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Cleveland Clinic will no longer hold gala at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Thursday  22:20,   17 august 2017
The Hill

The clinic and its CEO, Toby Cosgrove, have taken heat for continuing to host the event at the club."After careful consideration, Cleveland Clinic has decided that it will not hold a Florida fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in 2018," the hospital system[...]

SeaWorld Euthanizes 42-Year-Old 'Matriarch' Orca Whale

Thursday  22:20,   17 august 2017

SeaWorld San Diego has euthanized Kasatka, the nearly 42-year-old matriarch of its orca family, who had been afflicted with a lung disease. Kasatka died on Tuesday “surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers who[...]

States Work To Keep Opioid Epidemic From Splitting Up Families

Thursday  21:35,   17 august 2017
NBC News

States Embrace Initiatives To Keep Opioid Epidemic From Splitting Up FamiliesAfter Raven Mosser gave birth six years ago, she woke up to a social worker in her hospital room. Her newborn son had been born exposed to opioids — drugs she had been[...]

Vandals strike statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Duke University

Thursday  21:20,   17 august 2017
Tribune News Service

A vandal or vandals defaced the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee near the entrance of Duke Chapel on the Duke University campus. The incident happened sometime overnight, Duke University spokesman Keith Lawrence said, adding that[...]

Virginia Campaign Shaping Up as a Referendum on Monuments

Thursday  21:16,   17 august 2017
NBC News

This year's competitive gubernatorial contest in Virginia could very well serve as a referendum of sorts on the controversy over Confederate monuments. An Incredible $200 Intro Bonus Just For Using This Card Learn More Sponsored by[...]

White nationalist Richard Spencer threatens to sue University of Florida

Thursday  20:52,   17 august 2017
FOX News

White nationalist leader Richard Spencer has threatened to sue the University of Florida after the college cancelled a planned speech Spencer was supposed to give on campus next month. The World's Richest Agree: This Will Impact[...]

Stonewall Jackson kin: Take down Confederate monuments

Thursday  20:10,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

The great-great-grandson of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson said Thursday the monument to the legendary Confederate general and others in Virginia's capital city were constructed as symbols of white supremacy and should be taken down. [...]

Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port

Thursday  20:05,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

A suspected car thief led police on a chase across Los Angeles before he ditched the vehicle and climbed to the top of a loading crane at the city's port, dangling over edges and stripping naked before falling to his death. The man fell about[...]

Visitation canceled at all Florida prisons this weekend

Thursday  20:01,   17 august 2017
Tribune News Service

ORLANDO, Fla. _ The Florida Department of Corrections canceled visitation at all 149 of its facilities this Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, citing a security threat. The cancellation is a response to "credible intelligence[...]

Starbucks founder questions country's 'moral fiber'

Thursday  19:56,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question.Schultz said at an employee forum in[...]

Ivanka's rabbi denounces Trump's response to Charlottesville

Thursday  19:41,   17 august 2017
New York Daily News

Ivanka Trump’s rabbi sent a letter to her synagogue denouncing President Trump after he said “both sides” were to blame for the clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville this weekend. Rabbi Emeritus Haskel [...]

Durham Activists Turn Themselves in to Police in Solidarity With Those Arrested for Toppling Statue

Thursday  19:26,   17 august 2017
The Cut

Dozens of people attempted to turn themselves in after four were arrested for toppling a Confederate[...]

Mayors taking swift action to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville

Thursday  19:10,   17 august 2017

Confederate monuments, white nationalist rallies present potential flash points, and cities want to avoid the chaos and violence they saw last[...]

10 major Army bases honor Confederate generals, and there are no plans to change that

Thursday  18:06,   17 august 2017
Tribune News Service

All around the country, officials are discussing whether to remove memorials and rename public spaces dedicated to Confederate leaders. But not at the Pentagon. Three of the largest military bases in the world _ Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort [...]

Naked crane climber tumbles seven stories to his death

Thursday  18:06,   17 august 2017
CBS News

<p>A suspected car thief has died after leading police on a chase that ended with a standoff when the man climbed a crane at the Port of Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles reports.</p>The man spent about three hours on the crane and eventually took[...]