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State of Emergency in Virginia as White Nationalists March

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The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters for the second day in a row over a plan to remove the statue of a Confederate general from a city park. [Source]

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Sudanese children of Islamic State militants released in Libya

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Four children from Sudan whose parents are believed to have been killed fighting for Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte last year were handed over to the Sudanese consul on Sunday for return to their country.

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United States beat Europe to retain Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - The United States beat Europe by five points to retain the Solheim Cup in Iowa on Sunday as the Americans continued their near invincibility on home soil.

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Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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Polls: Majority in 3 key states 'embarrassed' by Trump

A suite of new NBC News/Marist polls has found that majorities in three key states that helped tip the election for President Donald Trump now say they feel "embarrassed" by his conduct in office.

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Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence

The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.

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Joint Taliban, Islamic State raid killed disarmed Afghan fighters, civilians: U.N.

KABUL (Reuters) - A combined force of Taliban and "self-proclaimed" Islamic State militants killed at least 36 people in what may amount to war crimes during a raid on a northern Afghan town this month, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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Thousands Protest Against White Supremacy

Demonstrators poured into the nation’s streets and parks over the weekend to denounce white supremacy and Nazism, one week after clashes between far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.

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Iraqi ship sinks after collision, at least four sailors dead: state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi ship sank on Saturday after a collision with another vessel in Iraq's territorial waters, killing at least four sailors, Iraqi state television reported.

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Emergency room doctor: Whites have refused my care

Dr. Esther Choo is an Asian-American emergency room physician who has practiced medicine for more than a decade. Yet, she says, a few times a year, a patient will refuse to let her treat them. Solely because of her race.

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Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin: statement

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday.

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The Islamic State's Claim to Spain

Spain hasn’t been in ISIS’ crosshairs as much as France and Britain, but it has been as a through-point for ISIS recruits and target of its propaganda for years.

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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.

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Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign was already set to be the highest profile race of the fall. Then came the Charlottesville violence and President Trump’s response.

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Does he blow up the fire of controversy over Charlottesville or put it out?

More than most men who've had his job, President Donald Trump is familiar with the feel of a controversy, its life cycles, how it grows, how it goes out. Instead of climbing the political ladder as a state legislator or US House member before becoming a senator or governor to audition for the top role in politics, he worked in show business, first as a brash tabloid real estate tycoon, later a reality show host, and most recently, the leader of the debunked "birther" movement. Controversies are like fires, and he's played with them before.

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After Charlottesville, Boston aims to avert violence at 'Free Speech' rally

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers will hit the streets of Boston on Saturday to deter violence at a "Free Speech" rally with right-wing speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest.

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Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests

Amid heightened tensions, a handful of cities were preparing for demonstrations this weekend over Confederate symbols and white nationalism.

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Lebanese army launches operation against Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army declared on Saturday that it had launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria, a Lebanese security source said.

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Trump's ex-stategist tells Weekly Standard that right-wing, populist leadership he championed is at an end

After his ouster from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is "over."

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Bannon departure tips trade scales in favor of White House 'globalists'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The departure on Friday of Steve Bannon, the White House's top economic nationalist, will likely tip the trade policy scales in favor of the Trump administration's "globalist" faction, which could soften the stance toward two of Trump's favorite targets: China and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Charlottesville fuels conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories concerning counterprotestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, have begun to circulate in the wake of the weekend's violence. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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'White supremacists by default': How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible

Blame President Trump for his tepid moral response. Call the neo-Nazis and white nationalists thugs. Fill your Facebook and Twitter accounts with moral outrage.

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US STOCKS-Wall St ends down after more White House turmoil

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Monuments targeted in wake of Charlottesville

Many monuments, particularly Confederate ones, have been vandalized in the wake of Charlottesville.

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British Columbia extends wildfire state of emergency for third time

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian province of British Columbia has extended a state of emergency for a third time until Sept. 1 because of wildfires raging across the region, the provincial government said on Friday.

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One picture that shows the remarkable White House staff turnover

The photo above was taken on January 28 in the Oval Office.

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States consider protections for drivers who hit protesters

The death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, has renewed focus on bills that surfaced this year in a half-dozen state legislatures that proposed limited protections for drivers who cause injury or death to protesters.

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What's in a name? Virginia school enters Confederate symbols battle

MANASSAS, Va. (Reuters) - In the northern Virginia county where Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson earned his famous moniker, a battle has begun to remove his name from the local high school where it appears in large white letters on the red brick facade.

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Charlottesville mayor: It's time to remove these lightning rods

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer on Friday called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville.

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White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe

(Reuters) - The White House lawyer brought in to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election said he believed the focus of the probe was "narrow" and the aspects related to President Donald Trump should be completed before the end of the year.

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'#WAR': Breitbart set to take on Trump White House

Close, Chuck nytimes.com

16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

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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Why do you hate me? A brown woman talks to a former white nationalist

Everybody's writing about white nationalists. But nobody's asking them the things I really want to know, as a woman of color and a mom of two kids. I reached out to Arno Michaelis, a former activist in the white power movement, to better understand how their world might affect mine. He is the author of "My Life After Hate" and details his journey in this CNN Opinion piece. Our phone conversation, lightly edited for flow, is below.

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Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump's Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday and promised to make his department more racially diverse.

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In Charlottesville, Germans sense echoes of their struggle with history

BERLIN/WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - For the past decade, the pupils of the Manfred von Ardenne school in Berlin have been visiting a local cemetery to tend the graves of victims of the Nazis.

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U.S. State Department hit by system-wide email outage: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department's email systems have been hit by a broad outage, a State Department official said on Friday.

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'Hate is not an American value, Secretary of State Tillerson says

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told participants in the State Department Students Program on Friday that issues of race and diversity were on everyone's mind given the events of the past week, going on to say that "hate is not an American value" and that those who embrace it "damage our public discourse."

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Iraqi forces prepare to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State militants

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Five weeks after securing victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces have moved into positions around the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Iraqi military commanders say.

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Trump raises Cyber Command status: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump elevated the Pentagon's U.S. Cyber Command on Friday in a move aimed at emphasizing the development of cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries.

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Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, said that after hearing what Mr. Trump had said about the protests on Tuesday, she did not wish to talk to him.

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Syrian army encircles Islamic State in central Syria advance

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have encircled an Islamic State (IS) pocket in central Syria after a series of advances in the desert region, state media, a Hezbollah military media unit and a war monitor said on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-China to curb "irrational" overseas Belt and Road investment-state planner

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Tina Fey's suggestion for coping with Charlottesville

Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers appeared on NBC's "Weekend Update Summer Edition" to discuss the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the removal of Confederate statues.

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Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, the day after two other advisory groups were dismantled over the furor caused by Trump's remarks on white supremacists.

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Opinion: What the white supremacist view of history leaves out

Charlottesville is where I learned what history is and isn't, and who I wanted to become. I posed for graduation and wedding photos in the shadow of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, elated to be starting a new life pursuing further post-graduate study and building a family. It's a campus and a town that will always feel a bit like home to me.

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Analysis: What Trump understands about white identity politics

In an interview with the American Prospect, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offers an important insight into why Democrats lost the election and why they're struggling with identity politics.

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Barcelona, Charlottesville, Robert E. Lee: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Durant won't go to White House to visit Trump

(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

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Governor urges Trump to drop Virginia from offshore drilling plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday.

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Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom.

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Trump abandons plan to create infrastructure council: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, after he scrapped two other advisory groups led by corporate CEOs following his controversial remarks on white nationalists.

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Carmen de Lavallade, a Dance Legend, to Skip a White House Reception

Ms. de Lavallade will be honored by the Kennedy Center, but skip a reception at the White House after “socially divisive and morally caustic” remarks by “our current leadership.”

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How the FBI smashed white supremacist group The Order

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How the Media Captured Charlottesville and Its Aftermath

A memorable photograph, a stunning video, a jaw-dropping news conference and more. The media’s coverage of recent events proved noteworthy itself.

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Spotify deletes white supremacist music

Spotify is deleting white supremacist songs after a music industry publication alerted the company to their presence on the streaming service.

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UPDATE 1-Trump adviser Cohn to remain as talk swirls of White House departures

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, a White House official said on Thursday, after speculation earlier in the day of Cohn's possible departure rattled the U.S. stock market and the dollar.

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White supremacist cries in video

Christopher Cantwell, one of the white supremacist organizers featured in Vice's documentary about Charlottesville, Virginia, appears fearful in another video posted the same weekend as the attack.

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Top Trump economic adviser Cohn not leaving: White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, a White House official told Reuters on Thursday after earlier rumors of his departure rattled Wall Street and hit U.S. stocks and the dollar.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017) nytimes.com

Photos of Peaceful Charlottesville Vigil: ‘Our Home, Not Their Home’

Marchers — many of them college students — sang hymns, gospel songs and other anthems of belonging at a gathering that was largely organized by word of mouth.

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Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Thursday at critics of his response to racial violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville, and defiantly reiterated his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil war Confederacy.

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Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency.

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Trump blasts Republican senator on 'moral equivalency' after Virginia attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a critic in his own party who had denounced the president's response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack, saying he had not drawn a "moral equivalency" between white hate groups and counter-protesters.

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Charlottesville, Stephen Bannon, Joshua Wong: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Why historian thinks Charlottesville is pivotal moment in Trump's 'political collapse'

Amid the white supremacist-fueled violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump's assertion that "both sides" bear responsibility for it, there's an active debate about whether any president has ever behaved like this before in the face of a national crisis. Hoping to find some answers -- and some much-needed historical context -- I reached out to Tim Naftali, a history professor at New York University. Naftali is also the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and is a CNN contributor. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.

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Apple's Tim Cook: I disagree with Trump on Charlottesville

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Woman rear-ended by Charlottesville suspect: God put me there for a reason

The two women who were in the car hit by the Charlottesville attacker detail their experience moments after the crash and say God put them there for a reason.

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In interview, Bannon calls white supremacists 'clowns'

Steve Bannon disparaged the mindset that motivates white supremacists in a Wednesday interview, calling the group "a collection of clowns."

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Trump's crisis spurs talk of White House departures

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.

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Hear 'white advocate' and Trump make similar statements

CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin spoke with a leader in the white nationalist movement and found striking similarities to the arguments the President himself presented.

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Black Voices on Turmoil in Charlottesville: ‘The World We Live In’

African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols

State and local officials are grappling, again, with the fates of Confederate monuments, reviving the outrage that followed the church massacre in 2015 in Charleston, S.C.

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Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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UPDATE 2-Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Trump's embattled chief strategist says he's fighting other top White House aides 'every day'

Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."

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UPDATE 1-Trump's Virginia comments last straw for disenchanted CEOs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Several U.S. chief executives had been considering resigning from Donald Trump's business advisory councils for months after the president said he would pull out of the Paris climate accord and ban transgender people from the military, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, long before Trump's comments on racial violence this week pushed them over the edge.

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These Trump voters back him on Charlottesville

Supporters in Kentucky react to President Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

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LaSalle sets $1 billion target for pan-Asia real estate fund

NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - LaSalle Investment Management Inc has set a new capital-raising target of $1 billion for the fifth of its pan-Asia opportunistic real estate funds, one of which is expected to significantly outperform a target annual return of 18 percent, the unit of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc said on Wednesday.

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What Executives Rebuking Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Are Saying

A growing chorus of executives on the President Trump’s business advisory councils have distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what they had to say.

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Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Cannot Be Silenced, Mother Says

At a memorial service, Ms. Heyer was remembered for a quality described as her most frustrating, and most admired — a passion for fighting injustice.

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ACLU takes heat for defending white supremacist group

Last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has put the American Civil Liberties Union on the defensive for representing the white supremacists and generated furious debate over First Amendment speech rights.

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House Democrats push to censure Trump over 'both sides' comments on Charlottesville

Three House Democrats drafted a resolution to formally censure President Donald Trump for saying Tuesday that "both sides" shared responsibility for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman protesting hate groups, as well as injuring more than a dozen people.

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Charlottesville, China, Trump: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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Far-right sites face lawsuits after naming wrong man as Charlottesville driver

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House panel to hold hearing on white supremacist threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing next month about threats from extremist groups, including domestic terrorism, following a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

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Fact check on Trump's statement

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at President Trump's stated reason for his 48-hour delay in condemning white supremacists. Read more at FactCheck.org

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Antifa? White nationalist? A glossary for today's political climate

If you're not sure how heated our current political climate is, just look at the top searches on Merriam-Webster:

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Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.

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Trump's Virginia remarks frustrate Republicans' tax push

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republican leaders were set to promote their tax reform goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but their plans were overshadowed by growing furor over President Donald Trump's controversial statements on Virginia protests that turned deadly.

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Twitter shutters accounts of U.S. white supremacy website

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday suspended accounts linked to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, keeping up pressure from Silicon Valley on white supremacists after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Charlottesville, Guam, Alibaba: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Trump's stance on Virginia violence shocks America's allies

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - America's closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.

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Reporter's Notebook: Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House

Ruminating on a storied German opera festival’s troubled past, only to learn at intermission that Nazi sympathizers were on the march back home.

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Iraq seeks international help to investigate Islamic State crimes

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq asked for international help on Wednesday to collect and preserve evidence of crimes by Islamic State militants and said it is working with Britain to draft a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish the investigation.

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Charlottesville victim's mom has a message to white nationalists

Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death:

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Blacks, whites see racism in US very, very differently

How you see race in the United States can depend a lot on your own background.

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Amphetamine combo linked to Islamic State more potent than thought

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A synthetic psychoactive drug linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be a fund-raising tool and stimulant for Islamist militants is more dangerous than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Analysis: Trump sees 'both sides' of white supremacy

In saying that there was "blame on both sides" and abandoning his previous denouncements of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, President Donald Trump attempted to apply nuance to bigotry and hate.

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Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

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Tears and tributes at Virginia memorial for rally violence victim

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - With tears and tributes, hundreds of purple-clad residents packed an historic Charlottesville theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.

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Right and Left React to Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Comments Blaming ‘Both Sides’

Read about how the other side thinks about the President’s news conference, Confederate monuments, and responding to the violence of hate groups.

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White House names Hicks interim communications director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longtime Trump communications aide Hope Hicks has been named as interim communications director, the White House said on Wednesday, in the latest personnel move for President Donald Trump as he continues to seek someone for the job.

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Trump's failure of leadership on Charlottesville violence is another sign of a presidency in peril

Donald Trump's insistence Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned what was a fumbling presidency into what now appears to be one on the verge of total collapse.

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Virginia city holds memorial service for woman killed in violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville was being remembered on Wednesday at a memorial service in this southern U.S. college town.

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Source: McConnell upset at Trump over latest Charlottesville remarks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been publicly silent so far over President Donald Trump's latest remarks on Charlottesville, is privately upset with the President's handling of the episode, according to a source close to the Kentucky Republican.

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After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes

With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.

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Top military brass condemn Charlottesville violence

In a rare move, top commanders in the US military are speaking out in the wake of the deadly violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

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Obama’s Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet Ever

The tweet paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of children.

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The father of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer urges people to stop the hate and forgive each other

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California Today: California Today: ‘Hamilton’ Sweeps Through the State

Wednesday: A hit musical arrives in Los Angeles, a white supremacist’s San Jose upbringing, and traces of Russia’s legacy in California.

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How the media covered Trump's statements

Reporters waited in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday for vague remarks from President Trump about infrastructure. White House aides tamped down expectations ahead of time: they said the president was not expected to take questions.

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White House braces for fallout from Trump remarks on Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump no doubt pleased part of his political base on Tuesday by passionately arguing that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Saturday.

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2 Sisters in Charlottesville Sue Far-Right Leaders Over Car Attack

The lawsuit names 28 defendants, including the man suspected to be the driver and organizers of the white nationalist rally.

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After years of not waiting for the facts, Trump blames Charlottesville vagueness on just that

President Donald Trump, a man who has quickly and bluntly called out terrorist attacks for years and slammed his opponents for being too sheepish in the face of terror, said Tuesday that he gave a vague statement about violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday because he wanted to wait for the facts.

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Stolen $160M painting found at estate sale

An iconic painting by Willem de Kooning entitled, "Woman-Ochre," is returning home after being stolen 31 years ago.

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Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost

During a shouting-match of a news conference, an angry president asserted that “alt-left” activists in Charlottesville were as much to blame as neo-Nazis.

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Trump Reminded Threats Work Differently in Diplomacy Than in Real Estate

President Trump is accustomed to using strong statements as a negotiating tactic. But on the global stage, the politics of intimidation can get complicated.

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A fiery shootout with a white supremacist

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Charlottesville: hate crimes are public health issue

As a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, doctors and public health leaders were among those watching events unfold on their television screens and social media.

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These Confederate memorials will be removed after Charlottesville

More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States.

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Donald Trump, Charlottesville, North Korea: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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BRIEF-Unisync board reinstates Douglas Good as CEO

* Unisync Corp - ‍Douglas F Good has re-assumed position of President and CEO of Unisync​

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Trump touts winery when talking Charlottesville

When asked by a reporter if he had any plans to visit Charlottesville, Virginia, after the unrest that erupted following protests by white nationalists, President Trump touted the winery and home he owns in the city.

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A Combative Trump Criticizes ‘Alt-Left’ Groups in Charlottesville

The president said he did nothing wrong in his first remarks on Saturday following racial unrest in Virginia.

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Trump again blames 'both sides' for Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that not all of the facts were known yet about the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent at the weekend and that both left- and right-wing groups used force.

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Trump: ‘Not All of Those People Were White Supremacists’

President Trump, in a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups.

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The Shift: This Was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Came Charlottesville.

Discord, a chat app for video game players, became a digital home for the alt-right before deciding to ban their chat rooms on Monday.

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One side in Charlottesville was bad and one side was violent, Trump says

In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the "alt-left" on the other side.

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Trump says both left- and right-wing groups to blame in Virginia clashes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said both sides were to blame in the clashes in Virginia over the weekend, adding that protesters on the political left violently attacked white nationalists rallying against a decision to remove a Confederate statue.

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Obama's Charlottesville tweet gets 2.5 million likes

Former President Barack Obama's tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the biggest ever on the social network.

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White nationalists are planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend

Major cities across the country are bracing for a wave of white nationalist rallies in the coming days.

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Walmart’s C.E.O. Joins Group to Rebuke Trump Over Charlottesville

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, said the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.”

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Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Tuesday at business leaders who quit a presidential advisory panel in protest over his response to a rally by far-right groups that turned deadly in Virginia, calling the executives "grandstanders."

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UPDATE 1-Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

* AMA president quits manufacturing jobs initiative (Adds Dent, Summers, Trump tweets, Scott Paul, Confederate statues)

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How White Supremacists in Charlottesville Branded Hate

We decode the symbols of hate that white supremacists, Nazis and alt-right groups display at their marches, including the violent gathering in Charlottesville, Va.

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U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Undeterred by violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said this week they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.

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Author: White nationalists more than 'slack-jawed yokels'

JD Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," says white nationalism isn't just a problem for the poor and working class.

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In Iran, Islamic State seeks to fan militancy among minorities

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State is seeking to radicalize disaffected ethnic minorities in majority Shi'ite Iran to encourage attacks intended to avenge Tehran's offensive against the group across the Middle East.

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Governor's painful gaffe on Charlottesville

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Three CEOs walk away from Trump after Charlottesville

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Late night tackles Trump on Charlottesville

Late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert criticize President Trump's response to white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Trump has attacked just about everyone on Twitter. But not white supremacists

The racists had been on parade for parts of two days, but it was only around 20 minutes before reports -- and graphic video -- of the attack that killed a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, went public on Saturday that President Donald Trump logged on.

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Trump faces business backlash over handling of Charlottesville upheaval

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a mounting political furor and backlash from business leaders, has explicitly condemned neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists two days after a rally by hate groups in Virginia turned deadly.

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Charlottesville, Stephen Bannon, Taylor Swift: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - The chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Thai PM to visit White House in October, trade, security on agenda: Thai foreign minister

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister and junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit the White House in October, Thailand's foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding trade and security would be on the agenda, the latest sign of warming ties between Bangkok and Washington.

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State Leaders Call for Confederate Monuments to Be Removed

The violence in Charlottesville, Va., is prompting a new push to relocate prominent symbols of the Confederacy.

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Merck and Under Armour CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - The chief executives of Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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UPDATE 9-Merck and Under Armour CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

Aug 14 (Reuters) - The chief executives of Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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How the Violence Unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia

White nationalists and counterprotesters blamed each other and the police for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Amateur video verified by The New York Times paints a picture of how the events led to one death and multiple injuries.

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Tech companies in the crosshairs on white supremacy and free speech

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.

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Police Brace for More White Nationalist Rallies, but Have Few Options

Protesters with guns make for a volatile situation. But the police can do little more than keep enemies apart and take careful note of their mood.

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Who Were the Counterprotesters in Charlottesville?

The counterprotesters were united against white supremacy, but they advocated a wide array of beliefs, tactics and goals.

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Bannon keeps low profile as White House tension grows

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has lowered his visibility amid the growing calls for his ouster by his critics inside and outside of the West Wing.

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Charlottesville, China, Kenneth Frazier: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Amateur Sleuths Aim to Identify Charlottesville Marchers, but Sometimes Misfire

An Arkansas professor 1,100 miles away from the white nationalist gathering in Virginia woke up to find himself wrongly exposed as a racist. Then the online abuse began.

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Merck’s Frazier Is Lonely C.E.O. Voice Challenging Trump on Charlottesville

Kenneth C. Frazier, the head of one of America’s biggest drugmakers, emerged as a rare corporate leader Monday when he quit an advisory group to protest President Trump’s first remarks on racially motivated violence.

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NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said.

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Protesters blame police for not stopping Charlottesville fury

As Charlottesville begins to heal after this weekend's violence, many are wondering how things got out of hand so quickly.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Charlottesville, Trump: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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As an immigrant, I found the best of America in Charlottesville

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How white nationalists heard Trump's word

Two days apart, President Trump issued two different statements about the violence that engulfed Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white supremacist rally over the weekend.

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Right and Left on the Violence in Charlottesville

Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum reacted to the outpouring of racial tension over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

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Charlottesville activists: Love trumps hate, eventually

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Charlottesville: Tracking Trump's response

On Saturday, President Trump failed to mention white nationalists after the attack in Charlottesville. Two days later, he directly condemned the groups.

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GoDaddy Severs Ties With Daily Stormer After Charlottesville Article

The neo-Nazi website had published a highly derogatory article about Heather Heyer, a Virginia woman who was fatally run over during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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Bulletin Board: Some Readers Say ‘White Nationalist’ Normalizes the Charlottesville Protesters

Our Standards editor says we used a range of descriptions for the groups at the center of the violence, including neo-Nazis, white supremacists and white nationalists.

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President specifically calls out white supremacists and other hate groups two days after fatal car attack

President Donald Trump directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis in a statement from the White House Monday afternoon.

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Transcript and Video: President Trump Speaks About Charlottesville

Mr. Trump once again addressed the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend after white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters.

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Before Charlottesville, a String of Killings Raised the Specter of Far-Right Violence

Suspects linked to white supremacist groups or with a history of anti-immigrant rhetoric have been charged in a string of lone-wolf attacks this year.

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Charlottesville rally violence: How we got here

Despite the outrage and uproar, everyone had to know the protests were coming to Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend -- and that they would get out of hand.

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Syrian army comes closer to encircling Islamic State in central Syria desert

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies advanced in the central Syrian desert on Monday and could soon encircle an Islamic State pocket, part of a multi-pronged thrust into eastern areas held by the jihadist group.

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Trump calls white supremacists repugnant

President Trump condemns the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally.

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Watch President's full statement

After facing two days of criticism for his response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump condemned the attack in a statement from the White House.

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Trump on Charlottesville: ‘Racism Is Evil’

After blaming violence from protests on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, President Trump condemned the K.K.K., neo-Nazis and white supremacists during a White House speech on Monday.

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Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack Is Denied Bail in Court Appearance

On Monday, a judge said he would not grant bail to James Alex Fields, Jr., suspected of ramming his car into a crowd in a deadly attack in Virginia on Saturday, at least until he meets with a court-appointed attorney.

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GoDaddy removes white supremacist website after offensive post

(Reuters) - The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

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UPDATE 1-GoDaddy removes white supremacist website after offensive post

Aug 14 (Reuters) - The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

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White nationalists plan another protest, this time in Texas on September 11

Brace yourselves for Round 2: White nationalists are planning for another protest in September.

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Merck CEO resigns from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.

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White nationalists mocked for using tiki torches

White nationalists descended Friday night on the University of Virginia campus with burning tiki torches -- lending a distinctly but likely unintentional Polynesian aura to a white nationalist group's march.

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Finland's co-ruling nationalists seek fresh start after party break-up

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A splinter group of nationalists who remained in Finland's ruling coalition after their party broke up called on Monday for big tax cuts for the middle class in a bid to improve their dismal standing in the polls.

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Former Virginia attorney general to CNN pundit: 'Shut up'

A debate about the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, got heated Monday morning as a former Virginia attorney general asked a CNN political commentator to "shut up."

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Merck CEO resigns from Trump council after Charlottesville

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.

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UPDATE 2-Merck CEO resigns from Trump council after Charlottesville

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.

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Merck CEO quits Trump council over Charlottesville

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‘Evil Attack’ in Virginia Is Domestic Terrorism, Sessions Says

The “domestic terrorism” language is largely symbolic, but the debate over the term has raged for more than a decade.

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President condemns Charlottesville attack after facing days of criticism, calls white supremacists 'repugnant'

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Sessions vows 'vigorous' action in wake of Charlottesville tragedy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Monday that the Justice Department will "take the most vigorous action" to protect Americans against "racism and bigotry" in the aftermath of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

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Suspect in Charlottesville car attack set to appear Monday in court via video link

The man suspected of killing a woman as he allegedly mowed down a group of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Virginia is set to appear Monday in court via video link.

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Charlottesville mayor: Trump 'whiffed' at chance to denounce white supremacists

The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, slammed President Donald Trump Monday for his unwillingness to forcefully condemn white separatists behind the racial unrest that left one woman dead over the weekend in the city.

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Charlottesville mayor: Trump missed his chance

Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer said President Donald Trump had the opportunity to call out Nazis and white supremacists and "he whiffed." CNN's Chris Cuomo has more.