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Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more diplomats than earlier reported, officials say

A higher number of US and Canadian diplomats and their families are believed to have been attacked by a mystery sonic weapon in Havana than was initially reported, CNN has learned from two senior US government officials.

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Former Iranian president asks Supreme Leader to end house arrests

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami has called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end the house arrest of opposition leaders, Khatami’s website reported Sunday, the first such public call by a senior political figure

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Leading Democrat: Critics can't conclude Trump is impaired

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by claiming he is physically or mentally impaired.

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Russian court rejects Siemens' plea to seize its turbines in Crimea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court has rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which have turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions, and to ban their installation ahead of preliminary hearings next month, the court's ruling showed on Sunday.

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Who Needs the Hamptons When You Have the Parker House?

Open since 1878, this seaside manse has become party central for a large group of Snapchatting, shot-chugging 20-somethings. It also serves lunch.

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Local officials weigh whether to keep Confederate memorials

Take a look at the week in politics from August 13 to August 19.

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Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

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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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Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps.

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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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Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said.

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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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Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia

The police shot and killed the assailant in the Russian city of Surgut, said the authorities, who gave no initial indication of a terror connection.

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Trump tweets thanks to Steve Bannon for service and role in campaign against Clinton

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday, thanking him on Twitter for his service and his role in the presidential election campaign against Hillary Clinton.

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Pentagon's Mattis again seeks to reassure U.S. allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is committed to them despite mixed messages from President Donald Trump.

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Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement published on its website.

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Amid Trump backlash, his U.N. envoy says stand up, isolate hate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at a protest by white nationalists.

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Trump Officials Renew Effort to Expand Use of Prison at Guantánamo

Under John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who once oversaw the prison in Cuba, the Trump administration is debating a potential executive order on detainees.

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After firing, Bannon returns to his 'killing machine'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within.

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Mueller's Russia probe: Nothing is unrelated

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's mandate and whether he has crossed some imaginary red line that President Donald Trump appears to have drawn.

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Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy

HAGERSTOWN, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America's longest war.

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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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'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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Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump after facing criticism that his recommendations on policy could help his own investments.

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

* Nike, footwear retailers trampled as price war sparks concerns

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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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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

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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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Romania negotiating to buy U.S. rocket systems worth $1.25 billion: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of mobile artillery rocket systems to Romania worth up to $1.25 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Friday.

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Trump fires adviser Bannon

WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, the White House announced, ending the turbulent tenure of a rabble-rousing conservative media entrepreneur and political activist who was a darling of Trump's base.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bannon's White House exit lifts U.S. stocks; dollar off lows

* European shares fall; Barcelona attack weakens travel stocks (Updates with U.S. prices, adds commentary, changes byline, previous dateline London)

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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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MOVES-Stifel names new senior vice presidents

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Stifel Financial Corp said Nicholas Dukas and Jason Dukas have joined its broker-dealer unit Stifel, Nicolaus & Co Inc's private client group office as senior vice presidents of investment.

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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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Decision on whether Trump adviser Bannon keeps his job is imminent: Axios

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decision from President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly is imminent on whether White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will keep his job, online news outlet Axios said on Friday.

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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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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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Amid Spain attacks, Trump says U.S. ready and borders secure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States was prepared for any possible "trouble" and its borders were secure, as authorities in Spain grappled with an attempted attack near Barcelona one day after another attack left more than a dozen dead.

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BRIEF-H&E Equipment Services announces pricing of senior notes offering

* H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announces pricing of senior notes offering

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BRIEF-Jazz Pharma announces $500 mln offering of 1.50 pct exchangeable senior notes due 2024

* Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc - ‍offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.50% exchangeable senior notes due 2024​

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Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban: CAS

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday.

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Living In and Trying to Sell a Frank Lloyd Wright House

A house by Frank Lloyd Wright is instantly recognizable, but what does it take to market, sell or even live in something designed by him.

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The Challenge of a Wright House

Frank Lloyd Wright houses may be architectural masterpieces but finding a buyer isn't always easy. Take a tour of Tirranna, on the market in New Canaan, Conn., for $7.2 million.

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UPDATE 1-Russia's TMK says stronger U.S. sales to propel H2 earnings

MOSCOW, Aug 18 (Reuters) - TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, said on Friday its first-half core earnings, or EBITDA, rose 2 percent year on year and would rise further in the second half due to stronger sales in the United States.

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Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russia switch

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Wisconsin bill giving $3 billion incentives to Foxconn advances

(Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican-controlled state Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn.

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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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U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,

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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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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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UPDATE 3-U.S. House Democrats launch probe into MS drug pricing

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatments have nearly quintupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.

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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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BRIEF-Encore Capital Group says co entered into a third amended and restated senior secured note purchase agreement

* Encore Capital Group Inc - on August 11, 2017, company entered into a third amended and restated senior secured note purchase agreement

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Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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How the FBI smashed white supremacist group The Order

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Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bob Corker, unleashing one of the most pointed attacks from a Republican official on President Donald Trump, said on Thursday the president had not yet shown the "stability and competence" the United States needs, nor an understanding of the nation's character.

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Exclusive: SEC officials' holdings, legal work, pose potential conflicts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two lawyers appointed to senior jobs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have ties to major companies including financial firms Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Wells Fargo & Co that could complicate efforts to regulate them, according to government documents viewed by Reuters.

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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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U.S. House Democratic leader Pelosi calls for Confederate statue removal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined calls for the immediate removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol, shortly after President Donald Trump expressed regret over statues and monuments being removed in some cities.

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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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Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.

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House Democrats launch probe into MS drug pricing

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said on Thursday they are launching an investigation into price increases for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) drugs and sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.

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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.

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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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BRIEF-White Mountains to commence self-tender offer to purchase up to 500,000 of its common shares

* White Mountains to commence self-tender offer to purchase up to 500,000 of its common shares

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Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China-media

(Reuters) - The United States is in an economic war with China, U.S President Donald Trump's chief political strategist has said, warning Washington is losing the fight but is about to hit China hard over unfair trade practices.

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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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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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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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Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market.

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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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U.S. ends program for Central American minors fleeing violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminated a program on Wednesday that allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to settle in the United States, ending travel hopes for more than 2,700 children awaiting approval.

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Sessions slams Chicago sanctuary policies

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly criticized the city of Chicago's political leadership, citing its so-called sanctuary policies as an example of the breakdown of law and order in the country.

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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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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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Fed Officials Confront New Reality: Low Inflation and Low Unemployment

A growing number of officials see a need to adjust the central bank’s assumptions on the economy, according to an account of the latest policy meeting.

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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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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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Surveys contradict Trump claim that Comey had lost FBI confidence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Annual employee surveys released by the FBI on Wednesday show former Director James Comey was highly regarded, contradicting President Donald Trump's claim when he fired Comey this year that he had lost the confidence of the agency's workers.

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BRIEF-J&J says leaving White House manufacturing council

* CEO says company has changed our decision to participate in the White House manufacturing advisory council

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Jewish Trump Officials Silent on President’s Defense of Anti-Semitic Protesters

Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.

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Trump says ending two CEO advisory panels: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dismantled two CEO advisory panels on Wednesday as a growing number of chief executives announced their resignations following his response to a weekend of violence in Virginia that stoked racial tensions nationwide.

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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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UPDATE 1-Russian watchdog says Schlumberger-Eurasia Drilling deal "has big problems"

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Co (EDC) by U.S. oilfield services giant Schlumberger "has big problems" in the current political situation, the head of Russia's competition watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Neo-Nazi website returns with Russian help

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3M CEO Inge Thulin resigns from Trump's manufacturing council

(Reuters) - 3M Co said on Wednesday Chief Executive Inge Thulin had resigned from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Advisory Council.

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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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Republican senator Graham says Trump's race remarks dividing U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Wednesday called out fellow Republican President Donald Trump, saying his remarks in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, were dividing the nation and at odds with many Republicans' views.

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Russia's watchdog: Schlumberger "has big problems" to buy Russia's EDC

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Co (EDC) by U.S. oilfield services giant Schlumberger "has big problems" in the current political situation, the head of Russia's competition watchdog said on Wednesday.

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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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U.S. talks tough as NAFTA negotiations get under way

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. content for autos.

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Russian-Germans in focus amid fears of Moscow propaganda

PFORZHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German political parties campaigning for elections next month are competing to attract 2 million voters with roots in the former Soviet Union, amid concerns that Russian propaganda could sway votes in the community.

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McConnell says all need to stand against hate and violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday "messages of hate and bigotry" from white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups should not be welcome anywhere in the United States.

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BRIEF-Kenon holdings says its unit CDA issues $650 mln senior notes ‍​

* Kenon Holdings Ltd says its subsidiary CDA issues $650 million senior notes ‍​

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Turkey says Russia understands Turkish stance on Kurdish YPG militia

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russia understands Turkey's stance on the Kurdish YPG militia better than the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

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In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

For the first time, an actual witness has emerged in the hack of the Democratic National Committee, and he has been interviewed by the F.B.I.

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Russian Railways keeps plans to order additional trains from Siemens: Russian agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Railways on Wednesday said it was keeping plans to order additional trains from Siemens despite a row between Russia and the German firm over sanctions violations, Russian news agencies reported.

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Russian Railways keeps plans to order additional trains from Siemens - Russian agencies

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Russian Railways on Wednesday said it was keeping plans to order additional trains from Siemens despite a row between Russia and the German firm over sanctions violations, Russian news agencies reported.

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UPDATE 1-Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev says charges against him "fabricated"

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in court on Wednesday that the charges in the bribery case against him were fabricated and accused Igor Sechin, the chief executive of oil giant Rosneft, and the FSB security service, of carrying out a "provocation."

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Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev says charges against him 'fabricated'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in court on Wednesday that the charges in the bribery case against him were fabricated and accused Igor Sechin, the chief executive of oil giant Rosneft, and the FSB security service of carrying out a "provocation."

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Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev says charges against him "fabricated"

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in court on Wednesday that the charges in the bribery case against him were fabricated and accused Igor Sechin, the chief executive of oil giant Rosneft, and the FSB security service of carrying out a "provocation."

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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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Taiwan suffers massive power cut, affecting millions of households

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.

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Texas 'bathroom bill' dies in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear to have died on Tuesday as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.

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

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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A fiery shootout with a white supremacist

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United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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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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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House tax chairman confident on reform, others less so

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top tax law writer in the U.S. House of Representatives insisted on Tuesday that tax reform will happen this year, despite concerns among some experts that an overhaul of the tax code could drag into 2018, or even collapse altogether.

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Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will revoke an Obama-era executive order on Tuesday that required strict building standards for government-funded projects to reduce exposure to increased flooding from sea level rise, sources said.

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

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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UPDATE 1-Taiwan suffers massive power cut, affecting millions of households

TAIPEI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households, the government said.

Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017) nytimes.com

London Inferno Inquiry Will Scrutinize How Officials Dealt With Complaints of Fire Risk

At least 80 people died in the blaze at Grenfell Tower, and local authorities were accused of having ignored warnings from the tenants.

Alaska nytimes.com

When Russia Owned Part of America

The sea-otter trade brought adventurers across the Bering Strait to Alaska and beyond, and remnants of their footprints remain.

cnn.com

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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Opinion: What Russia's military exercises really mean

In Russia and neighboring Belarus, preparations are underway for Zapad -- a major military exercise to be held in September.

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House Ways and Means chairman: Tax reform on track for this year - CNBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday said Republicans were on track to pass tax reform this year and, unlike with healthcare, were united around a common plan even as the details are still being hammered out.

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Former senior al Shabaab leader says militants should leave group

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The one-time deputy leader of Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab called on Tuesday for others to quit the group following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

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U.S. sanctions hit Russian hopes of a 'Trump bump' for investment

MOSCOW (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions on Moscow have forced Russian business chiefs to accept that Donald Trump's rise to power is not about to produce a "Trump Bump" in foreign investment.

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Trump's popularity faces test in Alabama's Senate race

(Reuters) - Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump.

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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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Vietnam tells officials to avoid graft and live modestly

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's Communist Party has set out rules for top officials with an emphasis on fighting corruption, avoiding nepotism and living modestly, the government website said on Tuesday.

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U.S. auto safety advocacy group names Obama-era official to top post

(Reuters) - U.S. auto safety advocacy group Center for Auto Safety has appointed an official with a track record in federal government consumer protection agencies as its new executive director, the industry body said on Tuesday.

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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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Trump campaign aide sought Russia meeting

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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.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

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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Shonda Rhimes is a Hollywood powerhouse

With television hits like "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder," Shonda Rhimes is a Hollywood powerhouse.

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Trump to sign executive order Tuesday on infrastructure projects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday "establishing discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects," the White House said on Monday.

cnn.com

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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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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Trump signs memo directing probe into China's IP practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a presidential memorandum authorizing an investigation into China's alleged theft of American intellectual property, declaring it "one big move."

Charlottesville (Va) nytimes.com

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.

cnn.com

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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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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California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary policy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, a spokesperson for California's attorney general office said on Monday.

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

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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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Texas 'bathroom' bills stalled in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills.

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U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Policing in Black and White: Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

Those killings are eight times as likely as others to involve no criminal sanction, based on a review of police data.

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Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site 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.

cnn.com

Are Steve Bannon's White House days numbered?

CNN's Brian Stelter says sources close to the White House and statements by current and former officials indicate that Steve Bannon could be the next high-profile departure from the Trump administration.

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Aides try to explain why the President has yet to condemn white supremacists

A series of White House aides on Sunday looked to explain President Donald Trump's statement the day before that failed to condemn white supremacists or the "alt-right" for violence that left three people dead in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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With budget cuts looming, U.S. aid chief vows to do more with less

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing potentially deep budget cuts to U.S. foreign aid, new USAID administrator Mark Green says he needs to do more with less and prove to President Donald Trump that development assistance can further his "America First" agenda.

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Who are white nationalists and what do they want?

A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists and other right-wing groups clashed with counterprotesters over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Acts to Stem Fallout From Trump’s First Charlottesville Remarks

The White House, under siege over President Trump’s initial comments, on Sunday condemned “white supremacists” for inciting violence that left a woman dead.

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President Trump's reelection campaign releases television ad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign released its first television advertisement on Sunday, a 30-second spot that attacks Democrats and touts the accomplishments of his first seven months in office.

Terrorism nytimes.com

An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say

Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow surrendered to government forces on Sunday, in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants.

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Trump adviser pressed to condemn white nationalists

CNN's Jake Tapper presses White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert to publicly condemn the white supremacist groups who participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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FBI probe underway into Virginia white nationalist rally violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday are investigating the outbreak of violence in Virginia following a white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured more than 30, presenting U.S. President Donald Trump with a major domestic challenge.

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Maduro's son threatens to seize White House

Nicolás Maduro Guerra, the son of the Venezuelan President, is threatening to seize the White House with rifles if President Donald Trump sends the US military to his nation.

Belarus nytimes.com

Russia-West Balancing Act Grows Ever More Wobbly in Belarus

President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has long walked a tightrope between Russia and the West. But with a new Cold War looming, he may have to pick a side.

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In Alabama's Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump's biggest fan

(Reuters) - At first glance, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks seems exactly the kind of candidate President Donald Trump would love to see win Tuesday's Republican primary election for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat.

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Governor to white supremacists: Go home

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) holds a press conference after a white nationalist rally turned violent in Charlottesville.

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Virginia police, FBI probe deadly violence at white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person, injured more than 30, and challenged U.S. President Donald Trump's leadership.

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Senior Islamic State commanders killed in Afghanistan air strike: U.S. military

KABUL (Reuters) - Several senior members of Islamic State's central Asian affiliate were killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

cnn.com

Trump's faith advisers condemn white supremacists

As thousands of white nationalist and "alt-right" protesters descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the "Unite the Right" rally Saturday and clashed with counterprotesters, voices from both sides of the aisle were raised to condemn the gathering.

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Trump: 'I know nothing about white supremacists' (2016)

The Anti-Defamation League has called on Donald Trump to disavow support from David Duke and other white supremacists.

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Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency.

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Trump -- once again -- fails to condemn the 'alt-right,' white supremacists

President Donald Trump, a man known for his bluntness, was anything but on Saturday, failing to name the white supremacists or alt-right groups at the center of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Detroit Red Wings to white supremacist group: Stop using our logo

White supremacists were holding a variety of signs, shield and flags at Saturday's rally in Charlottesville, Virginia -- including some donned with a slightly changed Detroit Red Wings logo.

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Athletics: First gold for Russian neutrals as Lasitskene retains high jump title

LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Lasitskene became the first Russian to win a gold medal at the World Championships in London after successfully defending her high jump title on Saturday.

Whites nytimes.com

State of Emergency in Virginia as White Nationalists March

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.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is said to be in talks about interviewing current and former senior officials, including Reince Priebus, the recently ousted chief of staff.

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Protesters clash again in Virginia city ahead of white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general's statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery.

cnn.com

Violent clashes at white nationalist rally

Two people have been injured after an altercation during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia today according to the city of Charlottesville's verified twitter account. The injuries are characterized as serious but non-life threatening.

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Libyan military commander Haftar visiting Russia: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar was due to arrive in Moscow on Saturday ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister, RIA news agency reported, citing a Russian negotiator.

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Flooding and landslides kill more than 30 in Nepal: officials

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have left more than 30 people dead in Nepal in the past 24 hours, authorities said on Saturday.

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7 White Helmets rescuers killed in Syria

Seven members of the White Helmets rescue group were shot dead Saturday by unidentified gunmen who stormed the volunteers' office in northwestern Syria, the group and opposition activists said.

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In call with Trump, China's Xi urges restraint over North Korea

BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Senate Inquiry Into Russian Meddling Could Wrap Up This Year, Burr Says

Senator Richard Burr, the leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the inquiry had expanded but he hoped it would conclude by the end of the year.

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Chicago teachers union eyes future security with charter merger

CHICAGO (Reuters) - After trying for years to stymie the growth of charter schools in Chicago, leaders of its public school teachers' union are seeking to enlist staff from charter schools in a bid to strengthen the union’s bargaining power and tap a new source of members’ fees.

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Protesters clash in Virginia city on eve of white nationalist rally

(Reuters) - Hundreds of white marchers with blazing torches clashed briefly with counterprotesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of white nationalists, media said.

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Why white nationalists are drawn to Charlottesville

Charlottesville, known as a progressive college town, is bracing for another white nationalist rally scheduled for Saturday.

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