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BREAKING NEWS: Juneteenth Becomes 12th Federal Holiday

President Joe Biden today signed S. 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act”, making June 19—Juneteenth—a federal holiday. The federal government also has stated it would give employees the day off on Friday, June 18, and several state and local governments have followed suit. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in 1865, after Union troops …

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