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Duke University just removed its Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee

Duke University just removed its Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee

The men who fought for the Confederacy knowingly and willingly went to war against the United States of America, and it is for their part in that war that they and the flag they carried have been enshrined. In Annapolis, the Maryland State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove a statue of Taney from the lawn of the State House. Other Richmonders do favor moving the monuments, despite the difficulties.


Will it be cloudy or clear on eclipse day?

Will it be cloudy or clear on eclipse day?

While it's too soon to make an accurate weather forecast for Monday's highly anticipated celestial spectacle , the National Weather Service said computer models at the moment only show favorable sky conditions in the Northwest, including OR, where the solar eclipse first hits, while parts of the Southeast could see heavy cloud cover OR even rain.


Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2017 exercise to begin August 21

Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2017 exercise to begin August 21

South Korean army soldiers hold their weapons during an anti-terror exercise carried out as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in 2010 What is the USA and South Korea Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 10-day military drill? The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise will begin on Monday and will conclude on August 31.


Second Confederate Monument Defaced In Arizona

Second Confederate Monument Defaced In Arizona

Tarring and feathering is a form of mob vengeance meant to punish and humiliate. Although isolated incidents of tarring and feathering can be found throughout the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, the practice had fallen out of public favor long before the Civil War began, and the practice is, in America, historically associated with the Revolutionary War.


Jason Norris wins Fiji International

Jason Norris wins Fiji International

Two more Australians, David Mckenzie and James Marchesani , were four shots behind Norris, along with Thai Jazz Janewattananond . The win grants Norris full-time status on the lucrative European and Asian tours, forcing him to ponder whether to play in Denmark or Darwin next week having overcome the self-confessed putting "yips" which had him practising after dark at his hotel's mini golf course on tournament eve.


MAP: Dozens of nationalities among Spain attack victims

MAP: Dozens of nationalities among Spain attack victims

Catalan police later denied these reports , stating: "Neither [are] we were searching [for], nor we have found any lost child in the Barcelona attack". "The perpetrators of the Barcelona attack are soldiers of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls for targeting coalition states", the group's news agency said.