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Jewish Trump Officials Silent on President’s Defense of Anti-Semitic Protesters

WASHINGTON — Jewish members of President Trump’s administration remained largely silent Wednesday after Mr. Trump came to the defense of nationalist and right-wing protesters in Charlottesville, Va., who had chanted anti-Semitic slogans and demeaned the president’s Jewish son-in-law.<p>Gary D. Cohn, …

Politics

Amazon stock market value falls by $5bn after critical Trump tweet

President accuses company of ‘doing great damage to tax paying retailers’, leading to ‘many jobs being lost’ – despite own failure to release tax returns<p>Donald Trump wiped over $5bn off Amazon’s stock market valuation on Wednesday with a tweet accusing the company of “doing great damage to tax …

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Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

With at least five executives leaving his manufacturing council in the wake of President Trump's contentious remarks about white supremacists, the president is ending the group he created in January. Trump said he's also ending his strategy and policy forum, which he formed in December.

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VICE’s Charlottesville documentary on Trump’s “fine people” will terrify you

"Charlottesville: Race and Terror" shows the verbal and physical violence of Charlottesville's white supremacists<p>For anyone, including President Donald Trump, who thinks there are two legitimate sides to the Charlottesville riots or “fine people” attempting to preserve history mixed amongst the …

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Mike Pence Says He 'Stands With The President' On Charlottesville

"I stand with the president and I stand by those words.”<p>Vice President Mike Pence says he is standing by President Donald Trump in regards to the president’s contentious comments in a Tuesday press conference. Trump said “both sides” were to blame for the violence that ensued at a white …

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Two Bush presidents condemn 'racial bigotry' amid Trump backlash

Statement from George HW and W Bush doesn’t mention president by name but marks latest Republican rebuke of his defense of far-right rally in Charlottesville<p>Former US presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have issued a joint statement that condemns “racial bigotry, antisemitism and hatred” as …

Politics

Floyd Mayweather talks about 'collecting' women in nauseating Jimmy Kimmel interview

I’m not going to tell you what to do, but I will say this: I’m not going to bother watching the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. Why? Because I already know the outcome. Mayweather will sleepwalk to victory, and the Irishman will do well to land 10 percent of his punches in the process. It …

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Twitter melts down in response to Trump comments

During a news conference Tuesday, President Trump defended the comment he made Saturday when he said "many sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville that left one woman dead.<p>Trump's insistence that both sides were at fault in the clash between white supremacists and protesters caused …

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Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks will serve as the interim White House director of communications and will help the president find a permanent person for the job, the administration said Wednesday.<p>However temporary it is, it was the latest reshuffling in the White House and …

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Donald Trump is afraid of Steve Bannon, and that’s why he won’t fire him: report

If the president fires his political strategist, he could lose support from angry white nationalists<p>Steve Bannon has built a lucrative career as an outspoken advocate and defender of white male privilege, but his strategy of pandering to the nation’s inner nationalist-racist demon that helped …

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Donald Trump Denounces Amazon More Strongly Than Neo-Nazis

The president has made his priorities pretty clear.<p>At a stunning press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump essentially took back his delayed, tepid denunciation of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists who incited Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. He …

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‘I was wrong’: U-Va. newspaper editor says he was ‘naive’ about alt-right

Weeks before violent protests in Charlottesville turned to tragedy, Brendan Novak wrote a column in the University of Virginia student newspaper arguing that the city “should let the alt-right rally occur.”<p>In the column, Novak, an opinion editor at the Cavalier Daily, defended the constitutional …

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Couple exploited Lowe's website glitch to steal, resell items, authorities say

A New Jersey couple was arrested after allegedly exploiting a glitch in the website for Lowe’s home improvement stores to steal and then resell online more than $250,000 worth of items, authorities said.<p>Kimy Velazquez, 40, and Romela Velazquez, 24, of Brick Township, were charged Tuesday with …

Crime

Veterans Group Says Trump Unfit To Be President, A Nazi Sympathizer, Dishonors Every Veteran

Addressing Donald Trump’s latest public speech, a veteran’s group is calling for protests, and asking the Republican party to disavow the President …

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I was in Charlottesville. Trump was wrong about violence on the left

Jason Wilson, who was in Charlottesville during the white nationalist rally, says the record must be cleared: counter-protesters came in peace<p>Donald Trump said many things over the course of his press conference yesterday. Some of those things cannot be allowed to stand.<p>I was in Charlottesville …

Racism

Fact Check: 'Whatabout' Those Other Historical Figures? Trump's Question, Answered

<i>"So this week it's Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson's coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?.... [Jefferson] was a major slave owner. Are we going to take</i> …

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Anderson Cooper Shreds Trump And Twitter Is All For It

CNN host Anderson Cooper took down President Donald Trump on Tuesday during his show "Anderson Cooper 360" as he rebuked the president for his …

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12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel

Old-school service is alive and well at the Plaza: High tea treats are served in brass birdcages, tuxedo-clad bellman whisk away luggage to gilded …

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Donald Trump’s presidency is a nightmare for Mitch McConnell’s approval ratings

Republicans are okay with Donald Trump's attacks on McConnell — and prefer him over the Senate Majority Leader<p>President Donald Trump is causing a lot of political headaches for a man who’s supposed to be his ally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.<p>According to a new survey by Morning …

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Fact check: President Trump's press conference, in context

President Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 that turned violent. Here we put into context some of the statements that the president made in his …

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Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues; Mayor Cites Public Safety

BALTIMORE — The mayor said Wednesday that she was acting in the “best interest of my city” when she ordered the removal overnight of statues dedicated to Confederate heroes, just days after violence broke out over efforts to take down a similar monument in neighboring Virginia.<p>At a news conference …

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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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What They're Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump's 'Both Sides' Stance

President Trump roiled opinion Tuesday by reversing himself and reiterating his claim that "both sides" of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., were to blame for violence that killed one woman and left many injured.<p>Trump made the remarks at a news conference at Trump Tower in New …

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Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died.<p>Carole Peck, owner of the Good News Cafe in Woodbury, …

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Man, fired from job, makes no apology for carrying torch in Charlottesville

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont man who lost his job for participating in the weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., is unapologetic about his views that people should be separated base on race.<p>Ryan Roy, 28, of Burlington, Vt., is recorded in a Vice News documentary carrying a torch …

Racism

Florida Stripper Kills Partner, Stabs Him In Eyes And Shoves Wood In Throat

A Key West, Florida, man died Tuesday after an alleged attack in his home by his male stripper partner, according to Florida Key News. He was …

Crime

Hope Hicks, 28, Takes Scaramucci’s Place: Cameo On Soap, Model, No Twitter Account?

President Donald Trump named Hope Hicks as the new interim White House communications director, taking on the post vacated by Anthony Scaramucci last …

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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 …

Racism

Trump, the far right and the “fine people” of Charlottesville: Is our president a Nazi sympathizer?

Donald Trump, the NRA and the white supremacist fringe have forged a terrifying coalition of "very fine people"<p>While Americans have been polarized over many issues in over the last 70 years or so, if there was one thing we could truly say was a consensus position among people of all political …

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Trump’s approval rating sinks to lowest point yet

President Trump’s job approval rating cratered to its lowest point since he took office, with just 35 percent of Americans approving of his …

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