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Hello, my dear. Here are some of today’s top stories to get your Wednesday morning started.

Florida Church Vandalized, Perpetrators Scrawl ““SS. Charleston 2” On Property

There has been yet another attack made on one of America’s sacred Black spaces. The New Shiloh Christian Center of Melbourne, FL has received its third attack from vandals since February, as glass was shattered and the interior of the church was ransacked. The truck belonging to the bishop of the church was also vandalized with the words “SS. Charleston 2″ graffitied on one of its doors. Officials are calling the incident a hate crime. Read more at The Root.

Alabama NAACP Comes For Confederate Flag On State Troopers’ Cruisers, Uniforms

“We need to do a clean sweep,” says Rev. Robert L. Shanklin of the NAACP on the rebel flag. Shanklin and his affiliates at the local NAACP chapter are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from Alabama’s State Highway patrol vehicles and officers’ uniforms. Local troopers are aware of the NAACP’s demands, but are claiming that changes must be made at the state level. Read more at WAFF.

Republicans Push Back Against Iran Nuclear Deal

As difficult as it was for world powers to come to an agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear powers, it may be just has difficult to get the US Congress to sign-off on the deal. Republicans have already vowed to block the bill to President Obama’s great disappointment—as this deal is what many are considering to be his biggest diplomatic accomplishment in office. Congress has another 60 days to review the agreement which they can pass, reject or leave untouched. Read more at the New York Times.

Aurora Shooting Trial Goes To Jury

A jury is now deciding on whether to convict James Holmes, the shooter who killed 12 and injured 70 in an Aurora, CA movie theater, of first degree murder. Holmes himself did not testify during the closing arguments; the court was packed with family members of the shooting victims. If found guilty, Holmes would receive a life sentence or the death penalty. If found not guilty by insanity, Holmes would be committed to a mental institution. Read more at WBALTV.

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Florida Black Church Vandalized & More News You Need To Know  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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