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    Russian president Vladimir Putin scoffed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Friday as the embassy continued flying the rainbow flag in support of LGBT rights, Reuters reported. At a press conference, Putin said the flag “revealed something about the people that work there,” according to Reuters, in reference to their sexual orientation. The embassy began flying the flag from a window on June 25, though it could not officially put it on a flagpole because the Trump administration has...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked the decision by U.S. officials to fly a rainbow pride flag over the embassy in Moscow, saying it “tells you something about the people who work there.” During a televised video conference on Friday, Putin was told that the American embassy had hung a rainbow flag on its facade for the first time to celebrate Pride Month in June. “Who works in this building?” Putin asked the speaker, Sen. Alexei Pushkov, who responded, “Americans.”...
    by Betty Yu and Molly McCrea SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — In June 1970, gay rights activists gathered at Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. About 30 gay men, lesbians, and transgender individuals – then called by the press “hair faeries” – took part in San Francisco’s first Gay Liberation Movement Demonstration. The group marched down Polk Street to City Hall, where they defiantly entered a nearby straight bar and began to slow dance. The following day, about...
    NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Del. (CBS) — A celebration of pride in New Castle County. On Monday, County Executive Matt Meyer joined with members of the LGBTQ community, to raise rainbow, transgender, and bisexual pride flags. This marks the 50th anniversary of the first pride march, held in New York City on June 28, 1970. New Castle County is using Philadelphia’s rainbow flag, which includes black and brown stripes. (credit: CBS3) The flag was unveiled in 2017 and is meant to...
    BARCELONA – When police ordered a local mayor in southern Spain to take down a rainbow flag put up to celebrate gay pride on Friday because it was illegal, more than 300 households in the village rallied to the cause and flew their own flags. By the time gay pride celebrations took place in Spain on Sunday, the Andalusian village of Villanueva de Algaidas near Malaga was awash with flags hanging from balconies, windows and even a bar in solidarity....
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people thronged a central square in Taiwans capital Taipei for a Pride event on Sunday, unfurling a giant rainbow flag in front of the main memorial hall for late autocratic leader Chiang Kai-shek before being ushered away by police. Proudly democratic Taiwan is a bastion of liberal values in a part of the world where in many countries homosexuality remains illegal or taboo. Taiwan legalised same sex marriage last year, the first in Asia. The...
    Breaking News — Madrid, Jun 27 . .- Social networks are filled these days with the colors of the rainbow flag and on the eve of the International LGBTI Pride Day, some political parties, companies and institutions have changed the logo of their profile to join the celebration and the demands of this group. The PSOE and its territorial federations, Unidas Podemos, Compromís, Más País, BNG or ERC are some of the parties that have added the rainbow flag...
    MILITIAMEN flocked to Gettysburg on the Fourth of July to protect it from flag-burners — which reportedly ended up being a giant hoax. Hundreds of armed members of militias gathered at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania after a Facebook event called for people to attend a “peaceful flag burning to resist police.” 5 Armed militiamen flocked to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday after rumors of a flag-burning protest there circled onlineCredit: AP:Associated Press According to the...
    A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The policy, which has not yet been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, comes as President Donald Trump earlier in the day criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the flag at its races and venues. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft. If approved, the draft Pentagon policy...
    Top officials at the Pentagon are drafting a policy that would forbid United States military bases from flying Confederate flags. Pentagon officials have been circulating the document to get final approval to ban the Confederate flag from military leaders in recent weeks, according to a Monday report from CNN. It is not clear if Defense Secretary Mark Esper will consult President Trump before making the order official. If the document does become military policy, it would not be...
    WASHINGTON — NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the team garage stall. Trump suggested Bubba Wallace should apologize after the sport rallied around him after the noose was found in his assigned stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Federal authorities ruled last...
    Last month, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt excoriated fans who called Colin Kaepernick anti-American, but Watt has been mysteriously silent since Kaepernick tweeted that the Independence Day holiday is a celebration of “white supremacy.” In June, slammed fans who call Kaepernick’s anthem protests an example of hate for America, the flag, and our veterans. Watt insisted that “you aren’t listening,” if you still believe the anthem protests are about the flag or the military. But Watt has been completely...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft policy circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The draft policy, which has not been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, was making the rounds as President Donald Trump on Monday criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the flag at its races and venues. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft. If approved, the...
    EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. military services have agreed unanimously to recommend barring the display of the Confederate flag on military bases, on ships and in any public space, including barracks, multiple U.S. defense officials have told Fox News -- including one who has seen the draft agreement of service secretaries for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.The decision now rests with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who last month requested recommendations from the service chiefs about racial issues in the ranks. President Trump has separately...
    Protesters shot fireworks toward the East Memphis, Tennessee, home of Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich on Saturday, blocked several streets with their vehicles, removed American flags from Weirichs front lawn, and set a U.S. flag on fire — and the whole Independence Day episode was documented on now-deleted video that a protester livestreamed on Facebook. What are the details? Several dozen protesters drove in a caravan of about 25 cars into Weirichs neighborhood, the Commercial Appeal reported,...
    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The policy, which has not yet been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, comes as President Donald Trump earlier in the day criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the flag at its races and venues. The Associated Press obtained a copy...
    The White House was forced on to the defensive on Monday after President Trump said NASCAR had lost TV ratings after banning the Confederate flag, following a weekend in which he moved America’s history to the center of his reelection campaign. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked repeatedly whether the president was defending a flag viewed by many people as a hate symbol, but she insisted he “wasn’t making a judgment one way or the other.” The issue dominated Monday’s...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The policy, which has not yet been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, comes as President Donald Trump earlier in the day criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the flag at its races and venues. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft. If approved, the...
    Bradley Cortright July 6, 2020 0 Comments During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fielded several questions about President Donald Trump’s stance on the Confederate flag. But as she concluded her briefing, she lashed out reporters for not asking about a spike in shootings in cities around the country in recent weeks.  “Finally, I would end with this: I was asked probably 12 questions about the Confederate flag. This president is focused on action. I’m a little dismayed...
    MESA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Members of the Mesa County Search and Rescue Technical Rescue Team spent the 4th of July climbing up Independence Monument to raise the American flag. The climb has been an annual tradition for 30 years now. (credit: Mesa County Sheriff) Twelve climbers participated in this year’s event — six search and rescue volunteers, four members of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and two guest climbers. The American Flag will remain atop Independence Monument for about...
    At Monday’s White House Press briefing, White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany, disgusted with the flurry of questions from reporters that ignored violence around the country and instead focused on the Confederate flag, finally had had enough. Concluding the briefing, she said levelly: Finally, I’d end with this: I was asked probably twelve questions about the Confederate flag. This president’s focused on action. I’m a little dismayed that I didn’t receive one question on the deaths that we got in...
    President Donald Trump made it clear recently he opposes renaming military bases named for Confederate leaders, something that top military officials were open to discussions over. Now CNN’s Barbara Starr is reporting that a proposal to ban the Confederate flag at all bases is being reviewed by military leaders. Starr said Monday that “this has been brewing for quite a while” and it sounds close to a fina decision. “For the last week, since early last week, a draft...
    Washington (CNN)In a move that could pit the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior military leaders against President Donald Trump, a draft Pentagon policy document to ban the Confederate flag from being displayed at military bases has been circulating for the last week at the highest levels of the military, a defense official directly familiar with the document told CNN.It has yet to be formally approved while military legal personnel review how to ensure a ban can properly be carried...
    VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate battle flag painted atop the vehicle. Statues of Confederate generals and soldiers are being taken down across the country, NASCAR has banned the flag from its races and the Confederate emblem is being removed from the Mississippi state flag. But the Volo Auto Museum about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of...
    Major pipeline canceled after delays, accusations of environmental injustice Which favorite foods do you remember from your childhood? Why Kate Middleton and Prince William Coordinated Outfits on First Joint Outing Since Lockdown Kate Middleton and Prince William were perfectly matched as they stepped out on Sunday for their first joint outing since the lockdown began in the U.K. in March. © Shutterstock Kate Middleton and Prince William The royal couple celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the National Health Service...