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A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art
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A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art

An African American historical museum in Virginia is throwing its hat in the mix to turn what was once a daunting reminder of the country’s Confederate past and in recent years, violence, into a public display of art. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville has submitted an offer to the City Council…MORE

Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘fully cooperating with police’ after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set
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Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘fully cooperating with police’ after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set

Alec Baldwin has made his first public statement since a fatal shooting on the set of his new film on Thursday. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin tweeted on Friday.…MORE

Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back
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Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back

Covid continues to loom over the US economy, but economic activity is nonetheless inching closer to its pre-pandemic strength, helped in large part by people returning to their offices. The biggest problem putting a damper on early celebrations: the ongoing supply chain crisis. The Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN Business and Moody’s Analytics, stood at…MORE

Close to 200 Americans are still seeking to leave Afghanistan, State Department tells congressional staff
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Close to 200 Americans are still seeking to leave Afghanistan, State Department tells congressional staff

The State Department informed congressional staff Thursday that it is in touch with 363 US citizens in Afghanistan, 176 of whom want to leave, two sources familiar with the call told CNN. The figures presented on that call underscore the ongoing challenge faced by the Biden administration as Americans continue to come forward to seek…MORE

‘We’re getting all kinds of threats’: Judge says defiant US Capitol rioters are fueling threats from Trump supporters
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‘We’re getting all kinds of threats’: Judge says defiant US Capitol rioters are fueling threats from Trump supporters

A federal judge said Friday that defiant US Capitol rioters, who are still defending their role in the January 6 insurrection, are fueling threats against judges from people who falsely believe the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. “It bothers me that she would try to associate herself with that type of…MORE

More than 130 Chicago municipal employees file lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates
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More than 130 Chicago municipal employees file lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates

More than 130 Chicago municipal workers filed a lawsuit on Thursday, claiming the city and state’s vaccine mandates are unconstitutional. The workers, mostly from the fire, water and transportation departments, are challenging an executive order by Gov. J.B. Pritzker which requires state employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19. The mandate “far exceeds the power of…MORE

Business group warns of mass layoffs and ‘catastrophic’ supply chain disruptions from Biden’s vaccine mandate
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Business group warns of mass layoffs and ‘catastrophic’ supply chain disruptions from Biden’s vaccine mandate

President Joe Biden’s vaccine order will force employers to lay off thousands of workers, making the supply-chain crisis much worse, a major business group warned the White House this week. The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, an influential trade group that represents an industry with nearly 6 million workers, is pleading with the administration to delay…MORE

Trump SPAC skyrockets as much as 1,657% since deal was announced
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Trump SPAC skyrockets as much as 1,657% since deal was announced

Former President Donald Trump’s planned return to Wall Street is setting off a frenzy. Shares of the shell company that Trump’s new media company plans to merge with surged as much as 284% on Friday, prompting a series of trading halts for volatility. In recent trading the company, Digital World Acquisition Corp., was up 150%.…MORE

Robert Durst charged with murder of ex-wife last seen 39 years ago
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Robert Durst charged with murder of ex-wife last seen 39 years ago

Convicted killer Robert Durst, who was the subject of the HBO docuseries “The Jinx,” has been charged with the murder of his former wife, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s office. The complaint was filed in Lewisboro Town Court in New York on October 19, district attorney spokeswoman Jess Vecchiarelli said. Kathleen McCormack Durst was…MORE

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