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White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville

White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to CharlottesvillePresident Trump?s comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. ?I think he?s speaking to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn?t engage in antiwhite multicultural political correctness,? Matthew Heimbach told Yahoo News on Thursday. Heimbach was scheduled to speak at the event, which attracted supporters from white supremacist, ?alt-right? and neo-Nazi groups.



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Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnageSpanish police on Saturday hunted for a Moroccan man suspected of carrying out one of two terror attacks that killed 14 people, injured 120 more and plunged the country into shock and grief. Two days after the assaults that struck Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, Spaniards put on a defiant front while mourning the victims, with crowds out in force to greet King Felipe and Queen Letizia as they arrived to pay hommage to those killed in the attacks. Slogans like "Las Ramblas is crying but alive" were seen on shop windows, while taxis drove down in a convoy, sounding their horns and with "We're not afraid" plastered on their windows.



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No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: Prosecutor

No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: ProsecutorDave Holloway, father of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, said on national television this week that he found human bones in Aruba, where his daughter vanished a dozen years ago, and submitted them for DNA testing.



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Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy

Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosyPakistani soldiers on Saturday carried the flag-draped coffin of German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau to a state funeral where she was honored after devoting her life to eradicating leprosy in the country. Widely known as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, Pfau died last week in the southern city of Karachi at age 87. Mourners paid their last respects as Pfau's coffin was carried to the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre that she founded before being taken on to St. Patrick's Cathedral for the official service.



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Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean importsBEIJING (AP) ? Furious Chinese businesspeople said Friday that Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise move suddenly choked off border trade.



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Father jumps car over open drawbridge in terrifying stunt to save family

Father jumps car over open drawbridge in terrifying stunt to save familyA father drove his car over an opening drawbridge in a death-defying stunt to avoid plunging into the water below. Terence Naphys was crossing New Jersey's Middle Thorofare Bridge with his family when its steel ramp began to lift beneath them. Mr Naphys was reportedly already near the centre of the bridge and was forced to accelerate his Toyota RAV 4 to jump the 6ft gap out of fear the car would fall 65ft into the deep bay below.



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Staff Change on Mueller Team Raises Questions

Staff Change on Mueller Team Raises QuestionsRachel Maddow pursues reporting on the departure of former FBI counter-espionage chief Peter Strzok from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation team, questioning the reason and what it might mean for Mueller's effort.



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One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues

One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate StatuesA tweet about Confederate statues is resonating with hundreds of thousands of people. Jamil Smith, a Los Angeles-based writer who has contributed to The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Daily Beast, had a great response to those who believe the removal of Confederate statues will ?erase? history.



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Neo-Nazis love media attention. But ignoring them isn't an option | Bob Garfield

Neo-Nazis love media attention. But ignoring them isn't an option | Bob GarfieldThere is a genuine conflict of two public interests: the collateral damage of publicity versus the right to know. First there was the violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where crowds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists and assorted alt-right mouthbreathers were televised chanting racist and antisemitic slogans and roughing up counter-protesters, culminating in the death of one woman. Yep, some of the finest neo-Nazis this great country has to offer.



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The Difference Between George Washington and Robert E. Lee

The Difference Between George Washington and Robert E. LeeThe former helped created the United States of America; the latter betrayed it.



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Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in tolerant Barcelona

Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in tolerant BarcelonaPrayer time is approaching but Raja Miah, an imam at a tiny mosque in the heart of Barcelona does not expect a big turnout. Since the twin attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils claimed by the Islamic State group, the Muslim community in central Barcelona's neighbourhood of Raval fears an anti-Islam backlash. "People are very scared," said Miah, 23, as he sat in a small room at the mosque in Raval as a small group of children in an adjoining room studied the Koran.



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'One of the Most Difficult Scenes.' 3 Kids Found Killed Inside Suburban Home

'One of the Most Difficult Scenes.' 3 Kids Found Killed Inside Suburban Home'One of the most difficult scenes'



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Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of TurkuSeveral people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive. The Turun Sanomat newspaper reported that at least one person was killed in the attack. Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said eight people had been taken to hospital following the stabbings, some of them are in critical condition.



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German writer critical of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain

German writer critical of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in SpainBy Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, fanning an already fierce row between the NATO allies. The arrest of the German national in Granada was part of a "targeted hunt against critics of the Turkish government living abroad in Europe," Akhanli's lawyer Ilias Uyar told magazine Der Spiegel, which first reported Akhanli's detention. Any country can issue an Interpol "red notice", but extradition by Spain would only follow if Ankara could convince Spanish courts it had a real case against him.



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Wildfire leads to more evacuations in Montana

Wildfire leads to more evacuations in MontanaHELENA, Mont. (AP) ? A month-old wildfire flared up in western Montana, forcing the evacuation of hundreds more homes and devouring another large chunk of forest as the drought-stricken state struggles with one of its worst wildfire seasons in years.



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US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook ban

US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook banFollowing violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, Facebook began taking down all positive mentions of an article by the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, attacking the woman who was killed protesting the rally. But while the site has been banned from Facebook, far-right users continued to post on a Daily Stormer group on VK, Russia's most popular social network. ?Cloudflare just dropped us,? the Daily Stormer VK group posted on Wednesday, referring to the Internet security company that protects sites from cyber attacks. ?We'll have to build an alternative.? White nationalists and far-right activists from Western countries have increasingly been moving to VK, also known as VKontakte, where they don't face the same censorship as on social media like Facebook. Charlottesville far-right protest Of the 97 major neo-Nazi, white nationalist and racist skinhead organisations on the Southern Poverty Law Centre's list of US hate groups, The Telegraph found VK groups matching at least nine of them, with members that appeared to be American. There were also more than 50 VK groups named after the Ku Klux Klan, although many of them appear to be run by Russian fans. According to the news site Meduza, more than 100 nationalist groups on VK have members from the United States, Germany, Sweden and other Western countries. Membership on the most popular of these groups numbers in the thousands. A far-right user who identified himself as Henry from Houston told Meduza that moving from Facebook to VK was becoming a ?trend? among nationalists trying to avoid censorship. He's started two VK groups already with a total membership of 550. ?You can't even write a post about Adolph Hitler? on Facebook, he complained. In contrast, on the Daily Stormer page and other VK groups, users have continued merrily posting racist slurs and threats. Dropped by its US domain registrar, the Daily Stormer also tried to relaunch its website under a Russian domain name, but this too was soon suspended. Asked about VK's apparent lack of censorship, a spokesman said the social network is ?against calls for atrocities and violence? and deletes materials that include them. Russian authorities have been increasingly fining and even imprisoning social media users under a vague law against extremism, but many of these people have been convicted for criticising Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Law enforcement here most likely wouldn't be able to bring Americans to court on similar charges, however.



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The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress Code

The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress CodeStudents from San Benito High School in Hollister, California, are protesting their school?s sexist dress code in a pretty awesome way.



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Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deported

Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deportedAn activist known for helping Arab women in the Chicago area lost her U.S. citizenship Thursday and will be deported for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem decades ago.



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The interview that got Steve Bannon fired

The interview that got Steve Bannon firedSteve Bannon was forced out of the White House after he labelled members of the white supremacist movement "clowns". Mr Bannon downplayed the danger posed by Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi sympathisers and revealed his ambition to dominate anti-Trump groups focused on "race and identity" in an interview with left-wing magazine The American Prospect on Tuesday. The Breitbart News boss's combative remarks came as Republicans and Democrats called for him to be removed from his post following Donald Trump's controversial response to the Charlottesville attacks which left one dead and dozens injured on 12 August.



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Boy, 7, From Australia Is Missing After Barcelona Van Attack

Boy, 7, From Australia Is Missing After Barcelona Van AttackJulian Alessandro Cadman is missing after he was separated from his mom, who was seriously injured in Thursday's terrorist attack.



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Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floodsNearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after fresh heavy rains left hundreds of villages marooned. "We have sought army's help to reach out to the affected people," T P Gupta, a senior official from the state's disaster management authority, told AFP.



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Did outing Charlottesville's white supremacists just make them more committed?

Did outing Charlottesville's white supremacists just make them more committed?The ?Unite the Right? rally on Saturday morning in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the first time 27-year-old Nigel Krofta attended a white nationalist event. He?s been active in the movement online, but last weekend he stepped out from behind his keyboard and stood clutching a billy club alongside the neo-Nazis, white nationalists, Klansmen, and other so-called alt-right marchers.  That day, Krofta met James Alex Fields Jr., who allegedly drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters just a few hours later, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. After the bloodshed, a photo of the two men, published by the New York Times, found its way to Twitter, where Krofta was identified by name?along with his hometown and the contact information for his employer. He was labeled an ?area Nazi? by a journalist in Charleston, South Carolina, not far from Krofta?s home in Ridgeville. SEE ALSO: How you can take action against white supremacy after Charlottesville On Monday, Krofta said he started to receive threats. He was also promptly fired from his job as a welder. ?My employer was being called with threats on their business and persons and they responded by discharging me,? the now-former metalworker told Mashable. ?My actions and beliefs are mine and I do not want anyone to be hurt or harmed for being associated with me.? I talked to the Ridgeville man, also a white supremacist, shown next to accused murderer James Fields at rally. https://t.co/YKv5zUWscY ? Michael Majchrowicz (@mjmajchrowicz) August 14, 2017 For online activists seeking to identify the marchers at Saturday?s rally, this seems like mission accomplished: A participant faced real-world consequences, outside the confines of the white nationalist movement, where having Nazi sympathies makes you a pariah. But, while activists hope the threat of shame (and unemployment) will deter racists from joining future marches, their actions could have unintended consequences: pushing neo-Nazis out of the shadows could just force them to double down.Krofta is one of multiple marchers outed by online activists: In California, Cole White reportedly resigned from his job at a hotdog restaurant after his bosses caught wind of his involvement in Charlottesville over the weekend. In Nevada, 20-year-old University of Nevada at Reno student Peter Cvjetanovic got so much publicity he went on a local news program to explain that he is ?not the angry racist they see in that photo.? The photo to which he?s referring shows Cvjetanovic?and his Hitler-esque hairstyle?carrying a torch and screeching alongside other white nationalists the night before Saturday?s deadly rally. In Fargo, North Dakota, the shame of seeing his son marching with known bigots prompted a father to pen a lengthy op-ed for a local newspaper essentially disowning his racist son. ?I, along with all of his siblings and his entire family, wish to loudly repudiate my son?s vile, hateful and racist rhetoric and actions,? he wrote. UPDATE: Cole White, the first person I exposed, no longer has a job ???? #GoodNightColeWhite #ExposeTheAltRight #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/sqxSXboKw6 ? Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 13, 2017 The outing of racists has been met with fanfare. The Twitter page @YesYoureARacist, dedicated to shining a light on bigoted behavior, had 60,000 followers on Saturday morning?now, it has 400,000. Identifying racists has been the goal of civil rights organizations for years, with the idea that it will create problems for them in their personal and professional lives. As Southern Poverty Law Center researcher Ryan Lenz says in the documentary Welcome to Leith about the attempted neo-Nazi takeover of a small North Dakota town, ?If you wanna be a Nazi, you can be a Nazi. But I?m gonna make sure the world knows you?re a Nazi.?Logan Smith, who founded the YesYoureARacist feed, put it similarly: "Ever since the days of the KKK burning crosses in people's yards, they depend on people remaining silent," Smith told NPR.  "And no matter the risk, I'm not going away." White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" march toward Emancipation Park in CharlottesvilleImage: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesYet, there?s a problem. In a world where the President of the United States says there were ?very fine people? on ?both sides? of Saturday?s rally, people might not care whether people know they?re aligned with white supremacists, according to several demonstrators at the rally who railed against Jews, ?faggots," and other groups. In fact, according to some, being exposed is only emboldening a movement they feel has essentially been endorsed by the president of the United States. ?All we're doing is massively, massively growing,? David Duke, the infamous former Ku Klux Klan leader who was at the rally in Charlottesville, told Mashable. Donald Trump mentioned Duke by name during a press conference on Tuesday where he defended the ?good people? on the right who demonstrated in Charlottesville. Duke made headlines during last year?s presidential election when he endorsed Trump. It took the president nearly a week to disavow the endorsement of a notorious white supremacist?who is perhaps the most well-known white supremacist of the last 30 years and whom Trump initially claimed to know nothing about. ?I?ve gotten 15 million Twitter impressions [since the rally in Charlottesville] and 90 percent have been positive,? Duke continued, adding that, ?the Antifa [anti-fascist activists] might think they?re making some gains on us [by outing white nationalists] but they're not...people see through it now. They see what?s going on. They have the Internet. They saw what happened [in Charlottesville]. We weren't there for violence. We were there to make our point.?For white nationalists, Duke's mission was accomplished. Those I spoke with expressed few regrets about what happened in Charlottesville, though many claimed to not support violence. (This claim is belied by the events, which left one woman dead and dozens wounded. The governor of Virginia described the white nationalists as more heavily armed than the police.)  Outing a guy like Duke, or Richard Spencer?the de-facto leader of the ?alt-right? movement?is pointless; their names are synonymous with white supremacy and a simple Google search will reveal who they are. But for people like Nigel Krofta, who stepped into the world of white nationalism and ended up unemployed and publicly dubbed a Nazi, the consequences could be more severe.Krofta, at least, doesn?t care. In fact, he says, it?s only strengthened his resolve. Asked if he considered the potential consequences of demonstrating with a group of white nationalists before Saturday, Krofta said, ?Of course I did. However, it was a risk I was willing to take and I have no regrets.?Krofta said his experience in Charlottesville?and the fallout from his activities?has only encouraged him to do more. He said he plans on joining a formal white nationalist group and to continue attending rallies. For the next one, he said, he and his ?alt-right? cronies will be ?better prepared.??I feel vindicated,? he said. ?[Getting exposed] strengthened my resolve.? He added, ?I have my own plans...I hope I do inspire more to be more active.? White nationalist demonstrators surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockThe gloating and positive spin on what happened in Charlottesville is not unexpected, says Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League?s Center on Extremism, who tracks white nationalist groups like the ?alt-right? and the National Socialist Movement, the country?s primary neo-Nazi organization.?Duke, Spencer and others will surely try to leverage this moment to double-down on their fantasies of creating a white civil rights movement,? Segal said. He added, ?Generally, the people who show up to rallies have already taken the leap [into unabashed white nationalism]...there are some unintended consequences to [publicly name them] that can backfire. White supremacists generally don?t miss an opportunity to portray themselves as the victims.?That?s exactly what happened. People like Duke and Spencer have spent the last few days playing the victim on social media and beyond. President Trump appears to be paying attention to the plight of the poor white nationalists, as evidenced by that insane press conference on Tuesday, in which Trump repeatedly emphasized that both sides had done wrong.Krofta also doesn?t have much faith in the identification tactics of the ?alt-right?s? opposition in terms of keeping people from upcoming rallies. While he concedes that people may be ?afraid to show [once they] realize that all it takes is one photo to ruin their life,? he?s quick to add that he doesn?t fall into that camp. ?My life has not been ruined,? he said.Efforts to identify participants could still deter some. On Aug. 19, a group of ?free speech activists? with tentacles in the ?alt-right? sphere are planning a rally in Boston. After the chaos in Virginia, speakers began to pull out of the event in fear of being publicly linked to the ?alt-right.? The group has publicly disavowed the rally in Charlottesville and insists that their organization is in no way affiliated with people like Duke or Spencer. But the rally is still a target for Antifa activists, who believe it?s an extension of what happened in Charlottesville. "Yes, there is concern of doxxing and spreading of false information about people to cost them their careers," an unidentified administrator of the group?s Facebook page said. ?In fact, one of our members lost his job due to this defamation already.? The rally in Boston is scheduled to go forth as of this writing, despite rumors that it had been canceled.For Krofta, his new-found infamy has only pushed him further into the world of white nationalism. As for his new buddy, alleged killer James Fields Jr., Krofta said he doesn?t think his actions were premeditated. But he declined to condemn the alleged murder. Rather, Krofta excused it.?I think people have to understand that the protesters had every street blocked and we were surrounded,? he said. ?They also had the parking garage blocked and surrounded. [He] was most likely looking for a way out of there.?He added, ?[Fields] did not have any plans to [slam his car through a crowd of people] to my knowledge...that is a very expensive car.? If you?re looking for direct ways to take action after the Charlottesville violence, we?ve identified five things you can do right now .



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Five suspected terrorists shot dead by police in Cambrils, Spain

Five suspected terrorists shot dead by police in Cambrils, SpainSpanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in Cambrils, south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people.



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Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border

Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian borderBy Tom Perry and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier. The Lebanese army operation got underway at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), targeting Islamic State positions near the town of Ras Baalbek with rockets, artillery and helicopters, a Lebanese security source said.



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Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

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Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingers

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Pence Calls Trump A 'Builder Of Boundless Optimism,' Compares Him To Teddy Roosevelt

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USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor Seamanship

USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor SeamanshipThis is not the first time U.S. Navy took a strict action against the leadership for acting inappropriately in a particular situation.



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Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at door

Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at doorYhoana Arteaga was found bludgeoned to death in her family's mobile home with her clothing "in disarray", police said. There was no evidence of forced entry to the trailer in Nashville, Tennessee. The girl had suffered blunt force trauma to her body, police spokesman Don Aaron told a press conference.



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Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's mission

Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's missionTAMPA, Fla. (AP) ? Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him.



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White Supremacists Are Using Genetic Ancestry Tests For A Creepy Purpose

White Supremacists Are Using Genetic Ancestry Tests For A Creepy PurposeIt?s a marketing trope often repeated in viral, feel-good commercials for genetic ancestry tests: If we only knew just how related we all were, even distantly, then prejudice and racism would cease to exist.



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Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates

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The Manual Car Is About More Than Shifting Gears

The Manual Car Is About More Than Shifting GearsWhy you should care about turn signals.



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Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off Hawaii

Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) ? Army officials have spent days sifting through chunks of Black Hawk helicopter debris in turbulent Pacific waters off Hawaii but have yet to see any signs of life in their search for five soldiers missing since the aircraft crashed during nighttime training on Tuesday.



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Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draftChildren are particularly vulnerable in the conflicts raging around the globe, according to a draft UN report that specifically pointed the finger of blame in Yemen at the Saudi-led coalition. The draft of an annual UN report on the impact of armed conflict on children lists the countries and entities accused of recruiting child soldiers and using children as weapons of war. "I am highly concerned by the scale and severity of the grave violations that were committed against children in 2016, which included alarming levels of killing and maiming, recruitment and use and denial of humanitarian access," Secretary General Antonio Guterres says in the draft seen by AFP.



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Here's a Preview of the Solar Eclipse Traffic NightmareThe backup in Oregon was between 20 and 30 miles long



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Donald Trump Jr: US investigators 'examining President's son's meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer'

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Glitch Or Promo? Amazon Echo Dot Is Free Right Now

Glitch Or Promo? Amazon Echo Dot Is Free Right NowThe Amazon Echo Dot is free on Amazon at checkout thanks to an apparently unlisted "Audible Promo" offer.



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Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home

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Boston free speech rally organisers say they fear far-Right groups could repeat violence of Charlottesville

Boston free speech rally organisers say they fear far-Right groups could repeat violence of CharlottesvilleOrganisers of a free speech rally in Boston on Saturday are warning far-Right groups to stay away amid growing fears of a repeat of the violent clashes that led to the death of a protester in Virginia last weekend. The national director of the Ku Klux Klan has said members are expected to turn out for the event, due to start on Boston common at midday. And police, already preparing for the presence of thousands of counter-protesters, said they were stepping up their vigilance in the wake of Thursday?s terrorist attack in Barcelona. The result is a city preparing for the worst. John Medlar, of Boston Free Speech which is organising the rally, said he was as shocked and horrified as anyone else at the violence in Charlottesville when white supremacist groups protested the removal of Confederate statutes commemorating the Civil War. White supremacists stand behind their shields at a rally in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017 Credit: Reuters ?We are afraid some of the groups that caused trouble might come up here and cause more trouble,? he said. The Boston group held a similar rally in May but this weekend?s event has come under intense scrutiny after neo-Nazi groups and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville. A 32-year-old woman died when a car drove into a crowd sparking a week of debate about race relations, freedom of speech and America?s tempestuous political climate under Donald Trump. Mr Medlar said the roster of speakers included libertarians from both Left and Right but insisted there was no place for groups such as the KKK. ?We don?t think the KKK is the type of group that will defend the first amendment rights of black people, so we don?t want them at our rally,? he said, referring to the part of the US constitution that guarantees free expression. Several of the most inflammatory speakers have already dropped out. Gavin McInnes, who describes himself as a ?Western Chauvinist? and heads a group called the Proud Boys, said this week would no longer be attending. Trump says 'both sides' to blame in Charlottesville 01:19 Among the confirmed guests are Joe Biggs, who used to work for the conspiracy-mongering website Infowars, as well as Shiva Ayyadurai, a scientist who claims to have invented email and is now running for the Senate. Mr Medlar said he had been working with city authorities to ensure the day would go off peacefully. A planned march has been cancelled and police are setting up physical barriers and a neutral zone to separate counter-protesters from the rally. Several thousand people are expected at the rival ?Fight Supremacy? rally. It was planned as a response to the Charlottesville unrest but, coming at the same time as the free speech rally, now raises the prospect of fresh clashes between the two sides. Mr Medlar said he had considered cancelling but realised people might still show up anyway. The responsible course, he added, was to work with city authorities on ensuring an orderly event. ?No-one will be able to bring anything that can be used as a weapon,? he said. Charlottesville far-right protest In Charlottesville, armed militias linked to both Left and Right made use of Virginia?s open carry laws to patrol the area carrying assault rifles. About 500 police officers will be on the streets to maintain order. They are planning to close some roads to vehicle after of the car attacks that killed Heather Heyer in Charlottesville and 13 in Barcelona. "We all know the tragedy that happened in Barcelona. That only makes us more vigilant," said William Evans, Boston Police Commissioner. At the same time, Thomas Robb, of the KKK, told the Boston Herald that he expected members to attend. "I don't think they're going to cause a disturbance," he said. "Our members don't stand out, they don't walk around giving Nazi salutes, they might be your next door neighbour or Cub Scout leader."



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Violence erupts between white nationalists, counterprotestors in Charlottesville: Part 5

Violence erupts between white nationalists, counterprotestors in Charlottesville: Part 5White nationalists had gathered in the Virginia city to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.



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Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end caseA Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. The ruling follows the first appearance in June in the case by Samantha Geimer, who was 13 years old when Polanski sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles in 1977.



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Twitter Blasts Ex-Google Employee Who Says Being Conservative Is Like Being Gay In The '50s

Twitter Blasts Ex-Google Employee Who Says Being Conservative Is Like Being Gay In The '50sEx-Google employee James Damore made quite a disturbing false equivalency when he compared being a conservative at the tech company to being gay in the 1950s.



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Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

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Bob Lutz on Why Ford Ousted Mark Fields

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Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

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Boy With Heart Transplant Collapses and Dies on His First Day of School

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Trump's evangelical panel remains intact as others disband. Here are his religious cheerleaders

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Boston free speech protests: Far-right demonstrators 'outnumbered 10 to 1 by anti-fascists'

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