer online-only classes this fall. "The order came down without notice—its cruelty surpassed only by its recklessness,...

Facebook audit finds 'setbacks' on civil rights­

A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred its progress on issues such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. (July 8)

US rule targets disease-stricken countries to…

The Trump administration has proposed empowering border authorities to deny asylum to people from countries with widespread communicable disease

Activists Unveil Criminal Justice Reform Proposal

Activists with the Movement for Black Lives proposed legislation that would divest federal resources from incarceration and policing.

Facebook Meeting With Boycotters Was Rough

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met virtually with civil rights and activist groups who've helped organize a massive advertiser boycott of the social network, and as CNN reports, "it did not go well." Facebook spokesman Andy Stone later expressed gratitude to the organizers "for their continued engagement" and said the network...

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Comet NEOWISE visits our July night sky

July brings the rare opportunity to see a comet with the naked eye. Here's how to find Comet NEOWISE and its long tail in the sky.

Houston scraps Texas GOP’s in-person convention…

Houston officials have canceled the Texas GOP’s in-person convention

Victim Won't Cooperate in Case Against Amy Cooper

Amy Cooper may be charged with filing a false police report as a result of his video, but Christian Cooper is not necessarily on board. The member of the New York City Audubon Society board of directors again suggests the white woman who called police on May 25 to report...