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First lady Melania Trump listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Melania Trump statue torched on July 4 in Slovenia

A statue of first lady Melania Trump near her Slovenian hometown was set ablaze on July 4 as Americans celebrated Independence Day and President Trump condemned attacks on historical statues here. Published July 8, 2020

Biden VP hopeful Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has coronavirus

One of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden's possible vice-presidential picks announced Monday afternoon that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the announcement on Twitter, adding that she had no reason to suspect she had the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease. Published July 6, 2020

This photo provided by WROC-TV shows the remnants of a Frederick Douglass statue ripped from its base at a park in Rochester, N.Y., Sunday, July 5, 2020. The statue of abolitionist Douglass was ripped on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. (Ben Densieski/WROC-TV via AP)

Vandals deface Frederick Douglass statue in New York

A Frederick Douglass statue in a Rochester, New York, park was damaged and removed over the Independence Day weekend, according to news reports backed by social-media pictures from the site. Published July 5, 2020