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Memorial Service Held for Woman Killed After White Supremacist March

A memorial service is being held Wednesday for the woman killed over the weekend when a man drove his car through a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old resident of Charlottesville, was one of hundreds of activists who amassed Saturday in the city to stand against a demonstration by white supremacists. The gathering quickly devolved into chaos and violence as the white supremacists clashed with protesters in the streets and police did not immediately intervene. Eventually, after several…

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What If the DNC Russian Hack Was Really a Leak After All?

Danielle Ryan, SalonLast week the respected left-liberal magazine The Nation published an explosive article that details in great depth the findings of a new report — authored in large part by former U.S. intelligence officers — which claims to present forensic evidence that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by the Russians in July 2016. Instead, the report alleges, the DNC suffered an insider leak, conducted in the Eastern time zone of the United States by someone with physical access to a DNC computer. … Read the referenced story here:…

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Charlottesville Reflects After Deadly White Supremacist Rally

For many in the southern U.S. city of Charlottesville, Virginia, Tuesday was a day of somber reflection and grief. In the wake of violence that left three dead, many are contemplating the nature of public discourse about America’s present, and perhaps more importantly, its past. VOA’s Robert Raffaele has more. … Read the referenced story here: Charlottesville Reflects After Deadly White Supremacist Rally

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After Years of Decline, Teen Overdose Deaths Rise

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year, fueled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like fentanyl. “This is a warning sign that we need to keep paying attention to what’s happening with young people,” said Katherine Keyes, a Columbia University expert on drug abuse issues who wasn’t part of the study….

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Chalked Messages Show Charlottesville’s Shock After Weekend Violence

Sandy Cook, a 70-year-old former schoolteacher, bent low in front of the slate “Freedom of Speech Wall” outside Charlottesville City Hall on Monday and wrote a message: “Resist with courage, dignity and purpose.” Her plea was one of dozens etched in chalk on the 16.5 meter (54-foot) wall following this weekend’s violent clashes in the Virginia city. “This city is not racist” and “Unity over evil,” read two other messages. As Charlottesville reeled from the killing of a woman during a white-nationalist rally, well-wishers left flowers at a makeshift shrine…

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Neo-Nazi Site Down After Google, GoDaddy Cut Registration

Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer went offline on Tuesday, after its domain registration was revoked by GoDaddy and Google, which said the site that helped organize the violent weekend rally in Virginia had violated their terms of service. Users could not access the site from about 10 cities in North America, Europe and Asia. “We’re having an outage” said one error message, which directed users to the Daily Stormer blog. Other messages said the site’s server could not be found. The efforts by GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and several…

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After Deadly Rally, Cities Rush to Remove Confederate Statues

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.   In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she’s ready to tear down all of her city’s Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them destroyed. San Antonio lawmakers are looking ahead to removing a statue that many people wrongly assumed represented a famed Texas leader who died at the Alamo. ​  Confederate re-evaluation The deadly white nationalist rally…

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Police response scrutinized after violence at Virginia rally

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police chief said he “absolutely” regrets violence that erupted over the weekend when dozens of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters. As the world watched pandemonium in Charlottesville unfold live on television Saturday, officers seemed to stand on the sidelines as fists flew, bats swung and objects soared through the air. “We were hoping for a peaceful demonstration,” Chief Al Thomas said at a news conference Monday. “Gradually the crowd … Read the referenced story here: Police…

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Spirit Airlines Sued After 90-Year-Old Baggage Handler’s Death

Following the death of a longtime Spirit Airlines baggage handler, his widow is suing the airline over his injury. Nazem Amine was 88 years old when he suffered a hernia in 2015 after lifting 500 pieces of luggage in a single shift. Amine died in July at the age of 90 from a heart attack. His wife, Siham Amine, said Spirit was responsible for the downward spiral of his health that ultimately resulted in his death. Nazem had worked as a handler for Spirit for 16 years when he had…

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