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Baltimore removes four Confederate statues after Virginia rally

(Reuters) – Baltimore removed four monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy before dawn on Wednesday, working quickly so the city could avoid protests like the one organized by white

Homeless ‘Hero’ of Manchester Attack Is Accused of Stealing From Victims

Chris Parker, who rushed to help victims after an attack that killed 22 people in Manchester in May, was charged with two counts of theft. NYT > Europe

Dollar holds firm before Fed minutes, stocks rise

LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar held on to big gains on Wednesday before minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting, while European shares followed Asian stocks higher. Reuters: Business

U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words

The Trump administration opened talks with Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement by asserting that the current deal had failed. NYT > Americas

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.” Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Preschool to university of one child costs Dh1m for UAE parents

These costs exclude other expenses such as books, trips and uniforms that would be another 40%: Study UAE news RSS feed

As neo-Nazis grow bolder, the 'antifa' has emerged to fight them

Deadly violence outside a rally in Virginia this past weekend has raised concerns about white supremacists, but also about their far-left opponents, the antifa. Yahoo News – Latest News &

Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-off

(Reuters) – A 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,

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

The future management of the border is one of three main priorities in the UK-EU talks. BBC News – Home

Upcoming Total Eclipse Will Hit All of the U.S.

Next week's total eclipse, when the moon completely covers the sun, will be at least partially visible everywhere in the United States, but only last two minutes and 38 seconds.

Analysis: Combative Trump returns to form with defense of alt-right

In an argumentative session with reporters at Trump Tower, the president charges back into perilous racial politics.           GANNETT Syndication Service

Britain Offers Plan to Avoid Immediate ‘Brexit’ Trade Chaos

The plan, dismissed by an E.U. official as “fantasy,” would keep the country in a customs union with Europe for two years after Brexit. NYT > Europe

Trump says CEOs leaving manufacturing council 'not taking their jobs seriously'

So far, five business leaders have quit Trump's manufacturing advisory council over his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.           GANNETT Syndication Service

Americans’ debt level notches a new record high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans’ debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest

Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that not all of the facts were known yet about the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Virginia

DOJ TAKES ON ANTI-TRUMPERS Records sought on visitors to site behind violent inauguration protests

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Rouhani: Iran could quit nuclear deal if new US sanctions imposed

Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani has threatened to quit the 2015 nuclear deal “within hours” if the United States continues to impose new sanctions on the country. CNN.com –

U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence

(Reuters) – Undeterred by violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said this week they would step

New Video Shows Violent Arrest in Euclid, Ohio, Of Officer Beating A Young Man

The officer is currently on paid administrative leave, and the young man is out on bond and charged with resisting arrest and driving under suspension. Yahoo News – Latest News

What is the UK’s customs union plan?

Reality Check examines the key parts of the government’s paper on its future relationship with the customs union. BBC News – Home

New Video Shows Violent Arrest in Euclid, Ohio, Of Officer Beating A Young Man

The officer is currently on paid administrative leave, and the young man is out on bond and charged with resisting arrest and driving under suspension. Yahoo News – Latest News

What is the UK’s customs union plan?

Reality Check examines the key parts of the government’s paper on its future relationship with the customs union. BBC News – Home

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