Newport, Kentucky Mural Honoring Slave Owner And City Founder Sparks Intense Debate

October 25, 2020 - 7:51am EDT
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Newport, Ky., is putting up murals to honor the city's 225th anniversary. One depicts city founder Gen. James Taylor, who was a slave owner. Residents are wrestling with what to do about the artwork.

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Prominent Democratic fundraiser Ed Buck has been found guilty in the overdose deaths of two men. They overdosed on methamphetamine in Buck's West Hollywood apartment on different occasions.

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As the Senate moves forward with a procedural vote on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are also hoping to move a $3.5 trillion spending plan with just Democratic votes.

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Bipartisan Senate negotiators say they have reached a deal on an infrastructure package and a procedural vote on the measure will take place Wednesday evening.

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The moves are part of the Biden administration's push to demonstrate it is on guard amid new voting restrictions proposed and enacted by Republican-led states.

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A group of 20 Senate Republicans and Democrats, after weeks of talks that often appeared on the verge of collapse, reached agreement on a bill funding roads, bridges, transit projects and broadband.

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President Biden signed a directive aimed at improving cybersecurity for critical infrastructure systems like energy and food — but it's up to private companies to actually follow those standards.

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A jury convicted the wealthy Californian on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses. He faces a potential life sentence.

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A civil lawsuit accuses Brooks, an Alabama Republican, of helping incite a pro-Trump mob into storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. Named alongside Brooks in the suit is former President Trump and others.

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The House committee looking into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is already looking toward its next hearing, after an emotional day of testimony from police on Tuesday.