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Alcee Hastings Leads Call for Comprehensive Action From Europe to Address Anti-Black Racism

The letter also urges an immediate inquiry into an altercation involving a black member of the European Parliament and a Belgian police officer.
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Marco Rubio: Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Last week, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced a proposal to make the day, which honors the end of slavery due to Union forces issuing an order in Texas freeing slaves in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, a federal holiday.