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8:10 PM ET, August 19, 2017


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Julia Jacobo / ABC News:
Counterprotesters swarm Boston after police deem free speech rally over  —  One week after violent protests rattled Charlottesville, Virginia, a scheduled free speech rally in Boston this afternoon was deemed “officially over” by police ahead of its official end time, but thousands …
Skirmishes, arrests mar mostly peaceful protests to ‘free speech’ rally  —  Follow along with live updates from the Boston Common rallies  —  After a largely peaceful day, with pockets of small, short confrontations between crowds and police at Boylston and Tremont streets and on the Boston Common …
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
Boston ‘free speech’ rally ends early amid flood of counterprotesters; 27 people arrested  —  BOSTON - Tens of thousands of counterprotesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets Saturday morning in efforts to drown out the planned “free speech” rally that many feared would be attended by white-supremacist groups.
Ray Sanchez / CNN:
Thousands march in Boston in protest of controversial rally  —  (CNN)Thousands of counterdemonstrators marched Saturday in downtown Boston in response to a self-described free speech rally that had sparked concerns of possible violence.  —  The largely peaceful march and rally came one week …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Bannon plots Fox competitor, global expansion  —  Unshaven and working from home in cargo shorts as he moves into “Bannon the Barbarian” mode, Steve Bannon is thinking bigger than Breitbart.  —  Axios' Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump: “Who the f@&$ does this guy think he is?”  —  Bannon didn't bother to go to work yesterday.  He knew it was over.  —  At the end, Trump was beyond fed up, viewing Bannon as a self-aggrandizer who had built a personal narrative as the grand puppetmaster.
Washington Post:
Bannon's departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump's White House … President Trump's most unconventional senior adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, may have left the White House but the political turbulence that has characterized the first seven months of Trump's presidency doesn't appear to be going anywhere.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon
Justin Sink / Bloomberg:
Bannon Exit Won't End White House Chaos That Comes From the Top
Nathan Fenno / Los Angeles Times:
Traveler, USC's mascot, comes under scrutiny for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse  —  Hector Aguilar sits atop Traveler moments before a USC football game Oct. 18, 2014.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)  —  When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around …
President Vincent E. Price / Duke Today:
Duke Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance  —  Statue will be preserved for students to study university's ‘complex past’  —  Editor's Note:  —  After hearing from and consulting with a number of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and with the strong support of the Board of Trustees …
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Post, IJR, NPR and TheBlaze
Jonathan Drew / Talking Points Memo:
Duke University Removes Statue Of Robert E. Lee From Campus Chapel
Discussion: Washington Journal
Durham Herald-Sun:
Duke University removes statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Duke Chapel
Discussion: The Week
Haley Britzky / Axios:
When Confederate statues were erected throughout history
Discussion: Politico
Senator Ben Sasse:
THE NEXT CHARLOTTESVILLE  —  Over the last week, many Nebraskans have told me some version of this: “There are lots of us here who are scared about where the country is headed.  I think more violence is inevitable.”  That much seems obvious.  Less expected was where some of them went next.
Chris Suarez / Daily Progress:   Kessler described as one-time wannabe liberal activist
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of ‘political distraction’  —  President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event.
Discussion: New York Times, IJR and The Week
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors after artists boycott event
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
The Memo: GOP fears damage done by Trump  —  As a week dominated by President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., draws to a close, many Republicans are worried that serious damage has been done to their party.  —  Specifically, they argue that Trump may have set …
Discussion: Raw Story
Russ Feingold / The Guardian:
How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists  —  Let us finally rip off the veneer that Trump's affinity for white supremacy is distinct from the Republican agenda.  It isn't  —  t takes approximately 30 seconds to send a tweet.  A half hour to draft and release a statement.
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
Megachurch pastor resigns from Trump's evangelical council  —  Most of President Trump's evangelical advisers have stood by him this week following much criticism over his response to violent clashes in Charlottesville, even as several CEOs left business advisory councils and members …
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John Bowden / The Hill:
New animated sitcom would chronicle crime-fighting Biden and Obama
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Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House Dem introduces measure urging Trump undergo mental exam
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Matt Leader / Livingston County News:
Antifascist group outs Honeoye Falls man as Charlottesville marcher
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Raw Story
CBS Los Angeles:
Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized In Mission Hills
Discussion: Daily Wire
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Sheriff: Trump Wants Us To Break The Law
Discussion: Raw Story
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