Nearly 100 Confederate Monuments Were Toppled Last Year. What Happened to Them?

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It’s been a long time since I sat in an American history class, but what I remember of my education in Jacksonville, Florida, in the 1980s and ’90s is how much of it was not fact, but myth.
I was taught that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights—a concept that seemed plausibly defensible to a kid—and that “our side” had its own heroes and its own stories worth remembering.

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Good morning, it’s Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The news cycle of the last 24 hours includes a guilty plea by the shooter in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the apparent discovery of murder suspect Brian Laundrie’s remains in a state park, and Donald Trump’s plans for a new social media app designed to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” And that’s just from Florida.
Meanwhile, the U.S.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains origins of how McConnell earned his ‘Moscow Mitch’ moniker

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained on Tuesday why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been labeled “Moscow Mitch” by critics.
In January 2019, she began, the Senate voted on measures to enforce sanctions against a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, who is known to be an influential and powerful ally to the Kremlin. In 2018, the Department of the Treasury established sanctions against Deripaska along with other Russian oligarchs for taking part “in a range of malign activity around the globe.

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Rand Paul was right — Anthony Fauci is a liar

Dr. Anthony Fauci is a damned liar.
Don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the National Institutes of Health, which revealed this week the U.S. nongovernmental group EcoHealth Alliance violated its reporting rules while conducting bat coronavirus research in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
In short, a federally funded nonprofit organization conducted gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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Rand Paul was right — Anthony Fauci is a liar

Dr. Anthony Fauci is a damned liar.
Don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the National Institutes of Health, which revealed this week the U.S. nongovernmental group EcoHealth Alliance violated its reporting rules while conducting bat coronavirus research in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
In short, a federally funded nonprofit organization conducted gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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Rand Paul was right — Anthony Fauci is a liar

Dr. Anthony Fauci is a damned liar.
Don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the National Institutes of Health, which revealed this week the U.S. nongovernmental group EcoHealth Alliance violated its reporting rules while conducting bat coronavirus research in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
In short, a federally funded nonprofit organization conducted gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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Denied Treatment for His Cancer, This Kentucky Man Died in Prison After Vomiting Blood

Marc Crawford was booked into a Kentucky jail in May 2017. Just shy of a month later, he left state custody in a body bag. He had succumbed to a previously diagnosed case of lung cancer, one for which state officials and health care contracting companies reportedly failed to provide him basic treatment.

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Denied Treatment for His Cancer, This Kentucky Man Died in Prison After Vomiting Blood

Marc Crawford was booked into a Kentucky jail in May 2017. Just shy of a month later, he left state custody in a body bag. He had succumbed to a previously diagnosed case of lung cancer, one for which state officials and health care contracting companies reportedly failed to provide him basic treatment.

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Fire Fauci… And Then Prosecute Him

“Sen. Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely, entirely and completely incorrect,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told Sen. Rand Paul on May 11 of this year. “The NIH has not ever, and does not now, fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute.” 
This was in the midst of a lengthy exchange between the two doctors over Paul’s line of questioning over research that may have eventually led to the development and release of the deadly Covid-19 virus that has crippled this nation’s economy for nearly two years.

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What If Everything You Know About Murder Rates and Policing Is Wrong

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Homicides across the United States rose by an estimated 30 percent in 2020, the largest one-year increase on record, according to recently released data from the FBI. But don’t jump to conclusions about what that means.
As soon as the FBI shared this eye-popping statistic in late September, a flood of fear-inducing headlines made it seem like Americans are now living through a massive wave of violence.

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