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Pentagon drafting ban on displaying Confederate flag at bases

Pentagon drafting ban on displaying Confederate flag at bases

In a move that could pit the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior military leaders against President Donald Trump, a draft Pentagon policy document to ban the Confederate flag from being displayed at military bases has been circulating for the last week at the highest levels of the military, a defense official directly familiar with…MORE

Target pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its online stores

Target pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its online stores

Major retailer Target has pulled Washington Redskins merchandise from its online store as the NFL team faces renewed pressure from investors who oppose the name’s racist connotations. “We are in the process of removing the items from our assortment,” Target said in a statement on Monday. The Redskins announced Friday that the team will review…MORE

The mask decision that will haunt Trump’s reelection bid

The mask decision that will haunt Trump’s reelection bid

As coronavirus cases surge and governors begin agitating for a national mandate on wearing masks, President Donald Trump is showing few signs he’ll budge on an issue that has come to epitomize a national pandemic response rooted in denial and which now threatens his political future. Even most elected Republicans now openly advocate for wearing…MORE

#BlackoutDay2020 is tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know

Tuesday is #BlackOutDay2020, when many Black Americans plan to showcase their combined economic might by refusing to spend any money on anything at all. Those who have to buy something are being encouraged to spend their money at a Black-owned business. Social media personality and activist Calvin Martyr has spent the last two months promoting…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to a Brooklyn federal detention facility

Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to a Brooklyn federal detention facility

Ghislaine Maxwell, the onetime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was transferred on Monday to a Brooklyn federal detention facility as she awaits her first appearance in a New York courtroom, according to a Bureau of Prisons spokesman. Maxwell, who was charged last week by federal prosecutors in New York for her…MORE

Harvard and Princeton announce plans to bring back students for the fall semester

Harvard and Princeton announce plans to bring back students for the fall semester

Harvard and Princeton universities will bring back students to campus this fall, but not everyone will return at the same time. The pandemic has forced universities to formulate plans to keep educators and students safe from Covid-19. From online learning to limiting the amount of people on campus, here’s how Harvard and Princeton plan to…MORE

US prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed from February to March, study finds

US prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed from February to March, study finds

Prescriptions for the anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed in the US from February to March, a time when the drugs, though unproven, were touted as treatments for the coronavirus. Researchers found the estimated number of hydroxychloroquine prescriptions increased 86.2% from February to March, from 367,346 to 683,999, and dispensed chloroquine prescriptions increased 158.6%, rising…MORE