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Trump makes civil rights-related appointment to Dept. of Homeland Security
Aug16

Trump makes civil rights-related appointment to Dept. of Homeland Security

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Just hours after President Donald Trump held a press conference in New York at which he lashed out over criticism of his initial remarks about Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Virginia, he announced a civil rights-related app…

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Obama’s Charlottesville tweet is now the most-liked tweet ever
Aug16

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet is now the most-liked tweet ever

Steffi Loos/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — He may not be the president anymore, but Barack Obama is still influential enough to break the Internet.The tweet Obama wrote in response to Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virignia, became…

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Woman arrested for helping to topple Confederate statue in North Carolina
Aug16

Woman arrested for helping to topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

iStock/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) — Deputies in North Carolina arrested a woman on Tuesday, who says she helped pull down a Confederate statue in Durham.According to ABC affiliate WTVD, Takiyah Thompson, 22, is charged with disorderly conduct by injury …

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94-year-old retired judge builds pool to bring joy to his home and neighbors
Aug16

94-year-old retired judge builds pool to bring joy to his home and neighbors

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A retired judge, whose home seemed empty and quiet since the death of his wife, came up with an unusual and generous way to fill the void.He built a custom, in-ground pool for his neighbors and their children to enjoy.”Th…

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Confederate-statue toppling in North Carolina may lead to criminal charges
Aug15

Confederate-statue toppling in North Carolina may lead to criminal charges

iStock/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) — Protesters who pulled down a Confederate statue in North Carolina in an apparent response to violence over the weekend in neighboring Virginia may be charged with vandalism, authorities said.A video showing protesters…

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