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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:56 AM CDT

Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:53 AM CDT

Who Are the Fascist-Fighting Coalition 'Antifa'?

Who Are the Fascist-Fighting Coalition 'Antifa'?

During a combative press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump dubbed the anti-racist protest groups the "alt-left" and blamed "both sides" for the violent clashes that resulted one death, and injured more...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:24 AM CDT

Secretary of State Jesse White Will Run for Sixth Term

Secretary of State Jesse White Will Run for Sixth Term

Secretary of State Jesse White announced Thursday he will run for a sixth term.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:11 PM CDT

Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Virginia as Teachable Moment

Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Virginia as Teachable Moment

Anti-hate groups in the United States are giving guidance on what individuals can do to combat hate-inspired violence in the wake of a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. To...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:41 AM CDT

Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of Home, Charlottesville

Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of Home, Charlottesville

The only African-American member of President Donald Trump's cabinet says his home in Northern Virginia was recently the target of anti-Trump vandals. Ben Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 02:51 PM CDT

More GOP Fallout After Trump Decries Monument Removals

More GOP Fallout After Trump Decries Monument Removals

President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:57 AM CDT

Trump's Die-Hard Supporters Show No Signs of Straying

Trump's Die-Hard Supporters Show No Signs of Straying

They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 06:00 AM CDT

Scholars Say Trump Went Afoul in Lumping Lee With Founders

Scholars Say Trump Went Afoul in Lumping Lee With Founders

Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 08:46 PM CDT

Phoenix Mayor Not Happy About President Trump's Rally Plans

Phoenix Mayor Not Happy About President Trump's Rally Plans

President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it. Trump's campaign announced the event Wednesday — a day after the president blamed...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:49 AM CDT

White House Reacts to Steve Bannon Comments

White House Reacts to Steve Bannon Comments

A White House spokeswoman says Steve Bannon's comments "stand on their own" after his interview with a liberal publication, The American Prospect, when President Donald Trump's chief strategist said there's...

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