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Monday, 27 July 2020

The late U.S. congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis returned to Washington on Monday, taking a final journey past several civil rights landmarks before his casket was taken to the Capitol, where it will lie in state for officials and the public to pay their last respects.

On This Day in American History
On July 27, 1909, Orville Wright and U.S. Army Lt. Frank P. Lahm set a record for the longest flight at Fort Myer, Virginia, during a military test of an airplane. The plane flew for an hour and twelve minutes, covering fifty miles at a speed of about forty miles an hour.

While a majority of voters in the United States identify as either Republican or Democrat — the two major political parties — a growing number of voters see themselves as independent or unaffiliated with any party.

Many large U.S. cities that kept people out of jail at the apex of the COVID-19 outbreak did so without seeing a spike in crime, according to a new study that looks at the relationship between crime and efforts to reduce jail populations during the pandemic.

It’s going to be a record year for voting by mail in the U.S. raising security concerns about each step of the process. But officials say they have systems in place to make voting by mail a success.

Artist Dominick Cocozza is only 18 years old. But his painting of two migrant children holding a sign that reads “Bring Our Mom Back” is already being displayed at the U.S. Capitol. Another work of his is hanging in the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum. Adopted from Guatemala, Dominick focuses his work around the U.S. immigration crisis.

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