Barb Duncan

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Bonnie Tyler Will Sing Her Hit 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' During The Eclipse

Forever’s gonna start on Aug. 21.<p>On Aug. 21, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979. But that’s not even the best part.<p>That same day, singer Bonnie Tyler will perform her iconic hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” at the <i>same time</i> while aboard Royal …

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KKK Grand Dragon Says He's 'Glad That Girl Died' During Charlottesville Rally

"I think there will be more violence like this in the future to come.”<p>A leader of a North Carolina-based Ku Klux Klan group says he’s happy a woman died during violent clashes at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.<p>Justin Moore, the grand dragon for the Loyal White …

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Ronald Reagan Once Showed Republicans Exactly How To Handle Racists And Bigots

"This country, because of what it stands for, will not stand for your conduct."<p>President Donald Trump is coming under fire for his refusal to take a clear stand against racists after blaming “both sides” for white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>But one of his Republican …

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Tearful Van Jones At A Loss For Words Over Trump's Defense Of White Supremacists

"I don't know what to say tonight. ... I'm sitting here hurt."<p>CNN’s Van Jones did not hide his pain Tuesday night as he reacted on air to President Donald Trump defending the white supremacists who incited violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>A car plowed into a group of …

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Trump order seeks to speed up infrastructure projects, but advocates say it will waste tax dollars

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would speed up approvals for road, bridge, and airport projects across the …

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How one former president handled the Klan speaks volumes.

"What does the party do next about David Duke?" a reporter asked President George H.W. Bush in 1989.<p>It was just a month into Bush Sr.'s presidency, …

Donald Trump Defends People Who Attended White Supremacist Rally In Charlottesville (Plus A Whole Lot More)

“You had a group on one side who was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent, and nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now."<p>President Donald Trump spoke again Tuesday on the white supremacist conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, defending his …

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Fox News Quietly Deletes Article Cheering ‘Plowing Through Protesters’

Three days after Heather Heyer, 32, was murdered when an alleged white-supremacist drove through a crowd of anti-racism protesters.<p>Fox News once …

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CNN’s Don Lemon: That Was the ‘Real Donald Trump’ You Saw Today

The CNN host told President Trump he should “go back to school and get an elementary education on how this country started.”<p>“Wow, that was something …

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FCC packs broadband advisory group with big telecom firms, trade groups

<i>Aug. 11, 2017: This story has been updated and corrected.</i>When the Federal Communications Commission went looking this year for experts to sit on an …

Telecoms

Controversial Trump Aide Katharine Gorka Helped End Funding For Group That Fights White Supremacy

Life After Hate works to de-radicalize neo-Nazis. The Trump administration decided it wasn't a priority.<p>WASHINGTON ― Weeks before a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to three deaths and 19 injuries, the Trump administration revoked a grant to Life After Hate, a group …

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These are the three reasons fascism spread in 1930s America — and might spread again today

The violent white nationalist rally in Virginia has reawakened simmering fears of American fascism. But the roots of these feelings — and the militant organizations that promoted them — did not begin with the election of President Trump. The last time fascism was brazenly embraced was in the 1930s. …

Political Science

White Supremacist In Charlottesville Wearing 82nd Airborne Hat Gets Called Out... By 82nd Airborne

The elite paratrooper unit continues to battle fascism -- but now on American soil.<p>The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II. So after a man in a hat bearing the elite Army paratrooper unit’s insignia was pictured throwing a Ku Klux Klan salute …

Military

‘Magic mushroom’ enzyme mystery solved | Chemical & Engineering News

Researchers deciphered the biosynthetic route in <i>Psilocybe cyanescens</i> “magic mushrooms” (shown) that makes the psychoactive natural product psilocybin …

GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear

<b>A notorious US neo-Nazi website is being forced to switch domain name providers for a second time in a day after it disparaged a woman who died during protests in Virginia.</b><p>On Monday morning, the Daily Stormer was given 24 hours to move by GoDaddy.<p>The site was then briefly registered via Google …

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Tiki Torch Maker Disavows White Supremacists After Weekend Marches

Menacing photos showed white supremacists raising the torches as they marched through the University of Virginia campus this weekend.<p>A Tiki torch manufacturer is denouncing white supremacists who used its products in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.<p>In a Facebook post<p>on Saturday, TIKI …

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Here's A Reminder That The Hatred We Saw In Charlottesville Is Everywhere

There are 917 hate groups currently operating across the U.S., according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.<p>Charlottesville, Virginia, may have been the epicenter of white supremacist rhetoric and rage this weekend, but it’s certainly not the only U.S. city where hate groups have taken root.<p>At …

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Joseph Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor, Dies At 82

"Blame It On Rio" star and Oscar-nominated writer had "a beautiful life and a beautiful death," his wife Renee Taylor said.<p>LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) ― Joseph Bologna, an actor, writer, and director known for his role in 1982’s “My Favorite Year” and for his long collaboration on stage and screen …

Entertainment

‘Chilling,’ cried Fox News when one of its reporters was targeted in a leak case. Where’s the outrage now?

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The_Washington_Post/20170804/598493bae4b0bec70039c810/598493cde4b0b07aa660c2ee_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1501860843958_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>Is Fox News a stalwart defender of the press freedoms it depends on?<p>Well, that may depend on the year. It might even …

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Obama team was warned in 2014 about Russian interference

In 2014, the administration got a report of Russia’s intention to disrupt Western democracies, including the United States.<p>The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and …

National Security

Worker resigned after white nationalist rally, Top Dog says

<b>Update, Monday, Aug. 14, 12:37 p.m.</b> Top Dog has released a statement saying employee Cole White, who attended the white supremacist rally in …

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How What Happened Here In Charlottesville Was Inevitable

The college town is reeling from violence and death and experts say the next white nationalist rally could be worse.<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The ground underneath the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park Saturday night was littered with evidence of President Donald Trump’s …

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Here Are A Bunch Of People Donald Trump Has Criticized Instead Of Neo-Nazis

The president blamed "many sides" for violence sparked by a white supremacist rally on Saturday.<p>President Donald Trump has denounced a Gold Star family, a prisoner of war, and the Pope― but not the neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who sparked violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this …

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John Oliver: 'F**king Idiot' Trump Managed To Screw Up Disavowing Nazis

“Nazis are a lot like cats. If they like you, it’s probably because you’re feeding them.”<p>President Donald Trump had an easy shot, and still he missed.<p>According to “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver, all Trump had to do when he spoke on Saturday was disavow the neo-Nazis and other white …

Van Jones: A Nazi Assassinated An American 'In Broad Daylight'

"This is not a time to talk about ‘both sides.’”<p>When President Donald Trump failed to specifically denounce white supremacists for inciting deadly violence at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, and instead blamed “many sides,” Americans on both sides of the …

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SAY IT: People Beg Trump To Clearly Denounce White Supremacy

By Sunday, White House officials clarified that he meant to do so, yet there was still no denouncement from Trump himself.<p>President Donald Trump had a chance to explicitly denounce white supremacy and racism on Saturday after violence broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, …

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Obama Responds To Charlottesville Violence With A Quote From Nelson Mandela

President Donald Trump had mentioned Obama in a statement about the protests.<p>Former President Barack Obama tweeted a quote from former South African President Nelson Mandela Saturday in an apparent response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>“No one is born hating another person because …

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Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville

State police and national guardsmen watched passively for hours as self-proclaimed Nazis engaged in street battles with counter-protesters.<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — There was nothing haphazard about the violence that erupted today in this bucolic town in Virginia’s heartland. At about 10 a.m. today, …

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Trump babbles in the face of tragedy

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/TWP/20170812/598f732ae4b0aa8200b45ee0/598f7337e4b0b07aa660d9e9_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1502573394866_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>One of the difficult but primary duties of the modern presidency is to speak for the nation in times of tragedy. A space shuttle …

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