Jonathan Franklin

The Washington Post

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You Can Once Again Watch The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade In Person This Year

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Last year's parade was a virtual event with no crowds. Several precautions will be in place this year, including a requirement that parade volunteers be vaccinated and wear face coverings.

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With Robert E. Lee's Statue Gone, Virginia Reveals Some New Plans For Its Pedestal

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

A 133-year-old time capsule that was placed at the pedestal of the Confederate monument in Richmond, Va. in 1887 will be replaced by a new time capsule filled with modern-day artifacts.

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The FAA Has Temporarily Banned Drones Around The Robert E. Lee Statue In Richmond

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The temporary ban will remain in place until the statue's removal on Wednesday. The FAA says it was putting the ban in place for "Special Security Reasons."

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Driver's Licenses Will Soon Be Coming To The iPhone And Apple Watch In These 8 States

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Arizona and Georgia will be the first two states to introduce the new feature, which will allow users to add a license or state ID to their Apple devices.

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Kids In Illinois Will Soon Be Able To Take 5 Mental Health Days From School

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Starting in January, students will be allowed to use their five mental health days without needing to provide a doctor's note for their absence.

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People Are Wondering If An Ohio School Even Exists, After A Football Blowout On ESPN

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Questions continue to be raised about how the game was scheduled and whether the Columbus, Ohio, high school even exists.

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These 7 Black Men Were Executed For An Alleged Rape. Now, They Have Been Pardoned

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Gov. Ralph Northam said pardoning the "Martinsville Seven" was the state's way of acknowledging that the men were executed without due process.

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Check Out The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Recently Unveiled In Europe

Friday, August 27, 2021

The almost 40-foot bridge, revealed last month, will now serve pedestrians and cyclists in Amsterdam's city center.

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Fortnite Is Letting You Relive MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech

Friday, August 27, 2021

The video game's new feature takes players back in time to experience Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic 1963 speech. But some people worry it sends the wrong message about the civil rights leader.

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JoJo Siwa Will Make History In The 1st Same-Sex Pairing On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Friday, August 27, 2021

The actress and social media personality has been vocal about her sexuality as she opened up this past January saying she's a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Live Updates: ISIS-K Behind Kabul Attack That Killed Dozens. Biden Vows Revenge

Thursday, August 26, 2021

An Islamic State affiliate says it was behind the attacks that killed at least 13 U.S. service members and dozens of Afghans. Here's what we know right now.

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He Hiked 2,100 Miles In 209 Days To Complete The Appalachian Trail. He's Only 5

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

At 5 years old, Harvey Sutton — also known on the trail as "Little Man" — is one of the youngest people known to have completed the roughly 2,100-mile hike.

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Agriculture Officials Really Want Those Spotted Lanternflies Gone, Gone, Gone

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Pennsylvania officials are giving the following advice to those who encounter the pesky invasive insects: "Kill it! Squash it, smash it ... just get rid of it."

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Airbnb Will Provide Housing To 20,000 Afghan Refugees Around The World For Free

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Aid groups say there's an urgent need for housing for tens of thousands refugees from Afghanistan as they begin to resettle around the world.

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In His Final Address, Andrew Cuomo Attacks The Investigation That Led Him To Resign

Monday, August 23, 2021

The governor's farewell speech comes nearly two weeks after he announced his resignation from office following sexual assault allegations from 11 women.

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1st Black Trans Woman On Presidential HIV/AIDS Panel Seeks To Focus On Equality

Saturday, August 21, 2021

As the first Black transgender woman to serve in this capacity, Tori Cooper says she is eager to advocate on behalf of all transgender and non-binary people living with HIV.

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Yik Yak, The Anonymous App That Tested Free Speech, Is Back

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Before shutting down in 2017, Yik Yak was used in hate speech and cyberbullying across college campuses and local schools. The app's new owners vow to take a strong stance against abuses.

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As Brands Reach For Diverse Customers, McDonald's Launches A Saweetie Celebrity Meal

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Big companies are becoming more inclusive and featuring more Blacks and other minorities in their ads and marketing materials as a way to take a stand against racism, analysts say.

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Belarusian Olympian Says She Was Forcibly Taken To Airport After Criticizing Coaches

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told reporters that she was pleading for help from Japanese police at the airport and will not return home to Belarus.

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Florida Reports A Record With More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases On Saturday

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Florida is quickly becoming the country's epicenter for COVID-19 as the state saw a 50% increase over the last week in new cases.

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