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10:45 AM ET, August 20, 2017


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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):
Skirmishes, arrests mar mostly peaceful protests to ‘free speech’ rally
Julia Jacobo / ABC News:
Counterprotesters swarm Boston after police deem free speech rally over
Discussion: Vox, Newsweek, Mashable and Joe.My.God.
Mark Arsenault /   In a city with fraught racial past, a day of protest against hatred and bigotry
Ray Sanchez / CNN:
Thousands march in Boston in protest of controversial rally
Alex Pareene / Splinter:
Charlottesville Was a Preview of the Future of the Republican Party  —  I hope you appreciated your recent introduction to the future leadership of the Republican Party this past week.  It happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, where hundreds of neo-Nazis and white nationalists marched under the banner of “uniting the right.”
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Donald Trump's True Allegiances  —  Who could have predicted the President's latest outrage?  Barack Obama and anyone, really.  —  Early last November, just before Election Day, Barack Obama was driven through the crisp late-night gloom of the outskirts of Charlotte, as he barnstormed North Carolina on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
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.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:   After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
The Memo: GOP fears damage done by Trump
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Mnuchin defends Trump's comments on Charlottesville, rebuffs calls to resign  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who faced calls from his Yale University classmates to resign in the wake of President Trump's controversial comments about last weekend's violence in Charlottesville …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Why top White House officials won't quit Trump  —  There's lots of punditry about why people like Gary Cohn, Rex Tillerson, Dina Powell, Steve Mnuchin and many others don't quit the Trump White House in protest over Charlottesville.  — New Yorker Editor David Remnick writes “The Divider …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
The Failing Trump Presidency  —  With each day, President Trump offers fresh proof that he is failing the office that Americans entrusted to him.  The rolling disaster of his presidency accelerated downhill last week with a news conference on Tuesday at which he seemed determined …
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
The road to hate: For six young men, Charlottesville is only the beginning  —  William Fears speaks with protesters at Texas A&M University in 2016 prior to a speech by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, which he said solidified his alt-right leanings.
Benjamin Brown / Fox News:
Kaepernick supporters call for NFL boycott  —  Controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick deserves a chance to continue his NFL career, his supporters said Saturday.  —  Those backers include the NAACP and current and former members of the New York City Police Department, including famed corruption fighter Frank Serpico.
Clyde Haberman / New York Times:
Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle  —  Dick Gregory, the pioneering black satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes …
North Korea warns of ‘merciless strike’ ahead of US-South Korea drills  —  (CNN)North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.”  —  Pyongyang also declared that its army …
Discussion: The Week and Joe.My.God.
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence  —  Debbie Wasserman Schultz (left) and Imran Awan  —  MORE FROM: … Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers …
Discussion: Instapundit
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Column: While we're toppling offensive symbols, what about the Democratic Party?  —  A statue of Sen. Robert Byrd — a Democrat and former leader of the KKK — is on display in a rotunda inside the West Virginia State Capitol.  —  Al Sharpton just may be right about the need to remove offensive statues from the American public way.
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
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Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
A Deal Breaker for Trump's Supporters? Nope. Not This Time, Either.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
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