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Fact check: Trump falsely claims Pennsylvanians 'can't go to church'

  • On Monday, when he made three speeches in Pennsylvania, Trump added an extra detail to his usual inaccurate criticism of pandemic restrictions imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.
  • He suggested that Wolf is preventing state residents from attending church.
  • Trump's claims were all part of his concerted effort to win the votes of Christians by suggesting -- while running against churchgoing Catholic Joe Biden -- that Democrats oppose religion and God. He repeated the claim that "in Pennsylvania, you can't go to church" at his third Monday speech in the state, in Martinsburg.
  • In fact, Wolf has not prohibited in-person religious gatherings at any point during the pandemic.
  • Many Pennsylvania churches made their own decisions to switch to virtual services during at least some of the pandemic.
  • Trump also claimed in his Martinsburg speech that Pennsylvania residents "can't go to restaurants." That is also false.

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A Confederate monument stood at the steps of an Alabama courthouse for a century. Now it's in a cemetery

  • Finally, beginning around 11 p.m. Friday, Huntsville city officials began relocating the monument of General John Morgan, a Kentucky plantation owner, according to CNN affiliate WAAY-TV.
  • Madison County Commissioner JesHenry Malone said in a statement provided to CNN, however, that the debate to find a way to legally remove the statue began internally months before Floyd's death.
  • The Heritage Protection of North Alabama and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the original donors of the statue, tried to stop the relocation just hours before it was completed, WAAY-TV reported.
  • One member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy stated in an affidavit that she fears the statue wouldn't be as protected at the cemetery as at its courthouse location, with lights and more public police presence, according to WAAY-TV.

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