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NEW YORK — President Trump appeared at his Manhattan skyscraper to deliver a statement on infrastructure on Tuesday and ended up in a heated debate with reporters over the protests and violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. Trump said there was “blame on both sides” for the clashes, which involved white nationalists and neo-Nazis fighting against counterprotesters. Trump told Yahoo News the question of whether Confederate memorials should stay standing should be left up to local officials, and suggested that eliminating Confederate memorials would open the door to the removal of other historical monuments such as those honoring George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. “We need to call it out,” Page Braswell told the Charlotte Observer on Monday. Braswell said she had heard about the flag display being near her Gaston County home and went looking for it.
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted
Two former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to murder a black inmate after his release. A Columbia County jury found David Elliot Moran, 49, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 45, guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on Tuesday. “These Klansmen plotted to murder a black inmate after he was released from prison, but swift action and clever investigative tactics on behalf of investigators foiled their plot and may have saved a life,” Bondi said in a statement.
A Barcelona broadcaster is reporting that a man thought to be the driver of a van that drove into pedestrians is held up in a bar that is surrounded by police. Barcelona's Tv3: also reported Thursday that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack that police say has left at least one person dead. Barcelona's El Pais newspaper reported earlier that police were seeking more than one suspect in an unnamed bar.
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. The Press Trust of India news agency said the girl was unaware that she had delivered a child and the parents had decided to put the baby up for adoption.
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro, dwarfed by the large stage and cinema screen at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1,200 mourners in the room rose to their feet and applauded as the mood ebbed between somber reflection, defiance and a celebration of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s life.
Welcome to 2017, where white supremacists are being called out on Twitter by veterans for wearing disrespectful hats. After photos of the Charlottesville rally went viral this weekend, members of the 82nd Airborne Division discovered that one of the white supremacists at the rally was wearing their division's hat. Would *LOVE* to know the name of Mr. 82nd Airborne Division here rendering Hitler's Nazi salute.
In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests.
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va. “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms,” the father-son duo said in the statement, which was released by both their offices.
After the AFL-CIO leader left the president’s manufacturing council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., Trumka slammed the council’s lack of productivity. “The council itself was totally ineffective. Trump disbanded the council Wednesday afternoon following the resignations of several business leaders, writing on Twitter, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both.
Pauline Hanson, the Australian anti-migrant firebrand MP, has been condemned for an “appalling” stunt in which she wore a burka in Parliament as part of her push to ban it, prompting a rare standing ovation from MPs in support of a speech denouncing her. The controversial MP, who leads the One Nation party, was widely condemned after she attended the Senate chamber in a black Islamic body covering, prompting gasps of shock from fellow MPs.
Minneapolis police said Tuesday they are investigating a video which appears to show an incident from early Sunday morning in which two on-duty police officers watch a bouncer punching a handcuffed man three times in the face. By Tuesday morning, it had been viewed over 16,000 times on Facebook and had more than a hundred shares. A police report claimed the incident occurred at 2:17 a.m. EDT on Sunday.
A group assisting the young model who claims she was assaulted by Zimbabwe's first lady in South Africa says it would consider an urgent application to the high court if Grace Mugabe is granted diplomatic immunity. Zimbabwe's government has requested diplomatic immunity for the first lady, who remains in South Africa.
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WASHINGTON ― Central American immigrants in the U.S. already had few ways to legally bring their children over to join them. Now they have even fewer, thanks to President Donald Trump ― and about 2,700 people already conditionally approved to come to the country are now stuck. As of Wednesday, the Trump administration will no longer consider parole for Central American minors who are screened for refugee status, shutting down a pathway former President Barack Obama created to deter children and teenagers fleeing violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala from attempting to enter the U.S. without authorization.
"Despite their best efforts, her health and appetite significantly declined over the past several days despite continually tailored treatments,” SeaWorld said in a statement. There are now 10 orcas in the San Diego theme park, including five males and five females.
Human remains found this past spring have been confirmed to be those of a Missouri teen who vanished in 2007. Kara Kopetsky hadn't been seen since leaving her Missouri high school in May 2007. "I have received both the mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA reports from the FBI for the unidentified skeleton recovered in Cass County. Both reports indicate the remains are that of Kara Elise Kopetsky." said Chief Medical Examiner Diane C. Peterson, M.D.
The former president of the Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy says she thinks Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has made a mistake by taking down Confederate monuments. Pugh had four Confederate statues removed overnight Tuesday. Carolyn Billups says she thinks the monuments should stay up, and that Pugh shouldn't have removed them in such secrecy.
Then CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Islamic State, June 16, 2016. Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Donald Trump over statements the president made at Tuesday’s defiant, impromptu news conference in New York at which he spoke at length about the violence that followed a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Brennan wrote a letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer with his impressions of Trump’s performance, the network said, in which he took issue with the president’s “ugly” and “dangerous” rhetoric.
Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also told reporters during his visit to Beijing that the US has no plans to "dial back" military exercises with South Korea, which have angered both China and North Korea. Dunford made the remarks on the last day of a trip to China that included a visit on Wednesday to a northern military zone near China's border with North Korea.
American Airlines faced a lawsuit Tuesday after a woman alleged that the airline's flight attendant deliberately destroyed her wedding dress in August 2015. The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident. Oteh was flying from Philadelphia International Airport to her destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica, when the incident took place.
Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday. Malvo's attorneys had challenged his life sentences in Maryland and in Virginia, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. The latest ruling means he will essentially continue serving a life sentence even though a different judge ruled he is entitled to a new sentencing in Virginia.
Two young boys, thought to be 12 and 13, were found in a Sainsbury's superstore around 2 a.m. earlier this week by early-morning workers, East Kilbride News reported. The sneaky boys apparently hid in the clothing department around the time the store closed at 10 p.m., avoiding security guards and employees closing down the store. Follow Delish on Instagram.
Vorderstrasse posts photos on Instagram of herself and sometimes her partner alongside a letter board that sums up what she’s thinking. While pregnant with her now 2-week-old, Hazel, Vorderstrasse posed with the board at different stages of her pregnancy, touching on everything from swollen feet to food cravings to her incessant need to pee.