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A little more than four months before Election Day, the Trump and Biden campaigns each announced massive fundraising totals as the former vice president's effort to unseat President Trump gains momentum.

Despite a pandemic and the subsequent economic free fall, President Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee announced Wednesday evening they had raised $266 million for the three months ending June 30, including $131 million in June alone.

Germany's defense minister on Wednesday disbanded a unit of the country's elite commando force, known as the KSK, following an official report earlier this year that found far-right extremism within its ranks.

In January, a report by Germany's Military Counterintelligence Service revealed that some 500 soldiers in the German military, or Bundeswehr, were being investigated for far-right extremism. It noted that 20 of those cases involved soldiers who were part of the Command Special Forces, or KSK – an anti-terrorism and hostage rescue unit with approximately 1,300 soldiers.

Members of the Boston Art Commission voted unanimously Tuesday evening to remove Boston's copy of Thomas Ball's sculpture Emancipation Memorial from Park Square. The work depicting a formerly enslaved man at the feet of Abraham Lincoln has stood there since 1879.

As with Confederate memorials around the country, this sculpture has been controversial for years. The original in Washington, D.C., was funded by formerly enslaved people, but designed without their input.

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  ...This week on Homespun, we'll hear new music from the Steeldrivers along with tracks from the debut albums of the Lynn Morris Band, plus Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder! We'll also check out a song from singer/songwriter Verlon Thompson, and hear a couple more performances from the late John Prine! Tune in Sundays at 3PM!

 

 

 

This week on "The Juke Joint," Robert Barclay played some more tunes in memory of Little Richard and Bill Withers along with singers Frank Bey and Sweet Pea Atkinson and conga player Alfred "Uganda" Roberts. He also shared news about a prestigious award presented to Memphis soul singer William Bell along with spinning some new releases by Bernard Allison, King Solomon Hicks, harp player Andrew Alli and the Nighthawks. 

This week on "The Juke Joint," Robert Barclay played some more tunes in memory of Little Richard and Bill Withers along with singers Frank Bey and Sweet Pea Atkinson and conga player Alfred "Uganda" Roberts. He also shared news about a prestigious award presented to Memphis soul singer William Bell along with spinning some new releases by Bernard Allison, King Solomon Hicks, harp player Andrew Alli and the Nighthawks. 

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