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Museum or dumpster? U.S. cities wrestle with Confederate statues’ fate

(Reuters) – As communities across the United States redouble efforts to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces after a far-right rally in Virginia turned deadly, city leaders now face another conundrum: what to do with the statues. Reuters: U.S.

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Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing 13

BARCELONA (Reuters) – A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Reuters: World News

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Van mows down crowd in Barcelona, 13 reported killed

BARCELONA (Reuters) – A van plowed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Reuters: Top News

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Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Thursday at critics of his response to racial violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville, and defiantly reiterated his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil war ...

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Forest rangers, fire crews brace for eclipse watchers to descend on U.S. West

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Forest rangers and fire managers across the U.S. West will be on high alert as motorists flock to Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming for next week’s total solar eclipse, clogging roads and straining scarce resources at the ...

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Baltimore removes four Confederate statues after Virginia rally

(Reuters) – Baltimore removed four monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy before dawn on Wednesday, working quickly so the city could avoid protests like the one organized by white nationalists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reuters: U.S.

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U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises. ...

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Trump’s crisis spurs talk of White House departures

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out. Reuters: Top News

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South Korea’s Moon says U.S. to seek Seoul’s approval before any action on North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul’s approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea. Reuters: World News

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Internet firms flex muscle to exile white supremacists

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reuters: Top News

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