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Trump visits Kenosha

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/01/20, 05:40 pm

During a trip to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, President Donald Trump condemned local and state Democratic leaders for how they handled recent riots in the city. Gov. Tony Evers asked the president not to come out of concern his visit would spark more violence. Protests in Kenosha after the Aug. 23 police shooting of Jacob Blake quickly grew into riots that devastated parts of downtown.

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Book critic wins cancel culture showdown

Culture | Carlin Romano refuses to plead guilty to systemic racism
by Megan Basham
Posted 9/01/20, 05:11 pm

After months of infighting at the National Book Critics Circle, a member who refused to endorse an anti-racism statement will keep his seat on the board of directors—for now.

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Telling fans to play nice

Sports | Kansas City Chiefs crack down on spectator conduct
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 8/31/20, 08:15 pm

Winds of cultural change blew across the Midwest plains last month, right into Missouri’s Arrowhead Stadium. The NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs announced an immediate ban on fans wearing headdresses or Native American–style face paint at games. Previously, the team only discouraged it.

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