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Boston-area Black Lives Matter co-organizer Angelina Camacho said she rejected the claims made by the " Free Speech Rally " organizers to distance themselves from the violence in Charlottesville. In that case, groups of white supremacists, nationalists, and neo-Nazis went to Charlottesville to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in a public park, and were met by thousands of counterprotesters.
  • N.Korean ambassadors called to Pyongyang for meeting

    N.Korean ambassadors called to Pyongyang for meeting

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    Conservative politicians have urged the ruling liberal Democratic Party to beef up South Korea's military defences to counter the escalating threat from the North. Officials in the South Korean government have voiced surprise and confusion at Trump's tough talk of the past week. The North in turn threatened to test-fire its missiles towards the US Pacific island of Guam.
  • Texas special session whiffs on top conservative priorities

    Texas special session whiffs on top conservative priorities

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    And they had what amounted to a take-it-or-leave-it offer on property taxes from the Texas House - a choice between current law and the House's version of the Senate's property tax bill. Republican Rep. John Smitthee, the bill's author, said during the legislative debate that the bill is not banning abortions within the state of Texas , according to the Chicago Tribune .
  • White Nationalist Richard Spencer may speak at UF; counter protest planned

    White Nationalist Richard Spencer may speak at UF; counter protest planned

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    Spencer, a leading figure in the white nationalist movement, has popularized the term "alt-right" to describe a fringe movement that is a mix of white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-Semitic and anti-immigration beliefs. Before the vehicle ramming carried out by a 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer that killed a 32-year-old woman, there were tirades of racial taunting, skirmishes of pushing and shoving, and outright fighting as demonstrators marched the streets hoisting Confederate and Nazi ...
  • High Risk For Rip Currents Along New Jersey Shore

    High Risk For Rip Currents Along New Jersey Shore

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    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has identified a high rip current risk through Tuesday evening for all area beaches as Hurricane Gert passes approximately 250 miles offshore in the Atlantic. update. "Those African waves are the disturbances from which tropical storms and hurricanes form in August, September and October", Bell said. It also has a small chance of developing within five days, but that chance could rise over the next few days.
  • Trump approval rating plummets to historic low

    Trump approval rating plummets to historic low

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    Democrats and independents think they've gotten worse, but most Republicans think they're about the same. Among Republicans, his latest weekly approval rating was 79 percent, the lowest from his party and below the previous week's 82 percent.
  • Religious freedom under threat in Pakistan

    Religious freedom under threat in Pakistan

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    Secretary Tillerson assured that the State Department will continue to advocate on behalf of those seeking to live their lives according to their faith. Saudi Arabia arrested and imprisoned people on charges of insulting Islam and practicing sorcery. Since the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, the State Department documents the state of religious freedom in almost 200 countries around the world, reporting to Congress the "violations and abuses committed by governments, terrorist ...
  • Mooch Entertains Colbert Audience By Getting Candid Again About Priebus, Bannon

    Mooch Entertains Colbert Audience By Getting Candid Again About Priebus, Bannon

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    Ned Ryun, a conservative strategist who occasionally advises the White House, wrote on Twitter, "Cannot tell you how bad a signal it would be to @realdonaldtrump's base if Bannon is forced out". I have a tendency to be very open and honest with people. Colbert's audience booed as Scaramucci sat down, but the comedian calmed them down-and for what it's worth, the Mooch seemed unruffled.
  • Former Bama golfer Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship

    Former Bama golfer Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship

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    Thomas all-but secured his fourth win of the year by sinking a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th, giving him a three-shot edge. His bogey on the last hole made no difference after Kisner, who was two shots back and needed to hole his approach on 18 to tie Thomas , rinsed his second shot in the creek beside the 18th green.
  • Falling tree kills 11 people at Madeira religious festival

    Falling tree kills 11 people at Madeira religious festival

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    Multiple people are reported to have been crushed to death after a tree fell on visitors at a Portuguese festival . The Roman Catholic festival marks the Assumption - or entry into heaven - of the Virgin Mary , the mother of Jesus. He added that his "thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims". Portugal's prime minister, Antonio Costa, tweeted: "I express my condolences to the victims of the accident in Madeira".
  • Protesters tear down Confederate monument in Durham, NC

    Protesters tear down Confederate monument in Durham, NC

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    However, protestors in Durham chose to bypass the legislative process completely and remove the statues themselves. Organizers of the protest said the event was in response to Saturday's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville where one counter protester was killed.
  • Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

    Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

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    A group of protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina , on Monday, in an incident that appears to be a direct response to violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia , over the weekend. Investigations into that attack - carried out by Roof in the hopes of sparking a race war - later unveiled pictures of Roof posing with a gun and the Confederate flag.
  • Swiss hotel sparks outrage with signs about 'Jewish guests'

    Swiss hotel sparks outrage with signs about 'Jewish guests'

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    Regarding the second sign, Thomann told Blick, she was trying to ensure the comfort of hotel staff, given that the freezer in question was located in the staff room. Thomann believes there was a misunderstanding and admitted that she "used the wrong words" in the signs she placed over the weekend that singled out "Jewish guests".