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USA POLITICS: Trump Inciting ‘Violence’ Against Journalists: UN High Commissioner

USA POLITICS: Trump Inciting ‘Violence’ Against Journalists: UN High Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said, “It’s really quite amazing when you think that freedom of the press, not only sort of a cornerstone of the US Constitution but very much something that the United States defended over the years is now itself under attack from President Trump.”

“It’s sort of a stunning turnaround. And ultimately the sequence is a dangerous one,” Zeid added.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Admits: Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis Are Criminals and Thugs

USA POLITICS: Trump Admits: Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis Are Criminals and Thugs

Some 48 hours into the biggest domestic challenge of his young presidency, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to correct course.

“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said in a statement to reporters at the White House on Monday. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence,” Trump said.

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USA POLITICS: FBI Investigating Virginia White Nationalist Post-Rally Violence

USA POLITICS: FBI Investigating Virginia White Nationalist Post-Rally Violence

The violence has put fresh pressure on the Trump administration to take an unequivocal stand against that segment of his political base. Some rightists have claimed allegiance to him. U.S. President Donald Trump said that there was more than one side to the Charlottesville incidents.

“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf course, without specifically mentioning or faulting the role of white nationalist.

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USA POLITICS: 3 Deaths in Virginia Because of KKK

USA POLITICS: 3 Deaths in Virginia Because of KKK

Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counterprotesters were marching when “suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.” A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through “a sea of people.” The impact hurled people into the air. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson noted, “We are in a very dangerous place right now.”

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USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

“I just want to say that they [the Klan] represent the past, we represent the future,” Lacy MacAuley,

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USA: Clinton Ally Gave $500K To Wife Of FBI Agent On Email Probe

USA: Clinton Ally Gave $500K To Wife Of FBI Agent On Email Probe

The money directed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe began flowing two months after the FBI investigation into Clinton began in July 2015.

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USA: Trump’s Missing Donors – The People Who Work For Him

USA: Trump’s Missing Donors – The People Who Work For Him

Kerry Woolard, 37, manager of Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, went online in June and made her first political contribution: A $250 donation.

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USA: Terry McAuliffe Re-Enfranchised Ex-Felons To Help Clinton Win

USA: Terry McAuliffe Re-Enfranchised Ex-Felons To Help Clinton Win

“Proud of my friend,” Clinton tweeted when Democratic governor of Virginia first announced his plan, “for continuing to break down barriers to voting.”

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