University of Texas removes four Confederate statues from campus overnight

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University of Texas president Greg Fenves said the school will remove four statues of Confederate leaders before students arrive on campus Wednesday. (Jon Herskovitz1/REUTERS). BY Megan Cerullo. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Monday, August ...Confederate Statues Are Coming Down At The University Of TexasUniversity of Texas removes Confederate statuesThe University of Texas at Austin Is Removing the Statues of Four Figures Tied to the Confederacy

No, Trump's support hasn't collapsed, but yes, he's increasingly alone

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In the annals of the modern presidency, few chief executives have been as alone as President Trump appears now — shunned by major business leaders, at odds with his party's congressional leadership and deeply estranged from more than half the nation.Polls: Majority in 3 key states 'embarrassed' by TrumpPolls: Voters in three key states Trump won 'embarrassed' by his conduct as presidentPoll: Trump's favorability falls in three key Midwest states

Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly Sunday to Trump and his family, calling the online posting ...Missouri Democratic state senator apologizes for hoping Trump is assassinatedMissouri Democrat who hoped for Trump assassination apologizes amid calls for her resignationMissouri Democratic Party calls for resignation of state senator who said she hopes Trump 'is assassinated'

Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

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A group of alumni from one of the country's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump. A small but growing number of Liberty University graduates are Liberty University alumni to return degrees in protest'This Week' Transcript 8-20-17: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Jeh JohnsonLiberty University Alumni To Return Diplomas Over School Official's Trump Support

Boston Police Avoid Damage and Injuries During Rallies and Protests

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Many were concerned that the protests in Boston would turn into riots, causing property damage and producing casualties — a repeat of events in Charlottesville that led to one death and numerous injuries. The fear was that the violence would come to ...Massive counterprotest upstages Boston "free speech rally"In Boston, Everybody Won, and Nobody Died'Free speech' rally ends early amid flood of counter-protesters; 27 people arrested

Powerball jackpot soars to whopping $650M — the third largest prize in US history

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The Powerball jackpot has soared to an estimated $650 million, making it the third largest in U.S. history. The payoff, fueled by intense sales after no one matched the numbers in Saturday's drawing, rose by $115 million, lottery officials said. A lump Powerball Jackpot Grows to $650M — Second-Largest in HistoryNo Powerball winner, lottery jackpot now $650 million (see smaller prizes won in NY)Powerball jackpot $650 million; Ohio Lottery results

Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida-based zoo and conservation society announced Sunday that it would not to hold its annual gala at President Trump's Florida resort. The decision by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is the latest by a charity Another charity cancels fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-LagoTrump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this weekTwo More Charities Cancel Mar-a-Lago Events After President Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Counter-protesters swarm rally against illegal immigration in Laguna Beach

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With protesters and counter-protesters facing off in tense confrontations across the country this weekend in the wake of the deadly clash in Charlottesville, Va., activists in Orange County wanted to try something different. An “America First!” rally Counterprotesters vastly outnumber those at 'America First!' rally in Laguna BeachCounterprotestors Overwhelm Planned Rally'America's First' Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally Held in Laguna Beach

A shocking crime in Chicago — and the suspects have ties to leading universities

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A former Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee lured a 26-year-old man into a Chicago high-rise and stabbed him dozens of times to fulfill an elaborate, violent sexual fantasy, prosecutors said Sunday. Wyndham Lathem, a ...Two Men From Elite Universities Charged With a Killing 'Dark and Disturbing'Ex-Northwestern professor charged in 'grisly' Chicago stabbing deathUniversity Staffers Killed Man in Chicago as Part of Sex Fantasy, Prosecutors Charge

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