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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:54 PM CDT

Confederate Monument Toppled

Confederate Monument Toppled

Protesters in Durham, N.C. toppled a Confederate monument Monday night. The statue, called "The Confederate Soldiers Monument," was dedicated in 1924. It was pulled down Monday and protesters stomped...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 06:36 PM CDT

Violence Adds Momentum to Removal of Confederate Statues

Violence Adds Momentum to Removal of Confederate Statues

Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as the violence over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:11 PM CDT

As Trump Considers Arpaio Pardon, Critics Call Out President

As Trump Considers Arpaio Pardon, Critics Call Out President

President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:49 PM CDT

Texas Rep. Denounces Hate, Calls for Moment of Silence

Texas Rep. Denounces Hate, Calls for Moment of Silence

In the House chamber Monday, Texas Rep. Helen Giddings (D-DeSoto) called on the membership to stand with her as she denounced hatred, bigotry and terrorism in the wake of deadly violence in Charlottesville,...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:03 PM CDT

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

Social Media Harnessed to Expose White Nationalists at Rally

One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers. But the Facebook post wasn't circulated by law...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 08:52 PM CDT

Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' N. Korean Missile Aimed at US

Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' N. Korean Missile Aimed at US

The United States would "take out" any North Korean missile seen to be heading for American soil, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. He declared that any such North Korean attack could lead to war.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 03:59 AM CDT

Protesters Descend on Trump Tower for President's 1st Visit

Protesters Descend on Trump Tower for President's 1st Visit

Protesters have descended on Trump Tower ahead of the president's arrival there Monday for a planned two-night stay, and at least three rallies are expected outside the Fifth Avenue building amid heightened...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:06 PM CDT

GOP Texas Lawmakers Get in Each Other's Faces Over Tax Bill

GOP Texas Lawmakers Get in Each Other's Faces Over Tax Bill

A small group of Texas House Republicans haven gotten in each other's faces during a brief but intense exchange after the chamber passed a contentious property tax bill.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 03:23 PM CDT

Trump to Reporter: 'You're Fake News'

Trump to Reporter: 'You're Fake News'

President Donald Trump responds "you're fake news" to a reporter after being asked why he did not more quickly condemm the alt-right groups protesting the removal of a confederate statue in...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 03:55 PM CDT

Trump Condemns Hate Groups Two Days After Violence

Trump Condemns Hate Groups Two Days After Violence

After much criticism, including from members of the Republican Party, President Donald Trump addressed the country and condemned hate groups such as the KKK, neo-nazis and white supremacists. The address was...

 
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