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San Francisco, Chicago and New York are among US cities hosting gay pride events

Gpay Pride PradeHundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.

In San Francisco, a parade that at times resembled a rainbow-colored dance party snaked through downtown. Cheerleaders, dancers and proud families of lesbians and gays swooped up Market Street as spectators flocked 10 to 15 people deep along both sides.


Escaped NY state inmate Sweat shot and in custody: reports

SweatDavid Sweat, the surviving prison escapee on the run in northern New York, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to three people briefed on the matter. His condition was unknown.

Mr. Sweat, 35, was alive and in custody, according to two of the people.

The shooting occurred after a State Police sergeant saw Mr. Sweat walking down a road toward him, according to one of the people. The sergeant ordered Mr. Sweat to stop, but he broke into a run and the sergeant, a firearms instructor, opened fire, the person said. It was not immediately clear how many shots were fired or whether Mr. Sweat was armed.


Pro-Flag Supporters Rally in the South

Pro Confederate flag rallyThe controversy over the Confederate flag hit the streets in the Bay area Friday night. Hundreds of supporters donned the flag in the Drive for Pride from Brandon to Tampa and back.

The group rallying for the stars and bars had a few bumps in the ride. During the route, divers had one accident, got 2 tickets, and met some opposition, while driving home their beliefs.

Supporters decked out more than 300 cars with the Confederate flag, they say as a symbol of their southern pride.


Investigators Probe Alaska Plane Crash That Killed Cruise Passengers

Holland America plane crashA team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.

The DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop — also known as a floatplane — went down Thursday. The excursion was sold through the cruise company Holland America.


Woman climbs pole, removes Confederate flag at S.C. statehouse

SC woman removes confederate flagThe Confederate flag was temporarily removed from in front of the South Carolina statehouse early Saturday by a woman who climbed its 30-foot flagpole.

The woman was about halfway up the pole just after dawn Saturday when State Capitol police told her to come down. Instead, she continued up and removed the flag before returning to the ground.


Supreme Court strikes down 'vague' part of career criminal law

supreme courtThe Supreme Court on Friday struck down part of a federal law that is intended to keep people convicted of repeated violent crimes in prison longer.

The court sided with defendant Samuel James Johnson, who pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges in 2012. Johnson was sentenced to 15 years in prison — five more years than he otherwise would have gotten — because of his prior convictions. According to federal authorities, Johnson is a white supremacist who formed the Aryan Liberation Movement. He was arrested in 2012 for taking part in a plan to attack the government, minorities and others, the government said.


A Confederate on every corner

A Confedeerate on every cornerOn the edge of campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stands a statue of a young man. Facing north, he leans slightly forward, grasping a musket. Known by students as “Silent Sam,” he depicts a Confederate soldier, one of dozens of UNC students who signed up to fight for the South during the Civil War. Julian Carr, one such student turned veteran, spoke at the monument’s dedication ceremony in 1913.

“The present generation, I am persuaded, scarcely takes note of what the Confederate soldier meant to the welfare of the Anglo Saxon race during the four years immediately succeeding the war,” he said, “when the facts are, that their courage and steadfastness saved the very life of the Anglo Saxon race in the South.”


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