Sep 6, 2017

National Cathedral to remove windows honoring Confederate generals

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The Washington National Cathedral will remove stained glass windows honoring the lives of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, per NYT's Peter Baker.

The context: The cathedral removed images of Confederate flags from the windows in June 2016, but left the depictions of Lee and Jackson intact. The decision to remove the windows altogether comes in the midst of a national discussion about Confederate symbols in public spaces after the proposed removal of a Lee statue sparked violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last month.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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