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‘Tear it down’: Protesters gather at Silent Sam statue on UNC campus

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Hundreds of people gathered at the Silent Sam statue at UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday evening to demand removal of the Confederate monument. The crowd chanted “Tear it down!” and at one point marched along Franklin Street to UNC President Margaret Spellings’...

Arizona ban on ethnic studies unconstitutional

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

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. The decision by Judge A. Wallace Tashima issued on Tuesday came in response to a lawsuit by students...

‘We try to stand up for facts and basic human decency’: Jake Tapper excoriates Trump’s ‘unhinged’ speech

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday tore into Donald Trump’s “unhinged” rant with an epic fact-check of the president’s Tuesday campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. “It is a maxim of this show that we want ideas and policies to be debated full-throatedly, while we also try to stand up for facts, as well...

Armed man slashes tarp on Charlottesville monument and says Heather Heyer died ‘playing in traffic’

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An armed man wearing a tie-dye T-shirt tried to slash away the black drape placed over a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville on Wednesday. As onlookers tried to dissuade him, the man slashed at the black tarp covering the statue, but was only able to cut at about shoulder...

Juice company dumped orange peels in Costa Rican national park in the 90s — it revived the forest

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Back in the 1990s, a husband and wife duo of University of Pennsylvania ecologists teamed up with a juice company to dump orange peels and pulp on a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, the area is covered in lush vegetation that puts neighboring forests to shame, a new paper...

White House has prepared pardon documents for ex-Arizona sheriff Arpaio: CNN

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The White House has prepared paperwork for U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon Joe Arpaio, a controversial former Arizona sheriff convicted last month of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case, CNN reported on Wednesday. White House officials declined to comment but an administration...

Fox’s Shep Smith calls out Trump for trying to ‘rewrite history’ of his Charlottesville response

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Shepard Smith on Wednesday pointed out that President Donald Trump had attempted to defend his controversial response to Charlottesville by omitting his most controversial remark. Speaking at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, Trump complained that the media had criticized his response to...

‘Blacks for Trump’ crowd member at Phoenix rally ID’d as ex-cult member charged with murder conspiracy

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

One crowd member spotted at President Donald Trump’s Phoenix rally lends credence to the concept that The Donald inspires a “cult of personality.” According to TMZ, the man holding the “Blacks for Trump 2020” sign at the president’s rally in Phoenix last night is...

Washington football coach cannot pray after games: US appeals court

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A high school football coach in Washington state has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to let him kneel and pray on the field immediately after games in sight of students and parents. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Joseph Kennedy’s request for an...

CIA operative Valerie Plame is desperate to buy Twitter — so she can ban Trump

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A former CIA operations officer is working to buy social media platform Twitter with the express goal of then banning the President of the United States. “Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists,...

House Speaker Ryan says US government shutdown unnecessary

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that the government shutdown threatened by President Donald Trump is unnecessary and not wanted by lawmakers in Congress. “I don’t think anyone is interested in having a shutdown. I don’t think it is in our...

Rabbis won’t call Trump for Jewish High Holidays

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Jewish religious leaders will not organize a conference call with President Donald Trump ahead of the High Holidays—the major holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—in a break from recent tradition. “The High Holy Days are an opportunity for reflection and introspection. As the leaders of major...

German magazine’s new cover shows Trump giving ‘Sieg heil’ Nazi salute

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The German magazine Stern — the German word for “star” — issued its new edition on Wednesday with a cover featuring U.S. President Donald Trump giving the “Sieg heil” Nazi salute, according to The Hill. This is not the first magazine cover to directly draw the...

Did John Kelly ignore Trump’s request to join him on stage at Arizona rally?

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

At the “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, President Donald Trump made several statements about “fake media,” Charlottesville violence and ongoing tensions with North Korea that made headlines. However, it was his shout-out to White House Chief...

‘Why not call him a race traitor?’ Internet shames Virginia GOP for dog whistle attack on Dem candidate

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republican Party of Virginia attacked Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday by saying he had “turned his back on his own family’s heritage” by supporting the removal of Confederate monuments. “Ralph Northam has turned...

Natalee Holloway human remains story is not true, prosecutor says

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The mysterious disappearance of Natalee Holloway from Aruba 12 years ago has once again captured the nation’s attention after her father came forward with a possible new break in the case. Dave Holloway revealed that a private investigation found human remains at an undisclosed location in Aruba....

‘Even the kids are radicalized’: ISIS uses American boy to threaten Trump in new video

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

For the first time ever, the Islamic State has used an American child to send the U.S. a message. According to The Daily Beast, the group’s latest video — directed at President Donald Trump — depicts a Syrian-American boy identified by the name “Yousef” issuing threats...

WATCH: Donald Trump takes a shot at Obama in Reno speech demanding national unity

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump appeared to criticize his predecessor Barack Obama during a speech Wednesday in Reno, where called on the nation to unify. “We have in this country today such spirit,” Trump said during his address the National Convention of the American Legion. “I see it...

‘Down is up and up is down’: Dan Rather slams ‘frankly unhinged’ Trump for living in ‘alternate reality’

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Veteran journalist and former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather ripped President Donald Trump’s “frankly unhinged” hour-long rant at his Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, AZ and said that the embattled president appears hell-bent on “gaslight”-ing the entire country. In...

Charlie Hebdo draws ire with Barcelona attack cartoon

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Critics have taken to the internet to condemn the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, over a front-page cartoon linking Islam to a recent deadly attack in Spain, saying it risked fanning Islamophobia. The latest edition of the magazine, which was attacked by gunmen in 2015, shows two people...

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