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  • President Trump speaks to American Legion National Convention in Nevada

    RENO, NV — One day after a searing speech tearing into the media and some Republicans, President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to calls for unity and love as he spoke to veterans Wednesday at an American Legion conference. “We are here to hold you up as an example of strength, courage and resolve that our country will need to overcome the many challenges that we face,” Trump told the veterans, speaking in measured tones and adhering to his prepared remarks. […]

  • Trump rally in Arizona ends in violence, police use tear gas to break up protesters

    What began as a peaceful protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center turned chaotic Tuesday evening as police officers used tear gas to manage the thousands protesting President Donald Trump’s rally there. The protests come more than a week after demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, where clashes between white supremacists and counter-protestors turned violent and resulted in one death. Trump drew widespread condemnation for his response to the Virginia clashes, in which he blamed “both sides” for the violence. A police helicopter circled overhead […]

  • ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

    BRISTOL, CT– ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work the University of Virginia’s home opener football game as previously scheduled because of the recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. On Tuesday night, the network confirmed that its management moved Lee, an Asian-American announcer, off the game “simply because of the coincidence of his name.” Earlier Tuesday, a source had told CNN that Lee was abruptly switched to the […]

  • President Trump defends Charlottesville responses at Phoenix rally

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday vigorously defended his responses to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, slamming the “damn dishonest” media at a campaign rally while omitting that he blamed the clashes on “many sides” — a remark that garnered him widespread bipartisan criticism. “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America. And tonight, this entire arena stands united against the thugs who perpetrate hatred and violence,” Trump told the crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center, adding, “I strongly […]

  • Clooneys make $1 million donation to fight hate groups

    George and Amal Clooney have joined the fight against hate groups in the United States. The couple, through the The Clooney Foundation for Justice, have made a $1 million donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that will fund a joint initiative to combat hate groups. The move comes more than a week after an August 12 “Unite the Right” rally sparked violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and 19 injured. Two Virginia state troopers who were monitoring […]

  • Missouri governor stays execution of convicted killer amid new DNA evidence

    A Missouri man convicted of murder will not be put to death on Tuesday night after Gov. Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution and ordered a review of his case amid new DNA evidence. “A sentence of death is the ultimate, permanent punishment,” Greitens said in a statement. “To carry out the death penalty, the people of Missouri must have confidence in the judgment of guilt. In light of new information, I am appointing a Board of Inquiry in […]

  • Multiple injuries in high-speed train incident outside Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Forty-two people were injured when an incoming high-speed train struck an unoccupied train car inside an Upper Darby, PA, transit terminal early Tuesday morning, Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie. Four people, including the train’s conductor, were rushed to area hospitals, Micozzie told local media at a news conference near the crash site. The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. ET at the 69th Street Terminal and is currently under investigation, according to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) spokeswoman […]

  • Indianapolis to be in path of totality during next total solar eclipse in 2024

    So you missed it. Maybe you’re stuck in the office, traveling, at an ill-timed appointment, the victim of bad weather, unable to procure eclipse glasses, driving or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It happens. If you weren’t able to see one of the most anticipated and unifying events this country has witnessed in nearly a hundred years, don’t worry. You won’t have to wait an entire century until the next one — just seven years. Another […]

  • Secret Service runs out of money to protect Trump and his large family, report says

    The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published Monday morning. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles told USA Today more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances — which were meant to last the entire year. “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles told USA Today. “I can’t change that. I […]

  • Holocaust survivor who lived through four concentration camps: This is not the America I came to

    When I came to the United States in 1949 after the Second World War, the world had just witnessed the horrific culmination of centuries of anti-Semitism: the indefensible murder of 6 million Jews. In the 1930s, we all believed that nothing like the Holocaust could ever happen, and for the past seven decades, we’ve said that nothing like it can ever happen again. But the last few months have felt like 1938 all over again, the year when Kristallnacht — […]