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Sen. Rand Paul confronted by foul-mouthed constituent during a virtual town hall meeting

A Kentucky resident told Sen. Rand Paul to "get f---ed" during a virtual town hall meeting. The interaction was posted on TikTok before being deleted. Paul has been criticized for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine and encouraging people to ditch masks. LoadingSomething is loading. Sen. Rand Paul was told to "get f---ed" during a virtual town h...
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Bust of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Forrest removed from Tennessee Capitol building

A bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from Tennessee's state capitol building on Friday. The bust is being relocated into the Tennessee State Museum.Video shared on Twitter by Tennessean reporter Natalie Allison showed the bust being taken off its pedestal to be wheeled out of the capitol building. —Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) July 23, 2021 "Museums preserve historical objects to provide connections to the past and offer public spaces for reflection. We are prepared to place these artifacts in that setting," Tennessee State Museum Director Ashley Howell told CNN of the bust's relocationThis is a developing story. Please check back for updates....
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Tennessee department of health to stop vaccine outreach and events for children and teenagers for all diseases — including COVID-19

Tennessee's Health Department is stopping all vaccine outreach for teens and children. The directive applies to vaccines for all diseases, and includes events at schools. The suspension comes a day after a top vaccine official was fired due to GOP opposition. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Tennessee’s top vaccine official said she was fired to appease Republicans opposed to plans to vaccinate more teens

A Tennessee health official was fired after trying to get teens vaccinated against COVID-19. Michelle Fiscus was criticized by GOP lawmakers who wanted to restrict teens from getting the shots. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is currently rapidly spreading through the state. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.
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25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.

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Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to lynch two congressmen

Kenneth Hubert pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening to lynch a Black representative and a Jewish representative.  Hubert, from Missouri, faces a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. Hubert admitted to calling the offices of Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Steve Cohen and threatening the lawmakers in conversations with their staffers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Missouri man pleaded guilty to threatening to lynch two sitting lawmakers, according to court documents filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Kenneth R. Hubert, 63, threatened to lynch Rep. E...