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Vox 3 days

"Barack Obama is to blame": 13 Alabama conservatives on Charlottesville

Behind Trump’s weak condemnation of white supremacists, a far-right flank that’s even more skeptical.
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NPR Politics 2 days

Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations : The Two-Way : NPR

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.
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Anti-Semitism at the Deadly Charlottesville Protests - The Atlantic

Anti-Semitic logic fueled the violence over the weekend, no matter what the president says.
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Pollak: Trump Was Right to Condemn Violence on 'Many Sides' in Charlottesville - Breitbart

The critics are guilty of a double standard, and of exploiting Charlottesville for political gain, widening America's divisions.
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Vox 4 days

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Summer Sweat: Hollywood Box Office Down 12 Percent From 2016 Season

Moviegoers in North America largely steered clear of a summer film slate stacked with remakes, reboots, and sequels.
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Jennifer Lawrence Raffles Chance to Get Drunk with Her to Help End 'Political Corruption'

The actress is raffling off a chance to fly out to California to go wine-tasting with her in a fundraiser for Represent.us.
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NPR Politics 5 days

Trump Supporter On Charlottesville: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity' : NPR

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, saying that the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.
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Vox 6 days

Read: President Trump's remarks condemning violence "on many sides" in Charlottesville

Here’s a full transcript of Trump’s remarks.
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Trump Must Apologize for Causing ‘Racists to Rejoice,’ Romney Says - The New York Times

In a Facebook post, Mitt Romney urges President Trump to repudiate racists and admit they were “100% to blame” for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
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NBC Politics 2 days

AG Sessions said the Charlottesville car attack could be a "hate crime"

Charlottesville car attack could be a "civil rights violation or a hate crime" Attorney General Jeff Sessions told NBC News in an exclusive interview.
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Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump - The New York Times

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, had a message for the president: “Think before you speak.”
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Hurrah for the ACLU

In Charlottesville, a principled stand for the speech rights of even odious speakers.
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NBC Politics 3 days

Retweets don't equal endorsements: Trump retweets user calling him a "fascist"

President Donald Trump took about 20 minutes to delete a pair of tweets on Tuesday morning — one which a user called the president a "fascist."
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Vox 1 day

Spotify is removing white supremacist and neo-Nazi bands from its music library

Music has historically been a recruitment tool for the far right.
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The World Trusts Putin More Than Trump on Foreign Affairs, Pew Says

People around the world have more confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin handling world affairs than in his U.S. Counterpart Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center survey showed.
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Vox 3 days

Debating the liberal case against identity politics

"It works for them. It doesn't work for us. It's that simple." —Professor Mark Lilla
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Missouri Democratic state senator says she hopes Trump is assassinated

A Democratic state senator in Missouri is apologizing and facing resignation calls for posting on Facebook Thursday she hopes President Trump is assassinated.
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Vox 2 days

The president of South Korea has a strong message for Trump

"Only the Republic of Korea can make the decision for military action on the Korean Peninsula."
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‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right - The New York Times

Recent events in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, have brought new attention to a coalition of radicals unafraid to scuffle with right-wing extremists.
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Vox 2 days

Confederate statues don’t just promote white supremacy. They erase those who dared to revolt.

I'm a black Southerner. I had to go abroad to see a statue celebrating black liberation.
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CNN Politics 1 day

Cleveland Clinic pulls fundraiser from Trump's Mar-a-Lago

The Cleveland Clinic said Thursday that it will not hold its annual fundraiser next year at Mar-a-Lago, the Trump-owned resort in Palm Beach, Florida
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NBC Politics Today

Trump More Isolated Than Ever After Worst Week Yet

All the latest on Donald Trump's very bad week — and the criticism coming from his own party for it.
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CNN Politics 1 day

'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter predicts Trump will resign

The ghostwriter of "The Art of the Deal" thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits.
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Protesters in Atlanta Tear Down ‘Peace Monument’ After Mistaking It for Confederate SymboI

Protesters vandalized and attempted to take down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Sunday, mistaking it for a pro-Confederate statue.
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Vox Today

Tina Fey’s cake-eating SNL bit means well, but her advice to ignore white supremacy is bad

Fey crashed Weekend Update to eat cake, spit fire, and pitch a confusing way to combat racism.
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James Murdoch Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League as Trump Protest - The New York Times

Mr. Murdoch, the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, gave a candid statement, via email, against the white supremacist sentiment that swept through Virginia last weekend.
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Vox 3 days

How brands respond to political crisis

PR firms are gearing up for more social unrest during the Trump administration.
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Vox Today

Read a House Democrat's new bill asking for Trump to be removed via the 25th Amendment

Calls to undemocratically remove Trump are slowly moving into the Democratic Party’s mainstream.
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16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump - The New York Times

Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.
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Vox 3 days

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

Results show supporters are prejudiced, dehumanizing, and aggressive.
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Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’ - The New York Times

On Twitter, the president echoes a refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.
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What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa - The Atlantic

If the president is concerned about violence on the left, he can start by fighting the white supremacist movements whose growth has fueled its rise.
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NPR Politics 1 day

Post-Charlottesville Online Vigilantism Gets Wrong Man Harassed : All Tech Considered : NPR

A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.
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Vox 1 day

How Trump’s tax cuts could wind up hurting most Americans

If he and Paul Ryan plug the gap with spending cuts, the results would be extremely regressive.
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Vox Today

Sen. Jeff Flake to Trump: "low-skilled" immigrants make America great

The senator’s argument is low-key kind of radical — even for a pro-business Republican.
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Vox 3 days

North Korea just pulled back from a Guam attack

But the threat still exists.
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Texas about to legalize open-carry of big knives and swords

The katana once was the weapon of the samurai. But a new law soon will make it perfectly legal for Texans to publicly carry the warrior blade – along with a range of swords and other long knives.
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NPR Politics 1 day

Trump Defends 'Beauty' Of Confederate Memorials : NPR

The tweets come after days of the president whipsawing back and forth on his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
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CNN Politics 1 day

Bob Corker just went there on Trump's 'competence'

Bob Corker is no Donald Trump hater. Which makes what the Tennessee Republican senator said Thursday about the President all the more powerful.
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Vox 2 days

Vice’s documentary on Charlottesville is really worth watching

It shows the white supremacist protesters for what they really are.
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Vox 1 day

Why you absolutely cannot stare at the sun without eclipse glasses, explained

Stocks of eclipse glasses are running low. That’s not an excuse to forgo eye protection.
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CNN Politics 1 day

Corker: Trump hasn't demonstrated stability

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President "has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation."
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CNN Politics Today

Secret Service investigating Missouri pol post

The US Secret Service is investigating comments made online by a Missouri state lawmaker who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.
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Trump administration shuts down Central American minor protection program

The Trump administration on Wednesday shut down yet another Obama-era program – this one, created to give Central American minors fleeing poverty and gang violence in their homeland temporary legal status in the United States.
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California Bill: 1 Year in Jail for Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun - Breitbart

A bill in the California State Senate would punish people who refuse "to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns."
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The Slippery Slopes of Iceland

A CBS News report triggers an inspiring response.
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Nadler: Trump Must Be Censured - He Is an 'Immoral President' - Breitbart

Nadler: Trump Must Be Censured --- He Is an 'Immoral President'
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Vox 1 day

The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche. The Nazis were too.

The alt-right is obsessed with the 19th-century German philosopher. They don’t understand him.
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Vox 1 day

The New Yorker and Economist’s new covers blast Trump’s white supremacist pandering

Here’s how three news magazines covered this past week. They’re not subtle.
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