Trump on Charlottesville, Zeke Appeals, Babysitter Won't Face Charges: Your Tuesday Evening Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Trump returns to 'blame on both sides' view of neo-Nazi clashAfter a scripted attempt at damage control over his tepid approach to the violence at a rally of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, President Trump returned Tuesday to the original formulation that drew rebukes from pastors, civil rights leaders and politicians across the spectrum.While he condemned racists and violence, he also insisted Tuesday afternoon that "trouble makers" on hand to protest the fascists caused much of the trouble in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday."There's blame on both sides," the president told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, in a remarkable free-for-all that lasted 15 minutes that served to undo much of the spin attempted in the previous three days by cabinet officials and other top aides. "I have no doubt about it."Trump's initial comments on the fracas also drew a moral equivalent between the neo-Nazis and the protesters, prompting an uproar.Commentary: For Dallas' Holocaust survivors, the past has suddenly become painfully present, writes Robert Wilonsky.Commentary: Editorial writer Sharon Grigsby asks how did many of our sons get on the wrong road that led to Charlottesville?Investigation: “My Aryan Princess,” a seven-part story, tells the story of an informant who helped take down the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.In Washington: Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, an Austin Republican, has refused Democrats' demands for stand-alone hearings on white supremacists.In North Carolina: Investigators are working to identify and charge protesters who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue in front of a government building.Commentary: Charlottesville residents wonder what happened to their police on Saturday, writes contributor Rob Curran.Commentary: Former Community Voices columnist LaDawn Fletcher offers four reasons Texas A&M should allow the white supremacist rally.  Continue reading...

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