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Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 03:16 PM PDT

Trump Chief Strategist Leaves WH, Returns to Breitbart

Trump Chief Strategist Leaves WH, Returns to Breitbart

Steve Bannon, senior strategist to President Donald Trump, is leaving the administration, agreeing with Trump's chief of staff that Friday would be his last day in the role, the White House announced. Bannon...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 02:17 PM PDT

Most of President's Arts Council, Special Advisor Icahn Quit

Most of President's Arts Council, Special Advisor Icahn Quit

President Donald Trump faced more fallout Friday over his response to the violence in Charlottesville with virtually all of the members of a presidential committee on the arts announced their resignations, in a...

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Trump Approves Plan to Create Independent Cyber Command

Trump Approves Plan to Create Independent Cyber Command

President Donald Trump has approved a long-delayed Pentagon plan to create an independent and more aggressive cyber command in order to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 04:25 AM PDT

Fox's James Murdoch Slams Trump's Charlottesville Response

Fox's James Murdoch Slams Trump's Charlottesville Response

The CEO of 21st Century Fox has denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. James Murdoch also told friends in...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 03:05 PM PDT

Trump Cites 'Pants on Fire' Claim in Barcelona Response

Trump Cites 'Pants on Fire' Claim in Barcelona Response

After a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores more, President Donald Trump tweeted a reference to a discredited story about Gen. John...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:49 PM PDT

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:23 PM PDT

Maine Gov: Removing Confederate Statues Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

Maine Gov: Removing Confederate Statues Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:11 AM PDT

Settlement Reached in ACLU Lawsuit Against CIA Interrogation

Settlement Reached in ACLU Lawsuit Against CIA Interrogation

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 03:51 AM PDT

Confederate Monuments Removed or Vandalized Across US

Confederate Monuments Removed or Vandalized Across US

Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend's...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 08:56 AM PDT

Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a...

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