Thanks to everyone out there who's participating in protests today, keeping the pressure on cities and counties to stop killing Black people. Sorry I can't be out there too. Be safe.

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Brigid wouldn’t tolerate people trying to plámás her and she wouldn’t tolerate bullies. She was very independent #LivesLostIT 

Here’s the least self-aware tweet of the day, possible the month. But it’s early July yet.

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Wishing you a happy & healthy #FourthofJuly ! Please wear a mask if you’re out in public. I used to wear one all the time. It saved my life. But with Covid-19 you’ll also protect the lives of others. What better way to celebrate the holiday than by protecting your fellow Americans

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Scattered natural fireworks displays are possible this evening across the lower 48 states. Here is the @NWSSPC  Thunderstorm Outlook. Check conditions where you live this evening at

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The first launch by SpaceX for the US Space Force on June 30 carried the third in a new line of modernized GPS navigation satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral. Check out more photos showing the Falcon 9 rocketing away from Florida (📷: @SpaceX ):

What frequencies does NASA use to communicate with spacecraft? Are these the same frequencies used to send back TV signals from the Moon? How are the signals affected by loss and degradation?

Today in 1966: Barbara Gittings protested outside Independence Hall, objecting to the federal government’s ban on hiring gay and lesbian people.

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Nature is capable of its own beautiful fireworks display! Some examples of atmospheric fireworks here. #4thOfJuly 

More than 36 million Americans are unemployed in the aftermath of nationwide pandemic shutdowns. 1.7 million Black women who were working pre-coronavirus and want to continue working have been left without a job. From The New York Times:

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However, one curator notes, Johnson practically disappeared from cigarette cards made in the United States, like the ones he’d been featured on before the fight. Jeffries, however, continues to appear and “the Fight of the Century” is referenced without listing the victor

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