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Gov. Cuomo Wants To Remove Names Of Confederate Generals From New York Streets

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Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday called on the Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals.
“Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.
The Army on Aug. 7 denied requests from New York congressional members to change the names of Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue on the Fort Hamilton Army Base, the city’s only active military post.
Cuomo in his letter asked McCarthy to reconsider in the wake of “the violence and terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville and the resulting emboldening of the voices of Nazis and white supremacists.”

Cuomo, who has been mentioned as a possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, wrote that New York condemns language and violence of white supremacy “in no uncertain terms.”
“Unlike President Trump, we stand together to say that there are not many sides to hatred and bigotry; they do not belong in our communities and must be denounced for what they are,” he wrote.
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Labour removes shadow cabinet member over comments on Pakistani rape gangs

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A labour cabinet member has been removed from her position for calling out the problem with Pakistani men in the UK raping young girls. She questioned if there might be a cultural problem that led to the high level of rape and child abuse from Pakistani men.
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Bannon wants Google and Facebook to be regulated as public utilities

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Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, has been pushing for regulating internet companies like Facebook and Google as public utilities, according to a report in The Intercept published Thursday.

The news outlet cited three unnamed sources who have spoken to Bannon about the internet giants. They said Bannon believes that Facebook and Google have become so essential to internet users that they should be regulated like natural monopolies.

The debate over how much the government should crack down on internet companies has received renewed attention as the Federal Communications Commission moves to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules. The rules subject internet service providers to utility-style regulation and require them to treat all web traffic equally.
And some believe that web-based companies should be given similar treatment to prevent them from abusing their power over their own networks.

Google has been facing scrutiny from the European Union over its practices. Last month, the company was hit with a record antitrust fine of $2.7 billion for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in its search results.
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Records: Charlottesville car attack suspect previously accused of assaulting mother

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>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The driver charged with killing a woman protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.

>Samantha Bloom, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, repeatedly called police about her son, James Alex Fields Jr., in 2010 and 2011, telling officers he was on medication to control his temper, transcripts from 911 calls show.

>Authorities say 20-year-old Fields drove his silver Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters Saturday in Charlottesville in an act of domestic terrorism. Nineteen people were wounded in addition to the woman killed, 32-year-old Heather Heyer. A Virginia State Police helicopter deployed in a large-scale police response to the violence then crashed into the woods outside of town and both troopers on board died.

>The records the Florence Police Department in Kentucky show the man's mother had called police in 2011. Records show Fields' mother told police he stood behind her wielding a 12-inch knife. Records show that Fields was arrested and put in juvenile detention.

>In another incident in 2010, Bloom said that Fields smacked her in the head and locked her in the bathroom after she told him to stop playing video games.

>Bloom told the AP late Saturday that she knew her son was going to Virginia from Ohio for a political rally Saturday, but she had no idea it involved white supremacists.

>"I just told him to be careful," she said, adding she warned him that if there were protests "to make sure he's doing it peacefully."

>Sources tell CBS News' Andres Triay and Pat Milton that FBI and DOJ investigators will examine any possible connections or communications Fields may have had with others before he allegedly drove his car into the crowd.
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top FBI investigator unexpectedly stepped away from special counsel Mueller's Russia probe

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A highly experienced FBI investigator and former army officer hired by special counsel Robert Mueller to examine Russia's interference in the 2016 election has unexpectedly stepped away from the probe, ABC News reported on Wednesday.

>Peter Strzok, a veteran counterintelligence investigator, is now working for the FBI's human resources division, according to ABC. It is unclear why he stepped aside, or if he did so voluntarily.

>Asha Rangappa, a former FBI counterintelligence agent and associate dean at Yale Law School, said that she had "never heard of an agent being moved to the human resources department."

>"I have seen instances where if some issue comes up, the agent might be moved to another investigation or to the operations center, where you essentially field calls all day," Rangappa said. "But why he would be moved to HR is just bizarre."

>Rangappa did not want to speculate on what may have happened in Strzok's case, but said there were many factors — ranging from small administrative violations to more significant incidents — that could raise questions about an agent's ability to stay on a case.

>A former FBI agent who worked with Strzok on and off over several years in the bureau's counterintelligence division said that Strzok's move to HR means he has now been separated from counterintelligence work altogether.

>The FBI sometimes parks agents in the human resources department, the agent explained, when they need to be reassigned quickly away from substantive matters and there's no other place to put them. Christopher Wray, who was confirmed as the new FBI director two weeks ago, would have played a role in reassigning Strzok.
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Norks Pussy Out

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North Korea has released a statement saying that they will not fire missiles near the US Territory of Guam at this time, and instead will wait.
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Trump Ends C.E.O. Advisory Councils as Main Group Acts to Disband

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President Trump’s main council of top corporate leaders disbanded on Wednesday following the president’s controversial remarks in which he equated white nationalist hate groups with the protesters opposing them. Soon after, the president announced on Twitter that he would end his executive councils, rather than put “pressure” on executives.
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Did I hear GRUUUMPF just say ALT-LEFT?!
Hehe, Blumpfies, there's no such thing! GOTCHA!
"Oh there's two sides"
Yeah, like when PFRIMPF got the two sides of the SCOOPS?!
And now he's saying ALT-LEFT! You mean like, ALT-NOT-NAZIS?! Hehe, GNULF BTFO!
Just admit it, Garnulfs, it's over!
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Schoolgirl, 16, who ran away from home in Germany to join ISIS

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Schoolgirl, 16, who ran away from home in Germany to join ISIS a year ago is captured in the ruins of Mosul alongside women wearing suicide vests

The runaway schoolgirl was identified as Linda Wenzel from Pulsnitz, Dresden
She flew from Frankfurt to Turkey around a year ago, before sneaking into Syria
After being radicalised in Germany, she posted images of herself with headscarf
Linda was captured in Iraqi city of Mosul which was recently liberated from ISIS
German officials said she was one of 20 ISIS followers captured after the city fell

Her friends told police she had started learning Arabic, taking the Koran to school, wearing conservative clothing and becoming fascinated with Islam before her disappearance.
She was under the observation of German intelligence officials suspected of plotting a serious crime against the state when she fled abroad, where she fell in with ISIS offshoot groups before being smuggled into Iraq.
Before fleeing, Linda told her mother she was going to stay with friends but instead forged a letter pretending to be Catherine which allowed her to withdraw money from the bank.

'I am devastated by the fact that she was apparently completely brainwashed and persuaded to leave the country by someone and that she managed to hide it from me.'
Her classmate Jule, 16, had noticed her best friend change over time, and said: 'More and more Linda shied away from the rest of us.
'She suddenly dressed in long clothes, was learning Arabic and reading the Koran.'
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