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Las Vegas is open for business, though it may not be business as usual.Amid coronavirus and protests, the Las Vegas of today won't be exactly what millions of prior visitors remember from their days in Sin City."Good Morning America" outlined last week some of the changes visitors are likely to see Thursday and into the foreseeable future. Among them: fewer people at gaming tables, additional hand washing stations, temperature checks and more frequent cleaning of high-touch items, like dice.Still, there seemed to be plenty to celebrate as casinos began opening just after midnight. ...
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Charles Barkley Says Drew Brees ‘Made a Mistake’ With Anthem Kneeling Comments But Fallout Has Been ‘Overkill’
Charles Barkley reacted to the uproar over New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ comments about athletes kneeling during the national anthem, saying he didn’t agree with Brees at all, but found the “vitriol” against him to be “overkill.”“Drew’s original statement, I thought, was insensitive,” Barkley explained during a panel discussion on NBA on TNT Thursday night.He went on, “It was very insensitive, especially during this time, but I thought the negative reaction from every talking head on television and some of his teammates was overkill. I’ve never heard a bad word about Drew Brees in my life. He made a mistake but we’ve got to a point in society where everybody on social media thinks they are God, judge and jury.”Also Read: Laura Ingraham Rips 'Stalinist' Criticism of Drew Brees After Telling LeBron James to 'Shut Up and Dribble' in 2018The former NBA star then referenced Brees’ charitable giving and hero status in the city where he plays, saying, “But I thought the way he was portrayed on television and radio today was not fair at all. Drew Brees has done some amazing things in New Orleans and in his life. I’m not even talking about football. He made a mistake in a statement.”“I’m never gonna go with the mob,” he added.Brees issued an apology Thursday after he was slammed Wednesday by fellow pro athletes and sports journalists for his original statement. When asked during a Yahoo Finance interview how he would feel if players started kneeling during the anthem Colin Kaepernick-style when the NFL season restarts, Brees said, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”“I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused,” Brees wrote on Instagram and Twitter.Read original story Charles Barkley Says Drew Brees ‘Made a Mistake’ With Anthem Kneeling Comments But Fallout Has Been ‘Overkill’ At TheWrap
After attending a march in L.A., Ellen Pompeo took to Instagram to share an observation she had about the presence of machine guns at a Black Lives Matter protest
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'Riverdale' star Vanessa Morgan says she's tired of black people 'being used as side kick non dimensional characters to our white leads'
Morgan, who joined The CW series in its second season, is speaking out about the lack of diversity in the media and in her show.
- U.S.NBC News
Ex-Minneapolis cop told other officers 'you shouldn't do this' during George Floyd's arrest, lawyer says
Attorneys for two of the officers, charged with aiding and abetting murder, claimed the men tried to express concern during Floyd's deadly arrest.
- U.S.The National Interest
It is important for white people to acknowledge white privilege and this history of white supremacy before helpful and healing conversations can begin and race relations improved.
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Young white men with long guns at George Floyd protests likely affiliated with far-right group Boogaloo
Some gun-toting men affiliated with far-right group Boogaloo offer protection. Others seek to incite violence between police and demonstrators.