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  • Amid a tidal wave of public indignation over last weekend’s deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, organizers of the white nationalist rally have taken to social media to argue that they — not the one woman killed and nearly two dozen counterdemonstrators injured — should be seen as the real victims. “The police allowed (the counterprotesters) to rough me up because
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    Published on 08-18-17
    48 mins ago
  • U.S. officials say the United States remains unwavering in its commitment to Asian allies in the wake of threats from North Korea. In the U.S.-Japan defense and diplomatic talks Thursday, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Washington would take immediate and specific actions to take down any missile launched by North Korea toward the territory of the U.S. and its
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    Published on 08-17-17
    6 hours ago
  • They are being booted off or locked out of their websites. Some can no longer blog. Their electronic payment systems are being canceled. Even their music can’t be heard. For some white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups, operating online has become much harder in the wake of last week’s “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in violent clashes
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    Published on 08-17-17
    7 hours ago
  • The top U.S. general has wrapped up his visit to China as tensions on the Korean peninsula are expected to increase. On Monday, U.S. and South Korea are expected to conduct joint military exercises. VOA’s Carla Babb is traveling with General Joe Dunford and has the latest from Beijing.]]
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    Published on 08-17-17
    9 hours ago
  • The late American entertainer Johnny Cash was a country music legend who embraced all races and religions. His children say they were “sickened” to see his name on the T-shirt of a white supremacist who marched through Charlottesville last Saturday. In a message posted on social media, Cash’s five children call their father “a man whose heart beat with the
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    Published on 08-17-17
    9 hours ago
  • A rift between the U.S. president and his own political party widened Thursday as Donald Trump publicly criticized two Republican senators, and another senator from the party questioned the president’s stability and competence. The latest targets of the president’s wrath are Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona. Graham, a former presidential candidate, has accused Trump of
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    Published on 08-17-17
    10 hours ago
  • As communities across the United States redouble efforts to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces after a far-right rally in Virginia turned deadly, city leaders now face another conundrum: what to do with the statues. President Donald Trump described them on Thursday as "beautiful statues and monuments," part of the history and culture of the country that will be "greatly
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    Published on 08-17-17
    10 hours ago
  • About a dozen U.S. sailors are expected to face punishment for a collision in June between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippines cargo ship, including the warship's commanding officer and other senior leaders of the ship, the Navy said on Thursday. Admiral Bill Moran, deputy chief of naval operations, told reporters the ship's commanding officer, executive officer and master chief
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    Published on 08-17-17
    10 hours ago
  • The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the
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    Published on 08-17-17
    11 hours ago