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A new monument to emancipation is replacing the massive Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond. The new display consists of two 12-foot statues of a man and woman holding an infant who've been newly freed from slavery.

Entergy New Orleans claimed it couldn’t avoid power failures after storms like Hurricane Ida. But our investigation finds that it failed to take necessary steps to protect its power grid and customers — despite multiple chances to rebuild. @ProPublica )

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has chosen a doctor who doesn't support COVID vaccine mandates to serve as both the new surgeon general and secretary of the state's health department.

The families of Jelani Day and Daniel Robinson — two Black men who've gone missing in recent months — are continuing their push for answers, and pleading with the public for help. Here's what we know so far.

Former President Trump is suing The New York Times, several reporters, and his niece Mary for obtaining tens of thousands of pages of tax documents for a Pulitzer-winning investigation into his finances.

Haitian migrants who've been forcibly removed by the U.S. are expressing anger and desperation as they arrive at the Port-au-Prince airport. "We can't do anything for our family here," one Haitian told the AP. "There is nothing in this country."

birds were living their best life during the pandemic.

JUST IN: An outside ethics group has filed complaints against 7 House lawmakers for failing to report stock trades — a violation of congressional rules. 5 of them sit on the Financial Services Committee.

BREAKING: The FDA has authorized Pfizer booster shots for people 65 and older and others at high risk of severe COVID. A third shot can be given 6 months after completion of Pfizer's 2-dose vaccine regimen.

Florida's new surgeon general signed a protocol allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they're asymptomatic after being exposed to someone with COVID.


BREAKING: President Trump has falsely claimed that he has won the 2020 election. That is wrong. Millions of votes are still being counted in key states.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has delivered a historic victory for LGBTQ people — ruling that the federal law that bars sex discrimination in employment does apply to LGBTQ employees.

BTS spoke at the United Nations this morning as part of a conference focused on climate change, poverty, inequality and how the pandemic has affected those priorities. To close their speech, the band played a video performance of their song “Permission To Dance."

"We can no longer pretend that we don't know exactly who and what this president stands for," Michelle Obama says of Trump in a new video. "Search your hearts, and your conscience, and then vote for Joe Biden like your lives depend on it," she says.