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Confederate flags banned from NASCAR races and venues

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is banning Confederate flags from all races and venues. The move comes just two days after Bubba Wallace, the only full-time black NASCAR driver, called for the removal of Confederate flags to demonstrate its commitment to fight racism, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon.

In a statement on their website, NASCAR explained their decision, writing: "The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry."

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Today's funeral of George Floyd to be live-streamed
George Floyd mural
George Floyd mural Credit: Lorie Shaull (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

George Floyd will be laid to rest in Houston, Texas today. The funeral and celebration of his life will be held at The Fountain of Praise Church at 11 AM CT. The service is limited to 500 people but will be live-streamed by major news networks such as ABC, CBS and MSNBC.

Mia K. Wright, co-paster of the church, told Don Lemon on Monday: "We celebrate a life that had its ups and downs as many lives do but also a life that was connected to God and one that all people around the world have now connected to because of the tragedy and the trauma by which he passed."