Veteran's mic muted as he told of Black people's role in Memorial Day origin

An investigation is underway after a veteran’s microphone was cut off as his Memorial Day speech ventured into how former slaves in Charleston, South Carolina helped start the holiday when they dug up the remains of 200 Union soldiers to give them a proper burial shortly after the Civil War ended.

New Year's Eve: A look at celebrations around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget with made-for-TV fireworks displays or packing it in early since they could not toast the end of 2020 in the presence of friends or crowds of carousing strangers.