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White nationalists once again descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for a torch rally Saturday night, less than two months after the college town descended into chaos when violent clashes broke out between the group and people protesting them. Prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer and as many as 50 others held a brief rally with tiki torches in Emancipation park that lasted between five and 10 minutes, after which they boarded the bus and left the city, CNN reports. Charlottesville authorities are discussing the possibilities of legal action in response, according to a statement from local police. https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/917089739534151680 Video footage posted on…

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May 29,th 2017 was marked as the 100th year anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth, a centennial . In a video, Rose, Tatiana, and Jack Kennedy Schlossberg reflect on their grandfather’s legacy. “One of the defining relationships in my life is with someone I have never met,” Tatiana, who is a climate change reporter for the New York Times, explains. Studying history is how she connects with him, and yet, she understands that his true legacy doesn’t lie in waxing nostalgic for the 1960s. “While my grandfather had reverence for the past and the lessons it could impart, he also…

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Donald Trump Jr. once suggested women who can’t handle workplace sexual harassment should become kindergarten teachers. “If you have a guys’ place, you have a guys place,” Trump Jr., the Republican candidate’s oldest son, said in a 2013 interview on the “Opie and Anthony Show,” which resurfaced Thursday in a post by Buzzfeed. “I have a hard time letting go of that. Maybe I’m not gonna have a choice.” One of the radio show hosts added that some women call that “harassment.” “If you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, you…

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Boston-based State Street, behind Fearless Girl, the statue of a young woman challenging Wall Street’s Charging Bull, has agreed to a $5 million settlement over allegations that it paid female employees less than their male counterparts. The finding are based on an analysis the agency ran at the firm’s Boston headquarters in December 2012, which concluded that pay disparity dated back to “at least December 1, 2010, and continuing thereafter.” The DOL first notified State Street of its allegations in March, soon after Fearless Girl was installed on Wall Street. The firm disputes the government’s findings and shared the following…

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Canada’s crush-worthy prime minister, Justin Trudeau  was once a teacher long before he became a lader — and he’s got a #TBT photo to prove it. Trudeau, taught math, French, drama and humanities at Vancouver’s West Point Grey Academy.“…no better day for a #TBT to this gem from the @wpgadotca days – an undisclosed number of years ago,” the prime minister tweeted. https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/915922047351574529 According to the Huffington Post, former students remembered Trudeau fondly on a 2015 Reddit thread, describing him as a normal teacher who was “really, really energetic and goofy.” https://twitter.com/AtiqEllahi/status/915942206371958784 https://twitter.com/RaphaelDraw/status/916029581534027776 https://twitter.com/singin72/status/915931841508540417 https://twitter.com/PHLRebelheart/status/915923757851709442 https://twitter.com/ClaireBearStory/status/915922269326548992 https://twitter.com/TamaraHall8/status/916047277818613761 https://twitter.com/mapduliand/status/915924857669513216 Trudeau also…

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The 41st president George H.W. Bush shared photos of himself and his wife , Barbara Bush on Twitter to thank late night host Stephen Colbert for his donation to the One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief. “Our sincere thanks to @stephenathome for his kind donation to #OneAmericaAppeal. Here are two more for the file. No laughing rule in effect!” Bush, 93, tweeted. https://twitter.com/GeorgeHWBush/status/916340278763708417 Shortly after the post, the Late Show staff tweeted, “No laughing, we promise! Fantastic additions to the #PuberMe honor roll, thank you @GeorgeHWBush!” https://twitter.com/colbertlateshow/status/916349121119838208 Colbert teamed up with fellow comedian Nick Kroll to collect #puberme shots to…

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Kellyanne Conway found a way to blame Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the media’s “obsession” with the Russia scandal for the gun violence epidemic in the United States. She was with  CNN host Chris Cuomo, when she blamed them. While meeting survivors and first responders at a Las Vegas hospital, Donald Trump was asked about gun control, and said, “we’re not going to talk about that today.” So Conway said that the problem’s on Democrats for not tweeting about gun control earlier. “You will see that this conversation isn’t being had until tragedies like this strike by those who try…

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President Donald Trump, along with wife Melania Trump, visited  Puerto Rico to assess the storm damage and get briefed on the hurricane relief efforts. “We’ve saved a lot of lives,” Mr. Trump said. “If you look at the – every death is a horror – but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous – hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died. And you look at what happened here with really a storm that was just totally overpowering. Nobody’s ever seen anything like this. What is your death count? Sixteen people…

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