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Republican senators Johnson, Lankford propose making Juneteenth a federal holiday and dropping Columbus Day

USATODAY.com Thursday, 2 July 2020
Republican senators Johnson, Lankford propose making Juneteenth a federal holiday and dropping Columbus DayColumbus Day has been a source of controversy because of the killing and enslavement of indigenous people by European explorers and settlers.
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