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Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos


BOSTON Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a "free speech" rally featuring far-right speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration. | Video

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

Politics, Election 2016, Aug 19 2017

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.

Aug 19 2017

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

Politics, Election 2016, Aug 19 2017

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.

Entertainment, People 3:59am EDT

South Carolina aquarium to monitor animal behavior during eclipse

CHARLESTON, S.C. Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday afternoon, biologists say. | Video

Environment, Aug 19 2017

U.S. warship Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean

Researchers have found the wreckage of the U.S. warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometers) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said on Saturday.

Japan Aug 19 2017

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

Environment, Science Aug 19 2017

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.

Science, Aug 19 2017

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

Aug 19 2017

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