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A vintage clothing store isn’t arguing with customers about wearing masks

A vintage clothing store isn’t arguing with customers about wearing masks

Antique Sugar co-owner Sarah Bingham is tired of arguing with customers who don’t want to put on a mask before coming into the vintage clothing shop in Phoenix, Arizona. The store was closed for 2½ months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bingham said they put up a polite sign when the store reopened on June…MORE

2 Oklahoma officers are charged with second-degree murder in man’s 2019 death

2 Oklahoma officers are charged with second-degree murder in man’s 2019 death

Two Oklahoma police officers were charged with second-degree murder this week in the Taser death of a 28-year-old man last year, authorities report. The charges follow a season of protests against police brutality and systemic racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Jared Lakey, 28, died on July 6, 2019, after being tased…MORE

MLB cancels its 2020 All-Star Game

MLB cancels its 2020 All-Star Game

As the MLB season gears up for a late start this month, one thing will be missing: its annual All-Star Game. Major League Baseball made the announcement Friday, writing that — with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — the annual game between the American League and the National League wouldn’t be possible this year. The Los…MORE

Nope, every dog year isn’t equal to 7 human years, researchers now say

Nope, every dog year isn’t equal to 7 human years, researchers now say

How do you compare a dog’s age to that of a person? A popular method says you should multiply the dog’s age by 7 to compute how old Fido is in “human years.” But new research published Thursday in the Cell Systems journal debunks that method. And that’s because the scientists behind a new study…MORE

Washington Redskins will review name, team says

Washington Redskins will review name, team says

The Washington Redskins could get a new name. The NFL team announced Friday it will review the name, long criticized for racist connotations. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name,” the Redskins said…MORE

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can’t sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, has temporarily banned singing and chanting in places of worship. “Practices and performances present an increased likelihood for transmission of Covid-19 through contaminated exhaled droplets and should occur through alternative methods like internet streaming,”…MORE

A brief history of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

A brief history of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is not so much a song as a hymn — a call to action that honors African Americans’ long, painful struggle for freedom and affirms their rightful place in our national identity. Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us. Sing a song full of…MORE

LA sheriff will fine you $300 if you’re not wearing a mask in public

LA sheriff will fine you $300 if you’re not wearing a mask in public

Californians living in several key Golden State cities could incur hundreds of dollars in fines if they venture out in public without masks. Authorities in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Monterey announced they’ll enforce California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mask mandate by citing people who don’t cover their face in public. “Our last option…MORE

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