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Bipartisan condemnation for 'Unite the Right' rally

As thousands of white nationalist and alt-right protesters descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the "Unite the Right" rally Saturday, voices from both sides of the aisle have emerged to condemn the gathering's violence and rhetoric. [Source]

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New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick

About 80 people, including Frank Serpico, gathered in Brooklyn to show solidarity for the former San Francisco 49ers player who refused to stand during the national anthem.

Thousands show up to counter a self-proclaimed free-speech rally in a Boston Common gazebo

A self-described "free speech" rally on Saturday in downtown Boston was dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters opposed to the organizers' right-wing views.

With Bannon out, who will carry nationalist torch?

Two things are crystal clear after Steve Bannon's ouster: One man gets the spotlight, and his name is President Donald Trump. And there's a new sheriff in town -- and his name is chief of staff John Kelly.


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.


Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters.


500 Neo-Nazis Rally in Berlin, and Meet Strong Opposition

The neo-Nazis, who gathered to observe the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolph Hess, were outnumbered by counterprotesters, who blocked their attempt to reach the prison where Hess died.

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.


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.

Boston free speech rally: Live updates

A free speech rally is planned Saturday on Boston Common, a week after protests over race and national identity in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly.

In Berlin, neo-Nazis, counterprotesters take to the streets

Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Berlin on Saturday as counterprotesters assembled to meet them, a week after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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.

Trump's messaging sparks concerns of 'emboldened' alt-right

With major cities across the country bracing for an unusual wave of far-right rallies in the coming days, local and federal law enforcement officials are concerned about the potential for more violence amid warnings that white supremacist groups were empowered by President Donald Trump's response to the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.


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.

'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.


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

* Nike, footwear retailers trampled as price war sparks concerns

One picture that shows the remarkable White House staff turnover

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

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.


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.

'#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.


BlackBerry rally derailed as investors lose patience on turnaround

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd shares have been plunging from their more than two-year high hit in June after lackluster earnings and competitive threats have raised doubts about prospects for a turnaround at the business software maker.


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)

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.


Roadblocks, weapons bans as Boston braces for 'Free Speech' rally

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston officials are planning road blockades and even banning food vendors from the historic Boston Common as they step up security around a "Free Speech" rally on Saturday featuring right-wing speakers, aiming to avoid a repeat of last weekend's violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia.

Fringe Groups and Movements

‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right

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


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.”

How the FBI smashed white supremacist group The Order

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.


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.

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.


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.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.


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

Reporter: Protesters were organized

Elle Reeve of Vice News talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about her experience on the ground in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white nationalist rally that has sparked national outrage.

United States Politics and Government

Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview

In an interview he said he believed was private, Stephen K. Bannon described the alt-right as a “collection of clowns” and lashed out at rivals in the Trump administration.

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."


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.

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.


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.


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.

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."

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.


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.

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:


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.

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:


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

United States Politics and Government

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

'Alt-right' leader won't speak at University of Florida

Alt-right icon Richard Spencer is running out of campuses to host him.


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.

Khizr Khan: Trump morally unfit

Gold Star parent Khizr Khan slams Donald Trump's latest comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President lacks a moral compass and is unfit to lead the United States.


METALS-London zinc edges towards decade-high on back of steel price rally

MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - London zinc was edging towards its highest in a decade on Wednesday, boosted as a months-long rally in steel prices also pushes up markets for steelmaking raw materials.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

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.

A fiery shootout with a white supremacist

Fringe Groups and Movements

Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Antifa: A Glossary of Extremist Language

Terms like these are part of a far-right political lexicon that has become important to understanding American politics.

United States Politics and Government

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.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

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.

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.

A company is fighting a search warrant it claims would make them turn over info on anti-Trump protesters

A web hosting provider is fighting back against a search warrant that it claims would require them to turn over information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Donald Trump, according to court filings first published on the company's blog Monday.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

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.

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.

Engineer fired from Google for diversity views: 'I do not support the alt-right'

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina

A protest in Durham, North Carolina, organized to stand in solidarity with anti-racist activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, took a turn Monday when participants toppled a Confederate statue.

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.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally, yen and gold fall as Korea tensions ease

* Yen, Swiss franc fall vs dollar, Dudley comments support greenback

Anti-Trump rally draws thousands to Trump Tower

Shouting "Shame!, Shame! Shame," anti-Trump protesters awaited the President as he returned to New York City Monday night for the first time since taking office.


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.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue in Durham

Days after clashes in Charlottesville, Va., protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in North Carolina for nearly a century.

Durham (NC)

Protesters in Durham Topple a Confederate Monument

Officials around the country have removed or considered removing Confederate relics. But in North Carolina on Monday, activists took matters into their own hands.


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

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.

Protesters topple Confederate statue

Protestors tear down a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina.


Asian shares, dollar rally as North Korea blinks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signaled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, further easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into riskier assets.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, dollar rally as N. Korea blinks

TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signalled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, further easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into riskier assets.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Who Were the Counterprotesters in Charlottesville?

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

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.

He's using Twitter to out rally demonstrators

CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks with Logan Smith, who uses Twitter account '@YesYoureRacist' to ask people on social media to identify white nationalist rally attendees who appear in news photos.

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.

Wall Street has biggest rally in 4 months

U.S. stocks climbed sharply on Monday as Wall Street's fears about the North Korea nuclear crisis faded.

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.


Germany's Merkel heckled by right-wingers at campaign rally

GELNHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was booed and whistled at by supporters of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a campaign rally on Monday as she sought to persuade voters to grant her a fourth term in next month's election.

WWII anti-racism film goes viral after rally

The 1947 educational film has been viewed more than 10 million times on Facebook and warns against the spread of white nationalism in the US.

Charlottesville (Va)

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.

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.

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.

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.


Big-name U.S. hedge funds shed healthcare stocks during the rally in second quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several big-name hedge fund investors trimmed their stakes in healthcare companies in the second quarter as the sector led the broad U.S. stock market higher, rallying as Republican efforts to repeal and replace President Obama's signature healthcare law dimmed.


WRAPUP 1-Big-name U.S. hedge funds shed healthcare stocks during the rally in Q2

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Several big-name hedge fund investors trimmed their stakes in healthcare companies in the second quarter as the sector led the broad U.S. stock market higher, rallying as Republican efforts to repeal and replace President Obama's signature healthcare law dimmed.


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.


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.

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.

Alt-right? Don't be afraid to call them fascists

A year before the end of the Second World War, George Orwell wrote an essay inspired by an American poll, which asked for a serviceable definition of "fascism."

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.


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.

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

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.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

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.


UPDATE 1-Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

* RWE gains after strong results, better outlook (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)


Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, RWE jumps

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - European shares enjoyed a relief rally on Monday after geopolitical tension had sent them to their worst weekly losses of the year.

Here's how the SPLC says you should deal with the alt-right

So, an "alt-right" speaker is coming to your school. What now?


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.

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.

Rally organizer flees after confrontation at media event

Jason Kessler, the Charlottesville, Virginia, resident who organized Saturday's rally of white nationalists and other groups, was forced to flee his own news conference Sunday after he was confronted by members of a crowd that had gathered.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

Governor to white supremacists: Go home

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


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.

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.

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.

'Blood and soil': Protesters chant Nazi slogan in Charlottesville

Some white nationalists and right-wing protesters who have converged on Charlottesville, Virginia, have been using a Nazi rallying cry.

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.

Bipartisan condemnation for 'Unite the Right' rally

As thousands of white nationalist and alt-right protesters descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the "Unite the Right" rally Saturday, voices from both sides of the aisle have emerged to condemn the gathering's violence and rhetoric.


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.

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.

Videos show car crash into protesters

Videos posted to social media show a car crash into protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia and then drive away.


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.


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.

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.


Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign on Saturday with a stinging attack on German auto executives, pressing them to innovate to secure jobs, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions scandal.


UPDATE 1-Merkel rounds on German auto execs in opening election rally

* She plans 50 campaign rallies ahead of Sept. 24 election (Recasts with fresh quotes, background)

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.

Torch-bearing activists march through campus Friday night. Thousands expected at a rally Saturday

Alt-right activists held torches and marched late Friday through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.


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.

Why white nationalists are drawn to Charlottesville

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

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Planned Rally by White Nationalists Has College Town on Edge

A rally against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee has Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, bracing for a weekend of potential violence.

United States Politics and Government

White House Aide Forced Out After Claim of Leftist Conspiracy

A National Security Council staff member, Rich Higgins, was told to resign last month after a memo accused “deep state” Marxists of seeking to overthrow the president.


Trump 'sarcastic' in thanking Putin for embassy staff cuts: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was being "sarcastic" when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the United States money by ordering cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, a White House official said on Friday.

Trump thanking Putin was sarcasm, White House says

President Donald Trump was being "sarcastic" when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday for expelling hundreds of American diplomats from the country, a White House spokeswoman said.

See the White House construction

The White House is undergoing renovations while President Trump is away. This is what it looks like today.


Trump to make day trip to Washington during his vacation - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a day trip to Washington, D.C. on Monday, briefly interrupting his 17-day August working vacation, a White House official said on Friday.


White House plans to release tax reform framework in September: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to release a brief document in early- to mid-September outlining a framework for overhauling the U.S. tax code, according to three sources familiar with the matter.


Rights groups sue over moving of Virginia white nationalist rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday to have a white nationalist rally in Virginia moved back to its original venue, saying that city officials' last-minute decision to shift the event violated organizers' rights.


Wall Street stock rally could be derailed by U.S.-North Korea war of words

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cracks are showing in what has been a virtually non-stop U.S. equity rally after a rapid escalation of tension between North Korea and the United States this week.

White Bronco used in O.J. Simpson chase is for sale

For sale: 1992 white Ford Bronco. Proven for driving down freeways at slow speeds. Best viewed from news helicopters. Less than 40,000 miles.


Why Was There a Giant Inflatable Chicken Near the White House?

The bird is the latest protest stunt against the current occupant of the White House. It was the brainchild of Taran Singh Brar, an artist and documentary filmmaker based in Washington.

Journey's White House visit causes rift

Could turmoil over a trip by some band members of Journey to the White House lead to the break-up of the group? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.


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* Franklin Mutual Advisers, Llc reports 10.5 percent passive stake in white mountains insurance group ltd as of July 31, 2017 - Sec filing

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Airbnb Cancels Accounts Linked to White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville

Participants may have trouble finding a place to stay — and agreeing on where to gather, since the city has asked that the demonstration be moved.

Computers and the Internet

The Shift: The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley

Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with far-right activists, who accuse them of censoring their ideas.

Where's new White House chief of staff as Trump warns N. Korea?

As President Donald Trump, his arms crossed and his expression dour, warned North Korea on Tuesday of US "fire and fury," his new chief of staff sat across the table stone-faced.

Cillizza: Should North Korea take Trump literally or seriously?

Following Donald Trump's massive upset last November, conventional wisdom settled on a simple concept to explain his victory: The media (and Democrats) took Trump literally but not seriously while his supporters took him seriously but not literally.


Thousands of protesters disrupt traffic in India's financial capital

MUMBAI (Reuters) - More than 200,000 protesters poured into India's financial capital on Wednesday, disrupting traffic and straining the railway network, to press their demands for reserved quotas in government jobs and college places for students.


US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as investors pause after record rally

* Indexes down: Dow 0.14 pct, S&P 0.16 pct, Nasdaq 0.22 pct (Updates to open)


Russia reacts to White House soap opera with a shrug

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The soap opera of White House personnel changes, intrigue and investigations has alarmed a part of the American public and shocked some foreign governments, yet Russian officials have found their own way of responding.

Race and Ethnicity

Base Instinct: The Political Payoff of Making Whites Feel Like a Minority

Survey data suggest that white Trump voters tend to feel a sense of threat about being discriminated against.

New impersonators for the White House

New faces at the Trump White House have spawned fresh impersonators. Jeanne Moos has the latest imitators.

The President's approval rating is at its lowest, and only 24% trust what the White House says, CNN poll finds

Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump's overall approval rating stands at its lowest point in CNN polling, while three-quarters of Americans say they can't trust most what they hear from the White House.


Tesla rally pushes funds, ETFs into big bets on shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla Inc's more than 66 percent rally for the year is prompting some funds to make an outsized bet on the electric car maker.

Pundit: Trump White House is like a Vegas brothel

Republican commentator Ana Navarro rates Donald Trump a "C- or D" on his first 200 days as president.

200 days with a Trump White House

On President Donald Trump's 200th day in office, he still lags far behind his predecessors in staffing up his administration, both in terms of nominations and confirming those positions. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

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Mark White, Texas Governor Who Championed Public Education, Dies at 77

As governor from 1983 to 1987, Mr. White limited class sizes, increased teachers’ pay and required high school athletes to pass their classes.

Rosenstein: DOJ could prosecute 'anybody' for leaks, including White House staff

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Sunday anyone responsible for leaking classified information could face federal prosecution -- including people in the White House and members of Congress.

Stelter on White House: Credibility matters

CNN's Brian Stelter says leaks and reporting showing President Trump and his administration's false statements are important because the White House's credibility matters.


Former Texas governor Mark White, education reformer, dead at 77

(Reuters) - Former Texas Governor Mark White, a Democrat known as an education reformer for signing a "no pass, no play" bill requiring student athletes to succeed academically, died on Saturday at age 77, current Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.

Former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White Dies at 77

Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died. He was 77.


Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the New York Times reported on Friday.

While Trump's away, White House will get 'much-needed' renovations

President Donald Trump departs for a 17-day "working vacation" at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday, and while he's gone, the White House is getting some TLC.

Washington (DC)

Mueller Seeks White House Documents on Flynn

Investigators have also questioned witnesses about whether Michael T. Flynn was secretly paid by the Turkish government in the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign.

FBI coordinated with White House every 3 hours

The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing "fake news," CNN has learned.


White House considers lower deduction for U.S. homeowners: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering reducing the annual $1 million mortgage deduction cap for U.S. homeowners as a part of its broader tax reform, despite earlier promises to protect the tax advantage, Politico reported on Friday.


Look Who’s Still Talking the Most in Movies: White Men

A study found that portrayals of women and minorities reinforce stereotypes, and female characters tend to be less central to movie plots.

Under pressure, the White House can sound familiar

For President Donald Trump's ever-evolving communications staff, the fickle force that drives their days often appears in a tweet. The subject matter might be difficult to predict, but the means by which it arrives can feel as certain as the very early rising sun.

United States Politics and Government

John Kelly Quickly Moves to Impose Military Discipline on White House

The former general and new chief of staff is seeking to quell dysfunction with a suddenness and force that have upended the West Wing.


At Trump rally, West Virginia governor switches parties

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Reuters) - West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, standing next to President Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday night, announced that he was changing political parties, ditching the Democrats and joining Trump's Republicans.

Trump challenges GOP's 'guts' at rally

President Donald Trump said that Congress must keep its promise on health care, telling the crowd at a West Virginia rally to get Congress to "have the guts to vote to repeal and replace Obamacare."

Harvard faces discrimination probe while accepting mostly nonwhite class

Harvard College's admitted freshmen last year became the first class in the school's multi-century history comprised of mostly nonwhite students.

Trump at rally: Democrats and Republicans 'let us down' on health care

President Donald Trump will step back onto the campaign trail on Thursday evening in West Virginia after promising at an earlier event that he would use the campaign rally to make a "very big announcement."

Opinion: Why white grievance remains Trump's fallback

Conservatives busy defending the Trump administration's plans to reform the immigration system and delve into affirmative action policy need to understand something that simply won't change during the Trump era: Everything the administration proposes that even hints at race or ethnicity will receive heightened, and sometimes even unfair, scrutiny.

Asia and Australia Edition: China, Russia, White House: Your Friday Briefing

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


EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks fall on profit-taking after recent rally

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks slipped on Thursday as traders booked profits from a recent rally, though increased confidence in prospects for structural reforms helped to curb losses. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell 0.5 percent after closing above the 67,000 threshold on Wednesday for the first time since mid-May. The move came after the lower house of Congress voted to reject a corruption charge against President Michel Temer, savi

Navarro: Must be nice to be a white male

CNN panelists Ana Navarro and Jeffrey Lord have a heated debate over the Trump-backed plan to cut legal immigration in half.

National Security Council

White House Purging Michael Flynn Allies From National Security Council

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, who succeeded Mr. Flynn as national security adviser, has slowly been removing some of his appointees, angering conservatives.


New White House chief of staff assures attorney general his job is safe: AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Attorney General Jeff Sessions last weekend that his job was safe after Sessions endured several weeks of sharp public criticism from President Donald Trump, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

United States Politics and Government

Those Calls to Trump? White House Admits They Didn’t Happen

The White House admitted the president was not phoned with praise by the head of the Boy Scouts or the president of Mexico. But there was an explanation.

10-year-old offers to mow White House lawn

The National Park Service might be out of a job keeping the White House grounds maintained.

Gene Editing, White House, Venezuela: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

Acosta and White House adviser clash over immigration

Acosta and White House adviser spar over new immigration proposal

CNN's Jim Acosta's exchange with Trump adviser Stephen Miller after asking if President Trump is trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming to America, citing the English requirement of the new merit-based immigration system.


US STOCKS-Dow cracks 22,000, Apple rally leaves other tech behind

* Dow +0.18 pct, S&P -0.10 pct, Nasdaq -0.15 pct (Rewrites, adds investor comment, updates prices)


Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law new sanctions against Russia that were passed overwhelmingly by Congress last week and that run counter to his desire to improve relations with Moscow.

White House is full of leaks and that's not a bad thing


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow breaches 22,000 powered by Apple rally

Aug 2 (Reuters) - The Dow Industrials breached the 22,000 mark for the first time ever on Wednesday, helped by a rally in Apple's shares.


Apple rally looks set to power Dow beyond 22,000

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes looked set to open higher on Wednesday with the Dow Industrials on course to breach the 22,000 mark, driven by a rally in Apple's shares.


US STOCKS-Apple rally looks set to power Dow beyond 22,000

* Futures up: Dow 46 pts, S&P 1.75 pts, Nasdaq 44 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)


UPDATE 1-European shares dip as financials curb Apple-led tech rally

* Energy, miners weaker; Rio Tinto drops (Adds quotes and details, updates prices)


A White Director, the Police and Race in ‘Detroit’

Is Kathryn Bigelow the right filmmaker to tell the story of “Detroit,” about three horrifying deaths in 1967? She says doing nothing is not an answer.

United States Politics and Government

Talk: Nicolle Wallace Thinks White House Staffers Need to Have a Limit

The political analyst on Sarah Palin and the difficulty of covering non-Trump news.