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Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos


BOSTON Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration, and their shouts drowned out the "Free Speech" rally that sparked their march. | Video

Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism

Duke University removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the entrance of a chapel on the Durham, North Carolina, campus, officials said on Saturday, days after it was vandalized.

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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show. | Video

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. | Video

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Powerball jackpot grows to $535 million, fifth largest ever

NEW YORK A $2 investment could yield more than a half-billion dollars in the Powerball lottery's fifth-largest jackpot in a 25-year history that is up for grabs on Saturday. But the odds of winning are miniscule.

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Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

HOUSTON As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era.

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Two Florida police officers fatally shot, suspect arrested

A pair of Florida police officers were fatally shot after approaching three men in a Kissimmee neighborhood with a history of drug activity, and a suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, authorities said on Saturday. | Video

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Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages

RICHMOND, Va. The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally last week that turned deadly. | Video

Aug 18 2017

What's in a name? Virginia school enters Confederate symbols battle

MANASSAS, Va. In the northern Virginia county where Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson earned his famous moniker, a battle has begun to remove his name from the local high school where it appears in large white letters on the red brick facade. | Video

Aug 18 2017

Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. | Video

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