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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Aug 16)- Kim Jong Un, Amazon

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Aug 16)- Kim Jong Un, AmazonThe following statementswere posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own.Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : - Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost! [0612 EDT] - Congratulation to Roy Moore and Luther Strange for being the final two and heading into a September runoff in Alabama. Exciting race! [0618 EDT] - Congratulations John! [http://bit. ...

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:57:50 -0400
Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore: media

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore: mediaMonuments to Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a Confederate general, were dismantled from the city's Wyman Park Dell after the city council on Monday approved the removal of four statues, the Baltimore Sun reported. "It's done," Mayor Catherine Pugh told the newspaper on Wednesday.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:09:44 -0400
U.N. experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigations

U.N. experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigationsUnited Nations human rights experts called on the United States on Wednesday to combat rising racist violence and xenophobia and to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes. U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that both left- and right-wing extremists had become violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over race relations in the United States and his own leadership of a national crisis. "We are outraged by the violence in Charlottesville and the racial hatred displayed by right-wing extremists, white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups," the independent U.N. experts said in a joint statement issued in Geneva.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:43:45 -0400
Trump blames 'both sides' for Virginia violence as many Republicans balk

Trump blames 'both sides' for Virginia violence as many Republicans balkBy Amanda Becker and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump inflamed tension after a deadly rally by white nationalists in Virginia by insisting that counter protesters were also to blame, drawing condemnation from some Republican leaders and praise from white supremacists. In a combative news conference, Trump backed off from his Monday statements explicitly denouncing the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists for the violence that erupted at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, and reverted to his weekend contention that "many sides" were to blame. "You had a group on one side that was bad," Trump said on Tuesday.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:03:14 -0400
German minister accuses Trump of glossing over right-wing violence

German minister accuses Trump of glossing over right-wing violenceGerman Justice Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments on the violence stemming from a white supremacist rally in Virginia, saying no one should play down anti-Semitism or neo-Nazi racism. Trump's comments came a day after he had bowed to pressure to explicitly condemn the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. "It is unbearable how Trump is now glossing over the violence of the right-wing hordes from Charlottesville," Maas said in a statement, reflecting concern across the German political spectrum about the Trump presidency.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:58:39 -0400
Lincoln Memorial in Washington defaced with expletive

Lincoln Memorial in Washington defaced with expletive(Editor's note: Please be advised that paragraph 2 contains language that some readers may find offensive) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Lincoln Memorial in the U.S. capital was spray painted with expletive graffiti that was discovered on Tuesday, days after violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, over an American Civil War-era monument. The graffiti appeared to read "fuck law" spray painted in red on a column of the memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the American president who signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the United States. The National Park Service said in a statement that it was removing the graffiti from the monument and a Smithsonian Institution directional sign blocks away that was also vandalized with spray paint.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:35:01 -0400
Texas 'bathroom bill' dies in special legislative session

Texas 'bathroom bill' dies in special legislative sessionTexas measures criticized as being discriminatory for limiting transgender people's access to bathrooms in schools and public buildings died on Tuesday, as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session. The measures were blocked by moderate House Republicans. Adoption by Texas, the most populous Republican-dominated state, could have fed momentum in other socially conservative states on the issue, a flashpoint in the U.S. culture wars.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:09:18 -0400
Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-off

Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-offA Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday, but will still have enough votes to advance to a run-off, local news projected. In the election for the seat vacated by Republican Jeff Sessions when he became U.S. attorney general, Luther Strange, who was appointed to the seat and was backed by Trump, will move to the Republican primary along with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief justice Roy Moore, the projections said.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:08:36 -0400
Jurors begin deliberating in trial of four Bundy supporters in Nevada

Jurors begin deliberating in trial of four Bundy supporters in NevadaJurors at a federal court in Nevada began deliberations on Tuesday in the retrial of four men accused of numerous charges for acting as gunmen in the 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities. U.S. prosecutors said the four defendants - Scott Drexler, Ricky Lovelien, Eric Parker and Steven Stewart - committed crimes including conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, extortion and weapons law violations when they traveled to Nevada with firearms to participate in a plan to halt the cattle roundup.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:26:38 -0400
Factbox: Trump on Twitter (August 15) - Luther Strange, Manufacturing Council

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (August 15) - Luther Strange, Manufacturing CouncilThe following statementswere posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own.Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : - Senator Luther Strange, who is doing a great job for the people of Alabama, will be on @foxandfriends at 7:15. Tough on crime, borders etc. [0630 EDT] - Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great! [0808 EDT] - For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. ...

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:13:01 -0400
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