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Charlottesville covers Confederate statues with black shroud

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city’s mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally. The work began around 1 p.m. in Emancipation Park, where a towering monument of Gen. Robert E. Lee on horseback stands. Workers gathered around the monument with a large black drape. Some stood in cherry-pickers and others used ropes and poles to cover the statue as onlookers … Read the referenced story here: Charlottesville…

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Florida: White man who killed black person to be executed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in state history, Florida is expecting to execute a white man Thursday for killing a black person – and it plans to do so with the help of a drug that has never been used before in any U.S. execution. Barring a stay, Mark Asay, 53, is scheduled to die by lethal injection after 6 p.m. Asay was convicted by a jury of two racially motivated, premeditated murders in Jacksonville in 1987. The planned execution – Florida’s … Read the referenced story here:…

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Charlottesville to Cover Confederate Statues in Black Fabric

Charlottesville, Virginia, is planning to cover the statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in black fabric.   The Daily Progress reports the city council voted unanimously early Tuesday to shroud the statues in fabric to represent the city’s mourning of Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old woman was killed Saturday when a car rammed into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally in the city. The rally was sparked by the city’s decision to remove a statue of Lee.   Tuesday’s vote came after anger…

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Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had described. The initial statement from police in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid said the suspect, 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III, refused Officer Michael Amiott’s orders to “face away” after getting out of his car Aug. 12 and then began resisting. He had been stopped for a suspected … Read the referenced story here:…

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Politics 

Where Is the Corporate Disavowal of Black Lives Matter?

Michelle Malkin, TownhallLiberal business executives are leaping like lemmings from President Donald Trump’s manufacturing advisory council. Good riddance. These silly string-spined CEOs have sided with social justice agitators, Beltway media enablers and Democratic resistance knuckleheads who believe Trump was wrong to condemn violence and hatred on all sides of the political spectrum. Never mind that of the four people arrested after the violent outbreak in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, two were identified with the white nationalist movement and the other two were left-wing “antifa” counterprotesters. … Read the referenced story here:…

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[In Depth] Global telescope gears up to image black holes

Last year researchers "heard" black holes for the first time, when they detected the gravitational waves unleashed as two of them crashed together and merged. Now, they want to see a black hole, or at least its silhouette. Next month, astronomers will harness radio telescopes across the globe to create the equivalent of a single Earth-spanning dish—an instrument powerful enough, they hope, to image black holes backlit by the incandescent gas swirling around them. Their targets are the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, known…

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