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  • Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden' of US heroes

    His idea, conveyed in a speech Friday night at Mount Rushmore and expanded on in an executive order, comes as elected officials and institutions are reckoning with whether it is appropriate to continue to honor people, including past presidents, who benefited from slavery or espoused racist views, with monuments or buildings and streets named after them.

  • Trump entices masses with capital event as virus cases rise

    Several hours before Trump's "Salute for America" celebration, people filed to the National Mall in baking heat and took shade under the scattered trees while, not far away, music wafted from a party on the White House South Lawn. To come: Trump's speech from the White House grounds, a military air show and a more ambitious fireworks display than has been seen in years.

  • Native Americans protest Trump's Mt. Rushmore rally

    In a fiery speech, President Trump railed against "angry mobs" that were trying to "tear down statues" at a rally at Mt. Rushmore on Friday. Despite warnings, there were few facemasks and little social distancing at the event, which saw protests by Native Americans on roads leading up to the site. Chase Iron Eyes, Special Adviser to the Oglala Sioux tribe president joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.