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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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Jeh Johnson: Removing Confederate monuments a matter of 'public safety'
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday that the removal of Confederate monuments and statues around the country is a matter of "public safety and homeland security." ... More >>

Trump to Bannon on Breitbart gig: 'Fake News needs the competition'
President Donald Trump wished his former chief strategist Steve Bannon well upon his return to the conservative website Breitbart News, tweeting Saturday, "Fake News needs the competition!" ... More >>

Gingrich: Trump 'more isolated than he realizes'
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Schiff: Trump needs more adults in the room
On State of the Union, Jake Tapper asks Rep. Adam Schiff to address Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier's calls for invoking the 25th amendment. ... More >>

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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