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Hillary Clinton takes the stage at the Fox Theatre in November

9:13 am Aug. 28, 2017

Former U.S. Sen., Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will take the stage of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Nov. 13 as part of her national book tour. Tickets go on sale Sept. 18.

“In cities across the US, Hillary will pull the curtain back on a story that’s personal, raw, detailed, and surprisingly funny,” a release said. “She’ll take audiences with her on a first-person journey, and bring

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. 

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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.

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Daily Stormer site hacked after Heather Heyer post? Anonymous says no

7:33 am Aug. 14, 2017

Daily Stormer, a site for and by racist nut jobs, supposedly been taken over by the shadowy hacker network known as Anonymous as punishment for a sickening post about Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.

“We have had the Daily Stormer in our sites for months now,” Anonymous wrote. “The events of Charlottesville alerted us to the need for immediate action. We want you Nazis to know: your time is short. We will

Look at these photos from inside North Korea

9:29 am Aug. 9, 2017

North Korea, formally the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a notoriously closed dictatorship created after World War II and run by three generations of the same family.

For a fascinating look inside the tightly controlled nation (about the size of Virginia) I highly recommend “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea,” an exhaustively reported and elegantly written nonfiction work by journalist Barbara Demick. It was published in 2009.

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