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Facing elections in Venezuela’s new normal, opposition asks: Do we want in?

Since April, Venezuela’s opposition coalition seemed to be gaining the kind of support and momentum it was long criticized for lacking. Its calls for peaceful protests and boycotts were met by a broad, consistent turnout, and an unofficial referendum it organized in July led more than 7 million Venezuelans at home and abroad to condemn the...
Aug 17, 2017 |

Fallout from modern protests: naming and shaming online

When hundreds of white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend in their largest public appearance in decades, it put faces to ideologies that have become increasingly high-profile over the past year. In response to the rally – which descended into violence in clashes with counter-protesters that left 19 injured and one...
Aug 17, 2017 |

Driven from US shores, neo-Nazi website finds no haven in Russia either

Russian critics have long worried about the propensity of the country’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor (RKZ), to cast an overly wide net in censoring “extremist” content on the internet. “This is one of the few times when we can feel like RKZ’s intervention is totally warranted,” says Alexey Kovalev, a blogger and media critic....
Aug 17, 2017 |

In the heartland, a David and Goliath battle over a pipeline

On Art and Helen Tanderup’s small farm, the land is something else. Helen grew up here, in the two-story farmhouse that she and her husband got when her mother passed away. “I don’t want something like this to happen to what my grandparents built up,” says Helen.
Aug 17, 2017 |

AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump’s ‘totally ineffective’ business council after leaving it

President Trump’s manufacturing council isn’t getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said after leaving the council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Aug 17, 2017 |

After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’

Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
Aug 17, 2017 |

Barcelona attack: What we know

A driver deliberately rammed a van into pedestrians on one of Barcelona's most popular boulevards on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in what Spanish police called a "terrorist attack". Tom Gueller, who lives on a road next to Las Ramblas said he saw the van speeding along the boulevard. It was just going straight through the middle of the...
Aug 17, 2017 |

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

By Parisa Hafezi and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff. Turkey's ties with Washington have been strained by U.S....
Aug 17, 2017 |

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

CHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) — White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.
Aug 17, 2017 |

Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement

These dizzying images use oil, soap and paint to create movements that feel otherworldly, and seem to psychedelically burst from their surroundings.
Aug 17, 2017 |

Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'

Trump had a heated debate with reporters over the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and said there was "blame on both sides."
Aug 17, 2017 |

North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home

A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
Aug 17, 2017 |

Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attack

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths.
Aug 17, 2017 |

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?

Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
Aug 16, 2017 |

More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina, and more monuments were vandalized as well.
Aug 16, 2017 |

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after being accused of assault in South Africa

By James Macharia and MacDonald Dzirutwe JOHANNESBURG/HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned home on Tuesday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assaulting a model in a hotel room. There was no immediate public comment on the case from Grace, 52, a possible...
Aug 16, 2017 |

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of...
Aug 16, 2017 |

Trump appears to accidentally share Twitter dis

The Twitter user who called President Trump a fascist and frequently shares anti-Trump sentiment, joked Tuesday that the president “agrees with him.”
Aug 16, 2017 |

Why there's been a big drop in women coaches under Title IX

As a synchronized swimmer in college, Kathy Delaney-Smith did not seem destined to become Harvard’s star women’s basketball coach. When she interviewed for a swim coach position in Boston’s southwestern suburbs back in the early 1970s, the superintendent asked if she could also coach their basketball team.
Aug 16, 2017 |

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

Hidden in the Somali desert, beneath stunning, ancient rock cave paintings, the thin trail of a snake traces a winding line across the dust. Somaliland’s most prized archaeological treasures – which locals fearfully called “the place of the devils” for centuries – could not be more remote. Exposed to the elements, the colors have changed since...
Aug 16, 2017 |

In the heartland, a David and Goliath battle over a pipeline

On Art and Helen Tanderup’s small farm, the land is something else. Helen grew up here, in the two-story farmhouse that she and her husband got when her mother passed away. “I don’t want... Read More

Driven from US shores, neo-Nazi website finds no haven in Russia either

Russian critics have long worried about the propensity of the country’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor (RKZ), to cast an overly wide net in censoring “extremist” content on the internet.... Read More

Fallout from modern protests: naming and shaming online

When hundreds of white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend in their largest public appearance in decades, it put faces to ideologies that have become increasingly... Read More