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New Orleans Begins Removing Confederate Monuments, Under Police Guard
Workers dressed in flak jackets, helmets and scarves to conceal their identities because of concerns about their safety removed a statute early on Monday.
By Christopher Mele

Three other statues – to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis – were to be removed in later days now that legal challenges have been overcome.

The city issued a statement overnight saying private funding had been obtained covering the cost of the removal of the four monuments.

“There’s a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press.

But opponents of the removal of the monuments began a candlelight vigil very early Monday at the Davis statue, and things there got heated, WWL says.

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2 Cities To Pull More Than $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
In a unanimous vote, Seattle's City Council opted to pull city funds from the banking giant. Hours later, the City Council in Davis, Calif., followed suit.

Seattle’s City Council has voted to not renew its contract with Wells Fargo, in a move that cites the bank’s role as a lender to the Dakota Access Pipeline project as well as its creation of millions of bogus accounts. As a result, the city won’t renew its contract with the bank that expires next year.

The unanimous vote will pull more than $3 billion in city funds from the banking giant, the council says. Seattle says the bidding process for its next banking partner will “incentivize ‘Social Responsibility.’”

Not long after Seattle’s vote, the City Council in Davis, Calif., took a similar action over the pipeline. It voted unanimously to find a new bank to handle its roughly $124 million in accounts by the end of 2017.

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