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Coronavirus clouds US 4 July Independence Day events

Beaches are closed and fireworks cancelled as the US scales back 4 July amid surging Covid cases.

thomas jefferson - BBC News
10:15am PDT - July 4th, 2020

Donald Trump orders creation of national heroes garden

Angry at the toppling of statues, President Trump wants US heroes honoured in a new national garden.

thomas jefferson - BBC News
7:14am PDT - July 4th, 2020

White House hosts a party in the midst of a pandemic

The White House was always one of the busiest social hubs in Washington, accustomed to hosting at least three to five events per day, ranging from meetings with dignitaries and VIPs to smaller luncheons or private dinners. That is, until Covid-19.

thomas jefferson - CNN
6:54am PDT - July 4th, 2020

Trump attacks 'left-wing cultural revolution' in Mount Rushmore address - Reuters Canada

President Donald Trump on Friday accused "angry mobs" of trying to erase history with efforts to remove or rethink monuments to U.S. historical figures and used a speech at Mount Rushmore to paint himself as a bulwark against left-wing extremism.

thomas jefferson - Reuters
6:24am PDT - July 4th, 2020

Many of the Founding Fathers were incredibly wealthy. Here's a look at some of their fortunes.

  • Business Insider decided to look at how some of the Founding Fathers made their wealth for Independence Day.
  • George Washington, who was the wealthiest president before President Donald Trump, inherited a lot of his wealth and owned a lot of …

    thomas jefferson - Business Insider
    5:40am PDT - July 4th, 2020

Our country is in chaos. But it's a great time to be an American

It's easy to be cynical this Fourth of July. Racial protests have rocked every major US city, and Americans can't even agree if they should wear face masks during a pandemic. But what some see as chaos, others see as an explosion of patriotism.

thomas jefferson - CNN
2:01am PDT - July 4th, 2020

For Native Americans, Mount Rushmore is a symbol of broken treaties, white domination

As President Trump travels to Mount Rushmore, Native American groups protest the event and the monument itself.

thomas jefferson - ABC News
3:19pm PDT - July 3rd, 2020

The world's largest Confederate Monument faces renewed calls for removal - Reuters UK

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, a nine-story-high bas-relief sculpture carved into a sprawling rock face northeast of Atlanta, is perhaps the South's most audacious monument to its pro-slavery legacy still intact.

thomas jefferson - Reuters
6:55am PDT - July 3rd, 2020

Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns - Reuters UK

President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd during the novel coronavirus pandemic and criticism from Native Americans about the visit.

thomas jefferson - Reuters
5:25am PDT - July 3rd, 2020

Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns - Reuters India

President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd during the novel coronavirus pandemic and criticism from Native Americans about the visit.

thomas jefferson - Reuters
5:12am PDT - July 3rd, 2020

The world's largest Confederate Monument faces renewed calls for removal - Reuters India

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, a nine-story-high bas-relief sculpture carved into a sprawling rock face northeast of Atlanta, is perhaps the South's most audacious monument to its pro-slavery legacy still intact.

thomas jefferson - Reuters
5:07am PDT - July 3rd, 2020

Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns - Reuters

President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd during the novel coronavirus pandemic and criticism from Native Americans about the visit.

thomas jefferson - Reuters
4:13am PDT - July 3rd, 2020

The world's largest Confederate Monument faces renewed calls for removal - Reuters.com

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, a nine-story-high bas-relief sculpture carved into a sprawling rock face northeast of Atlanta, is perhaps the South's most audacious monument to its pro-slavery legacy still intact.

thomas jefferson - Reuters
4:08am PDT - July 3rd, 2020

“The Words of a President Matter.” Biden Says We Can’t Heal COVID-19 Without Healing the Country First

In a major speech Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden described his plans to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, slammed President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis, and once again modeled a vision of competent, compassionate leadership that forms the foun…

thomas jefferson - Time
3:27pm PDT - June 30th, 2020

Trump's new focus on baseless voter fraud claims

President Donald Trump is aggressively working to undercut public confidence in the November general election by ramping up baseless concerns about voter fraud as he struggles through one of the lowest points of his presidency

thomas jefferson - ABC News
6:02am PDT - June 29th, 2020

Opinion: Trump's strange way of thinking

"There is nothing either good or bad," Hamlet tells his old childhood buddies in Shakespeare's play, "but thinking makes it so." President Donald Trump borrowed that principle this week as he strove in vain to turn bad news about the coronavirus into some kin…

thomas jefferson - CNN
5:30am PDT - June 28th, 2020

Justice Dept. announces first felony charges in attempted toppling of Andrew Jackson statue near White House

The charges — the first brought in a federal court — come after President Donald Trump had promised a crackdown on those attempting to topple or deface monuments.

thomas jefferson - Politico
7:58pm PDT - June 27th, 2020

Trump administration prepares major effort to protect monuments

The Trump administration is preparing a major effort to protect national monuments that President Donald Trump has described as part of the country's heritage, including assigning US Marshals to oversee them and signing an executive order meant to protect the…

thomas jefferson - CNN
7:45pm PDT - June 24th, 2020

Trump says US 'probably' will move troops from Germany to Poland

President Donald Trump has a news conference with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, the first visit of a foreign leader to the White House in months.

thomas jefferson - ABC News
3:14pm PDT - June 24th, 2020

Trump sees an opening in the statue wars

Most Americans support removing Confederate statues, but Trump’s allies think a majority will turn against a push to remove other monuments.

thomas jefferson - Politico
5:46pm PDT - June 23rd, 2020

As Confederate Statues Come Down, It’s Worth Remembering That the Civil War Wasn’t the Only American Conflict Involving Slavery

More important, more direct and much less well-publicized was the impact of slavery in instigating the American Revolution

thomas jefferson - Time
2:45pm PDT - June 22nd, 2020

Protesters tore down a George Washington statue and set a fire on its head

A crowd of protesters gathered around a statue of George Washington in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday night and lit a fire on its head before pulling it to the ground.

thomas jefferson - CNN
10:06am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Portland protesters topple George Washington statue on the eve of Juneteenth

Figures like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have also come under scrutiny in recent weeks, as they both owned slaves

thomas jefferson - Independent
6:06am PDT - June 19th, 2020

University of Virginia Updates Athletics Logo Design Linked to Slavery

University of Virginia is changing its athletics logos after criticism that a design element referred to the school’s history with slavery.

thomas jefferson - Time
7:59am PDT - June 16th, 2020

Thomas Jefferson statue toppled in Portland, Oregon

The toppling followed a Black Lives Matter protest but it wasn't clear who yanked it down. The Founding Father was a slaveowner.

thomas jefferson - CBS News
2:40am PDT - June 15th, 2020