Author: Meredith St. Henry

Pres. Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Statues

President Trump says he will sign an executive order to protect controversial monuments. He tweeted, “some are great works of art, but all represent our History & Heritage.” About 400 members of the Washington, D.C. National Guard are activated but not yet deployed to prevent any further damage to the statues. ….the good and the bad. It is important for…

NASCAR: ‘As You Can See, The Noose Was Real’

In this update, NASCAR has released a picture of the noose found in driver Bubba Wallace’s garage. NASCAR said “as you can see from the photo, the noose was real.” NASCAR also said out of the 1,700 garages at the race tracks, only one rope was tied that way. Through investigation, the FBI found the rope had been tied like…

New Coronavirus Cases Strain Reopening States

The U.S. is now feeling the repercussion of the country reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In many states, businesses are finding it hard to co-exist with the virus. In about half the states across the nation, loosened stay-at-home orders have led to record infection numbers. On Tuesday, the U.S. reported the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began….

Pres. Trump Plans to Move Military Troops From Germany to Poland

President Trump plans to travel to Wisconsin on Thursday to continue on the campaign trail. But before his trip, he made an announcement after hosting the first foreign leader at the White House since the coronavirus pandemic started. Poland President Andrzej Duda met with the president at the White House Wednesday. Now President Trump says a portion of U.S. military…

FBI Investigates Possibility of Foreign Influence in Protest Violence

The FBI is investigating whether foreign countries played a role in the protests that swept the nation against police violence. FBI Director Christopher Wray says the interference would be nothing new, considering enemies have tried to fuel conflict in the U.S. before. The agency also believes the violence seen at some protests was not the work of a single group….

Promised Police Reform Put on Hold in Senate

Police reform in the U.S. Senate is now at a standstill. Democratic senators called the GOP’s bill inadequate and blocked a vote to begin negotiations. Republican senators want incentives for police departments to make changes. One of the changes include limiting chokeholds. But Democrats want federal mandates and qualified immunity. “The Senate Republican Justice Act lacks the substance, and the…

3 Men Indicted in Ahmaud Arbery Murder

In this update in the deadly shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, the three men involved have been indicted by a grand jury. Police say Arbery, a black man, was jogging outside Brunswick, Georgia, on Feb. 23 when Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, chased him in their vehicle before shooting him. William Bryan was the one who caught the deadly incident…

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to East Lansing Bar

An East Lansing bar is linked to a coronavirus outbreak. Officials say 18 people who visited Harper’s Restaurant & Brew Pub between June 12 and 20 have tested positive for COVID-19. Ingham County’s Health Department says people who visited Harper’s in that time frame should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and seek testing. According to authorities, about half of the patients…

Campaign Trail Compounds Criticism on Pres. Donald Trump

Criticism continues to mount this morning for President Trump as he heads back out on the campaign trail. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says the president’s decision to hold campaign rallies while ignoring COVID-19 concerns is reckless and irresponsible. This comes as rally-goers were asked to sign liability waivers and masks were optional at the Students for Trump rally…