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Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders.

Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families.Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday?Many...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bullying Venezuela: Trump’s Unvarnished Threat.

Whether he holds good on it is beside the point. President Donald J. Trump’s great value to US foreign policy is its lack of artifice and sophistication, a bullying force of nature that alters with the next burst of adolescent acne and the breaking ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Andanar sends memo to PCOO socmed managers after 'fafda' tweet.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Friday handed a memorandum to the social media managers of his department after @PresidentialCom tweeted something gibberish, similar to US President Donald Trump's controversial 'covfefe' tweet.

- GMA News - PH

NZ dollar heading for a 0.4% weekly fall in nervous markets.

Aug. 18 - The New Zealand dollar was set to end the week 0.4 percent lower against the greenback on growing concerns that US President Donald Trump's won't be able to push through his pro-business agenda and in the wake of the attack ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Prepared militarily, will act if N Korea launches missile: US.

The US has warned North Korea that it was prepared to meet any eventuality and will take "immediate specific actions" if Pyongyang launches a missile attack against it or its allies.The US strong assertion comes days after President Donald Trump pledged to answer further aggression from North Korea with "fire and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Rob Bishop, 119 other House members ask Zinke to expand OCS leasing.

The US House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and 119 other House members, all but one of whom are Republicans, asked Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to increase US Outer Continental Shelf areas available for oil and gas leasing in the next 5-year management program. Rep. Gene Green from Houston was the single ...

- OGJ - US

Venezuelan lawmaker tied to Rubio death threat: 'We don't care about you'.

The powerful Venezuelan lawmaker tied to a potential death order against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed the notion late Wednesday that he has a personal interest in getting the Florida … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Why six-time loser is the frontrunner to become Miami's next commissioner.

Manolo Reyes is 73 years old, the loser of six political campaigns over three decades and, according to recent polls, the frontrunner to replace Francis Suarez on the Miami City … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

After Robert E. Lee falls, will George Washington be next?.

The U.S. president has raised the question, defending Confederate monuments. Here's why it's not a slippery slope at all. The post After Robert E. Lee falls, will George Washington be next? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

The loneliness of Donald Trump.

Scott Gilmore: No longer able to command fear or respect, the U.S. president is suddenly very isolated and his White House a sideshow The post The loneliness of Donald Trump appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

North Korea and America Could Stumble into a Nuclear War.

Matthew Bunn Security, Asia Major U.S. and South Korean military exercises this month could increase the tensions. People from Los Angeles and San Francisco are calling me and asking: Should we be getting our families out of the city? Are we about to be nuked?' The short answer is no. Despite North Korean missile tests and ...

- The National Interest - US

America and Russia: Same Old, Same Old

Angela Stent Security, Americas The real impediments to better U.S.-Russian relations are structural, and go far deeper than the latest revelations about ties between Trump associates and Russians. Note: this article is part of a symposium on U.S.-Russia relations included in the September/October 2017 issue of the National ...

- The National Interest - US

Trump's lawyer forwards email that 'validates' president's stance on Charlottesville

An email forwarded by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer stated that there's no difference between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and George Washington, and that…

- ABA Journal - US

NC Sen Burr says Trump "misguided" in Charlottesville blame

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina says President Donald Trump was "misguided" for blaming both white supremacists and anti-fascist protesters for the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

- WRAL.com - US

In Washington state, it's illegal to prepare for a nuclear attack. That's a bit awkward these days

In jarring contrast to the forested vacationland of Hood Canal — a shellfish and boating paradise about 20 miles west of Seattle — 560-foot-long black submarines silently come and go amid the water skiers and sailboats. Thanks to the eight ballistic-missile submarines homeported at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor...

- Los Angeles Times - US

For Jewish Americans, echoes of the Holocaust and anger over Trump's response to Charlottesville

Dina Chernick had just arrived for breakfast Thursday at a Jewish deli in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, but she already had a bad case of indigestion. She could thank President Trump for that. Here's this guy and he's talking about uniting the country and then he makes these terribly divisive...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Trump shuns healing gestures, redoubling support for Confederate memorials and slamming fellow Republicans

President Trump, increasingly isolated, appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation as he pushes wider the nation's longstanding racial and cultural divide to solidify his dwindling base of populist political support. The latest examples came Thursday: Trump further inflamed the incendiary...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Tensions grow inside ACLU over defending free-speech rights for the far right

It was 1934 and fascism was on the march not only in Europe but in America. People who admired Adolf Hitler, who had taken power in Germany, formed Nazi organizations in the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union, represented by lawyers who were Jewish, faced an existential question:...

- Los Angeles Times - US

With Trump and Congress increasingly at odds, hopes for Republican legislative agenda fade

Republicans in Congress have tried to stick with President Trump in hopes that despite politically damaging outbursts from the White House, his pen would ultimately be able to sign their legislative agenda into law. But in the aftermath of Trump's controversial response to the neo-Nazi rally in...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Foxconn announced three weeks ...

- SFGate - US

New petition calls for pro-life support against nuclear warfare

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2017 / 08:01 pm .- As political tensions increase between the United States and North Korea, one pro-life group began a petition urging nuclear disarmament around the world. Rehumanize International is asking pro-life advocates to join them in the fight against nuclear arms by signing a letter ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

'Russia-gate' Hoax About To Be Exposed?

There's an exciting new development in the Russia-gate' investigation, one that has the potential to blast apart what is arguably the biggest hoax in the history of American politics. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has met with Julian Assange – the first US congressman to do so – and returned with some spectacular news:. The ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists " so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled

WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils_an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering

SINGAPORE - Asian stock investors joined a global retreat from riskier assets on Friday and the dollar wavered on rising doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to deliver his economic agenda.

- Reuters - US

What's the meaning of 'alt-left' and 'alt-right' and these other terms we're hearing?

President Donald Trump angrily denounced the so-called alt-left at a news conference Tuesday, saying that the group attacked followers of the so-called alt-right at a white supremacist rally that exploded … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Wisconsin Assembly passes $3B Foxconn bill

The Latest on the Wisconsin state Assembly debate of the $3 billion Foxconn bill : 6:20 p.m. The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a $3 billion tax break … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Activist arrested for Confederate monument destruction in North Carolina

Takiyah Thompson, a member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University is arrested after activists held a press conference at NC Central University Tuesday afternoon, August 15, 2017. In a release Thompson said she was the one who tied a rope around the soldier's neck so that others could pull the statue ...

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Sculpture put in removed statue's spot toppled

The Latest on the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence : 8 p.m. A sculpture made by a Baltimore artist that was placed … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Whale found dead off Cape Cod identified as frequent visitor

A right whale found dead in waters near Cape Cod this week has been identified as a frequent visitor to the area that was first spotted off the Cape in … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Confederate memorials being removed at Wisconsin cemetery

The mayor of a traditionally liberal Wisconsin city has ordered the removal of a cemetery's monuments to Confederate soldiers, saying the Civil War was "a defense of the deplorable practice … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Greitens tells senator to resign for Trump post

The Latest on a Missouri lawmaker posting and deleting a comment hoping President Trump is assassinated : 7:15 p.m. Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is calling for the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Missouri lawmaker posts, deletes Trump assassination comment

A Missouri lawmaker acknowledged Thursday that she posted and later deleted a comment on Facebook about hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination, saying she was frustrated with the president's response … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms

It's a largely overlooked but gory reality of the New York City subway system: When someone takes their life by jumping in front of a train, police need to find … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Liberal hero Noam Chomsky joins University of Arizona staff

The University of Arizona has hired noted academic and social critic hero to the political left Noam Chomsky as a new faculty member in its linguistics department. Chomsky is joining … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Illinois conservative group's cartoon sparks racial clash

A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity in the wake of the deadly … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; execution to be set

Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as the state … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count. Kenneth Manzanares was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Search area expands for Army helicopter missing off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it was now searching up to 50 miles off Hawaii for five soldiers missing after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed during nighttime … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHERE AN ATTACKER DROVE A VAN INTO A CROWD The vehicle veered … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe BARCELONA, Spain — A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change

On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Chris Long supports Malcolm Jenkins during anthem protest

Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the last week. Attackers stormed … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2017. There are 135 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 18, 1587, Virginia … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe BARCELONA, Spain — A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Acclaimed modernist architect Gunnar Birkerts dies at 92

Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the University of … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks set to be sentenced

An Ohio man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is scheduled to be sentenced. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is set … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US