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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:05 PM CDT

Trump Cites 'Pants on Fire' Claim in Barcelona Response

Trump Cites 'Pants on Fire' Claim in Barcelona Response

After a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores more, President Donald Trump tweeted a reference to a discredited story about Gen. John...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 02:49 PM CDT

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 02:23 PM CDT

Maine Gov: Removing Confederate Statues Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

Maine Gov: Removing Confederate Statues Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:11 AM CDT

Settlement Reached in ACLU Lawsuit Against CIA Interrogation

Settlement Reached in ACLU Lawsuit Against CIA Interrogation

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 05:51 AM CDT

Confederate Monuments Removed or Vandalized Across US

Confederate Monuments Removed or Vandalized Across US

Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend's...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:56 AM CDT

Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:53 AM CDT

Who Are the Fascist-Fighting Coalition 'Antifa'?

Who Are the Fascist-Fighting Coalition 'Antifa'?

During a combative press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump dubbed the anti-racist protest groups the "alt-left" and blamed "both sides" for the violent clashes that resulted one death, and injured more...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:11 PM CDT

Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Virginia as Teachable Moment

Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Virginia as Teachable Moment

Anti-hate groups in the United States are giving guidance on what individuals can do to combat hate-inspired violence in the wake of a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. To...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:41 AM CDT

Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of Home, Charlottesville

Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of Home, Charlottesville

The only African-American member of President Donald Trump's cabinet says his home in Northern Virginia was recently the target of anti-Trump vandals. Ben Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 02:51 PM CDT

More GOP Fallout After Trump Decries Monument Removals

More GOP Fallout After Trump Decries Monument Removals

President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped...

 
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