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This undated file photo provided by the Rogers For Congress campaign shows Wendy Rogers, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona's vast 1st District. (Rogers For Congress via AP)

‘Traitors’: Ariz. Republican slams Cleveland Indians for name change, praises Confederate generals

- The Washington Times

Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers was condemned by critics as racist after the Republican posted on social media Friday about her veneration of two Confederate generals. Ms. Rogers’ comments came in the context of her objecting to the Cleveland Indians baseball team announcing it was changing its name effective next year to the Cleveland Guardians.

In this combination photo, Angelina Jolie, left, arrives at the European Premiere of "Maleficent Mistress of Evil" in central London on Oct. 9, 2019, and Brad Pitt poses in the press room at the Oscars on April 25, 2021, in Los Angeles. A California appeals court on Friday, July 23, 2021, disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. (AP Photo)

Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court

- Associated Press

Angelina Jolie scored a major victory Friday in her divorce with Brad Pitt when a California appeals court agreed with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their children should be disqualified.

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Thousands of protesters gather at Place Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower attend a demonstration in Paris, France, Saturday July 24, 2021, against the COVID-19 pass which grants vaccinated individuals greater ease of access to venues. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

'Liberty! Liberty!': French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

- Associated Press

Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.

In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, nursing home residents wait on line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. The Justice Department says it's decided against opening up any civil rights investigations against government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, in a letter to members of U.S. Congress, Friday, July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File)

DOJ says no probe into state-run nursing homes in New York

- Associated Press

The Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, according to a letter sent Friday to several Republican members of Congress.

Ambulance crews unload equipment at the DoubleTree Hotel on Friday, July 23, 2021, in Springfield, Mo. The crews are part of a medical team that was sent to Springfield to help transport COVID-19 patients in the area. (Andrew Jansen/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)

St. Louis city and county to require masks in some places

- Associated Press

St. Louis city and county officials say they will require masks in some public places starting Monday, citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant.