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Some Americans mark Fourth of July with protests

Some Americans mark Fourth of July with protests

As Americans celebrate an Independence Day like no other on Saturday, some are practicing their First Amendment rights by demonstrating about racism, police brutality and President Donald Trump. Protests from a group called Refuse Fascism were planned for the day in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. It would…MORE

Google Maps releases new features to help people navigate coronavirus hot spots

Google Maps releases new features to help people navigate coronavirus hot spots

Google Maps has launched new features to help users safely get around during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 11 million people worldwide have contracted the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 500,000 have died. Countries and regions have implemented varying restrictions, depending on the severity of their outbreaks, and that has complicated travel. “COVID-19…MORE

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

For the Fourth of July, Frederick Douglass‘ descendants read excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass, an abolitionist who fought for social reform in the 1800s, delivered the speech on July 5, 1852 at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in…MORE

PSA: Please stop microwaving your books to get rid of coronavirus

PSA: Please stop microwaving your books to get rid of coronavirus

Some things, we suppose, just need to be spelled out. Here’s one: Do not microwave your books to get rid of the coronavirus. That’s the word from staffers at the Kent District Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A few days ago, the library received a book that appears to have been burnt in a microwave.…MORE

2 Texas counties urge residents to shelter in place as hospitals reach capacity

2 Texas counties urge residents to shelter in place as hospitals reach capacity

Hospitals in at least two Texas counties are at full capacity heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place. Judges in Starr and Hidalgo counties sent out emergency alerts Friday, warning residents that local hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley were at capacity. Judge Eloy Vera…MORE

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