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  • Heather Heyer?s Mother Says She?s No Longer Interested in Speaking to Donald Trump
    The mother of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Virginia, said she has no interest in speaking to President Trump after his remarks Tuesday blaming multiple sides for the violence that took place last weekend. “I’m not talking to the president now, I’m sorry,” Susan Bro said on Good […]

  • Tina Fey Blasts Donald Trump?s ?Many Sides? Response to Charlottesville
    Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live on Thursday for a special edition of “Weekend Update” to slam the president’s equivocal remarks condemning neo-Nazis. ?I?m feeling sick because, you know, I’ve seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and I wasn?t confused by it,? she said. ?No, Nazis are always bad.? ?Who drove the car into the […]

  • Courts Everywhere Said Women Can Use Medicaid at Planned Parenthood. This One Just Ruled They Can?t.
    The Trump administration has tried and failed several times to defund Planned Parenthood, but one federal court has just succeeded. In a 2-1 decision, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the state of Arkansas can withhold Medicaid funds from the women’s health care provider?a switch the state has sought since 2015. The decision marks a major departure from […]

  • Everyone Will Be Taking Eclipse Photos. Most Won?t Turn Out. Here?s How to Take One That Will.
    This story was originally published by Newsweek and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A total solar eclipse will pass across the U.S. on August 21, plunging those in the path of totality into darkness for around two minutes. This will be the first time a total solar eclipse has moved from coast […]

  • Trump Election Commissioners Are Resisting Efforts to Protect Elections From Hacking
    The intelligence community fears that Russia’s meddling in US elections did not end in November 2016, and that when the Kremlin tries to intervene again, state and local voting systems will be a prime target. “They will be back,” former FBI Director James Comey warned in June. Many election systems would prove an easy target. Last […]

  • Here?s Where Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down?And Which Ones Could Be Next
    This past weekend’s violent protests against the planned removal of a Charlottesville, Virginia, monument commemorating Robert E. Lee by “alt-right” activists and white supremacists?and the counter-protests that opposed those demonstrations?has captured the attention of the entire country. But the effort to take down the symbols that glorify the Confederacy and its leaders are far from new. The tensions […]

  • Eight People Have Been Arrested for Pulling Down Durham?s Confederate Statue?There May Be More Soon
    In the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, images of Confederate monuments being pulled from their platforms have taken off on social media. But no image stands out as strongly as that of the statue of a Confederate solider in Durham, North Carolina, collapsed in a crumpled heap after being torn down by a group of protesters […]

  • Donald Trump is About to Gut Obamacare?s Free Birth Control
    The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that federal health officials are set to finalize a new rule weakening Obamacare’s mandate that employers provide free contraception in insurance plans. The new rule will allow employers with religious or moral objections to ditch birth control coverage in employee insurance plans.  Two sources familiar with the imminent rule told […]

  • This Republican Candidate Had a Little Trouble Voting on Tuesday
    Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama showed up to vote, presumably for himself, in the state’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, only to learn that he had been ensnared by a voter suppression tactic. Republicans across the country have launched campaigns to root out fraudulent voting?despite no evidence that it’s a widespread problem?and in Alabama and several […]

  • The Case for Naming and Shaming White Supremacists
    After the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and 19 injured, internet vigilantes and activists have been combing through photos to identify the people who attended. Cole White resigned from his job at Top Dog, a libertarian hot dog restaurant in Berkeley, California, after he was identified and it was “inundated with inquiries” about his employment.   […]


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