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More cities consider Confederate monument removal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/16/17, 10:49 am

The city of Baltimore took down four Confederate monuments early Wednesday morning following a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend protesting the removal of a similar statue. “It’s done,” Mayor Catherine Pugh told The Baltimore Sun. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.” A commission appointed by the previous mayor had recommended removing a monument to Marylander Roger B. Taney, the Supreme Court justice who wrote the U.S.

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Trump repeats Charlottesville shared blame comments

by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/15/17, 05:35 pm

President Donald Trump veered off script Tuesday during a press conference about infrastructure, doubling down on his initial comments about the Saturday violence in Charlottesville, Va. “I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City.

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Confederate monuments come down across the South

by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/15/17, 08:45 am

A group of protesters in Durham, N.C., used ropes Monday night to topple a statue of a Confederate soldier outside an old courthouse that now houses local government offices. Video of the event shows the group kicking the crumpled bronze statue once it was pulled to the ground.

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