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US government renames 5 sites for having 'harmful' names

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The 'Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force' identified the names to be changed

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The United States government continued its ongoing project to remove the names of sites and locations that perpetuate "oppression," according to NBC News.

“Our nation’s lands and waters should be places to celebrate the outdoors and our shared cultural heritage — not to perpetuate the legacies of oppression,” said U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in in 2021.

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