Updated | The Department of Justice could prosecute the car attack on counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a hate crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. Speaking on Wednesday with NBC News, Sessions said, “It very well could be a civil rights violation or a hate crime, and there might be other charges that could be brought.” He continued, “So we are working it intensely on the assumption we may well might want to prosecute him.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Tuesday a bill that bans most standard insurance plans ― including those purchased through the Obamacare exchanges, as well as many employer-provided plans ― from covering abortions unless a woman’s life in danger.
U.S. stocks rose slightly Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target helped retailers rally. That was enough to cancel out more losses for energy companies. Urban Outfitters and Target did better in the second quarter than analysts expected, and Target raised its forecasts for the year. That helped companies that sell clothing and other retailers. Technology companies and firms that make and sell household goods also traded higher. A wide variety of retailers saw their shares sink the day before based on weak earnings reports. With Wal-Mart and Ross Stores in line to report their own results Thursday, investors could change their minds again. "This sector is not for the faint of heart," said JJ
Asked what it was like to march through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, evangelical author and FreedomRoad.us founder Lisa Sharon Harper was blunt. Talk of love was hardly the dominant narrative in Charlottesville on Saturday, when white supremacists and Nazi sympathizers organized a “Unite the Right” rally to oppose the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in the heart of city. Instead, media coverage has largely focused on the hateful vitriol spouted by white supremacists, as well as their violent clashes with anti-fascist protesters (often called “Antifa”). The street fights-which witnesses say occurred without adequate police intervention-left several hospitalized, and the whole event culminated in tragedy: An Ohio man who authorities say came to support the white supremacists has been charged with mowing down a group of counter-protesters with a car, wounding 19 and killing one woman.
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Google is one of many large internet companies cracking down on neo-Nazis. For a few hours, at least, neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer appeared to have found a new home. Two days after being booted off Google and GoDaddy's domains, the self-proclaimed "world's most genocidal Republican website" moved to a Russian domain and a .Ru web address on Wednesday morning.
Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer briefly took a Russian domain name as it struggled to stay online after being barred from GoDaddy and Google. The extremist site was booted from GoDaddy’s domain service Monday, after publishing an article attacking Heather Heyer, the anti-racism activist killed Saturday demonstrating against the "alt-right" white nationalist movement in Charlottesville, Virginia. The site then shifted its domain to Google, only for the search engine giant to promptly bar it, rendering The Daily Stormer inaccessible Tuesday.