How Confederate history looks in the shadow of Charlottesville

(CNN)Exactly one year after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville that left counterprotester Heather Heyer dead and many others wounded, and during which two state police troopers also died in a helicopter crash, the nation is still grappling to address the issues and forces that the rally unleashed. This…

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MPs to probe Carney over role extension

His comments came after Mr Carney warned that the prospect of a no-deal Brexit was “uncomfortably high”. He told the BBC’s Today programme that such an outcome was “highly undesirable”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMark Carney told the BBC the financial system could withstand Brexit shocks…

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NFL players kneel, raise fists or sit out National Anthem as preseason gets in full swing

(CNN)The NFL’s warmup games are in full swing — and the National Anthem protests are back. In Philadelphia, Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel Thursday during the anthem and headed to the team bench ahead of a game against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, the Philadelphia Daily…

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Exclusive: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says US addicted to sanctions

Tehran, Iran (CNN)The United States is addicted to applying sanctions on Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday in an exclusive interview from Tehran. How US sanctions hit ordinary people in Iran Zarif expressed his dismay that the United States has not learned that sanctions are ineffective in…

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Plastic waste tax ‘backed’ by public

What are the alternatives to plastic? Two-thirds of plastic food pots unrecyclable 50 nations ‘curbing plastic pollution’ Responding to the consultation, the Treasury said it wanted to promote the greater use of recycled plastic in manufacturing, discourage plastics that are difficult to recycle – like carbon black plastic – and…

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