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Trump defends monuments on July Fourth

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/04/20, 11:59 pm

Shortly after President Donald Trump extolled Christopher Columbus in an Independence Day speech in Washington, rioters in Baltimore pulled down a statue of the Italian explorer and threw it in the city’s Inner Harbor. As anti-racist activists call for the removal of monuments to Confederate generals and slaveholders, many are also targeting statues of Columbus because of his mistreatment of indigenous people.

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Trump visits COVID-19-modified Arlington for Memorial Day

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/25/20, 11:36 am

President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a Memorial Day ceremony altered by the coronavirus pandemic. The historic resting place in Northern Virginia livestreamed the ceremony and the president skipped his usual speech at the site. Trump later paid tribute to the country’s fallen soldiers in a ceremony at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the site that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the War of 1812.

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The coronavirus hits the White House

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/11/20, 12:15 pm

More COVID-19 cases cropped up closer to President Donald Trump’s inner circle last week, though he has tested negative for the disease so far. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller; one of the president’s valets; and an assistant to the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. At least 11 Secret Service members were also infected. Dr.

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