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Christopher Cantwell, The White Supremacist Featured In Vice's Charlottesville Doc, Has Gone Into Hiding

Thursday  02:11,   24 august 2017
UPROXX

<p>The name Christopher Cantwell skyrocketed to notoriety last week when the self-proclaimed Nazi was featured in a Vice News mini-doc about the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, in which he bragged about his capability for violence,[...]

Students Suspended and Expelled After ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ Themed Beer Pong

Thursday  01:45,   24 august 2017
LawNewz

Students were disciplined after playing an insensitive game of beer pong off campus.Students at a private school in Atlanta are learning those lessons the hard[...]

Federal judge strikes down Texas' voter ID law

Thursday  01:40,   24 august 2017
The Hill

A federal court in Texas on Wednesday struck down the state's controversial voter identification law, granting an injunction that bars state officials from enforcing the measure. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that the law was[...]

Cross-burning victims to priest: Apology is not enough

Thursday  01:40,   24 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>Phillip and Barbara Butler hadn't given much thought to the man who burned a cross on their front lawn 40 years ago.</p>Then they heard the startling news Tuesday that the perpetrator had become a priest and was ministering to Catholics [...]

Google memo writer hires Republican Party official as lawyer

Thursday  01:40,   24 august 2017
Reuters

<p>The engineer fired from Google for writing a memo critical of the company's diversity hiring policies has hired a lawyer who is a member of the Republican National Committee to represent him.</p>James Damore has not sued Google, a unit[...]

Pro-Russian Bots Take Up the Right-Wing Cause After Charlottesville

Thursday  00:05,   24 august 2017
ProPublica

Angee Dixson joined Twitter on Aug. 8 and immediately began posting furiously — about 90 times a day. A self-described American Christian conservative, Dixson defended President Donald Trump’s response to the unrest in Charlottesville, criticized[...]

Charlottesville covers Confederate statues with black shroud

Wednesday  23:50,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

Workers in Charlottesville shrouded a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in black on Wednesday, a move intended to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a violent white nationalist rally earlier this month. [...]

Arizona ban on ethnic studies unconstitutional, U.S. judge says

Wednesday  23:31,   23 august 2017
Reuters

<p>A federal judge has overturned an Arizona ban on ethnic studies courses aimed at Hispanic students, saying it was motivated by racial discrimination and violated pupils' constitutional rights.</p>The decision by Judge A. Wallace Tashima [...]

CNN's Navarro doesn't back off Trump 'dementia' tweet: 'I did not say he had' it

Wednesday  23:00,   23 august 2017
The Hill

Two CNN political commentators got into a heated exchange on Wednesday after anti-Trump pundit Ana Navarro was accused by conservative radio host Ben Ferguson of saying President Trump has dementia."I think people that criticize the president[...]

Woman allegedly fired for period leaks

Wednesday  22:57,   23 august 2017
USA TODAY

<p>A Georgia woman is suing her former employer after she says she was fired because of two period leaks.</p>A Georgia woman is suing her former employer after she says she was fired because of two period[...]

Teen back with family after 11 days missing in national park

Wednesday  22:22,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

The National Park Service says a teenager who went missing for 11 days is with his family after he emerged from Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park and flagged a passing boat for help. A news release says 18-year-old Austin Bohanan[...]

Shark bites surfer's paddle board at Cape Cod beach

Wednesday  21:46,   23 august 2017
CBS News

The shark bit the board as the surfer was about 30 feet from shore in 3 feet of water , about 50 to 75 yards south of the area of beach protected by lifeguards."Seals were observed swimming nearby," the department added. "The encounter occurred[...]

Police vow to 'stamp out' violence at San Francisco rally expected to draw white supremacists

Wednesday  21:42,   23 august 2017
Tribune News Service

San Francisco police will be out in force Saturday for a rally that is expected to draw white supremacists and counterprotesters who have clashed violently in the past.&nbsp;San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said he hopes a large police[...]

Ohio officer seen striking man on video suspended 15 days

Wednesday  21:30,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

A white Ohio police officer seen in a cellphone video repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on the pavement after a traffic stop has been suspended without pay for 15 days. Euclid (YOO'-klid) Police Chief Scott Meyer read a statement[...]

James Comey Lands Role As Lecturer At Howard University

Wednesday  21:16,   23 august 2017
MSN

Ousted FBI Director James Comey is expected to be the keynote speaker at Howard University’s opening convocation this fall, and give additional lectures throughout the school year. The university announced Wednesday that Comey would be[...]