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As a Black woman from the South, removal of Confederate symbols is personal

As a Black woman from the South, removal of Confederate symbols is personal

Some people say Confederate symbols pay homage to Southern pride and President Donald Trump has defended Confederate monuments. But I got my first taste of the racist meaning behind the Confederate symbol when I was just 5 years old. Growing up in Florence, Alabama, a city in the northwest corner of the state, Confederate imagery…MORE

Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, a World Cup winner in England’s famous 1966 team who spent more than two decades at Leeds United, has died at 85 following a “long-term” illness, his former club have announced. In a statement posted on Saturday, Charlton’s family said he died peacefully at his home in Northumberland on Friday with his family…MORE

Shooting in upstate New York leaves 6 injured

Six people were hurt in an overnight shooting in Rochester, New York, police said in a statement Saturday. The injuries were not life threatening. Officers responded to a call about a fight at 1:30 a.m. and heard shots when they arrived. They found a large group of people, including two who were shot near a…MORE

Nike Pope stymies Liverpool’s charge on Premier League points record tally

Nike Pope stymies Liverpool’s charge on Premier League points record tally

Liverpool’s hopes of achieving a Premier League points record tally suffered a setback after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Bunley. Andy Robertson’s arcing header gave Liverpool the lead, but Jay Rodriguez’s clever second-half finish ensured the Premier League champion dropped points at Anfield for the first time this season. The draw moved the Premier League champion…MORE

Disney Parks chief on reopening: ‘We are in a new normal’

Disney Parks chief on reopening: ‘We are in a new normal’

Walt Disney World reopens its gates on Saturday. But should it? Josh D’Amaro — the new chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products — says the resort is safe and ready. “We are in a new normal,” said D’Amaro, who started the job in May. “The world is a different place, but we feel really…MORE

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