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Middleton, Holiday, Love commit to Tokyo Games

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Holiday has committed to USA Basketball for next month’s Tokyo Games, along with his Milwaukee teammate Khris Middleton and Cleveland forward Kevin Love, said to a person with knowledge of the decisions. CLICK HERE F...

After clashing over ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day,’ a New Jersey school district is adding holiday names back to its school calendar

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A New Jersey school board has voted to overturn a decision that took all holiday names off the district calendar, following conflict over an earlier decision to refer to Columbus Day as "Indigenous Peoples' Day." Th...

New Jersey school board restores holiday names after public uproar

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The Randolph Township Board of Education in New Jersey held a special meeting on Monday "to consider a resolution" after parents pushed back against the board's June 10 vote to start listing each holiday, including r...

NJ school board slammed as ‘arrogant and incompetent,’ reverses decision to remove holiday names from calendar

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The Randolph Board of Education voted 8-1 Monday to reinstate the holidays after dozens of members of the community voiced outrage during the public comment portion of the meeting. Tom Tatem, a Randolph Township fath...

Longtime Texas tradition celebrating Miss Juneteenth brings holiday into focus

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In fact, Juneteenth – which takes place on June 19 – is the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. According to Juneteenth.com, the holiday "commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes educat...

‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ celebrates federal holiday — but there is more work to do. Here’s how you can help

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Before Juneteenth became an official federal holiday, 94-year-old Opal Lee was on a mission. "I'm not just going to sit and rock, you know?" the determined "Grandmother of Juneteenth" told CNN. "The Lord is going to...

Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a national holiday as many federal workers to have Friday off

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President Joe Biden is expected to sign a bill on Thursday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The President and...

House approves bill marking Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to Biden’s desk

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The vote passed 415-14, with all dissenting votes coming from Republican members of the chamber. Among the members who voted no were Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., Scott DesJarlais...

Juneteenth’s path to becoming a federal holiday was a long time coming

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For much of US history, Juneteenth has been a date observed mostly by Black Americans commemorating the symbolic end of slavery. Since the reckoning reignited by the killing of George Floyd last year, though, the ti...

NJ school board that voted to remove holiday names from calendar to hold ‘special’ meeting after outrage

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The board voted last week to start listing each holiday, including religious and national holidays such as Thanksgiving and Memorial Day, as a "day off" on the school calendar after receiving backlash for renaming Co...

New Jersey school board removes holiday names off school calendar to prevent ‘hurt feelings’

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That’s the message from the school board of Randolph Township in Morris County, New Jersey, which unanimously voted Thursday to remove holiday names from their academic calendar following an uproar over renaming Colu...

Woman dies after riding Holiday World roller coaster

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The woman, identified as Dawn Jankovic, 47, was found unconscious after riding the roller coaster at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Jasper, the Evansville Courier & Press reported, citing officials.  Jan...

A veteran’s microphone was cut during part of a Memorial Day speech that touched on Black people’s role in the holiday

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The American Legion of Ohio said Thursday it is investigating a Memorial Day incident in which a keynote speaker's microphone was turned off during part of his speech that touched on Black people's historical role i...

Memorial Day weekend crime: Some cities marred with gun violence, bloodshed over holiday

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The warmer-weather months are often notorious for yielding higher crime rates in parts of the country and causing some agencies, such as the New York Police Department, to deploy more officers to high-crime areas.  C...

Memorial Day: How the US military is marking the holiday overseas

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The holiday is a time to remember those who have fallen in service to the United States military, and no one feels that loss more keenly than the families of those soldiers and enlisted men and women serving in hot s...

Memorial Day: 5 things you didn’t know about the holiday

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8 GRILLING MISTAKES THAT COULD RUIN YOUR MEMORIAL DAY COOKOUT With that in mind, here are five interesting things to consider while we're celebrating, and paying respects to, the men and women who died serving this c...

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