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  • What is Antifa?

    After protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent on Saturday, leaving one person dead and dozens injured, the world is still grappling with what happened, who was involved and why. Hundreds of white nationalists took to the streets over the weekend to protest the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue. But members of a controversial opposing group, known as Antifa, also showed up to condemn hate and racism. Here’s a closer look at Antifa protesters, who have become more […]

  • Apple’s Tim Cook: I disagree with Trump on Charlottesville

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says President Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville contradicts American values. In an email to Apple employees on Wednesday night, Cook called for an “unequivocal” denouncement of hate and bigotry, rejecting Trump’s widely criticized remarks on Charlottesville. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights,” Cook wrote. “Equating the two runs […]

  • Neo-Nazi website loses protection from key tech firm

    Another important tech company has cut ties with neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Internet firm Cloudflare said Wednesday it has terminated The Daily Stormer’s account, which means it won’t protect the site from cyberattacks that could cause it to go down. The Daily Stormer site has already been dumped by the web-hosting services of GoDaddy and Google this week after it published a derogatory story about Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. […]

  • Trump defends Confederate statues: Here are 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy in the US

    As a growing number of American cities worked to remove statues commemorating the Confederacy, President Donald Trump defended the statues again Thursday, arguing that removing them uproots American “culture” and history. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” he said in a series of tweets. “You……..can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So […]

  • Multiple people killed, dozens injured after van plows into Barcelona crowd

    At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 injured after a van rammed through crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona Thursday in an apparent terror attack. Eyewitnesses reported panic and chaos as the van plowed through crowds in the renowned Las Ramblas avenue, which was teeming at the time with locals and tourists. One person has been arrested, Catalan police said. Police are treating the incident as a terror attack and have sealed off the area. […]

  • Bannon says US locked in ‘economic war’ with China, slams White House colleagues

    Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at “economic war with China,” promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is “fighting” other top White House aides “every day.” Bannon also dismisses the ratcheting up of tensions stemming from North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity as “just a sideshow” and argues there is “no military solution” to the growing crisis, despite President Donald Trump’s promises of “fire and fury” if North Korea […]

  • Voyager probes fulfill 40 years of space exploration

    They say 40 is the new 20, and since they first launched in 1977, NASA’s farthest-traveling and longest-living spacecrafts keep accomplishing new feats despite changes in technology. NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 are still exploring the outer solar system and continue to communicate with us on Earth daily. The identical spacecrafts launched a couple of weeks apart from one another. Voyager 2 left Earth on August 20, and even though it launched first, it got its name because it was […]

  • Heather Heyer memorial: Killer ‘just magnified her,’ mother says

    Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” the quote, displayed on a purple background, reads. Her mother made that a call to action Wednesday in a memorial service for the 32-year-old Charlottesville paralegal, who was killed Saturday when a car hit her and other counterprotesters who opposed a “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalists. “They tried to kill my child to shut her […]

  • Calling BS on BMI: How can we tell how fat we are?

    When Kate Townsend took her kids for their back-to-school health checkups last month, she got a surprise. The Western Springs, Illinois, mother of three wanted to make sure their vaccinations were up-to-date. The pediatrician did talk about shots, but also mentioned her daughter’s body mass index. “She said to my daughter, ‘you are in this percentile, which is in total normal range,’ but she made it sound like one more number, and that is too big,” Townsend said. The family […]

  • Obama’s Charlottesville tweet is now the most liked in Twitter history

    Former President Barack Obama’s tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the most liked tweet ever on the social network. Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” Saturday that said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more […]

  • Pres. Trump blames both sides for Charlottesville chaos; calls torch-wielding protesters ‘fine people’

    In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side. “I think there is blame on both sides,” he said. “What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “What about the fact they came charging […]

  • Illinois State Senate passes measure designating neo-Nazi groups as terrorists

    In the wake of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counterprotesters, the Illinois State Senate wants white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups classified as terrorist organizations. In a resolution authorized Sunday, lawmakers urge law enforcement to “pursue the criminal elements of these domestic terrorist organizations in the same manner and with the same fervor used to protect the United States from other manifestations of terrorism.” State Sen. Don Harmon, a Democrat who introduced the measure, said he did […]