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12:30 AM ET, August 20, 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 …
Associated Press:
The Latest: Police push protesters out of Dallas cemetery  — cf4e32de5aff  —  Link copied!  —  DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local):
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
Mark Arsenault /   In a city with fraught racial past, a day of protest against hatred and bigotry
Washington Times:
Organizer of Charlottesville white supremacist rally calls slain protester's death ‘payback time’  —  Twitter account is now offline following apology, claims of hacking  —  The Twitter account of Jason Kessler, the alt-right activist and organizer of last weekend's deadly “Unite the Right” …
Discussion: Mediaite and RedState
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.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon
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.
Justin Sink / Bloomberg:
Bannon Exit Won't End White House Chaos That Comes From the Top
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 …
Durham Herald-Sun:
Duke University removes statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Duke Chapel
Discussion: The Week
Jonathan Drew / Talking Points Memo:
Duke University Removes Statue Of Robert E. Lee From Campus Chapel
Discussion: Washington Journal
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 and Liberal Values
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week  —  Another Palm Beach charity announced Saturday that it was canceling plans to hold a gala at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club — the ninth to cancel a big-ticket charity event at the club this week.
Discussion: CNNMoney and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tracy Jacim / WOFL:
Sabatini: Eustis will ‘gladly accept’ Confederate monuments  —  EUSTIS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The City of Eustis has about 20,000 people, and at least three of them, including Mayor Robert Morin, are shocked by a post by City Commissioner Anthony Sabatini.  —  It reads, “To any cities …
Discussion: Raw Story and Eustis, Florida
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.
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 …
1,503 Confederate symbols are on display across America.  Most are in the South.  179 are in majority black counties. … More than 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy dot the U.S. countryside, according to an April 2016 review by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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