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Cleveland Indians ready to discuss changing team name

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Trump Mount Rushmore event: Protesters block highway before Trump's arrival for speech and fireworks Post

“If we tear down our history, we will not be able to understand ourselves or America’s destiny. The left wing mob and those practicing cancel culture are engaging in totalitarian behavior that is completely alien to American life — and we must not accept it,” Trump will say, according to a campaign official with knowledge of the speech. South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem (R) confirmed this week that social distancing won’t be enforced and that ... Full story

'Blinding Lights' Still Shining Bright: The Weeknd Makes Return to No. 1 on Pop Songs Chart

The Weeknd 's "Blinding Lights" again beams at maximum wattage on Billboard 's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, making a return to No. 1. The song revisits the top spot on the July 4-dated chart (which tallies plays on a panel of over 160 mainstream top 40 stations) after eight weeks at No. 2. It trails only Savage Garden's "Truly Madly Deeply," which spent 10 weeks out of the summit in 1998, likewise all at No. 2, before returning to the rank ... Full story

Bolivia digs mass graves as cemeteries fill with coronavirus victims

Employees of a funeral home and relatives carry a coffin wrapped in the Bolivian flag at the General Cemetery as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in La Paz, Bolivia July 3, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado. LA PAZ (Reuters) - Local authorities are digging mass graves at cemeteries across Bolivia to receive a new wave of victims from COVID-19, unnerving Bolivians as the outbreak rips across the Andean nation. Bolivia has ... Full story

Jimmie Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus

Almost two months after restarting its engines, NASCAR has its first positive case of the novel coronavirus — and it’s a big name. Jimmie Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, tested positive and will miss Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old is reportedly asymptomatic but was tested Friday after his wife, Chandra, experienced allergy-like symptoms. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Johnson ... Full story

We Got ‘Hamilton.’ Why Can’t We Stream Every Broadway Show?

Marc Kirschner, the co-founder of Marquee TV , an arts-oriented streaming service that launched in February, gets the question all the time: “People have been asking us when we were going to have ‘Hamilton.’”. His answer: “Well, if we had ‘Hamilton,’ we would change our name to The Streaming Platform That Has ‘Hamilton.’”. The platform that does have Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster is Disney+, which paid about $75 million for the live capture ... Full story

Kamala Harris Is on 'Short List' for Biden VP, Jill Biden Says

Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington on June 25, 2020. SHARE THIS ARTICLE. Share. Tweet. Post. Email. Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington on June 25, 2020. Jill Biden said Tuesday that California Senator Kamala Harris is “on the short list” to be her husband’s running mate. During ... Full story

Mexico registers 6,740 more coronavirus infections, 654 new deaths

FILE PHOTO: Members of Mexico's National Guard keep watch during the reopening of the beaches and hotels after confinement measures were eased this week, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Acapulco, Mexico July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Javier Verdin. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Friday reported 6,740 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 654 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to ... Full story

Colorado police officers fired after photos mocking death of Black man surface

DENVER (Reuters) - Three Colorado police officers were fired and a fourth resigned after they shared photographs they took of themselves re-enacting a chokehold officers used to subdue a Black man who later died, authorities said on Friday. Aurora Police Department officers Erica Marrero, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich reenact a chokehold near a memorial to Elijah McClain, in Aurora, Colorado, U.S. October 2019. Picture taken October 2019. ... Full story

Many Americans' July 4 celebrations go virtual as COVID-19 cases surge

(Reuters) - On a holiday weekend that would typically draw crowds to watch fireworks, march in parades and wave the red, white and blue, many Americans kicked off Independence Day exactly where they have been for months: at home. The holiday marking the country’s 244 years of independence comes four days into a month when at least eight states have seen record daily increases in coronavirus cases, leading several governors to toughen social ... Full story