How to watch John Lewis’s funeral and Barack Obama’s reported eulogy live online

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Lewis was one of the most prominent civil rights icons, inspiring multiple generations. Since 1987, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th district (D). The private burial service for civil rights icon John Lewis takes place today in Atlanta. Lewis passed away earlier this month at the age of 80 from pancreatic cancer. Lewis was one of the most prominent civil rights icons from the 1960s onwards, and since then he has served in public office in varying capacities. Ever since 1987, Lewis has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th district (D). Read Full Story

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The 19th Amendment is 100 years old. Voting rights are still far from equal

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The founder and CEO of Pipeline Equity points out that women of color had to wait until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to have free and fair access to the ballot box. And unfortunately, the road to universal enfranchisement didn’t end there. I met Representative John Lewis in 1993 while I was interning in Washington, D.C. As a sharecropper’s son, Lewis would preach to his father’s chickens as a young boy. He gave them names and even baptized them because he wanted to be a minister. Instead, he went on to become one of our nation’s greatest civil rights leaders. Read Full Story

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It’s terrible that we even have to explain what pepper balls are, but here we are

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The Trump campaign claimed it used pepper balls, not tear gas, on protesters in Lafayette Square. What are they, anyway? On the evening of June 1, President Trump and a cadre of administration officials walked from the White House to nearby St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C. for a photo op. Trump stood in front of the church and with his right hand, held a bible aloft and posed for photos for about 50 seconds. Read Full Story

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How to watch ‘Graduate Together’ and Obama’s high school commencement address live on TV or online

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Celebrities including Zendaya, Ben Platt, LeBron James, Timothée Chalamet, and former President Barack Obama will pay tribute to 2020 high school graduates. The coronavirus pandemic has robbed millions of high school seniors of a live, in-person graduation ceremony. While nothing can replace that once-in-a-lifetime experience, a coalition of educational institutions, media networks, and celebrities will try to soften the blow tonight with Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 . Read Full Story

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In honor of John Lewis, stream the documentary ‘Good Trouble’ this weekend. Here’s how

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John Lewis, the influential civil rights leader and Georgia Democrat who served in the House of Representatives, passed away on Friday at the age of 80. John Lewis, the influential civil rights leader and Georgia Democrat who served in the House of Representatives, passed away on Friday at the age of 80. Lewis was the last surviving member of a group of activists known as the “Big Six,” which included Martin Luther King Jr, having helped organize the 1963 March on Washington where King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. Two years later he survived a brutal police beating at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in a confrontation known as Bloody Sunday. Read Full Story

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Election experts explain why President Trump’s ‘vote twice’ statements are so dangerous

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The president repeatedly advised North Carolina voters to vote both absentee and in person. It’s easily detected, and a felony in most states. Over the Labor Day weekend President Trump again urged his supporters to attempt to vote twice in the November election. He said the following about mail-in ballots during a “tele-rally” for North Carolina voters on Saturday: Read Full Story

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Obama’s White House photographer takes his Instagram shade against Trump to a new doc

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‘The Way I See It’ charts photographer Pete Souza’s rise to working in the White House under Reagan and Obama—and why he decided to speak out against Trump. As an official White House photographer for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, Pete Souza always viewed his job as being a historian of sorts, capturing the intimate moments in the personal lives and careers of presidents to illustrate who they were as leaders, husbands, and fathers. Read Full Story

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How to watch the Senate Trump impeachment trial live on CNN, PBS, and elsewhere without cable

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The second impeachment trial of former President Trump begins this week. The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will begin this afternoon as the Senate hears arguments about his role in the January 6 Capitol riots. Trump, who stands accused of “incitement of insurrection,” was impeached by the House of Representatives last month. The Senate now must decide whether to convict, although with few Republicans on board , that outcome does not seem likely at the moment. Read Full Story

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