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Businesses move to fight racism

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White nationalists were courting publicity when they organized their Unite the Right gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Perhaps predictably, the attention is now cutting both ways.

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Nassau vigil shows 'solidarity' with Charlottesville victims

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Showing unity with Charlottesville at a Wednesday night vigil in Mineola, political and religious leaders as well as community members decried violence, bigotry and racism.

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Trump disbands 2 business advisory panels after execs break ties

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President Donald Trump says he is ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives, several of whom resigned after he blamed "many sides" for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,…

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Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

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Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early -- using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.

Robert E. Lee plaques removed at Fort Hamilton Episcopal church

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Crews spent less than five minutes removing the plaques from the grounds of an Episcopal church.

Trump Charlottesville remarks spur GOP pushback

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Pushback from Republican Party members, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and two past presidents, escalated Wednesday following President Donald Trump's comments that "very fine people" were among both the white…

Trump's North Korea 'fire and fury' might just work

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Looking at North Korea's lethal weapons advances over the last quarter-century of totally ineffective talk without threats by three U.S. administrations, the truth is the strategy of deal-maker Trump could hardly do any worse.

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Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

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Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.

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Mourners gather to remember Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- About 1,000 mourners gathered inside a theater in downtown Charlottesville to remember a woman killed during a violent weekend rally were able to mourn her death Wednesday quietly without the presence of neo-Nazis…

Hope Hicks to temporarily replace Scaramucci as communications director

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WASHINGTON -- Hope Hicks, a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will serve as interim communications director, a White House official said Wednesday.

Does screaming at town halls accomplish anything?

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People who think they're winning hearts and minds will violate social norms in order to get attention for their cause - while actually driving more of the public to oppose them.

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China urges U.S., North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

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China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam.

Obama's Charlottesville tweet becomes most-liked post ever

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Twitter says former President Barack Obama's tweet in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend has taken the crown as the platform's most-liked post ever.

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LeBron James takes swipe at Trump, calls for love and unity

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Concluding a day of fun and games at an amusement park, James turned serious when speaking about the recent violence and tragedy in Charlottesville. James also took a pointed swipe at President Donald Trump, calling him the "so-called…

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U.S. teen drug overdose deaths up after years of decline, report shows

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After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

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Tell the full truth about the Civil War

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In his news conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump said there were some "very fine people" marching Saturday to protest removing a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, and implied he thinks the statue should stay. He's wrong about the…

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LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

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LeBron lashes out at Trump during emotional speech to kids in his foundation.

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Rally outside Trump Tower to keep immigrant amnesty program

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More than 1,000 demonstrators who want the Trump administration to maintain an Obama-era, indefinite amnesty program for young immigrants in the United States illegally picketed Tuesday near Trump Tower on the program's fifth anniversary.

NY's link to Gen. Robert E. Lee statue

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The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, whose proposed removal was at the root of the bloody protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has a New York connection.

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U.S. vet returns Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin

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Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them.

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NY lawmakers react to Trump's latest statements

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The New York congressional delegation's reaction to President Donald Trump's statements laying blame on "both sides" for Charlottesville violence brought strong disapproval from Democrats and a qualified defense from one Republican.

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Donald Trump is his presidency's worst enemy

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The media aren't responsible for his inability to rebuild America. Nor are they to blame for Republicans' failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act after seven years of promises to do so. Or for escalating tensions with North Korea. Or the…

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President Donald Trump moves to streamline infrastructure permits

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President Donald Trump announced he had signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at easing the permitting process for major infrastructure projects.

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Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump said the groups protesting against the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., were "also very violent" as he strongly defended his response to the clashes this past weekend.

Trump is who he's always been

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His history of racial animosity has been documented quite well.

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CBO: Higher premiums if Trump stops Obamacare subsidies

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People buying individual health care policies would face sharply higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, congressional…

Study: Acetaminophen as good as ibuprofen for kids with asthma

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Children with asthma who take acetaminophen for fever and pain relief suffer no more exacerbations than those taking ibuprofen, according to research at National Jewish Health and other institutions in the AsthmaNet national research…