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PHOTOS: Hundreds line up for George Floyd’s memorial in Houston

PHOTOS: Hundreds line up for George Floyd’s memorial in Houston

Hundreds of mourners lined up outside a church in George Floyd’s native Houston for a final public viewing Monday as his death two weeks ago at the hands of police continued spurring protesters, leaders and cities around the world into action over demands to address racial injustice and police brutality. As the doors opened at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, where Floyd spent most of his life, Floyd was lying in an open gold-colored casket, dressed in a brown suit. His body was escorted to what organizers say will be a six-hour public viewing that was expected to...

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Hundreds line up for George Floyd’s memorial in Houston

Hundreds line up for George Floyd’s memorial in Houston

By JUAN A. LOZANO and NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON — Hundreds of mourners lined up outside a church in George Floyd’s native Houston for a final public viewing Monday as his death two weeks ago at the hands of police continued whipping protesters, leaders and cities around the world into action over demands to address racial injustice and police brutality. As the doors opened at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, where Floyd spent most of his life, Floyd was lying in an open gold-colored casket, dressed in a brown suit and blue tie. His body was escorted to what...

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Cleveland Is a House-Flipping Hot Spot, and Covid Is Helping

Cleveland Is a House-Flipping Hot Spot, and Covid Is Helping

Andrew Spear for The Wall Street JournalCLEVELAND—Economic upheaval has investors hunting for cheap houses. Many are finding them on the shores of Lake Erie. The pandemic has stoked demand among investors, who were already buying more than one of every 10 homes sold in the U.S. They started gorging on houses after the last recession served up millions of foreclosures, and they’ve kept buying despite rising home prices, wagering on a permanent suburban rental class. The current crisis strengthens the case for rentals. Homeownership is at risk of slipping further beyond the reach of many Americans. At the same time, spacious suburban living is...

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The best of work-from-home wear

The best of work-from-home wear

1. American Giant's The Pant ($78) "The closest thing to pants that are not real pants," writes Karen Iorio Adelson at NYMag, these so-called treggings comfortably split the difference between workout leggings and jeans. Available in black and two near-blacks, they feature a structured, no-droop waistband and have a small front pocket. Buy it at American Giant. 2. Allbirds Wool Loungers ($95) "If you want to feel like you're in slippers while actually wearing a perfectly presentable shoe, look no further," writes Madeline Diamond at Travel + Liesure. The newly redesigned and "impressively comfy" slip-on from the cult brand Allbirds...

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Pandemic Protests--A Second Wave in the Fall?

Pandemic Protests--A Second Wave in the Fall?

By CalOrey As I predicted, June would be the month we'd experience a sense of normalcy since lockdown in my Northern California tourist town, in America, and around the world. So, how does it feel? Well, it’s kind of is liberating, sort of. After all, we’ve been cooped up inside our homes like birds in a cage. We wanted to go outdoors and enjoy the fruits of freedom like we had before the COVID-19 pandemic...  But the protests for re-opening -- perhaps too soon – adds fuel to the hope, hype and hysteria fire. Worse, during the pandemic, the loss of George...

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