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The art world is trying to protect artwork amid civil unrest and support community unity

For more than a week Americans have flooded the streets of major metropolitan areas across the country in protest of racially-motivated police brutality sparked by George Floyd‘s death in police custody. While most protests and marches have been peaceful, civil unrest has prompted looting and property damage in cities like New York. Though most public…

Drew Brees tells Trump NFL protests have never been about the US flag

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said in a post on Instagram Friday that the NFL protests were never about the flag. Brees’ comments come after he initially said Wednesday he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag.” He later issued an apology for his comments saying his comments were “insensitive and completely missed…

L.A. Galaxy part ways with player whose wife made offensive Instagram posts

L.A. Galaxy part ways with player whose wife made offensive Instagram posts

The Los Angeles Galaxy “mutually agreed to part ways” with midfielder Aleksandar Katai on Friday after the MLS club learned that Katai’s wife shared “racist and violent” social media posts. Tea Katai posted twice on her Instagram, the first post calling for protesters to be killed, and the second showing a suspected looter holding a…

In reactions to Roger Goodell’s mea culpa, most seized on what he didn’t say

In reactions to Roger Goodell’s mea culpa, most seized on what he didn’t say

To be sure, Roger Goodell’s announcement Friday was noteworthy. Especially considering the statement from the NFL just a few days ago. On May 30, a statement from the NFL commissioner offered condolences to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, all of whom had been killed, and said the league would commit…

A pilot drew out a tribute to George Floyd using only his airplane

A pilot drew a unique tribute to George Floyd over Canada by following a flight path in the shape of a raised fist. Dimitri Neonakis took to the Nova Scotia sky on Thursday with his personal message to Floyd. He told CNN he chose the fist because it’s a symbol of the movement against racism.…

Justin Trudeau takes a knee at Black Lives Matter demonstration on Parliament Hill

Justin Trudeau takes a knee at Black Lives Matter demonstration on Parliament Hill

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a knee during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Ottawa on Friday. Trudeau’s act of solidarity comes after he declined to comment earlier in the day about whether he would be attending the protest. Still, he arrived at Parliament Hill — home to Canada’s Parliament — wearing a black…

Fire tears through Amazon distribution center in Redlands, California

Fire tears through Amazon distribution center in Redlands, California

A warehouse that operates as an Amazon distribution center went up in flames Friday morning after a three-alarm fire broke out, engulfing the entire building. Thick plumes of smoke could be seen coming out of the building in Redlands, California, as firefighters battled back the flames. Aerial views of the fire show entire sections of…

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants an officer who was photographed giving protesters the middle finger to be fired. Lightfoot was asked at a press conference on Friday about Chicago Police officers allegedly attempting to conceal their names and badge numbers from protesters while seen making obscene gestures. “It won’t be tolerated. We are actively at…

Several University of Alabama football players test positive for Covid-19, reports say

Several University of Alabama football players test positive for Covid-19, reports say

Several University of Alabama football players have tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple reports including Sports Illustrated and AL.com. This week, the NCAA allowed schools to welcome athletes back on campus for the first time since March. Sports Illustrated, citing unnamed sources, reported at least five players tested positive for Covid-19. AL.com reported that…

How to watch the CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ town hall addressing racism

How to watch the CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ town hall addressing racism

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and “Sesame Street” are refocusing their second town hall to address racism. The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on…

7 adults are found dead in a burning Alabama home

Authorities in Alabama are investigating the deaths of seven adults found in a home near Huntsville on Thursday night, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department says. CNN affiliate WAAY is reporting that the home was partially burning when authorities responded to calls about a shooting around midnight. The victims were four men and three women, the…

New York crematories overwhelmed by the number of dead get help from volunteers

New York crematories overwhelmed by the number of dead get help from volunteers

Crematoriums in hard hit areas of New York have a backlog of nearly a month and now volunteers are coming to their aid. Mike Lanotte, the executive director for the New York State Funeral Directors Association tells CNN that volunteers are helping to ease the burden that downstate crematories in places like Manhattan, Brooklyn and…

A guide to the NFL Draft: How to watch and what to know

A guide to the NFL Draft: How to watch and what to know

It’s been nearly six weeks since live sports were stopped in the US and fans are getting antsy. Luckily, the NFL is still planning to hold the 2020 NFL Draft, giving action-starved fans something to watch while isolating in their homes. But since the world is still grappling with the coronavirus, some things will be…

Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

By Heather Long Tyra Johnson grew up in coal country. She was never a miner, but she feels a part of the “tribe.” Her childhood memories are filled with trains laden with coal. They passed right through her hometown of Beattyville, in eastern Kentucky. She recalls how the trains were so loud that the Sunday…