Delaware just removed its last public whipping post. Here’s a look at its history and significance.
Delaware was the last state to ban whipping posts, a practice that scarred many Black Delawareans.

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Contact tracers in N.Y. couldn’t get partygoers to answer the phone, so they issued subpoenas — and it worked
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David Charles Abell takes over Philly Pops, with face masks and acrylic partitions if that’s what it takes

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Celebrate anti-racism, religious freedom, and women’s rights this July 4th with your own virtual tapping of the Liberty Bell

The ceremony, described as "a show of solidarity for everyone’s liberties" will be livestreamed globally and people worldwide are encouraged to participate.

Top pop songs for summer 2020: Here’s our Spotify playlist for the strangest year yet

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‘Living Single’s’ Erika Alexander is honoring her hero, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, as producer of his new bio-doc

The documentary, which will be available to stream on Friday, chronicles Lewis’ sprawling 60-plus-year career of community organizing and legislative activism.

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