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The St. Louis Park City Council voted unanimously Monday night to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance, saying the firestorm of criticism over the issue has taken a toll on the staff and kept the city from doing its work. More than 100 people packed the City Council chamber Monday night to protest the council’s June 17 decision to do away with the pledge at most meetings. A similar protest took place last week. The pledge was not scheduled to be discussed Monday night, but council member Thom Miller made a motion to reinstate it because the city has been inundated with emails and phone calls, some that Miller believed endangered city staff and residents. — StarTribune
According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 8.3 million American adults suffer from serious psychological distress. But residents of some American cities seem to fare worse than others when it comes to coping with stress. That’s according to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2019 ranking of the most and least stressed cities in the nation, a list comparing 182 U.S. cities — including the 150 most populated in America and the two most populated cities in each state — across four key dimensions: work stress, financial stress, family stress and health/safety stress. — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Apollo 11 was a rousing success and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to walk on the Moon and ultimately, return to Earth. But what would happen if they couldn't come back? President Richard Nixon, who delivered a message to Armstrong, Aldrin and Michael Collins after the successful lunar landing, also asked his speechwriter, William Safire, to write a contingency speech should something go wrong. The speech was eventually delivered to Nixon’s chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, and is now housed at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. — Fox News
A police department in Loretto, Tennessee, is asking residents to refrain from flushing drugs, such as methamphetamine, down the toilet to prevent "meth-gators." In the Facebook post, the Loretto Police Department wrote that on Saturday, officers executed a search warrant on a home and discovered the occupant trying to flush meth and drug paraphernalia down his toilet. Although the suspect was unsuccessful, the officers used the incident to remind residents of the harm drugs can cause to the environment. — NBC News