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                                Federal officers deployed tear gas and crowd control munitions at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, Tuesday, in Portland, Ore.
Federal agents to start leaving Portland

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement the plan negotiated with Gov. Kate Brown over the last 24 hours includes a “robust presence” of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland. Read more

                                The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers line up together for the national anthems before an exhibition NHL hockey game today in Toronto.
Racial equality statements begin to unfold amid NHL restart

Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins players lined up shoulder to shoulder during the U.S. and Canadian anthems before the first exhibition game of the NHL’s restarted season, while members of the Boston Bruins plan to lock arms for the songs to promote racial equality. Read more

                                A marble bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney was displayed in the Old Supreme Court Chamber, March 9, in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Taney was the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans couldn’t be citizens.
House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

The bill would direct the Architect of the Capitol to identify and eventually remove from Statuary Hall at least 10 statues honoring Confederate officials, including Lee, the commanding general of the Confederate Army, and Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president. Read more

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