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Even Scaramucci thinks Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists is wrong

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When Anthony Scaramucci began his brief, ill-fated turn as White House Communications Director, he repeatedly professed his “love” for Donald Trump. Just weeks later, however, he’s already having a falling ...

Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ leaves 60 dead in three days

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Sixty people have been killed by security forces in the Philippines capital Manila and the bordering province of Bulacan under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent crackdown on alleged drug users and ...

Republicans want to stop talking about white supremacists so they can cut taxes for rich people

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The White House has had a tumultuous few weeks. As CNN noted on Friday, in the last four weeks alone, President Trump has fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, fired Chief ...

Violence erupts at Klan-like rally through the University of Virginia campus

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Violence erupted between white nationalists marching with torches and counter-protesters on the University of Virginia’s campus Friday night. People planning to counter-protest tomorrow’s rally were just leaving ...

Members of Trump’s remaining commissions say they have no plans to resign

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A dozen members of President Trump’s Manufacturing Council announced this week they’d be leaving the group after the president defended the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, leading Trump to disband ...

Spike in airstrikes and cholera: Why things just got much worse in Yemen

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According to a new report, the number of clashes and airstrikes in Yemen have increased dramatically in 2017: In the first six months of the year, there were 5,676 airstrikes ...

LISTEN: House Republican embraces 5 conspiracy theories in one 20-minute interview

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Donald Trump, as a conspiracy theory-embracing politician, didn’t come out of nowhere. He emerged as the leader of a Republican party that accepted and trafficked in conspiracy theories and demonized ...

Mike Pence’s messy, calculated history with race

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Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he “stands with the president” on statements President Donald Trump made at a press conference, during which he called white nationalists at a Charlottesville ...

High school graduate deported despite being eligible for Obama-era deportation program

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A high school graduate who was twice granted temporary deportation relief under a Obama-era program was deported to El Salvador on Wednesday, indicating that the Trump administration is not stopping ...

The Rohingya refugee crisis is about to get a lot worse

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Two worrying stories out of Asia on Friday morning point to things going from worst to awful for the Rohingya Muslim minority. First, India is in negotiations with Bangladesh to ...

Trump adviser says there are ‘good people’ on the pro-Confederate side in Charlottesville

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White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert went on CNN Sunday to reiterate his boss’s position that both sides are to blame after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia ...

GOP congressman wants to withhold federal funding to test rape kits from sanctuary cities

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Georgia is facing a backlog of more than 10,000 untested rape kits, but one Republican congressman from the state wants to withhold federal dollars to test these kits from so-called ...

Portland’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy is already having a tangible impact

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When Jessica Vega Pederson thinks about Portland, Oregon’s recent commitment to transitioning to 100 percent clean energy, she doesn’t so much think about the June 1 vote (it was unanimous) ...

There is no comparison between white supremacists and Black Lives Matter

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In response to a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left three people dead, much of the conservative media has unified behind a single talking point: What ...

The NFL believed a woman

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On Friday, the NFL announced that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott would be suspended six games for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, more than a year after Elliott’s ...

Trump conspicuously avoids condemning white supremacists in Virginia, blames ‘many sides’ for violence

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White supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, spurring a wave of violence that left 19 injured and at least one dead after a car plowed into anti-racist counter-protesters. Donald ...

Trump issues vague military threat to Venezuela, Caracas call out his ‘craziness’

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In a strange parallel with his tactics in dealing with North Korea, President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military action in Venezuela, intervening in the country’s political crisis, Reuters reports.

Charlottesville mayor lays blame for white supremacist violence at Donald Trump’s feet

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As Donald Trump, his administration, and more than a few Republican allies in Congress turned mealy-mouthed over the weekend in response to Saturday’s deadly rally by white supremacists, Charlottesville, Virginia ...

What you need to know about the solar trade case threatening to upend the industry

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The federal International Trade Commission will hold a hearing Tuesday on whether solar imports from China are causing “substantial damage” to domestic solar companies. The ITC’s determination — and President ...

The unlikely story of the undocumented attorneys fighting for the lives of their undocumented clients

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On the morning that Alfonso Maldonado Silva was set to argue his first case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Ca., he was too nervous to even ...

EPA chief decides to rewrite toxic wastewater rule at request of utility companies

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The Environmental Protection Agency told a federal court this week that, after reviewing industry complaints, the agency plans to rewrite rules imposing federal limits on toxic metals in wastewater discharged ...

Rev. Barber: Trumpvangelicals are using faith to bring us to the brink of nuclear war

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When the Rev. Robert Jeffress declared this week that “God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,” many who grew up in Sunday School struggled to square ...

Car intentionally plows into group of people protesting white supremacists, eyewitnesses say

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Witnesses told ThinkProgress that they saw a grey sedan speed through the streets of downtown Charlottesville, VA, striking two other vehicles before backing up and injuring at least six protesters ...

Banning transgender troops would cost 100 times more than letting them serve

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A new study from the Palm Center, a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has found that the cost of implementing President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender ...

How the police failed Charlottesville

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White supremacists’ effort to portray themselves as the real victims in Charlottesville got a big boost Tuesday when President Donald Trump proclaimed that the day’s carnage must be blamed on ...

Educators say reactions to Charlottesville reveal need for better teaching of history

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After a white supremacist in Charlottesville rally grew increasingly violent, and eventually ended in the death of a 32 year-old counterprotester and injured 19 people, many Americans responded by saying ...

Fox & Friends defends white nationalists: Their grievances are ‘worth talking about’

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Even Donald Trump’s staunchest allies within the Republican Party are having a hard time sticking by his side as he continues to avoid condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis after they ...

Alleged Charlottesville killer James Fields apparently linked to white nationalist movement

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Screenshots obtained by ThinkProgress appear to show the Facebook page of James Fields, the Ohio man police say drove his car into a anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday,

DOJ opens very narrow probe into Charlottesville killing

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On Saturday, the Justice Department opened its most high profile new investigation into a possible hate crime since the Senate confirmed an attorney general who was once deemed too racist ...

Republican Fox & Friends pundit, overcome with emotion, says he can’t defend Trump anymore

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Gianno Caldwell, a Republican pundit, was skeptical of Donald Trump’s original run for president, but he came to be one of Trump’s most outspoken supporters. During an interview Wednesday morning ...

Trump appointee says national security is a reason to keep uneconomic coal plants running

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The new head of the nation’s top energy regulatory agency cited “national security” as a reason to keep uneconomic coal and nuclear power plants running, a refrain that has become ...

Virginia white supremacist rally turns violent, shut down by police

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A white supremacist rally planned for noon on Saturday, and billed as the largest in decades, was declared an “unlawful assembly” and was cleared by law enforcement.

Just nine Republicans in Congress have directly criticized Trump for defending white supremacists

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President Trump offered support for white nationalists and the Confederacy more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War Tuesday, blaming the “alt-left” for violence ...

In face of nuclear threats, Trump predicts Guam will see ‘tenfold’ rise in tourism

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In a call Friday with Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo (R), President Donald Trump assured him that the White House is “with you 1,000 percent” following North Korea’s threat of nuclear ...

White supremacists cheer Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

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In response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump pointedly refused to condemn the perpetrators, saying that blame for the violence comes from “many sides.” At least ...

Trump agrees to pay key Obamacare subsidies, extending its lifeline

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Everyone and their doctor has asked President Donald Trump to continue funding Obamacare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. After flirting with eliminating these payments to insurance companies, he finally agreed to ...