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Charles Barkley slams protests of ‘stupid’ Confederate statues: ‘I’ve always ignored them’

Always-outspoken basketball legend Charles Barkley didn’t hold back when asked about the hot issue of the moment: whether or not Confederate statues and monuments should be removed. The Alabama native and NBA Hall of Famer told Rick Karle, sports director at WRBC-TV in Birmingham, that …

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The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities just sent Trump a rather interesting letter

All but one of the 17 private members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities on Friday sent President Donald Trump a letter of resignation after the president’s response to violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to the group’s resignation letter, Trump …

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One American among those killed in Spain terror attack: State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that at least one American died in Thursday’s terror attacks in Spain. “We have now received word and confirmed the death of one American citizen in the terrorist attacks in Spain,” Tillerson said in a statement. America’s top …

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Seattle Bans Landlords from Running Criminal Background Checks

Good intentions often lead to bad policy. Consider a new Seattle law that bars landlords from screening prospective tenants for any criminal history. Passed Monday, the Fair Chance Housing ordinance prohibits landlords from excluding prospective tenants because of their criminal history, from requiring or conducting …

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CNN Looks Back at Elian Gonzalez Saga

Elian. CNN. Thursday, August 24, 9 p.m. The night after Thanksgiving of 2016, the phone in my vacation hotel room in Orlando rang. The death of Fidel Castro had just been announced, and the obituary that I’d been regularly updating for 15 years for the …

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Whatever Happened to Elian Gonzalez? New at Reason

Television critic Glenn Garvin, who also happened to be responsible for Fidel Castro’s obituary for the Miami Herald, takes a look at a CNN documentary about the custody fight over one famous Cuban boy by the name of Elian Gonzalez: Elian offers, in painful detail, …

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2 Wasserman Schultz IT aides indicted for conspiracy against U.S.

2 Wasserman Schultz IT aides indicted for conspiracy against U.S. By Luke Rosiak Reprinted with permission of the Daily Caller News Foundation A federal grand jury Thursday indicted two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — Pakistani-born Imran Awan and …

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Sessions ends Obama-era 'Operation Choke Point'

(POLITICO) The Justice Department has committed to ending a controversial Obama-era program that discourages banks from doing business with a range of companies, from payday lenders to gun retailers. The move hands a big victory to Republican lawmakers who charged that the initiative — dubbed …

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Steve Bannon out at White House

Trump top adviser Steve Bannon is leaving the White House (Photo: Twitter) WASHINGTON — It’s official: Stephen Bannon is leaving the White House. The exit of President Trump’s top adviser has been long rumored but it became a reality Friday when the White House press secretary …

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Even Trump’s Most Ardent Defenders Are Urging Him To Change

Even Trump’s most loyal advocates can’t continue to live with blinders on. They see the trouble ahead and they are signaling to the president to change course… or else. Speaking on Friday morning with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich points out …

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