Justin Timberlake calls for Confederate statues to be removed in home state of Tennessee

Justin Timberlake is speaking out against Confederate monuments in his home state of Tennessee and across the U.S.

In an Instagram post Monday, the singer explained why he’s advocating to have the statues removed.

“When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction?” he wrote along with a video he reposted from the American Civil Liberties Union. “Because America was built by men who believed in and benefited from racism. Plain and simple.”

PHOTO: Justin Timberlake attends the 2019 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2019 in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images, FILE)

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“This is when you hear ‘But that’s all in the past.’ So let’s be clear… those men who proudly owned and abused Black people

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HBO’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ Explores the Horrifying Crimes of Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan – Getty Images

From Esquire

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan – Getty Images

On June 29th, 74-year-old Joseph DeAngelo plead guilty to a string of kidnappings and murders, confessing to be the serial rapist and murderer who terrorized California during the 1970s and ‘80s. For decades, families, survivors, and investigators puzzled over the dozens of crimes he committed, and now the story and late writer Michelle McNamara‘s efforts to bring attention to and solve the case are the subject of the six-part HBO series, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Here’s what’s known so far about DeAngelo’s life, and how, with the help of online genealogical catalogues, he was finally brought to justice.

Joseph DeAngelo was born into a military family in 1945.

Joseph James DeAngelo was born in Bath, New York, and he spent part of his childhood in West Germany, where his father

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Consumer Privacy Act goes into full effect and much of the state shuts back down

California Gov. Gavin Newsom shuts down indoor business activities through most of the state amid spikes in cases and hospitalizations.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom shuts down indoor business activities through most of the state amid spikes in cases and hospitalizations.

Gov. Newsom orders most indoor business activities to close across much of the state as coronavirus cases continue a swift ascent. And let’s revisit the nation’s most comprehensive data privacy law that went into effect in the Golden State on Jan. 1, but now, can actually be enforced. 

It’s Arlene Martínez with news for Wednesday. 

But first, United Airlines is adding 25,000 flights to its August schedule (video). Just know some of your destinations will require you to quarantine once you get there (more on that later👇🏾 ).

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Shutting back down as cases climb back up

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new business restrictions in 19 counties, mostly pertaining to indoor activities. Officials will also close state beach parking facilities during the Fourth of July long weekend.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new
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Australia’s Victoria state introduces suburban lockdowns to curb new outbreaks

By Byron Kaye

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian state of Victoria introduced the country’s first lockdown measures specifically targeted at local suburban areas after a spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne, the nation’s second largest city.

The new curbs come even as two other Australian states looked to ease domestic border restrictions with other parts of the country where the virus has largely been contained.

From midnight the following day, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said people in 10 affected postcodes around Melbourne must stay home unless they are travelling for work, school, exercise or food for a period of four weeks.

Cafes and restaurants would need to revert to takeaway only, just weeks after they returned to seated diners.

“If we don’t take these steps now we will finish up in a situation (where rather) than locking down 10 postcodes, we will be locking down every postcode,” Andrews told reporters.

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Bucks Co. Nursing Home Disputes State COVID-19 Data

BUCKS COUNTY, PA — At least one local nursing home is disputing the state’s data on the number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

Officials at the Lutheran Community at Telford said the facility had no cases or deaths, despite the state’s data from June 10 indicating it has had 48 cases and eight deaths.

Ellen Shrager, the community’s Executive Director, said she has received numerous calls from concerned residents and families regarding the data and is very frustrated.

She addressed the matter in a letter to residents and families, which she also shared with Patch.

“To confirm, as of today, there have been zero cases of COVID-19 reported for residents in any level of living on our campus since the onset of the pandemic. We are very proud of our mitigation efforts and immensely grateful to our dedicated staff for the care and strict adherence to the guidelines we instituted

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