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Charleston, South CarolinaMcLeod Plantation Historic SiteCharleston, South Carolina is another old American city that is rich with Black history. In 2018, the city of Charleston finally passed a resolution acknowledging that the city profited greatly from slave labor and extended an apology. The Gullah/Geechees have been said to have preserved their history more than any African American community in the United States. To learn more about this history, book a tour of the Black history of Charleston with native Gullah Charlestonian Alphonso Brown of Gullah Tours. Many of the museum's docents can trace their family history to slaves from the area.
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‘Take the Ship’: Conservatives Aim to Commandeer Southern Baptists
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( Ruth Graham | Elizabeth Dias | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.71   time to read: +2 min
Next week more than 16,000 Southern Baptist pastors and leaders will descend on Nashville for their first annual meeting of the post-Trump era. It is their most high-profile gathering in years, with attendance more than double the most recent meeting in 2019, after a pandemic cancellation last year. It caps months of vicious infighting over every cultural and political division facing the country, particularly after the murder of George Floyd. The outcome has the potential to permanently split an already divided evangelical America. In the past several weeks, Baptists have pored over leaked bombshell letters and whistle-blower recordings, and traded accusations of racism, apostasy and sexual abuse cover-ups.
Persons: George Floyd, ” —, , Tom Buck, , Russell Moore, Beth Moore, Moore, Donald J, Trump Organizations: Southern Baptist, Trump, Republican Party Locations: Nashville, America, United States, Texas, Southern
Sen. Lindsey Graham dismissed President Joe Biden's leadership on the international stage. The bad guys were afraid of Trump," he said. Over the past five years, Graham has evolved from a Trump critic to a staunch ally. The bad guys were afraid of Trump," he said. Graham, who was reelected to his fourth term last year, has evolved from a Trump critic to a staunch ally.
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Live Live Updates: Negotiations on Policing Overhaul on Edge of Collapse Lawmakers are still at odds over divisive issues, most notably whether to change criminal and civil penalties to make it easier to punish police officers for misconduct. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyBiden administration lifts restrictions on number of federal employees allowed in the office. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy. The House Republican leader, Christine Drazan, said Mr. Nearman had indiscriminately allowed violent protesters into the building. That’s not anybody’s actual cellphone,” Mr. Nearman said in the footage.
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Live Live Updates: Democrats Decry Trump-Era Seizure of Lawmakers’ Data, Demand Inquiry The Justice Department under President Donald J. Trump secretly seized data from the accounts of at least two House lawmakers and their aides during a leak investigation. Most recently, a 2020 report by the State Department Inspector General identified six serious shortcomings in the Afghan S.I.V. Image Mike Nearman Mr. Nearman, who faces misdemeanor charges for his actions, said on Thursday that legislative leaders should have never excluded the public from the Capitol — a decision that was a coronavirus precaution. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy. The House Republican leader, Christine Drazan, said Mr. Nearman had indiscriminately allowed violent protesters into the building.
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Live Live Updates: Schumer Demands That Barr and Others Testify About Seizure of Lawmakers’ Data Democrats said they were opening an inquiry into the Trump-era Justice Department’s seizure of data from the accounts of at least two House lawmakers and their aides during a leak investigation. Democrats demand that Barr testify about the Justice Department’s secret seizure of lawmakers’ data. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy. lawmakers in Oregon coalesced in recent days around the idea that Mr. Nearman needed to go. That’s not anybody’s actual cellphone,” Mr. Nearman said in the footage.
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WASHINGTON—Bipartisan policing talks in Congress hit a snag Thursday after one of the key negotiators released a proposal that ran into resistance from law-enforcement groups and at least one Republican involved in the discussions. Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), one of a small group leading bipartisan negotiations, sent a draft of a proposed bill on overhauling police departments to Republicans involved in the negotiations and some police groups. They immediately raised objections to many of the provisions, people familiar with the matter said. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is part of a larger group in discussion, told reporters Thursday that Mr. Booker’s proposal was a nonstarter. “The conversations we had about police reform were completely different than the document that was produced,” Mr. Graham said.
Persons: Sen, Cory Booker, South Carolina Republican Sen, Lindsey Graham, ” Mr, Graham, Tim Scott, Organizations: WASHINGTON, South Carolina Republican Locations: N.J
The Biden administration has pledged to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. But the NYT reported the Pentagon is considering keeping the option of airstrikes even after withdrawal. The talks suggest concern over whether Afghan forces can contain the Taliban without US troops. The Pentagon is looking into the possibility of supporting Afghan forces with airstrikes depending on the threat of the Taliban taking control over a major city in the country, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times reported the latest discussions at the Pentagon of maintaining the possibility of air support echo concerns that Afghan forces will struggle to contain the Taliban once US ground forces are gone.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Read, Trump, Laden, Sen, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell Organizations: Pentagon, New York Times, The Times, Ops, Times Locations: Afghanistan, Kabul, al Qaeda
Republicans charged him with acting alone in an attempt to sway key policing interests in favor of an overly liberal bill. The more conservative National Sheriffs’ Association blasted its contents and began lobbying hard against it on Capitol Hill, and the Fraternal Order of Police quickly fired back. “There ain’t no way in hell that’s going anywhere,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina. “If a union believes this is a good deal for cops, I’d be wanting my dues back if I were a cop,” Mr. Graham said, referring to the Fraternal Order of Police. In a knock on the National Sheriffs’ Association, Mr. Pasco added that the group “is often upset, and sometimes it is difficult to ascertain the exact reason for it.”
Persons: , Lindsey Graham, Mr, Graham, Booker, I’d, Jonathan Thompson, Jim Pasco, Pasco Organizations: National Sheriffs ’ Association, of Police, Republican, Mr Locations: South Carolina
A draft text a police reform bill in the name of George Floyd, who was murdered under the knee of a convicted former police officer, is being circulated to lawmakers, a congressional source told NBC News on Wednesday — a positive sign that talks are moving forward. Sen.Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also said he also appeared to confirm the circulation of a draft of the bill when asked Wednesday afternoon. This comes a day after a bipartisan group of lawmakers working on the bill appeared to have made significant progress on the sweeping legislation, three sources told NBC News on Tuesday. Negotiators have been cautioning throughout the process that nothing is settled until every issue is settled. Scott was adamant that qualified immunity not be eliminated but has been open to reforms.
Persons: George Floyd, Sen.Dick Durbin, , We're, Sen, Lindsey Graham, I'm, Lawmakers, Joe Biden —, Cory Booker, Tim Scott, Karen Bass, Booker, Scott, Organizations: NBC News, NBC, Tuesday, Republican, Democratic, Senate, Republicans Locations: Sens, New Jersey, South Carolina
A bipartisan group of negotiators is making headway on sweeping police reform legislation, three sources said, as they narrow in on a compromise over one of the most challenging issues plaguing the talks: qualified immunity. Opportunity for talks to fall apart is still very real — negotiators have been warning throughout the process that nothing is settled until every issue is settled. Still, the significant progress on the critical issue greatly increases the possibility that a bipartisan agreement can be reached. The negotiators hope to have draft legislation within the next two weeks, two sources said, which would fit their self-imposed timeline. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have said the timeline for a deal is "June or bust."
Persons: Tim Scott, Cory Booker, , Scott, Booker, Karen Bass, George Floyd, Joe Biden, Sen, Lindsey Graham, Derrick Johnson Organizations: George, George Floyd Justice, Senate
Facebook’s ad chief Carolyn Everson is leaving the company
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Megan Graham | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.96   time to read: +2 min
Facebook global ads chief Carolyn Everson is departing the company. In March, Facebook's chief revenue officer David Fischer announced he was leaving the company. Facebook said that it wouldn't fill the chief revenue officer position and would instead create a chief business officer role that also includes managing partnerships. Last week, Facebook announced that Vice President of Global Partnerships Marne Levine, not Everson, would be promoted to chief business officer, replacing Fischer. Nicola Mendelsohn, head of the EMEA region for Facebook's Global Business Group, will fill in as interim leader, a spokeswoman said.
Persons: Carolyn Everson, Everson, David Fischer, Fischer, Levine, Sheryl Sandberg, Nicola Mendelsohn, Carolyn, CNBC's Salvador Rodriguez Organizations: Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook, Young, Agora Conference, Global Business Group, Global, Levine, EMEA, Facebook's Global Business Group Locations: Bogota, Colombia
Mexico hails Harris after visit, flags more border talks
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Dave Graham | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"It's a completely new phase," Lopez Obrador told a news conference. Harris drew criticism from some Democrats for telling migrants "Do not come" during a visit to Guatemala earlier in the week before her talks with Lopez Obrador. Harris' visit will be followed by a trip to Mexico by U.S. During her visit, Harris also pointed to Washington's interest in helping Mexico implement a new labor reform to improve workers' rights, which U.S. trade unions hope will help stem the flow of jobs south to lower-cost Mexico. Lopez Obrador said Mexico needed to keep raising wages to narrow the gap between U.S. workers and their Mexican counterparts, citing the automotive sector as an example.
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Kamala Harris, Carlos Barria Mexico's, Biden, Harris, Lopez Obrador, Joe Biden, Lopez, Donald Trump, Trump, approvingly, Alejandro Mayorkas, Marcelo Ebrard, Mayorkas Organizations: Palacio Nacional, REUTERS, Wednesday, U.S, Republicans, Democrats, Democratic, U.S . Homeland Security, Thomson Locations: United States, Mexico, Mexico City, Central America, Guatemala, Nazi Germany, United, Washington, U.S
Lindell's bizarre theory is that all Team Trump needs is a shred of proof of election fraud to overturn the entire election. Lindell's bizarre theory is that all Team Trump needs is a shred of proof of election fraud to overturn the entire election. Currently, 53 percent of Republican voters believe Trump won the election. The fact that Trump still controls so many Republican voters explains the assertion by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., that the Republican Party can't "move forward" without Trump. But those in Trump's inner circle also need to keep voters riled up if Trump's political future — and presumably theirs — is to continue.
Persons: Mike Lindell, Steve Bannon's, Donald Trump, Rachel Maddow, Trump, Joe Biden, Sen, Lindsey Graham, Charles C.W, Cooke Organizations: Team Trump, Republican, Daily, GOP, Republican Party, Trump, Quinnipiac University, National Locations: Arizona
Women score historic wins in Mexico’s mid-term elections
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Dave Graham | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Norma Hernandez, candidate for mayor of Chilpancingo, Evelyn Salgado, candidate for governor in the state of Guerrero celebrate with supporters on mid-term election day, in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico June 6, 2021. "And definitely a step forward for women in our country and in political life." Only eight women had previously won regional elections, including the current mayor of Mexico City, MORENA's Claudia Sheinbaum, who is regarded as one of the favorites to succeed Lopez Obrador as president. Now seven out of the 32 regional governments, including Mexico City, will be run by women simultaneously. "Because of the macho mentality," argued Gypsy Lara, a 29-year-old business owner in Mexico City who said she would be happy to back Sheinbaum for president.
Persons: Norma Hernandez, Evelyn Salgado, Edgard Garrido, Andres Manuel Lopez, MORENA, Gabriela Cuevas, Claudia Sheinbaum, Lopez Obrador, Griselda Alvarez, Margaret Thatcher, Francisco Abundis, Lopez, Guerrero, Felix Salgado, Salgado, Evelyn, Gypsy Lara, Sheinbaum Organizations: REUTERS, Regeneration, Inter, Parliamentary Union, Thomson Locations: Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico, Mexican, Baja California, Chihuahua, Colima, Tlaxcala, Campeche, Mexico City
Trump advisors say they fired Caroline Wren, who they accused of trying to control access to donors. The Trump-approved group America Alliance fired veteran fundraiser Caroline Wren at the end of last month, according to the Trump advisors. Other Trump fundraising groups sent cease-and-desist letters to Wren demanding she not cite Trump in her own efforts to recruit high-dollar donors, they said. Trump advisors told Insider that Wren tried to control Republicans donors and fought with other pro-Trump operatives. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Trump money networkA constellation of Trump-aligned political groups have formed since Trump left office.
Persons: Trump, Caroline Wren, Trumpworld, Donald Trump's, Wren, wasn't, Read, I'm, they're gunning, Caroline, Corey Lewandowski, Mandel Ngan, Trump's, Michael Glassner's, Glassner, Glassner hadn't, Lindsey Graham's, Cindy Chafian, Alex Jones —, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr, Trump's gatekeepers, , Republican Party —, kingmaker, Joe Biden Organizations: Capitol, Republican, Trump, America Alliance, Trump operatives, PAC, White House, Getty, America, Federal, Commission, New York Times, Sen, Trump's, Service, Associated Press, Wall, Republican Party, White, Republicans Locations: AFP, Jersey, Trump's, North Carolina
Trump advisors say they fired Caroline Wren, who they accused of trying to control access to donors. The Trump-approved group America Alliance fired veteran fundraiser Caroline Wren at the end of last month, according to the Trump advisors. Other Trump fundraising groups sent cease-and-desist letters to Wren demanding she not cite Trump in her own efforts to recruit high-dollar donors, they said. Trump advisors told Insider that Wren tried to control Republicans donors and fought with other pro-Trump operatives. A National Park Service permit for Trump's "Save America Rally" listed Wren as a "VIP advisor" and she helped direct the event's planning, according to the Associated Press.
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The latest royal baby, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan, boasts her own royal names, but with a twist. Princess Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry at Wetherby School. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose with son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on March 8. Harry has four names, Harry Charles Albert David, as does his brother, William, whose full name is William Arthur Philip Louis. After Lili’s birth announcement, other members of the royal family posted congratulatory messages to Harry and Meghan on their social media.
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Mexican president keeps Congress but loses shine in mid-term vote
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Dave Graham | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File PhotoMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador kept control of Congress in mid-term elections on Sunday but suffered losses to an opposition seeking to capitalize on discontent over his record on the economy and fighting crime, early results showed. Lopez Obrador has attacked his predecessors as corrupt and in hock to corporate interests who only fomented poverty, inequality and violence. The remaining 200 house seats are divvied up via proportional representation. Mexico City has been a key bastion for Lopez Obrador since he rose to national prominence as mayor from 2000 to 2005.
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Edgard Garrido, Lopez Obrador's, Lopez Obrador, Enrique Prendas, Lopez, MORENA Organizations: REUTERS, National Electoral Institute, Mexico City, Action Party, PAN, Regeneration, Labor Party, Green Party, Thomson Locations: Mexico City, Mexico, hock, MORENA
Editorial staffers at The Atlantic are forming a union
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Steven Perlberg | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Editorial staffers at The Atlantic said Monday they plan to form a union. About 85 staffers are eligible to join the unit, organizers said. Editorial staffers at The Atlantic announced on Monday their intentions to form a union with the NewsGuild of New York, making the 164-year-old magazine the latest title to join a wave of media unionization in recent years. Atlantic employees are joining the growing list of media workers to unionize, an industry-wide movement sparked by issues including coronavirus-related layoffs, stark financial pressures facing the media business, and fears about growing consolidation. Politico first reported last week that staffers at The Atlantic were mounting a union effort.
Persons: David A, Graham, Laurene Powell Jobs, Powell Jobs, Digiday, Vox, Axios, Condé Nast Organizations: Atlantic, The Atlantic, Politico, Journalists, Insider, Forbes, Daily, Wired, News Guild of New, Writers Guild of America, Condé, Yorker Locations: New York, News Guild of New York, Fortune
"What was reaffirmed yesterday is that the policy of transformation is to continue," Lopez Obrador told a news conference. Since taking office, Lopez Obrador has pushed through austerity measures to help fund welfare programs and infrastructure including a new refinery and railway line. However, his losses in the lower house are likely to curb scope to pursue constitutional changes in support of his energy agenda. The last regular session of Congress concluded at the end of April and the new lower house will convene in September. Last week Lopez Obrador suggested he had realized the core of his legislative agenda, saying that only a few major issues remained for the second half of his term.
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador's, Lopez Obrador, Kamala Harris, MORENA, Claudia Sheinbaum, Lopez, Enrique Prendas Organizations: National Electoral Institute, Regeneration, Washington, U.S, Mexico City, Action Party, PAN, Thomson Locations: Congress, Mexican, Mexico, Mexico City, city's
The Year We Battled Covid, Revisited
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Sonali Deraniyagala | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Often, in “The Plague Year,” Wright uses an expert guide to walk us through these events in real time, a strategy that works brilliantly. In the White House, we have Matt Pottinger, deputy national security adviser, fluent in Mandarin, eyebrows a brighter blond than his hair. Wright shows us that it was not just the virus that caused the plague. And turns out, the bogus idea that hydroxychloroquine can cure Covid originated as a mindless tweet from a mountain-dwelling white supremacist who also predicted that the coronavirus would destroy feminism. And Ebony Hilton, a young Black anesthesiologist, explains increasing infant mortality among Black people: “Should I have a child, it would actually be at more risk of dying than my mom’s child was.”
Persons: disturbingly, ” Wright, Matt Pottinger, Pottinger, ” Surreally, Wright, Young, Barney Graham, Thelma, Louise, , Deborah Birx, Irum Zaidi, Covid, George Floyd, Ebony Hilton, anesthesiologist Organizations: eBay, Moderna, Minneapolis police Locations: , Holyoke , Mass, , America, Minneapolis
GOP Sen. Roy Blunt on Sunday said the US should treat Russia as a "criminal enterprise." His comments follow recent cyberattacks in the US. Sen. Roy Blunt said Sunday that the United States should treat Russia as a "criminal enterprise" following recent cyberattacks in the US. "I think to some extent, Chuck, you really have to treat Russia like it's virtually a criminal enterprise," Blunt, who earlier this year announced his intent to retire from the Senate at the end of his term, added. The White House last week said it believed that Russian criminals were likely responsible for a cyberattack on the world's largest meat producer, JBS.
Persons: Sen, Roy Blunt, Blunt, Chuck Todd, South Carolina Sen, Lindsey Graham, Graham, Greta Van Susteren, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Christopher Wray, Wray Organizations: Republican, NBC, Colonial Pipeline, Metropolitan Transit Authority, The New York Times, South, Sunday, Wall, Wall Street Locations: Russia, United States, Missouri, East, New, The, South Carolina, Russian
Several Trump allies fear that his fixation on the 2020 election could make him irrelevant going forward. "It's like a slow leak of a balloon that is now laying on the floor," an ex-Trump official told CNN. However, Trump pulled focus back to the 2020 presidential election, bringing up debunked allegations of voting fraud and continuing to question whether some blue states truly voted for Democratic President Joe Biden. For a group of Trump aides and advisors, efforts to combat the former president's fixation on the 2020 election have proven to be a difficult proposition, according to a CNN report. One ex-Trump official told CNN that the former president is so "obsessed" with his failed reelection bid that he runs the risk of irrelevancy.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Lara Trump, Republican Richard Burr, Ted Budd, Joe Biden, Read, Donald Trump's, Insider's Jake Lahut, Maggie Haberman, Lindsey Graham of, Patrick Semansky, GOP Sen, David Kochel, Mark Meadows, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity Organizations: Trump, CNN, North, North Carolina GOP Convention, Republican, Democratic, Conservative Political, Republican Party, Journal, New York Times, AP, GOP, White House, Fox News Locations: North Carolina, Florida, Georgia , Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Sen, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Trump
Florida's manatees are dying at unusually high rates this year, and experts are warning that the sustained loss of a key food source is severely threatening the iconic marine mammals. An estimated 58 percent of the lagoon system's seagrass has been wiped out since 2009, according to the St. Johns River Water Management District. Algal blooms are caused by the rapid growth of microscopic organisms and typically generate dangerously high levels of toxins in the water. Algal blooms can occur naturally, but nutrient pollution from toxic wastewater, fertilizers, stormwater runoff and other contamination sources can intensify outbreaks of algal blooms — and make them more frequent. Algal blooms don't just affect manatees: They can also impact crucial fisheries and other marine habitats.
Persons: Jon Moore, Moore, Patrick Rose, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Graham, Rose Organizations: Florida Fish and, Florida Atlantic University, Boca, Water Management, Manatee, Florida Gov, U.S . Fish, Wildlife Service Locations: Boca Raton, Johns
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