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1:50 PM ET, August 13, 2017


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Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed:
Here's What We Know About The Man Accused Of Killing A Woman At A White Supremacist Rally  —  A 20-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after police said he plowed his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. … Nine pedestrians were injured in the crash, and a 32-year-old woman was killed.
Media Matters for America:
Fox & Friends Sunday defends white supremacist Charlottesville protesters: “There's a reason those people were out there”  —  PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): I think the president nailed it.  He condemned in the strongest possible terms hatred and bigotry on all sides as opposed to immediately picking a side out the gate.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Nicole Hensley / New York Daily News:
Paralegal killed during protest of Charlottesville white supremacist rally: ‘She died doing what was right’  —  Counter-protesters and medics rushed to help the lone victim who died during a peaceful Charlottesville protest disrupted by a madman with a sports car on Saturday.
Toledo Blade:
Charlottesville rocked by white nationalist protests; Total of dead reaches 3  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A car with a Lucas County license plate plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person …
Washington Post:
Syria's Assad has become an unexpected icon of the far right in America … BEIRUT — Among the postings on what might have been the Facebook page of James Alex Fields Jr., the driver of the car that killed a counterprotester at the right-wing demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday …
Joe Ruiz /
Ohio Man Charged With Murder In Virginia Car Attack Following White Nationalist Rally  —  A man who appeared to be marching Saturday with a group of self-proclaimed fascists and had, a day earlier, texted his mother to say he had dropped off his cat for her to watch, is accused of killing …
Charlottesville car attack suspect James Fields Jr. was ‘infatuated’ with Nazis, ex-teacher says  —  Fields recently moved from Northern Kentucky  —  UNION, Ky. — The man police said rammed his car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally was “very infatuated with the Nazis …
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Republican senator: White nationalists can't be part of GOP base … (R-Colo.) on Sunday ramped up his pressure on President Trump to call white supremacists out by name, saying they should not be a part of any political base.  —  “White nationalists, white supremacists, they're not a part of anybody's base.
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Donald Trump's incredibly unpresidential statement on Charlottesville
David Caplan / ABC News:
Mother of Charlottesville suspect: ‘I just knew he was going to a rally ... I thought it had something to do with Trump’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
Trump Is Criticized for Not Calling Out White Supremacists
Eli Watkins / CNN:
Charlottesville mayor on Trump: ‘Look at the campaign he ran’
Discussion: Mashable
New York Times:
What We Know About James Alex Fields, Driver Charged in Charlottesville Killing
Discussion: Axios
Madeline Conway / Politico:
Charlottesville mayor: There is a ‘direct line’ between Trump campaign and white supremacist rally
Discussion: The Week
Julia Manchester / The Hill:   Charlottesville mayor: We're not seeing leadership from the White House
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
He's One of Them  —  As we get underway today, a few thoughts on yesterday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Dallas Morning News:   Amid the violence in Virginia, President Trump failed in a test of leadership
Washington Post:
One dead and 19 injured as car strikes crowds along route of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville
David Caplan / ABC News:
What we know about the violent clashes and car-ramming in Charlottesville
Meghan Breen / KTVN-TV:
UNR Student Talks After Marching in Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally  —  Thousands gathered to protest in the streets Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, among them was 20 year-old Reno resident Peter Cvjetanovic.  —  Cvjetanovic is an undergraduate at the university studying history and political science.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence  —  Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci had harsh words for President Donald Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend.  —  Scaramucci spoke to ABC News Chief Anchor …
Dakshayani Shankar / ABC News:
Any attack to incite fear ‘is terrorism’: Trump's national security adviser on Charlottesville
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Associated Press:
American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up  — 2ff7eadf8f20  —  Link copied!  —  BERLIN (AP) — Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden.
Discussion: The Root
Patricia Mazzei / miamiherald:
Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio  —  One of Venezuela's most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fervent critic of the South American country's government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
David French / National Review:
The Alt-Right's Chickens Come Home to Roost  —  It is not the responsibility of the president of the United States to make specific statements every time a gang of KKK cretins marches up and down a town square.  I fear that we'll never be rid of such people, and in normal times our political leaders …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
I'm a White Man.  Hear Me Out.  —  I'm a white man, so you should listen to absolutely nothing I say, at least on matters of social justice.  I have no standing.  No way to relate.  My color and gender nullify me, and it gets worse: I grew up in the suburbs.  Dad made six figures.
Discussion: Simple Justice and JustOneMinute
Josh Delk / The Hill:
Mueller wants to interview Priebus in Russia probe: report  —  Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe, plans to interview current and former senior Trump administration officials as part of his ongoing investigation, according to a new report on Saturday.
Discussion: RedState, Politicus USA and Daily Kos
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Yesha Callahan / The Root:
Interview: 20-Year Old Deandre Harris Speaks Out About Being Assaulted by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
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Why Is This Not a Story?  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman …
Dnexon / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
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Discussion: JustOneMinute and IJR
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