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Down With Confederate Monument, Up With Missy Elliott Statue?.

The more than 25,000 people who've signed a viral online petition so far don't just want a Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia, removed—they want it replaced with a monument to Missy Elliott. The idea isn't as random as it might seem; the iconic rapper hails from Portsmouth, BuzzFeed...

- Newser - US

Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protesters.

- A city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia briefly dissolved into an angry protest on Monday as activists and residents demanded answers from officials regarding the response from police during a deadly rally held by white supremacists.

- Reuters - US

Paul Ryan: Donald Trump 'messed up' but shouldn't be censured.

Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia.

- Global News - CA

Trump Looks for Reset with Arizona Rally Tuesday.

President Donald Trump looks to get his administration back on track after a difficult week with a campaign-style rally of supporters Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona. Trump is trying to move past his controversial comments from last week when he blamed protesters “on both sides” for the violence at a white nationalist ...

- Voice of America - US

Criminal Charges Following Violence, Death in Charlottesville.

Much of the country was shocked to see white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, and horrified at the images of one of those men driving a car through a crowd, killing one woman and wounding 19 others. There were clashes throughout the city between protestors (ostensibly there in......

- FindLaw - US

President Trump outlines new Afghanistan strategy -- Full transcript.

President Trump spoke about new direction U.S. forces in Afghanistan will take in an address at Fort Myer in Virginia on Monday

- CBS NEWS - US

Maine Gov. LePage Sends Handwritten Notes To Critics Of His C'ville Silence.

PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage is sending handwritten missives to residents who've written to criticize him for his silence following racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. LePage responded to constituent Darcey Poulin on Aug. 16 by saying, “You must be reading the liberal press. Funny how ...

- TPM News - US

WATCH LIVE: Trump Unveils Afghanistan Strategy In National Address At 9 PM.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to outline his new strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a nationally televised speech on Monday at 9 p.m. at Fort Myer in Virginia. Watch live below:

- TPM News - US

Trump Acknowledges He's Shifted From His 'Original Instinct' On Afghanistan.

President Donald Trump on Monday acknowledged that his newly announced strategy for the war in Afghanistan was at odds with his previous statements on the subject. “My original instinct was to pull out, and historically I like following my instincts,” Trump said in a nationally televised address at Fort Myer in ...

- TPM News - US

Anquan Boldin Says Social Strife Prompted His N.F.L. Exit.

The 14-year veteran, who has caught 82 touchdown passes in his career, said the events in Charlottesville, Va., led him to reassess his priorities.

- New York Times - US

Full Transcript and Video: Trump’s Speech on Afghanistan.

President Trump addressed the nation from Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., about his military plan for Afghanistan.

- New York Times - US

WashPost Poll: Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction

Forty-two percent of Americans strongly disapprove of President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News.

- Newsmax - US

Angry Charlottesville residents take over city council meeting

Hundreds of angry residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, swarmed a city council meeting on Monday night to express their outrage at the city's response to the violent white nationalist rallies a week ago. After members of the the community unfurled a large banner with the words “blood on your hands” and ...

- ThinkProgress - US

List Of Charities Shunning Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Keeps Growing

Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

- NPR - US

Latest: Speakers shout down Charlottesville council members

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Latest on developments related to a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville :

- Billings Gazette - US

Anger over rally violence boils over in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night and calling for their…

- Billings Gazette - US

Ryan says Trump 'messed up' but opposes censure

MADISON, Wis. — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by…

- Billings Gazette - US

Ryan: Trump 'messed up' US protests response

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he believed President Donald Trump "messed up" in his response to the recent racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counterprotesters.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort Is Losing Events as Organizers Balk at Controversy

While Trump's DC hotel might be benefitting from increased business demand, his Florida estate is losing events following his callous and ignorant remarks about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's another example that organizations will not hesitate to move meetings and events if venues or hosts conflict with ...

- Skift - US

American Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry

The events in Charlottesville, Va., have triggered more difficult historical memories, and forced some Jews to freshly confront troubling questions about their personal and community safety.

- Yahoo! News - US

Jury Awards Woman $417M In Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Three months after a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record-setting $110.5 million to a Virginia woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer linked to the company's talcum-based products, another jury in California has dwarfed that judgment, handing down a $417 million verdict in a similar suit. ...

- The Consumerist - US

Why we shouldn't cheer for white supremacist website deletions

Private companies are policing online hate without independent oversight or regulation, which has serious implications and poses risks for basic human rights and freedoms. The torch-lit march by armed white supremacists recently in Charlottesville, Va., continues to generate debate about how hate groups should be regulated. ...

- The Conversation - UK

Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

Merck CEO Ken Frazier, seated next to Trump, was first to resign from his manufacturing council. AP Photo/Evan VucciAfter campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when ...

- The Conversation - UK

Trump at it again, terms U.S. media 'fake'

Aug 22 : United States President Donald Trump is at it again. On Monday, he once again targeted U.S. media by terming them as 'fake'.Trump castigated 'Fake News' and thanked Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. for defending him on Fox & Friends, a weekday morning news show hosted by Fox News channel stalwarts Steve Doocy and ...

- Sify - IN

Trump warns Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists

Washington: United States President Donald Trump has pulled up Pakistan for providing safe haven to terrorists and exhorted Islamabad to exhibit more commitment to fight terror.Speaking from the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., Trump said, Pakistani people have suffered from terror, but at same time Pakistan has ...

- Sify - IN

India makes billions with US, need more help in Afghanistan: Trump

Washington: United States President Donald Trump has sought more help from India in Afghanistan.Speaking from the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., Trump said, "We will develop a deeper strategic partnership with India, but we want them to help us more in Afghanistan."He further added that "India makes billions of ...

- Sify - IN

WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump unveils Afghanistan strategy in address to nation

Donald Trump on Monday will give a speech detailing the United States' strategy in Afghanistan, a 16-year long conflict that's waged since Oct 7, 2001. Trump will speak from Arlington, Virginia at 9:00pm EST. Watch below:...

- The Raw Story - US

'It wasn't morally ambiguous , it was morally wrong': Tapper nails Ryan's tepid disavowal of Trump's remarks

CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday cornered Paul Ryan over Donald Trump's sluggish repudiation of white supremacists following the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia, telling the speaker of the House of Representatives that the issue wasn't morally ambiguous, it was morally wrong.' Ryan answered ...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump outlines new American strategy for Afghanistan

President Trump unveiled his "path forward" in Afghanistan in a nationally televised speech Monday night before a military audience at Fort Myer, Virginia.         

- USA TODAY - US

'He messed up ... it was wrong': Paul Ryan nails Trump over response to Charlottesville

Screenshot via CNNHouse Speaker Paul Ryan had sharp criticism for President Donald Trump on Monday night when asked about President Donald Trump's handling of a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month. In an answer to a question from the audience, Ryan dinged Trump's ...

- Business Insider - US

A Texas university took down several Confederate statues overnight and state leaders have mixed feelings about it

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneLt. Gov. Dan Patrick criticized the University of Texas at Austin's decision to remove Confederate statues from its campus late Sunday night as sending a “poor message," while U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said the decision was one for individual universities to make. UT-Austin announced around ...

- Business Insider - US

Paul Ryan says Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville, but opposes censure

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Trump lays out Afghanistan strategy: 'We are not nation-building again'

In a televised address, President Trump on Monday shared his strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, saying the United States military is "not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists." Speaking in front of an audience of soldiers at Ft. Myer, Virginia, Trump said the American people are "weary of war without ...

- The Week - US

Trump outlines new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

The president spoke from Fort Myer, Virginia, about the path forward for the U.S. in Afghanistan

- CBS NEWS - US

President Trump outlines new Afghanistan strategy - Full transcript

President Trump spoke about the new direction U.S. forces in Afghanistan will take in an address at Fort Myer in Virginia on Monday.

- CBS NEWS - US

Harbaugh cancels Ravens practice, takes team on tour of Pentagon, Arlington

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh canceled practice Monday to take his team on a tour of the Pentagon and a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Poll shows strong disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence

Twice as many Americans disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, protests led by white supremacists that ignited widespread political backlash against the White House, although...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The internet has become the most fertile landscape for all types extremism

Reuters/Jonathan ErnstExtremism has always been with us, but the internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people. Whether it’s the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville or the 2015 Charleston church massacre, it’s important to understand the ...

- Business Insider - US

TRUMP: My instinct was to pull out of Afghanistan — here's why I changed my mind

AP Photo/Carolyn KasterPresident Donald Trump, in a primetime speech Monday night, said he was increasing the US military presence in Afghanistan, explaining why he decided to deploy additional troops after repeatedly criticizing the war for years. In an address to military members in Virginia, Trump said he sympathized ...

- Business Insider - US

Law enforcement experts say measures can be taken to prevent another Charlottesville — even when protesters are armed

Twitter/CNNEven before the demonstration in Virginia began last weekend, the police there knew they weren’t going to be able to handle what was coming. Charlottesville police officers, including Sgt. Jake Via of the investigations bureau, had been contacting organizers and scanning social media to figure out how many ...

- Business Insider - US

WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump unveils Afghanistan strategy in address to nation

Donald Trump on Monday will give a speech detailing the United States' strategy in Afghanistan, a 16-year long conflict that's waged since Oct 7, 2001. Trump will speak from Arlington, Virginia at 9:00pm EST. 
Watch below:...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump: There is 'no tolerance for hate'

President Trump addressed U.S. troops and the nation from Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. on Aug. 21 to announce his plan going forward in Afghanistan.

- Washington Post - US

Trump's response to Charlottesville just got brutal reviews

REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueMore than a week after a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump received a brutal assessment of his response to the violence, and his equivocations over the roles of neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups who participated. An ABC News/Washington Post ...

- Business Insider - US

Poll shows strong disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence

Twice as many Americans disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville, Va., protests led by white supremacists that ignited widespread political backlash against the White House, although a majority of Republicans offer at least tepid support in a new...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Virginia attorney's office issues four warrants for weepy neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell

The Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney's Office of Albemarle County has issued four warrants for Christopher Cantwell, the weepy men's-right-activist-turned-neo-Nazi who was prominently featured in a Vice documentary about the white supremacist rallies Charlottesville earlier this month. In addition t...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump likely to ask for America's trust on Afghan Policy

, August 22 : United States President Donald Trump is likely to ask for America's trust in his major national security address to the nation on Monday evening on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia.According to CNN, "Exercising a President's most somber duty, a decision on waging war, at a time when his own political ...

- Sify - IN

'Dirty Dancing' premiered 30 years ago today — I visited the hotel where it was filmed and found a depressing tourist trap

First, I have to confess that I am a huge "Dirty Dancing" fan. Despite being born seven years after the movie's premiere on this day in 1987, I have loved the movie for as long as I can remember. Thanks to my mom, I know most of the classic lines , can sing all of the songs and have even re-enacted the iconic lift. On a ...

- Business Insider - US

Man who shot an Ohio judge was the father of a high school football player convicted of rape

APThe man who shot a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot at around 8 a.m. near the courthouse in ...

- Business Insider - US

Poll shows how divided Americans have become in the debate about Confederate monuments and flags

AP: Steve HelberAmericans exhibit a sharp partisan divide over the presence of Confederate statues in public spaces, according to a new poll from our partner MSN. Seventy-one percent of Democrats surveyed in the poll said they supported the removal of Confederate monuments, while 87% of Republican respondents disagreed. The ...

- Business Insider - US

Virginia Governor Responds to Violence with Temporary Protest Ban in Richmond

No more public gathering around a handful of Confederate monuments until the government can make more rules.

- Reason.com - US

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