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  • Washington Redskins to undergo ‘thorough review’ of team name
    Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins, the NFL football team representing the nation’s capital, announced Friday it would begin a “thorough review” of its controversial name that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement the team said the ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 03, 2020
  • Washington Redskins to undergo ‘thorough review’ of team name
    Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins, the NFL football team representing the nation’s capital, announced Friday it would begin a “thorough review” of its controversial name that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement the team said the ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • Coronavirus updates: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson tests positive
    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 520,000 people worldwide.Over 10.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • You don’t need symptoms to get tested, CDC director tells ABC News
    valentinrussanov / iStockBy Anne Flaherty, ABC NewsEven people without symptoms should get tested for COVID-19 if they have reason to suspect they might have been exposed to the virus, including being part of a crowd, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told ABC News ... read more
    HealthJuly 03, 2020
  • You don’t need symptoms to get tested, CDC director tells ABC News
    valentinrussanov / iStockBy Anne Flaherty, ABC NewsEven people without symptoms should get tested for COVID-19 if they have reason to suspect they might have been exposed to the virus, including being part of a crowd, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told ABC News ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • For some Native Americans, Mount Rushmore is a symbol of broken treaties, white domination
    Bill Chizek / iStockBy Lauren Lantry, Stephanie Ebbs and Cheyenne Haslett, ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump views his Friday trip to Mount Rushmore as celebrating America's "heritage" on the July Fourth holiday weekend.“We're gonna have a tremendous evening,” Trump said Thursday. “It's going to be a fireworks display like few people ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • Want to be able to edit your Tweets? Convince ‘everyone’ to wear a mask
    DKart/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Twitter teased it will allow one of its most sought-after updates -- letting people edit Tweets -- on the condition that "everyone wears a mask."The company's announcement from its verified page has already garnered more than 2 million likes on the platform.Twitter declined ... read more
    BusinessJuly 03, 2020
  • Want to be able to edit your Tweets? Convince ‘everyone’ to wear a mask
    DKart/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Twitter teased it will allow one of its most sought-after updates -- letting people edit Tweets -- on the condition that "everyone wears a mask."The company's announcement from its verified page has already garnered more than 2 million likes on the platform.Twitter declined ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name
    Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins announced Friday that the NFL football team will be "undergoing a thorough review of the team name" that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement, the team said the review “formalizes the ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name
    Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins announced Friday that the NFL football team will be "undergoing a thorough review of the team name" that Native Americans have long objected to racially offensive.In a statement, the team said the review “formalizes the initial ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 03, 2020
  • Oregon governor slams state troopers seen refusing to wear masks: ‘Absolutely unacceptable’
    pinkomelet/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(SALEM, Ore.) -- Oregon officials came out swinging at a group of state troopers caught on camera refusing to wear masks at a local coffee shop in Corvallis despite a statewide mandate.Surveillance video shared with local outlet The Oregonian shows what appears to be four state ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic
    cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball is back as the league's summer camp has officially kicked off.With baseball's return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is establishing several changes to player conduct and protocol to maintain and monitor the health and safety of the athletes.Watch the full report ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 03, 2020
  • MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic
    cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball is back as the league's summer camp has officially kicked off.With baseball's return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is establishing several changes to player conduct and protocol to maintain and monitor the health and safety of the athletes.Watch the full report ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020
  • Vanessa Williams and John Stamos host a socially-distanced 40th Anniversary of ‘A Capitol Fourth’ for PBS
    PBS(NEW YORK) -- For many people in the post-pandemic world, this will be quite a different Fourth of July; in many areas, gatherings of large groups are still forbidden, and so even backyard Independence Day parties have been dashed.  The same social distancing rules apply for PBS' annual star-studded salute ... read more
    EntertaimentJuly 03, 2020
  • Vanessa Williams and John Stamos host a socially-distanced 40th Anniversary of ‘A Capitol Fourth’ for PBS
    PBS(NEW YORK) -- For many people in the post-pandemic world, this will be quite a different Fourth of July; in many areas, gatherings of large groups are still forbidden, and so even backyard Independence Day parties have been dashed.  The same social distancing rules apply for PBS' annual star-studded salute ... read more
    ABC NewsJuly 03, 2020