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Another city votes to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus

Another city votes to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus

The Philadelphia Art Commission, which approves the design and location of construction projects and public art on city property, voted Wednesday to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza. The commission voted 8-0 with one abstention to remove the statue, with the caveat that the city report back on its process to find…MORE

LAPD investigating possible ‘swatting’ incident at BLM activist’s home

LAPD investigating possible ‘swatting’ incident at BLM activist’s home

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a possible swatting incident after heavily armed officers were called to the home of a prominent Black Lives Matter activist on Wednesday morning. An LAPD spokesperson tells CNN that officers responded to a call of a reported kidnapping at Melina Abdullah’s home at 8:53 a.m. PT on…MORE

Orange County officials declare August 24 as Kobe Bryant Day

Orange County officials declare August 24 as Kobe Bryant Day

Orange County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to declare August 24 as Kobe Bryant Day. Bryant wore the numbers 8 and 24 during his NBA career, which is why August 24 was chosen as the date to commemorate Bryant, said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel. The NBA legend, who lived in Newport…MORE

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