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Lexington Council Backs Plan to Move Confederate Statues

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Gray said he had planned to make the announcement next week but that the events in Charlottesville "accelerated the announcement". "I think moving the statues to Veterans Park will allow the city to still honor history", Kay said. White supremacists had originally made a decision to hold their rally in the Virginia town known more for being a quiet college town than political activism, as a result of plans to remove a statue of Robert E Lee there. Read More »

Hurricane Gert strengthens, expected to weaken by Thursday: NHC

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Monday evening, Tropical Storm Gert strengthened into Hurricane Gert with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles-per-hour. And finally, forecasters were keeping tabs on a tropical wave over western Africa that was expected to emerge over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday . Read More »

Trump 'Seriously Considering' Pardoning Criminal 'Sheriff Joe' Arpaio

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As The New York Times noted, the order originated from a lawsuit "charging that the sheriff's office regularly violated the rights of Latinos, stopping people based on racial profiling, detaining them based exclusively on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally, and turning them over to the immigration authorities". Read More »

Canadian Province Ends 'Trophy' Hunting for Grizzlies

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Foreign hunters have accounted for about 30 per cent of all trophy kills in B.C. a given year and they can pay upwards of $30,000 for the proper permits and the assistance of a guide outfitter. There is more money to be made, after all, from grizzly bear-viewing tours than from selling trophy-hunting tags, which now brings in only $2 million per year. Read More »

White Nationalists in The White House: Darcy cartoon

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Palomarez said. Of course, Bannon has a tendency to just lay low and survive rumors of an impending dismissal. Mr. Trump offered little pushback, according to a person familiar with the conversation, and vented his frustrations about Mr. Read More »

Japan's Abe Sends Condolences to Mark WWII Surrender

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President Donald Trump confirmed their cooperation to deal with a possible North Korean missile launch that might travel over Japan toward waters off Guam. "We intend to keep this immovable policy firmly, throughout the ages, while facing history with humility", he added. Sixty-three lawmakers from a nonpartisan group promoting visits to Yasukuni went, four fewer than a year ago and a decline of nearly 40 from 2013. Read More »

Pence defends Trump's speech that failed to condemn hate groups

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But speaking last night, vice president Pence praised Trump's response to the emergency, saying he had " clearly and unambiguously" condemned the violence. "We stand with them to restore democracy in Venezuela". "So that'll give you a sense for how much I like the vice president". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met Monday with refugees who fled the chaos in Venezuela for the safety of a church in Cartagena, Colombia . Read More »

Nashville could be part of 2026 World Cup bid

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Municipal leaders in each city have been asked to provide information about game and training venues, transportation infrastructure, past experience hosting major sporting and cultural events and available accommodations. Cities have until September 5 to declare their interest in taking part in the bid process. Each venue included in the request has to have at least 40,000 seats for the group-stage matches, and U.S. Read More »

Flood situation further deteriorates in Assam

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The Narendra Modi government has assured all support to the state in overcoming the havoc caused by the floods. The flood situation has taken a critical turn in Assam and parts of Bihar after incessant rains lash the states. Railway lines were affected at as many as 12 locations initially, of which seven were already repaired and restored. Nine rivers - the Brahmaputra, Buridehing, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari, Beki, Sankosh, Katakhal and Kushiyara - were flowing above their danger ... Read More »

America's active hate groups are on the rise

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A new White House statement on Sunday explicitly denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups, but it was attributed to an unnamed spokesperson and not the president himself. "To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held accountable", Trump said . "It (violence) does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute". Read More »

Trump White House to look into China's trade practices

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Chinese President Xi Jinping asked his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for moderation on the Korean peninsula issue on a phone conversation on Friday. The looming investigation follows high tensions between Washington and Beijing . " China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. Read More »

Pence Defends Trump From Critics of Charlottesville Remarks

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Vice President Mike Pence met today with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the Presidential Guest House in Cartagena. The U.S. Treasury now has sanctions in place against 21 Venezuelan officials, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Vice President Tareck El Aissami, Prosecutor-General Tarek William Saab, the Minister of Justice Nestor Reverol and Adan Chavez, brother to late President Hugo Chavez. Read More »

White supremacist murder suspect idolized Hitler and Nazis

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The mayor of Charlottesville , political leaders of all political stripes, and activists and community organisers around the country planned rallies, vigils and education campaigns to combat the hate groups . A strong sense of social justice was a constant theme in Heyer's personal and working life, said Alfred Wilson, bankruptcy division manager at the Miller Law Group . Read More »

(9:15 pm): Sheriff says three dead in Great Lakes Dragaway shooting

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The victims were from Aurora, Illinois, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said. Three men died after they were shot at point-blank range during a auto race attended by thousands in Wisconsin, authorities said. "We're not aware of any altercations that happened earlier". "Some family members have shown up and we found that, at least the family members I'm aware of, were not cooperative at all", Beth said. Read More »

Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft

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United States President Donald Trump will call tomorrow for his chief trade adviser to investigate China's intellectual property (IP) practices, website Politico reported, citing an unnamed administration official. "China is widely recognised as the biggest source of the problem", he said. Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, a popular trade tool in the 1980s that has been rarely used in the past decade, allows the president to unilaterally impose tariffs or other trade restrictions to ... Read More »

Sunday Morning Weather: Strong Storms For The Plains

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Over night Sunday a low of 47, before we start a bit of a warming trend to begin the work week. Tuesday will be cloudy to partly sunny with a few showers and storms possible. Winds will be east 3 to 5 miles per hour. PM showers and storms will develop yet again, but they will be a little more isolated. Friday will be partly sunny with a slight risk of a PM shower or storm. Read More »