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'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticism

'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticismTrump attacked Sens. Jeff Flake, an outspoken critic, and Lindsey Graham, one of few Republicans to call out the president by name over Charlottesville.


Does the Radical Left Pose a Violent Threat?

Does the Radical Left Pose a Violent Threat?The FBI tracks both the radical left and right, but warns that it's white supremacist extremists who pose a greater threat of violence.


Woman Turns Confederate Monument Into Second-Place Trophy

Woman Turns Confederate Monument Into Second-Place TrophyThe Arizona activist and mother was left reeling, like many Americans, after President Donald Trumpgave ashocking press conferenceto defend people who attended a white supremacist rallyin Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead on Saturday.


'Bloodiest 24 hours' of Philippines drugs war, as 32 shot dead by Duterte's police

'Bloodiest 24 hours' of Philippines drugs war, as 32 shot dead by Duterte's policeThirty two suspected drug dealers were killed in police shootouts in the Philippines on Tuesday night, during the bloodiest 24 hours so far of a state war on drugs that has killed over 7,000 people in the last year. The police conducted 49 ?buy-bust? operations, using undercover officers to attempt to buy drugs from suspected dealers, and 14 raids, in the province of Bucalan, just north of the capital, Manila, said police superintendent Romeo Caramat. Filipino students stage a protest rally against the war on drugs in Manila Credit: EPA Describing his forces? actions as ?one time, big time?, he said that 25 of these operations had ?resulted in armed encounter? during which 32 were killed and 107 were arrested. Officers also confiscated over 200 grams of methamphetamine, 786g of marijuana, and firearms. Mr Caramat told reporters that while the police tried to avoid casualties during their operations, that ?we do not have control of the situation.? He repeated a common line issued by the Philippine authorities, that the suspects were killed because they fought back. ?The subjects are notorious drug pushers and we all know that they are called notorious because they will refuse to be caught alive,? he said, according to local news-site, Rappler. More than 3,200 alleged drug offenders have been killed in gunbattles with law enforcers since President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a brutal war on drugs after coming to power last year. #Philippines mandatory student drug testing may create a "school-to-cemetery track" for kids testing positive @hrwhttps://t.co/OC0MQMce3upic.twitter.com/Jpysuh1pTs? Phelim Kine ?? (@PhelimKine) August 14, 2017 Human rights groups have accused the police of acting with impunity and deliberately staging shoot-outs to kill suspects without giving them the right to a trial. They report that at least 7,000 alleged drugs dealers and users in total have been killed, with the majority being gunned down by vigilante assassins accused of having links to the authorities. Critics of Duterte have demanded an investigation into his possible role in the violence. Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Philippines researcher at Amnesty International said it was ?extremely worrying? that the killings had picked up pace in recent weeks. ?This is another horrific milestone in President Duterte?s bloody ?war on drugs?,? she said of Tuesday night?s death toll. ?This shows clearly the urgent need to establish an international-led investigation into the carnage taking place every night.? Phelime Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch, added his voice to calls for an independent inquiry, urging the United Nations to investigate Duterte?s drugs war ?slaughter.? ?Duterte?s consistent cheerleading for an unlawful killing campaign that killed at least 7,000 ? and perhaps as many as 12,000 ? of the country?s most poverty-stricken citizens makes him complicit in the incitement and instigation of mass killings? he said. In quotes | Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines Meanwhile, HRW has warned that the safety of Philippine high school and college students could be endangered by government plans to introduce random mandatory drugs tests on campus. The ministry of education has approved a proposal to introduce drugs tests at the start of the school year to deter and determine the prevalence of drug abuse among students. ?Imposing mandatory drug testing of students when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger for failing a drug test,? said Mr Kine. ?Education officials should be protecting students, not putting them in harm?s way through mandatory drugs tests.?


Deadly van attack in Barcelona claimed by ISIS

Deadly van attack in Barcelona claimed by ISISA manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona?s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. Police said they arrested two men, a Moroccan and a man from Spain?s north African enclave of Melilla, though neither was the driver. Also on Thursday, hours beforehand, a person was killed in an explosion in a house about 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Barcelona, in an incident linked to the attack, police added.


Prominent investigator exits Mueller team

Prominent investigator exits Mueller teamRachel Maddow reports on the surprising departure of Peter Strzok, a prominent counter-espionage investigator who had been working on Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.


Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debateCHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) ? White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.


New York to axe Confederate busts from 'hall of fame'

New York to axe Confederate busts from 'hall of fame'New York authorities are taking steps to remove two busts of Confederate commanders from a "Hall of Fame" as America's most populous city joins others in erasing symbols of the pro-slavery Civil War South. Bronx Community College said the bust of General Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, and another of one of his top generals, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, would be removed in two to three days. "We want to make it sure we get it done quickly, but without causing damage," said Karla Williams, executive legal counsel at the College, which is part of The City University of New York.


 
 
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