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Mitt Romney Pens Powerful Message Calling On Trump To Apologize For Charlottesville Remarks

"This is a defining moment for President Trump. But much more than that, it is a moment that will define America in the hearts of our children."<p>Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump to “acknowledge that he was wrong” and apologize for his remarks about …

Elections

Susan Bro, Heather Heyer's Mom, Won't Speak To Donald Trump

"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying 'I'm sorry.'"<p>Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was killed by a car at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, says she won’t be speaking to President Donald Trump.<p>“I have not [spoken to Trump], and now I …

Donald Trump

Friday's Morning Email: Two Terror Attacks Rock Spain

14 are reportedly dead and over 100 injured.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>THE AFTERMATH OF TWO DEADLY TERROR ATTACKS IN SPAIN</b> At least 14 are dead and more than 100 injured after a van rammed into pedestrians in a popular tourist street in Barcelona …

Terrorism

An Evening News Anchor With A Tragic Story Is Trying To Unseat A Republican In Appalachia

An “existential crisis” inspired Democrat Chris Hurst to run for a Virginia House of Delegates seat. His past as a TV journalist could help him win.<p>PEARISBURG, Va. ― Phyllis Niece, a 77-year-old diabetic retiree, can’t remember the last time she voted in a presidential election. But this November, …

Elections

Al Gore Calls On Donald Trump To Resign

The former vice president is urging Trump to step down.<p>Former Vice President Al Gore was asked if he had any advice for President Donald Trump.<p>He offered up just one word.<p>“Resign,” Gore said in an interview with LADbible posted online on Thursday.<p>Gore, who lost the 2000 presidential election to …

Donald Trump

Arnold Schwarzenegger Schools Trump On How To Respond To Nazis

"Let me help you write your speech a little bit."<p>Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, using a bobblehead doll and a signature “terminate” line, issued a powerful response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week, saying exactly what President Donald Trump wouldn’t …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Several States Have Erected Laws To Protect Confederate Monuments

A maze of statutes has been designed to protect those statues.<p>Clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend sparked a national conversation on the value of preserving or removing statues and monuments honoring the Confederate side of the Civil War. Many national leaders, such as Sen. Cory …

Rights & Freedoms

Missouri State Senator Urged To Resign Over Her 'Hope' For Trump's Assassination

"There is no way in hell that I'm resigning," the legislator responds.<p>A Missouri state senator says she has no plans to resign ― despite loud calls from within her own party to do so ― after she said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.<p>Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made the comment …

U.S. Secret Service

Red Sox Will Push To Rename Fenway Park Street Named For Racist Former Owner

The team's current leadership is "still haunted" by the racist legacy of the owner Jackie Robinson called "the most bigoted man in baseball."<p>The Boston Red Sox will lead an effort to change the name of a street near their stadium named after a former team owner who has been decried for years as a …

Baseball

Verizon 'Actively Investigating' Man Who Wore Company Gear At Charlottesville Rally

CEO Lowell McAdam said he is "personally involved in getting to the bottom of this.”<p>Verizon opened an internal investigation on Thursday after discovering that a man wore company gear while marching at the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.<p>CEO Lowell McAdam …

Racism

Cleveland Clinic, American Cancer Society Cancel Events At Trump's Mar-A-Lago

The two organizations are the latest to distance themselves from the president following backlash over his response to the Charlottesville violence.<p>Two major nonprofit organizations are pulling the plug on their plans to host upcoming events at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club amid backlash …

Donald Trump

President Days Away From Asking Why There's No White Entertainment Television

...or a white history month.<p><i>President Trump won’t stop yammering about Confederate statutes but has surprisingly not referenced the sacrifices made at the River of Blood. As far as we can tell, the removal of Confederate statutes remains infrastructure week’s biggest win. And the administration is</i> …

Bob Corker

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Juror Transcript Full Of Brutal Insults

"And he disrespected the Wu-Tang Clan."<p>It wasn’t easy finding jurors who didn’t automatically hate “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s guts.<p>Shkreli, the ex-pharma CEO who gained infamy for price-gouging on HIV and cancer drugs, went on trial in June for securities fraud. To make sure he’d be judged …

Martin Shkreli

New Yorker Is Second Magazine To Couple Trump With KKK Hood

The artist says Trump’s "weak pushback to hate groups ... compelled me to take up my pen."<p>President Donald Trump blows ... on the The New Yorker’s latest cover.<p>The magazine’s upcoming edition features a cartoon by David Plunkert that has Trump blowing the sail of a ship ― a sail that happens to …

Racism

Here Are Some Of The Confederate Monuments Protesters Have Vandalized

The statue-toppling in Durham, North Carolina, appears to have inspired a number of similar acts.<p>While many municipalities across the U.S. have started removing monuments to the Confederacy in light of last weekend’s violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Americans in some …

History

GOP Rep. Peter King Says Trump Should Fire Steve Bannon

“To me, his time in the White House should be over."<p>Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Thursday became the first elected Republican lawmaker to call for the firing of White House strategist Steve Bannon.<p>“I think it’s important for the president to fire Steve Bannon. He should go,” King said in an …

Steve Bannon

12-Year-Old Girl Was 'Brutally Murdered' After Texting Mom About Unknown Visitor

"I've never seen anything this brutal in my entire career," a veteran detective said.<p>A team of detectives is searching for a suspect in the savage killing of a Tennessee school girl.<p>“This is a horrible, brutal thing,” Metro Nashville Police Sgt. David Kautzman said at a press conference on Tuesday. …

Crime

Over 129,000 Kids Attend Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders

191 schools around the country are named for leaders who fought to uphold slavery.<p>When over 129,000 kids go back to school this year, they will learn American history in a building that glorifies a Confederate leader.<p>A HuffPost analysis has found that at least 191 K-12 public schools are named …

Racism

Carl Paladino Kicked Off Buffalo School Board

The former gubernatorial candidate came under fire last year for controversial statements about the Obamas.<p>Carl Paladino has been removed from the Buffalo school board, after the state education commissioner ruled on Thursday that the controversial former New York gubernatorial candidate had …

Racism

GOP Sen. Bob Corker: Trump Hasn't Demonstrated 'Stability' Or 'Competence'

The senator was an early supporter of Trump.<p>Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) offered some blunt comments about President Donald Trump on Thursday in the wake of the president’s widely criticized response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.<p>“The president has not yet …

Donald Trump

What Happens Now That The President Has Openly Embraced White Supremacists

President Trump this week spoke of “very fine people” among the Nazis and Ku Klux Klanners who staged a violent protest that resulted in the deaths of three people on Saturday.<p>Trump’s comments drew cascades of condemnation, but we already knew he had white supremacist tendencies. Jamelle Bouie, the …

White Supremacists

Chinese Crime Novelist Accused Of Unsolved 1995 Bludgeoning Murders

The author was reportedly working on a book called “The Beautiful Writer Who Killed.”<p>A Chinese crime novelist’s darkest story may be the one about himself.<p>Liu Yongbiao, 53, who penned a book called “The Guilty Secret,” has been arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning to death four people, including a …

Crime

OkCupid Bans White Supremacist, Says 'No Room For Hate' On Site

Love is hard to find when you're hateful.<p>OkCupid has zero tolerance for white supremacists and just kicked one off its site. Permanently.<p>A profile belonging to white nationalist leader Christopher Cantwell, most recently featured in a Vice News documentary about the violence in Charlottesville, …

Racism

Tampa Sports Teams Donate Money To Help Move Confederate Monument

Former Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy challenged them to chip in with his own contribution.<p>The three major professional sports franchises in Tampa, Florida, said Thursday that they will donate money to help remove a Confederate monument that sits in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse in …

NFL

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Says Taking Down Confederate Statues Is Like Removing 9/11 Memorial

"Whether we like it or not, this is what our history is," said the Trump-backing Republican.<p>Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Thursday that efforts to remove Confederate statues across the country were like trying to take down the memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.<p>LePage, in a …

Paul LePage

Barack Obama Offers Support For Victims Of Barcelona Attack

"Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends," he said.<p>Former President Barack Obama tweeted in support of victims of an attack in Barcelona that left at least 13 dead and 50 injured.<p>Obama said he and Michelle Obama were thinking of the victims and their families and offered “un abrazo,” …

Barack Obama

Trump Officials May Be Privately 'Upset,' But They're Still Working For Him

Profiles in courage.<p>The steady stream of leaks describing senior officials in President Donald Trump’s administration as privately “upset” or “fuming” over his ambiguous stance toward white supremacists makes for interesting reading, but it hasn’t spurred concrete public action by the …

Donald Trump

Trump Issues Measured Response To Barcelona Attack Amid Fallout Over Charlottesville Remarks

He waited days to respond to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville because he was waiting on "the facts."<p>President Donald Trump tweeted his thoughts on a terrorism attack in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday that left several people wounded after a van drove though a crowd at a major tourist …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Amazing, Inspiring Statues Are Out There, And They Don’t Honor Racists

Twitter users are sharing their favorites.<p>The violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend have brought a sometimes-overlooked problem into the spotlight — the hundreds of statues across the United States honoring individuals who fought to preserve slavery.<p>While cities like …

Art Galleries