The Confederate flag will be gone from the South Carolina state capitol grounds by Friday morning.
- But now there's a federal fight in Congress about whether the government should ban the sale and display of the Confederate flag at parks and cemeteries managed by the National Park Services.
- Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has dropped his plans to open a restaurant in Donald Trump's new hotel in Washington, D.C., due to Trump's comments about immigrants. Reason has an interview with Zakarian in our August/September issue on the stands right now.
- Some county clerks are still resisting the requirement to hand out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Supreme Court decision notwithstanding.
- FBI Director James Comey claims that his agency thwarted plots to kill people in the United States on Independence Day, but declined to provide details (like whether these "terrorists" were just incompetent boobs being strung along by undercover agents).
- The Los Angeles Police Department officials said it will be investigating sexual abuse allegations about Bill Cosby, even though the statute of limitations would make impossible to prosecute many of them.
- A new report says 25 million people inside and outside the government have had private data stolen in the federal Office of Personnel Management hacking.
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Victims of the FBI's constitutionally dubious raid say they've been told to come forward and identify themselves if they want their stuff back.
The new framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same level for as long as possible.
Government officials who wield land grabs to pick economic winners and losers now want to use them to kill disfavored businesses.
Biden Claims 5 Past Fed Chairs Back His Jobs Plan, but 2 Are Dead and 2 More Have Been Quiet About It
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The agency's disease advice is seen as increasingly irrelevant by more Americans.