Archive for June 28th, 2020

Far-Right Group Pranked: 'Dude, Is This Like A Bad Impression Of Borat?'

US & World | | June 28 2020, 6:40 PM

The actor and serial prankster Sacha Baron Cohen is suspected of infiltrating a far-right group's rally in Washington state over the weekend.

Beyoncé To Drop Visual Album, 'Black Is King,' On Disney+ In July

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 28 2020, 4:20 PM

Beyoncé's upcoming visual album, Black Is King, is based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack. A press release calls it "a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience."

Justice Department Charges 4 Over Attempt to Topple Andrew Jackson Statue In D.C.

US & World | | June 28 2020, 3:20 PM

The men are accused of trying to tear down the monument in Lafayette Park, near the White House. President Trump promises to prosecute such cases to the fullest extent of the law.

COVID-19 Cases Top 10 Million Worldwide

US & World | | June 28 2020, 2:00 PM

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 10 million on Sunday, with more than 2.5 million in the U.S. Health officials estimate the actual case count could be much higher.

Q&A: Are Face Mask Requirements Legal?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 28 2020, 7:20 AM

"State and local governments have really quite broad authority" to mandate the use of face masks during a pandemic, says the head of American University's Health Law and Policy Program, Lindsay Wiley.

In Colombia, Tax-Free Holidays Lead Critics To Decry 'COVID Friday'

US & World | | June 28 2020, 6:00 AM

Seeking ways to boost to its economy, Colombia has set aside three tax-free shopping days this summer. Critics fear they could become super spreader events for the coronavirus.

NYC To Crack Down On Mystery Fireworks That Are Fraying Nerves And Disrupting Sleep

US & World | | June 28 2020, 6:00 AM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has formed a task force aimed at halting the illegal sale of fireworks that have prompted thousands of complaints.

As The Country Reexamines Statues And Symbols, The VA Resists A Gender-Neutral Motto

US & World | | June 28 2020, 6:00 AM

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a male-focused motto that some veterans and lawmakers say needs updating.

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