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California's top public health director out, no reason given

California's top public health director out, no reason givenCalifornia's top public health official has resigned, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools. Dr. Sonia Angell said in a resignation letter made public late Sunday that she's departing from her role as director and state public health officer at the California Department of Public Health. Angell often appeared during news conferences about California's response to the pandemic alongside Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who had appointed her to the dual roles.



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US Marines order Confederate flag to be removed from public display

US Marines order Confederate flag to be removed from public displayThe US Marine Corps has officially ordered the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public display on its bases and offices, citing the flag's use by racist groups as a "threat to our core values".In a statement on 5 June, the service branch said: "The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps."



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As COVID-19 deaths outpace funerals, New York’s public burial ground becomes a way-stop between the morgue and cemetery

As COVID-19 deaths outpace funerals, New York’s public burial ground becomes a way-stop between the morgue and cemeteryOccupying 131 acres in Long Island Sound, off the Bronx shore, Hart Island is the largest public burial ground in the United States. The process used to bury the unclaimed on Hart Island is not new. … There will be no mass burials on Hart Island.



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