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Monday, 15 June 2020

The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, located in Duluth, Minnesota and across the street from the site where the three men were murdered a century ago, became a rallying point in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

On This Day in American History
On June 15, 1877, Henry Ossian Flipper, a former slave, is the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In an 1878 autobiography, Flipper said he was socially ostracized by other cadets and professors during his time there. After leaving West Point, Flipper was assigned as a second lieutenant in the all-African American 10th Cavalry Regiment and was stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. This unit, among others, later became known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that federal employment laws prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ workers, delivering them a major civil rights victory.

A Moscow court convicted former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on charges of espionage on Monday, sentencing him to 16 years of hard labor in a ruling all but certain to further roil the current low ebb in U.S.-Russian relations.

When designer Pheren Soepadhi introduced her autumn-winter collection at New York Fashion Week in February of last year, her Pheren Couture label showed intricate face masks that were inspired by Soepadhi’s own “introverted tendencies.”

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention email released under the Freedom of Information Act tells communications staff to ignore media requests from Voice of America, according to documents published by the Knight First Amendment Institute.

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