In Miami-Dade County, population 2.7 million, Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered the closing of restaurants to indoor dining and certain other indoor places, including vacation rentals, seven weeks after they were allowed to reopen. Gimenez had initially said that restaurants would be closed to all dining but in a statement Monday evening the mayor said that after meeting with medical experts and a restaurant industry group that his emergency order “will allow for outdoor dining, where possible, to continue with restrictions.” Beaches will reopen on Tuesday after being closed over the weekend. … [Read more...] about Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants
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The state officials questioned the government's spending on cleanup efforts and said the Energy Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration need to provide a detailed accounting of what has been appropriated and spent on environment management at the lab since 2008. … [Read more...] about Groups call for meetings as US lab preps for weapons work
Blackball, black mark: The terms both imply wrongdoing. If you bear a black mark, you’ve done something that people hold against you. If you’ve been blackballed, you’ve been banned from joining an organization because of something you’ve done. … [Read more...] about Everyday Words And Phrases That Have Racist Connotations
The strangest is Fort Bragg, N.C., named for Braxton Bragg, perhaps the least competent general in Lee’s army. One of his officers called him “cruel, yet without courage … crafty, yet without strategy.” He resigned his commission after losing the battle of Chattanooga. … [Read more...] about Column: To judge monuments, think about their meaning
“What a beautiful show of support from our City Council,” Tecklenburg said, adding that he was happy to see so many come together in the effort “not to erase our long and often tragic history but to begin to write a new and more equitable future.” The mayor anticipated the statue will go to a local museum or educational institution. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?