Welcome back to another sweltering Wednesday. As we head into the July 4th weekend (at least, if you’re a stateside AN reader), remember to stay safe, shaded, and hydrated.
Here’s what you need to know today:
The House of Representatives approves removing Confederate monuments from the U.S. Capitol
Yesterday, June 29, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill to remove statues of Confederate figures from the U.S. Capitol complex. That also includes former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision declaring that no one of African descent, whether enslaved or free, were United States citizens.
The measure passed by 258-to-120, with 67 Republicans
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