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Masking order blocked by state judge in Shreveport

A state judge has blocked a Louisiana city from enforcing a masking requirement issued to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The Shreveport Times reports that the restraining order was issued Friday in a lawsuit filed by five Shreveport businesses. The businesses say in their lawsuit that customers have threatened to boycott them if…MORE

Mississippi ABC responds to complaints after suspending liquor orders

The Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control brought its system back online Friday after announcing it would temporarily suspend liquor orders after receiving complaints.”We have received numerous concerns from you, our partners, over this step and are taking another look at our options,” ABC officials said in a Facebook post.The temporary suspension of liquor orders was an…MORE

Orleans registrar: 4,000 mail-in ballot requests sat at post office

This story has been updated to reflect a response from the U.S. Postal Service sent Saturday, July 11.An Orleans Parish elections official is bringing problems with mail-in absentee voting to light, and Jefferson Parish voters have similar concerns ahead of Saturday’s election. Both issues appear to involve the U.S. Postal Service.Orleans Registrar Sandra Wilson tells…MORE

Trump chooses distraction politics over leadership

Trump chooses distraction politics over leadership

President Donald Trump headed into the hot zone of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Friday intent on creating an alternate reality as the coronavirus ravages the United States. He wore no mask, showed no sense of remorse about the rushed reopening that has plunged the nation’s health care system back into chaos, and barely mentioned the…MORE

As a Black woman from the South, removal of Confederate symbols is personal

As a Black woman from the South, removal of Confederate symbols is personal

Some people say Confederate symbols pay homage to Southern pride and President Donald Trump has defended Confederate monuments. But I got my first taste of the racist meaning behind the Confederate symbol when I was just 5 years old. Growing up in Florence, Alabama, a city in the northwest corner of the state, Confederate imagery…MORE

Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, a World Cup winner in England’s famous 1966 team who spent more than two decades at Leeds United, has died at 85 following a “long-term” illness, his former club have announced. In a statement posted on Saturday, Charlton’s family said he died peacefully at his home in Northumberland on Friday with his family…MORE

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