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Man charged with pepper-spraying Confederate re-enactors

Posted 8/19/2017 in National

Police say a man pepper-sprayed Confederate re-enactors in North Carolina during a reunion parade.



Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.



Trump defends Confederate statues

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.



Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

A handful of descendants of Confederate Civil War leaders Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis are siding with those who believe monuments to their famous ancestors should be pulled down and moved to other settings, such as museums.



Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

Police today shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring over 100 others.



Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.



Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates.



US helping clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside.



US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

Ivanka Trump's rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming "both sides" in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew.



US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

Posted 8/18/2017 in National

The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control.



Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

Bernard Lafayette fought to end segregation during the civil rights movement. But after watching events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and hearing President Donald Trump blame both sides for the deadly violence, he realized that changing laws did not change enough hearts and minds.



Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.



Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early -- using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.



Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.



On a chaotic day in DC, Trump goes after Amazon, again

Posted 8/17/2017 in National

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."



Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism.



Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier's statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare.



Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers.



New life for Medicaid after GOP's health care debacle

Posted 8/15/2017 in National

It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a "third rail" program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to have gotten stronger after the Republican failure to pass health care legislation.



Violence in Charlottesville exposes nation's divisions

Posted 8/14/2017 in National

The college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, is reeling after violent clashes erupted between a large gathering of white nationalists and hundreds of counter protesters.



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