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Source: Common Domain

After violence in Charlottesville, cities rush to take down monuments as white supremacists gear up to fight

15-Aug-2017

In Kentucky and Maryland, city officials promised to swiftly tear down Confederate monuments after years of debates, drawing cheers from supporters but also galvanizing the white supremacists and fanning fears of more protests and more violence.

To the white supremacists who gathered from across the country, the havoc in the Virginia college town and the international attention it earned them marked a win.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump to be greeted by thousands of protestors when he arrives home in NYC

15-Aug-2017

Thousands of protesters and heavy security were ready to greet President Donald Trump as he headed for his home in the city on Monday for the first time since his inauguration.

Trump, under pressure after initially condemning what he called an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” on Monday declared that “racism is evil” and described members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who take part in violence as “criminals and thugs.”

Source: Reuters

Japan PM sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

15-Aug-2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine to war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person in an apparent effort to avoid increasing regional tensions.

"After the war, our country has consistently taken steps as a country that abhors war and treasures peace, and has made efforts to promote the peace and prosperity of the world," Abe said at a national ceremony to honor war dead on Tuesday. "We intend to keep this immovable policy firmly, throughout the ages, while facing history with humility."

Source: NBC News

Trump's Charlottesville moment was a long time coming, hate group experts said

15-Aug-2017

President Donald Trump’s slow response to the deadly clash in Charlottesville, Virginia sparked by a white nationalist rally was shocking to political observers, experts on extremism and even members of his own party, but nobody could call it surprising.

Related: Trump Condemns Hate Groups, Calls Racism ‘Evil’ Days After Charlottesville Violence. While Greenblatt said Trump’s remarks condemning racism on Monday were positive, he added that Trump should have to “step above the lowest possible bar” and pair his words with action.

Source: Common Domain

Two top CEOs quit Trump advisory panel over Charlottesville controversy?

15-Aug-2017

The move by Kenneth Frazier, one of corporate America’s leading African American executives, came after President Trump was criticized for not explicitly condemning white supremacists after violent clashes with counter-protestors turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

Many on Twitter noted that Trump responded more quickly and specifically to Frazier’s resignation than he did to the violence in Charlottesville.

Source: The Guradian

North Korea's Kim to assess 'foolish Yankees' before deciding on Guam missile attack

15-Aug-2017

Kim Jong-un appeared on Tuesday to signal a pause in the escalating war of words with Donald Trump, saying he was prepared to watch US actions in the region “a little more” before ordering a planned launch of North Korean missiles aimed at the US territory of Guam. But he warned he could still order a missile launch aimed at the seas around Guam if there were further provocations from “foolish Yankees”.

Source: Global News

Charlottesville car attack suspect James Fields previously accused of beating mother

15-Aug-2017

– The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.

Fields, 20, is accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Fields, described by a former high school teacher as an admirer of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, was charged with second-degree murder.

Source: ABC News

Trump has been slow to call out white nationalists before, critics say

15-Aug-2017

Other instances include the neo-Nazis and white supremacists sometimes spotted at Trump campaign events, a white nationalist super PAC making robocalls on Trump's behalf, and a prominent member of an alt-right group expressing his support of Trump.

Though President Donald Trump condemned hate groups today following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, for some the remarks were too little, too late.

Source: Common Domain

Fire in Los Angeles River burns itself out

15-Aug-2017

The fire, which appeared to be burning some type of substance on the river floor, sent black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

Source: The Guradian

Second CEO quits Donald Trump's advisory council over Charlottesville

15-Aug-2017

A second prominent CEO has stepped down from Donald Trump’s business advisory council in the wake of the president’s controversial response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one dead and several injured.

Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, was the first to step down from the council, which focuses on the economy and job creation, as Trump came under intense criticism for initially failing to condemn white supremacists and neo Nazi groups following the Charlottesville attack.

Source: Common Domain

After statement on Charlottesville, Trump tweets that media 'will never be satisfied ... truly bad people!'

15-Aug-2017

"Realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied," Trump lamented, calling members of the media "truly bad people!"

President Trump on Monday answered two days of bipartisan furor over his initial response to deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., with a statement for the first time explicitly blaming white supremacists for the “racist violence” over the weekend. But in a tweet sent hours later, Trump appeared to suggest that he'd spoken out only to appease his critics and seemed frustrated that his remarks hadn't done more to silence them.

Source: New York Times

‘Game of Thrones’: Aidan Gillen on Littlefinger’s Stark Obsession

15-Aug-2017

The past few episodes have seen him doing the same at Winterfell, where on Sunday he unveiled his most despicable gambit yet: A scheme to turn Arya and Sansa Stark, the endlessly persecuted sisters, against one another.

Rather his merciless ambition has its source in the shame he experienced as an even littler finger, when he was rejected by Catelyn Tully (Arya and Sansa’s mother) in favor of the brawnier Ned Stark.

Source: NBC News

Progressive Latino group is laying the ground for 2018, 2020 elections

15-Aug-2017

It's working to set up in Georgia, Arizona, Florida and Nevada and set in motion its recruitment of and campaign support for Latino progressives and progressives who will back policies Latino Victory considers beneficial to the Latino community.

Latino Victory's political action committee, Latino Victory Fund, has put money into a campaign – “Run, Veronica, Run” – to urge El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar to run for the congressional seat now held by Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who plans to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for his U.S. Senate seat. “If we are successful in 2018, as I think we will be, we will be even better positioned to influence to help make sure we have a new president that reflects our values, but has a campaign that reflects us as well,” Alex said.

Source: New York Times

Police Brace for More White Nationalist Rallies, but Have Few Options

15-Aug-2017

After events in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend showed how much violence white nationalist rallies could provoke, police chiefs from Richmond, Va., to Boston were taking steps to avoid a repeat of a situation in which the police appeared to have little control of the crowd.

At a news conference on Monday afternoon, Al Thomas, the Charlottesville police chief, acknowledged that there were times when police officers were spread too thinly.

Source: Common Domain

This is how you should respond to Monday’s relief rally in stocks

15-Aug-2017

That’s why I think prudent investors should consider taking some profits on this rally and reduce their exposure to stocks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.62%   closed up 135, leaving it just shy of breaking through 22,000 again, while the S&P 500 SPX, +1.00%   gained 1% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.34%  climbed 1.3%. Even the lagging Russell 2000 small-cap index RUT, +1.46%   racked up big gains, while gold lost ground and the CBOE Volatility index VIX, -20.50%  plummeted 20%.

Source: NBC News

New Polls Show Trump's Presidency Stands on Perilous Ground

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Source: Common Domain

Millions flock to the heartland for a glimpse of the Great Eclipse

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: ABC News

Total solar eclipse: Weather forecast for path of totality

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Source: CBS News

Trump outlines new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump's Afghanistan address: What to watch for

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

What scientists hope to learn from total eclipse

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Source: Common Domain

Trump expected to announce Afghanistan troop boost

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: BBC

Can hi-res music hit the right note?

Friday 06:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Study finds Atlantic Canadians spent extra $205M on gas due to price controls

Friday 11:47 GMT
Source: New York Times

Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile

Saturday 21:49 GMT
Source: CBS News

How to get a refund when a product's price drops

Friday 09:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

China warns Trump of trade war if he orders tech theft probe

15-Aug-2017
Source: New York Times

‘I Love Winds’: David Lynch on the Sound of ‘Twin Peaks’

Friday 19:07 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The average American saves less than 5%, so how are you doing?

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