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Museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car With Confederate Flag to Stay

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A replica of the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger, seen at the 2010 New South Wales All American Day, held at Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Castle Hill, Sydney. (sv1ambo / Wikimedia Commons)

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. 

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A replica of the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger, seen at the 2010 New South Wales All American Day, held at Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Castle Hill, Sydney. (sv1ambo / Wikimedia Commons)

Kansas Newspaper’s Post Equates Mask Mandate With Holocaust

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters about the coronavirus pandemic after a meeting with legislative leaders, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo / John Hanna)

A weekly Kansas newspaper posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor’s order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters about the coronavirus pandemic after a meeting with legislative leaders, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo / John Hanna)

Virus, Floyd Death Merge in Brutal Blow to Black Well-Being

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In this June 5, 2020 photo provided by the Mountain Area Health Education Center, physicians, residents and staff from the facility in Asheville, N.C., take a knee to show support for renewed calls for racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd. (Brenda Benik / MAHEC via AP)

Doctors have known it for a long time, well before the resounding cries of “Black Lives Matter”: Black people suffer disproportionately.

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In this June 5, 2020 photo provided by the Mountain Area Health Education Center, physicians, residents and staff from the facility in Asheville, N.C., take a knee to show support for renewed calls for racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd. (Brenda Benik / MAHEC via AP)

Muti Conducts Syria Musicians in Memorial Concert Amid Ruins

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In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year’s concert at the golden hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, Austria. (AP Photo / Ronald Zak, File)

Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy.

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In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year’s concert at the golden hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, Austria. (AP Photo / Ronald Zak, File)

Facebook Groups Pivot to Attacks on Black Lives Matter

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In this June 19, 2020, file photo, protesters wear protective masks as they march after a Juneteenth rally outside the Brooklyn Museum, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracies theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets.

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In this June 19, 2020, file photo, protesters wear protective masks as they march after a Juneteenth rally outside the Brooklyn Museum, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

Amid Furor Over Monuments, Trump Seeks ‘Garden’ of US Heroes

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This Jan. 27, 2017 file photo shows a statue of George Washington in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo / Steve Helber)

President Donald Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history.

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This Jan. 27, 2017 file photo shows a statue of George Washington in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Much of US Scales Back on Holiday, But Trump Plans to Go Big

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President Donald Trump smiles at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style.

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President Donald Trump smiles at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

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In this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, a health worker arrives to take a nose swab sample as part of testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy. But what are the rules around how the money is handled?

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In this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, a health worker arrives to take a nose swab sample as part of testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

‘People Aren’t Stupid’: Pence’s Virus Spin Tests Credibility

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Vice President Mike Pence wears a mask as he is introduced to speak to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at their headquarters in Rockville, Md., June 30, 2020. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

Vice President Mike Pence has long played the straight man to Donald Trump, translating the president’s bombast into more measured, calming language. 

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Vice President Mike Pence wears a mask as he is introduced to speak to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at their headquarters in Rockville, Md., June 30, 2020. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

The Week in Review: Violence Jumps in June

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With a rise in homicides and shootings in June, Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls for an “all-hands-on-deck approach” to stopping violence. And she orders a 14-day quarantine for travelers from states where COVID-19 is surging.

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More Fireworks in Americans’ Hands for July 4 Raises Risks

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 People purchase fireworks on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Dublin, Calif. (AP Photo / Ben Margot)

Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory. From Atlanta to San Diego, hundreds of fireworks shows have been canceled as officials restrict large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, especially as infections surge across the U.S.

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 People purchase fireworks on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Dublin, Calif. (AP Photo / Ben Margot)

State Health Officials Urge Businesses to Comply with Public Health Measures

New statewide COVID-19 totals: 145,750 cases, 7,005 deaths

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State health officials are urging businesses and residents to comply with public health measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which has now been detected in all of Illinois’ 102 counties.

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MLB Cancels All-Star Game for First Time Since 1945

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In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers play in Game 2 of the baseball World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Tim Donnelly, File)

Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers play in Game 2 of the baseball World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Tim Donnelly, File)

Officials Urge Residents to Stay Safe from Heat, COVID-19 This Weekend

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“Be safe in all the ways that you can, protect yourself from the heat and protect yourself and all of Chicago from further spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said Friday morning.

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Activists Pushing to Close McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Protest in Front of Owner’s Home

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Protesters outside the North Side home of MAT Asphalt owner. (Neighbors for Environmental Justice)

Environmental activists from the city’s Southwest Side brought their ongoing fight against MAT Asphalt to the North Side front yard of owner Michael Tadin Jr. on Thursday night.

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Protesters outside the North Side home of MAT Asphalt owner. (Neighbors for Environmental Justice)

Looking for Natural Wonders Close to Home? Check Out Openlands’ ‘Get Outside Map’

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Waterfall Glen is one of the Chicago region’s natural wonders. (Robert Martinez / Flickr)

Openlands’ searchable guide to parks, preserves, prairies, woodlands and more is a great resource for nature lovers. 

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Waterfall Glen is one of the Chicago region’s natural wonders. (Robert Martinez / Flickr)

July Fourth Weekend Will Test Americans’ Discipline

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Flags line the beach in Belmar, N.J., on June 28, 2020. With large crowds expected at the Jersey Shore for the July Fourth weekend, some are worried that a failure to heed mask-wearing and social distancing protocols could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo / Wayne Parry)

With confirmed cases climbing in 40 states, governors have ordered the wearing of masks in public, and families were urged to celebrate their independence at home. Even then, they were told to keep their backyard cookouts small.

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Flags line the beach in Belmar, N.J., on June 28, 2020. With large crowds expected at the Jersey Shore for the July Fourth weekend, some are worried that a failure to heed mask-wearing and social distancing protocols could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo / Wayne Parry)
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