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Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

AP Photo/Jason Dearen Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as the violence over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the country to plan to wipe away much of the remaining Old South imagery. Only two statues were taken down immediately, in Gainesville, Florida, where the Daughters of the Confederacy removed a statue of a Confederate soldier known as “Ole Joe,” and in Durham, North Carolina, where protesters used a rope to pull … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Virginia violence adds to push to remove Confederate statues

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey As a descendant of Civil War soldiers who wore both the blue and the gray, a Kentucky mayor said he’s taking his own stand – marshalling support to remove two Confederate statutes from prominent spots in his city. Violence that erupted over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, added momentum to a wave of efforts across the South to remove or relocate Confederate monuments. Lexington, Kentucky, Mayor Jim Gray moved up his announcement in reaction to the bloodshed, … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Google Maps beta adds news features, including Android O’s picture-in-picture support

Google Maps beta adds new features tailored to Google’s next Android release. Android 8.0 is set to release anytime soon, and Google has been hard at work getting its own applications ready to take advantage of the new system APIs. Picture-in-Picture, originally available in Android 7.0 Nougat for Android TV users, will be available for phone and tablet users after the launch of Android O. To take advantage of this, the latest beta version of the Google Maps app is adding support for picture-in-picture. I don’t think this will be…

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Trump adds nuance to pro-Israel approach ahead of Netanyahu visit

Top Stories WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – During his election campaign, Donald Trump signaled his presidency would be a boon for Israel and tough on Palestinians. The U.S. Embassy would move to Jerusalem, he would name an ambassador who backs Israeli settlements on land Palestinians seek for a state and there would be no pressure for peace talks. Trump adds nuance to pro-Israel approach ahead of Netanyahu visit

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