Confederate Portraits Removed from U.S. Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is ordering the removal from the Capitol of portraits honoring four previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy. In a letter to the House clerk, Pelosi directed the immediate removal of portraits depicting the former speakers: Robert Hunter of Virginia, James Orr of South Carolina and Howell … Read more Confederate Portraits Removed from U.S. Capitol

GOP Sen. Blunt Blocks Sen. Booker’s Bill to Remove Confederate Statues at U.S. Capitol

Republican Missouri Senator Roy Blunt has blocked the Senate from passing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol. Blunt objected to a bill proposed by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. They had tried to pass the bill by unanimous consent, which allows legislation to pass without a … Read more GOP Sen. Blunt Blocks Sen. Booker’s Bill to Remove Confederate Statues at U.S. Capitol

West Virginia elects first transgender lawmaker

Rosemary Ketchum discusses her breakthrough election to the Wheeling, West Virginia city council. ABC News Live Prime, Weekdays at 7EST & 9EST WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8oQLmSM SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc #ABCNLPrime #TransgenderLawmaker #WestVirginia #RosemaryKetchum

Epstein Victims Lawyer Calls For Prince Andrew to Co-operate with FBI | Lorraine

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1KyA9sV Sunday Times Royal Correspondent Roya Nikkah joins Lorraine with the latest as Prince Andrew is called ‘a toad’ by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the woman at the centre of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal who’s made accusations against him. It comes after the Prince reportedly admitted his disastrous Newsnight interview was a … Read more Epstein Victims Lawyer Calls For Prince Andrew to Co-operate with FBI | Lorraine

ACC 2020 College Football Preview: Can Clemson reach a new level of dominance?

Clemson has been dominant in the ACC and appears poised to make another Playoff run this season behind Trevor Lawrence. But Virginia Tech and North Carolina will be upset-minded. Brad Edwards dives into the data to explore whether anyone in the league can stop the Tigers. Sign up for ESPN+: http://www.espn.com/watch/espnplus/ Get the ESPN App: … Read more ACC 2020 College Football Preview: Can Clemson reach a new level of dominance?

US: Drive-in cinemas make a comeback amid COVID-19 pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of cinemas around the world. But many drive-in venues have stayed open for moviegoers in search of the big screen experience, at a safe distance from others. Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports from the US state of Virginia. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more US: Drive-in cinemas make a comeback amid COVID-19 pandemic

Battle over symbols of Confederacy sweeping the country | WNT

Crews pulled a Confederate soldier nicknamed “Johnny Reb” to the ground, a statue standing high above Norfolk, Virginia, for more than a century. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/3hmKniV WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/33iKepm #WorldNewsTonight #ConfederateStatues #JohnnyReb

Protesters debate over vandalism of Confederate monument in Virginia street | ABC News

“This is the equivalent to having Hitler’s statue in a Jewish community.” In a debate on a Virginia street, protesters demanding a Confederate monument be removed explain how its symbolism harms their community, as others criticize its vandalism. https://abcn.ws/3hmqfxm SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW … Read more Protesters debate over vandalism of Confederate monument in Virginia street | ABC News

Confederate Statue of Jefferson Davis Torn Down in Richmond, Virginia

A statue of Jefferson Davis was torn down along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night. The statue of the president of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 pm and is on the ground in the middle of an intersection, news outlets reported. Richmond police were on the scene. In Portsmouth, protesters beheaded … Read more Confederate Statue of Jefferson Davis Torn Down in Richmond, Virginia

Boston Mayor Says He’ll Reassess Significance of Columbus After Statue Beheaded

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says his administration will reassess the significance of a Christopher Columbus statue after it was found beheaded Wednesday morning. Police said the head of the statue, located in a waterfront park near the city’s traditionally Italian North End, was found on the ground at about 12:30 a.m. And there is an … Read more Boston Mayor Says He’ll Reassess Significance of Columbus After Statue Beheaded

Protesters Smash Head Off Confederate Monument in Portsmouth, Virginia

Protesters attacked a Confederate monument with sledgehammers during a protest in Portsmouth, Virginia, on June 10. Demonstrators participating in the “remove the stain” rally dismantled a statue believed to stand at a site where where slaves were once punished on a whipping post, local media reported. “To champion a cause that would keep a statue … Read more Protesters Smash Head Off Confederate Monument in Portsmouth, Virginia

Trump opposes removing Confederate names from US bases

President Donald Trump said he opposes any effort by the US military to rename the nearly one dozen major bases and installations that bear the names of Confederate military commanders. US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Defense Secretary Mark Esper are said to be open to holding a “bipartisan conversation” about renaming nearly a dozen … Read more Trump opposes removing Confederate names from US bases

Nascar Bans Confederate Flag After Only Black Driver Speaks Out

Nascar is banning the Confederate battle flag from its events and properties after Bubba Wallace, the only black driver, called for the ban during an interview. “The presence of the confederate flag at Nascar events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” … Read more Nascar Bans Confederate Flag After Only Black Driver Speaks Out

Protesters Topple Christopher Columbus Statue Outside Minnesota State Capitol

Protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in front of Minnesota’s State Capitol building in Saint Paul on June 10. Footage uploaded to Twitter shows demonstrators, who reportedly included Native American activists, crowding around the fallen statue and cheering. Several other Columbus statues have been torn down or damaged during anti-racism protests across the United States, … Read more Protesters Topple Christopher Columbus Statue Outside Minnesota State Capitol

Iconic debate team coach dies at 100 | WNT

Dr. Thomas Freeman, who was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1919, was the beloved debate coach at Texas Southern University since 1949. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/30usoBl WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/33iKepm #WorldNewsTonight #DrThomasFreeman #DebateTeamCoach