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U2 cancels St. Louis concert after Friday night riots

10:51 am Sep. 16, 2017

U2 decided to cancel a concert planned for tonight in St. Louis after Friday night protests following a former police officer’s acquittal in a shooting death became violent. Former officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black. Details on the case are here.

Stockley shot and killed Smith following a high-speed chase, the Associated Press

There’s a copy of the U.S. Constitution in Savannah. It’s safe, don’t worry

4:23 pm Sep. 8, 2017

I’ve been coming to Savannah on the regular for more than 20 years but I didn’t know this: There’s a draft copy of the U.S. Constitution down here.

I’m in town this week on hurricane duty, and made the rounds to check on my husband’s relatives in between talking to folks getting ready, including those out on Tybee Island, some of whom just got finished cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew.

On the

People are hoping Hurricane Irma hits Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

7:35 am Sep. 6, 2017

Hurricanes usually have a way of pulling people together despite political or other differences. Usually.

As Irma approaches south Florida, though, we’re seeing a contingent of Twitter users actually hoping for a direct hit on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

MORE: $4 evacuee housing for those fleeing Irma .. but there’s a catch

People criticized and defended Joel Osteen after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston 

This three-legged dog rescued from Houston needs a

Seattle paper is sorry it forgot Mississippi was a thing

9:22 am Sep. 1, 2017

Oops.

The Seattle Times issued a swift fix after posting a map of the South missing one big thing: Mississippi.

PAST: As if Atlanta traffic wasn’t bad enough, now Alabama’s making fun of us. ALABAMA. 

Oklahoma television reporter Wendy Suares noticed the omission with a hurricane graphic and pointed it out via Twitter:

The Times was quick with the fix but people were quicker with the memes:

And TBH  no one’s real mad about

Fox News hires Tomi Lahren, the pundit fired by Glenn Beck’s The Blaze

11:17 am Aug. 30, 2017

Tomi Lahren, the outspoken commentator fired by Glenn Beck’s The Blaze after her comments on “The View,” has a new gig at Fox News. She’ll debut during Sean Hannity’s show.

She announced her big news on social media:

Eric Trump, one of President Donald Trump’s sons, was among those offering congratulations:

“Lahren will have a signature role on an FNC digital product currently in development and will also offer political commentary to

Charlottesville victim’s mother to be honored at MTV Video Music Awards

5:14 pm Aug. 27, 2017

Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was killed when a motorist drove through a crowd of pedestrians amid competing rallies in Charlottesville that turned violent, will be honored at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. She’ll present an award called “Best Fight Against the System” as a tribute to her daughter’s memory and her fight to continue promote Heyer’s ideals. 

MORE: Scott Baio is sorry for posting

The University of Texas moves Confederate statues

7:41 am Aug. 21, 2017

The University of Texas has moved statues depicting Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston; John Reagan, who served as postmaster during the Civil War and former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg, whose father

Confederate marker removed from Hollywood cemetery after threats of vandalism

7:32 am Aug. 17, 2017

A granite marker at the graves of Confederate veterans has been removed from a cemetery in Hollywood, Calif. after threats of vandalism.

The marker, placed in 1925, was taken to an undisclosed location, the Los Angeles Times reported.

MORE: Confederate monuments come down throughout the South

The Confederate monuments New Orleans took down

Atlanta History Center: Don’t tear down Confederate monuments

Hollywood might seem like an odd place for a Confederate