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The Rising Deadly Toll of Europe’s Insane Migrant Policy

Nicole Gelinas, NY PostThe numbers are horrifying: 2,408 people dead in the Mediterranean; 365 dead in North Africa; 35 dead in Europe. A rash of horrific terrorist attacks this year? No, just Europe’s policy — or lack thereof — toward immigrants, and its grisly toll over seven months. Europe’s ad-hoc entry system is cruel to war refugees and cruel to economic migrants, too. … Read the referenced story here: The Rising Deadly Toll of Europe’s Insane Migrant Policy

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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 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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Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

AP Photo/Jason Dearen 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. The … Read the referenced story here:…

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Trump’s National Security Adviser: Deadly White Supremacists’ Attack Was Terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says the deadly violence that broke out at a white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia “meets the definition of terrorism.” H.R. McMaster, in an interview on ABC News, described the car ramming into a crowd of counter-protesters Saturday that killed a 32-year-old woman as “a criminal act that may be motivated by this hatred and bigotry.” Nineteen others were injured and two Virginia state police troopers who had been monitoring the unrest from the air were killed in a helicopter crash. In Pictures:…

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US Justice Department Investigating Deadly Violence at Virginia Protests

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the car ramming that killed one person during a protest against a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the country’s top law enforcement official, said, “The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice.” Sessions said,” When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated.” Virginia’ Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after fights broke out between armor-clad,…

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