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Durant says will boycott White House, slams Trump

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant said Thursday he would boycott the White House if the NBA champions are invited, accusing President Donald Trump of escalating racial tensions in the country.

In an interview with ESPN, 2017 NBA Finals MVP Durant said if the...read more.
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BPA Breakthrough: New Treatment Takes Controversial Chemical Out of Water

As water treatment plants struggle to keep up with the chemical cocktail heading into our pipes, researchers say they've come up with a solution to remove one of the most ubiquitous contaminants -- BPA.
Chemists were able to remove about 99 percent of bisphenol A (BPA) from water using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide...read more.

20-Year-Old Deandre Harris Speaks Out About Being Assaulted by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

Twenty-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist Deandre Harris moved to Charlottesville, Va., from Suffolk, Va., two years ago for a job opportunity as an instructional assistant in the special education program at a local high school. But nothing could prepare him for what he experienced Saturday afternoon, when he took part in a counterprotest against the Unite the Right white supremacy marches that took place in the city.  Read more.

‘Not a true Italian’: Black teen barred from singing in Verona music festival

A black Italian teenager says she was prohibited from participating in a music festival because the color of her skin meant she wasn't a "true Italian," despite being born in the country.
The 15-year-old, identified only as Dora B., enjoys singing and wanted to take part in the Canta Verona festival in Verona, the town where she was born.  Read more.

Baltimore removes 4 Confederate statues overnight amid fears of violence

Baltimore authorities tore down and hauled away four Confederate monuments hours after the city’s council voted for the move. The Baltimore mayor said she wanted to avoid violence.
Within hours of Tuesday night’s decision, crews had removed statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who led the...read more.

The Roots of the Philippines Trafficking Epidemic

Police Stood by as Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville

There was nothing haphazard about the violence that erupted today in this bucolic town in Virginia's heartland. At about 10 a.m. today, at one of countless such confrontations, an angry mob of white supremacists formed a battle line across from a group of counter-protesters, many of them older and gray-haired, who had gathered near a church parking lot. On command from their leader, the young men charged and pummeled their ideological foes with abandon. One woman was hurled to the pavement, and the blood from her bruised head was instantly visible.  Read more.

Africa-Israel summit 'justifies colonialism, apartheid'

A group of Palestinian activists, academics, and civil society organisations have launched a campaign to deter African nations from partaking in the upcoming Africa-Israel summit, slated to take place in Togo in October.
Several African countries, including South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania, have already decided to boycott the summit, where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to...read more.

Trump Cut Funds for Group Fighting White Supremacy

A few weeks before Heather Heyer was murdered and many others were injured after a coalition of hate groups gathered violently in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Trump administration—under guidance from trusted aides such as Katharine Gorka—revoked a $400,000 federal grant from a U.S. nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating former white supremacists and other extremists.  Read more