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Trump speaks on Charlottesville: 'Racism is evil'

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Under pressure all weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned hate groups as...

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Romney calls on Trump to address nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Donald Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about Charlottesville, warning of “an unraveling of our national fabric” if Trump doesn’t take “remedial action in the extreme.”


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President defends Civil War symbols

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump on Thursday assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause of preserving Confederate statues on public grounds, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use...


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Eight are charged in vandalizing N.C. statue as scores line up to confess

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Scores of people lined up in front of the sheriff’s office in Durham County, North Carolina, on Thursday to “confess” to vandalizing a Confederate statue that protesters pulled down from its pedestal earlier this week, a demonstration meant to raise concerns about the...


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Md. Senate president slams Hogan for fast vote to remove Taney statue

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Calvert, on Thursday lashed out at Gov. Larry Hogan (R) for quickly advancing plans this week to remove a controversial State House statue of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, who defended slavery...


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Even as they splinter, Republicans say they need unity to pass tax overhaul

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - President Donald Trump’s increasing alienation from fellow Republicans and the business community is further imperiling the party’s top priority for the remainder of the year: cutting taxes and simplifying the byzantine tax code. Congressional...


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Top two officers and other sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald to be disciplined following

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The top two officers and the top enlisted sailor who were aboard the destroyer USS Fitzgerald are among about a dozen sailors who will face discipline following an early-morning collision June 17 that killed seven crew members, a senior Navy officer said Thursday. Adm....


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Public financing law is putting a new spin on political campaigns

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. None of the potential donors listening to Montgomery County Council hopeful Danielle Meitiv make her pitch Sunday had paid for the right to be there. An at-large candidate, Meitiv stood before a crowd of roughly 40 people at Coffee Republic in Rockville for a “meet...


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The biggest astronomical event of a generation will hit offices everywhere on Monday

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. If the 1,400 workers at Emerson Electric’s St. Louis headquarters choose to head out and watch the solar eclipse at work on Monday, they’ll get a pair of company-issued ISO-certified glasses and some detailed guidelines to follow. “You must walk to your viewing...


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Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday 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...


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Uneasy future for Arlington's Confederate Memorial

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ARLINGTON, Va. - On the western edge of Arlington National Cemetery stands a 32-foot-tall bronze hymn to soldiers of a bygone past. Such monuments are common on the hallowed ground where more than 400,000 are buried and honored for service to the country. But the one...


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