Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump's wrath

World Jul 18, 2020

Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump's wrath

After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon is banning displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that doesn't mention the word ban or that specific flag. The policy, laid out in a memo released Friday, was described by officials ...

Pentagon eyes new way to bar Confederate flag

World / Politics Jul 17, 2020

Pentagon eyes new way to bar Confederate flag

Defense leaders, who for weeks have been tied in knots over the incendiary issue of banning the Confederate flag, are weighing a new policy that would bar its display at department facilities without actually mentioning its name, several U.S. officials said Thursday. No final decisions ...

Trump offers misleading data on Black people’s risk from police

World Jul 15, 2020

Trump offers misleading data on Black people’s risk from police

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday more white people die at the hands of police than Black people, comments likely to further stoke racial tensions amid nationwide protests over racism and police brutality. Asked in a CBS News interview why Black people were still dying ...

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

World / Crime & Legal Jul 14, 2020

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Allentown police released a much longer surveillance video of the incident that ...

Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

World / Politics Jul 8, 2020

Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

The dusty town of Tierra Amarilla perches in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, five decades ago, this poor northern New Mexico community saw one of the most violent clashes in civil rights history when armed Mexican American ranchers raided a ...