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Trump Defends Confederate Statues, Berates His Critics

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.

Heather Heyer's Mom: I Won't Take Trump's Call

Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville attack victim Heather Heyer, says she does not want to speak with President Trump after hearing him equate protesters like her daughter with white supremacists. [van id="us/2017/08/18/susan-bro-wont-take-trumps-call-heather-heyer-mom-newday.cnn" affiliate_id="wccb" thumb="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/170818085944-susan-bro-gma-8-18-2017-exlarge-tease.jpg" title="Heather Heyer's mom: I won't…

Warship Captain in Collision that Killed 7 to Lose Command

Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command and more than a dozen other sailors will be punished.

Elvis, the King

See photos of Elvis Presley, the "king of rock 'n' roll" who died 40 years ago on August 16, 1977.

Back To Bomb Shelters? North Korea Threats Revive Nuke Fears

After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history.

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