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Mayor changes opinion on Confederate monuments
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New Confederate monuments are going up and these are the people behind them
Since 2007, John Culpepper had been anticipating this moment: the unveiling of a statue to the common Confederate soldier in his hometown of Chickamauga, Georgia. In November of last year, three days before Donald Trump won the presidency, it became a reality. ... More >>

The Confederate memorials to be removed after Charlottesville
More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States. ... More >>

Georgia NAACP wants all Confederate symbols removed from public property
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP called on state officials Friday to remove all Confederate symbols from public property in response to last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. ... More >>

Descendants of Civil War icons want Confederate statues to come down
The great-great grandchildren of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson have a message for those who adamantly want to preserve the Confederate leaders' monuments: Let it go. ... More >>

Total solar eclipse: Things to know
In less than a week, the sun will disappear -- for a short time -- across America. ... More >>

Fla. cop killed, another hurt in possible ambush
A Kissimmee police officer is dead and a sergeant is in "grave critical condition" after a shooting that may have been an ambush, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said. ... More >>

What will the weather be for solar eclipse?
It's probably the most anticipated weather forecast in recent memory. Millions of people across the United States are eagerly tuning in to their local meteorologists or refreshing their favorite apps, all hoping for the same thing: clear skies overhead Monday for the total solar eclipse. ... More >>

Doctors say FL hurt sick kids to help GOP donors
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1 picture that explains the remarkable White House staff turnover
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Trump applauds Boston protesters for 'speaking out against bigotry and hate'
President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the Boston Police Department's handling of a self-described free speech rally and counterprotest march that brought thousands to the city's downtown Saturday, adding that he applauded "the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry ... More >>

Secret Service investigating lawmaker's post
The US Secret Service is investigating comments made online by a Missouri state lawmaker who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. ... More >>

Gingrich: Trump 'more isolated than he realizes'
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Camp teaches kids with special needs how to ride a bike
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Teen joined Marine Corps, called to model
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Books stolen from 'Little Free Library'
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Hunters kill 500 invasive pythons in 5 mo.
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Man uses sick wife as excuse
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Busy day at Little League World Series
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Man slashed by assailant on Manhattan st.
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Couple recalls being stuck on drawbridge
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Child stops fight between mom, employee
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National Zoo panda shows signs of pregnancy
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Woman works to save lives of dogs with pet blood bank
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Tulane basketball players safe in Barcelona
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Man overdosed in court, saved by officers
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2 killed after car, Amtrak train collide
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Bus drivers work to keep kids safe
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Woman kept out of handicap dressing room
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