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Activists Who Helped Topple Durham Confederate Statue Face Charges As Baltimore, Philadelphia Authorities Tackle Monuments

Takiyah Thompson was the first person charged with participation and incitement of a riot for helping to tear down a Confederate memorial in Durham.

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Four Congressional Caucuses Call for Removal of White Supremacists From White House

“In the wake of the deadly hate crimes and violence committed by White supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, we write to request the immediate removal of Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka from any positions in the White House.”

Protestors carry sign that reads "Impeach el pendejo."

#ImpeachTrump Trends Worldwide as President Defends White Supremacists

Trump: “I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it.”

I Almost Died in Charlottesville

Journalist and researcher Spencer Sunshine started observing racist hate events in the late 1980s. Last Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville almost killed him. Here, an unvarnished dispatch from the picturesque Virginia town—from the violent lead-up in Emancipation Park to the deadly aftermath downtown.

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[PHOTO ESSAY] These 8 Images Sum Up the Absolute Terror of 'Unite the Right' Actions in Charlottesville

White supremacists got into terrifying formation at the “Unite the Right” actions in Charlottesville, Virginia. These images, taken by photo journalist Abdul Aziz, offer an intimate view of the inevitable violence.

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Transcript: Read Trump's Comments on Charlottesville, in Which He Finally Mentions the KKK

For those who would rather not watch President Donald Trump speak.

A White man in sunglasses and a White shirt makes a slashing motion across his neck during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

Some Background on Those Violent, White Supremacist 'Unite the Right' Actions in Charlottesville

White nationalism is the big story after today’s violent ”Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here’s what we know and some resources to deepen your knowledge about what’s going on. 

How Safe is Your Digital Life?

From two-factor verification to encrypted messaging, we’re paying more attention than ever to digital security. In this Q+A, queer POC tech activists Tania Lee and Slammer walk us through how to stay safe and sane in this hostile political moment. 

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Mitch McConnell on Trumpcare: 'It Is Time to Move On'

The Senate majority leader’s Republican party once again failed to repeal Obamacare.

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[VIDEO] New Yorkers Push Back Against Trump's Tweeted Ban on Trans People in the Military

Colorlines’ Tiye Rose captured a Times Square protest against Trump’s attempt to ban transgender people from military service. 

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John McCain Blasted for Condemning Trumpcare, Then Voting for It

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Senators Call for Investigation Into Involuntary Job Reassignments for Federal Climate Scientists

In a letter obtained by The Washington Post, the senators say the reassignments could be an “abuse of power.”

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BREAKING: Senate Votes to Advance Obamacare Repeal Debate

Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote.

A fracking site is situated on the outskirts of town in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016, in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

Trump Administration to Reverse Rule That Keeps Public Water Sources Clean

The Bureau of Land Management claims that the Obama-era fracking regulation places too heavy a burden on the oil and gas industries.

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Senator Kamala Harris Introduces Bipartisan Money Bail Reform Bill

“We must come together to reform a bail system that is discriminatory, wasteful and fails to keep our communities safe.”

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SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban

The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

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READ: Former DOJ Civil Rights Head Says Trump Administration is Preparing for Voter Purge

Vanita Gupta for The New York Times: “My biggest fear is that the government will issue a report with ‘findings’ of unsupported claims of illegal voting, focused on communities of color.”

Protestors, one holds sign that says, "Healthcare for the 99%."

#NeverRepeal Trends as Trumpcare Fails

With the GOP’s latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) thwarted, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are pushing for a wholesale repeal of the law of the land.

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Former White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Reflects on Life, Politics in Upcoming Book

“I want to share the experiences, life lessons and values that have shaped who I am and my ideas for the future.”

Protesters demonstrate against the G-20 economic summit during a protest march on July 08, 2017, in Hamburg, Germany.

U.S. Further Isolated As Result of G-20 Anti-Climate Change Decisions

The rest of the leading economies vowed their commitment to the Paris Agreement—and to aiding the developing world with climate change impacts.