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Trump’s Afghanistan war speech: What to watch for

Trump’s Afghanistan war speech: What to watch for

View photos U.S. President Donald Trump returns a salute as he steps from Marine One to board Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S., on his way back to Washington August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque More calling for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Trump will use a prime-time ...

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American Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry

American Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry

WASHINGTON — The day after the election in 2016, Nancy Goldstein, a 55-year-old Brooklyn writer and academic who has never been to Israel, opened up her computer and began the process of applying for Israeli citizenship. In Washington, D.C., 49-year-old entrepreneur David Bennahum began the complex process of moving his ...

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Scenes from Boston's Counterprotest

Scenes from Boston's Counterprotest

One week after a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Boston to counter a “free speech” event staged by conservatives featuring speakers with extremist ties. An estimated 15,000 people marched in a procession that was over a mile ...

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Boston ‘free speech’ rally and counterprotest

Boston ‘free speech’ rally and counterprotest

The Parkman Bandstand sits in a quiet corner of Boston Common, well away from the park’s iconic swan boats and the frog pond where little kids by the dozen are known to splash in the fountains during the warm summer months. It is an advertised stop along the city’s storied ...

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How the Charleston massacre changed the Confederate flag market

How the Charleston massacre changed the Confederate flag market

View photos Alabama Flag and Banner, founded in 1985, had always sold Confederate battle flags. The company had marketed stock that it bought from manufacturers, but it had never been a huge income generator. Custom flags, especially oversize U.S. flags, table covers and banners were more important to the small company’s bottom ...

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In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far-right rally

In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far-right rally

View photos Barricades set up on the Boston Common where a “Free Speech” rally is scheduled and a large rally against hate in solidarity with victims of Charlotestville will converge Saturday, on August 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) More BOSTON — The Parkman Bandstand sits in ...

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