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

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – 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 ...

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Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Tuesday at business leaders who quit a presidential advisory panel in protest over his response to a rally by far-right groups that turned deadly in Virginia, calling the executives “grandstanders.” ...

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Merck CEO resigns from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism. Reuters: Top News

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Trump faces renewed pressure over Virginia white nationalist violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump faced renewed pressure on Monday to respond more forcefully to a violent white-nationalist rally in Virginia, after drawing a storm of criticism when he avoided explicit condemnation of far-right groups. Reuters: Top ...

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In call with Trump, China’s Xi urges restraint over North Korea

BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or ...

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Trump attacks Mitch McConnell for second day over Senate health policy failure

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump attacked his own party’s Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, for a second day on Thursday, complaining from the steps of his private New Jersey golf club about Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace ...

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Chicago sues Trump administration over sanctuary city plan

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enforcing new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny U.S. immigration officials access to local jails. Reuters: Top News

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Pence denies eyeing presidential bid amid distance with Trump over Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is “disgraceful and offensive.” Reuters: Top News

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Chicago to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city funding threat

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday. Reuters: U.S.

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United Nations bans key North Korea exports over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $ 3 billion annual export revenue over its two intercontinental ballistic missile tests ...

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