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

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 'This Week' Transcript 8-20-17: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Jeh JohnsonLiberty Grads Will Return Diplomas to Protest TrumpLiberty 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"Protesters Flood Streets, and Trump Offers a Measure of PraiseA peaceful rally, but a few disquieting questions linger

Polls: Majority in 3 key states 'embarrassed' by Trump

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Washington (CNN) A suite of new NBC News/Marist polls has found that majorities in three key states that helped tip the election for President Donald Trump now say they feel "embarrassed" by his conduct in office. The polls released Sunday show that Polls: Voters in three key states Trump won 'embarrassed' by his conduct as presidentPoll: Trump's favorability falls in three key Midwest statesTrump's approval rating plummets in three key states

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

More Charities Cancel Fund-Raisers at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club

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The Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Nonprofits that had planned to hold events at the resort are now electing to go elsewhere. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. With its ornate 20,000-square-foot ballroom and manicured lawns, President ...Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resortAnother charity cancels fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-LagoTrump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump

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In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to Failing All Tests of the PresidencyIt's Not Just Trump, Federal Law Enforcement Is Not Very Focused On Far-Right ExtremismDemocrats see an opening with Trump but are worried about messaging

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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