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  • Executive branch

    Defiant Trump again blames ‘both sides’ in Virginia protest

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed “both sides” for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group’s efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. In doing so, Trump used the bullhorn of the presidency to give voice to the grievances of white nationalists, and aired...

    By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press|

  • Race and ethnicity

    LeBron James tweets that Donald Trump made hate ‘fashionable again’ following Charlottesville protests

    Basketball star LeBron James took to Twitter to express his disdain for President Donald Trump’s remarks this afternoon about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. If you are reading this on a mobile device, click here.

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  • Criminal punishment

    LA County commission will explore ‘unintended consequences’ of prison reform laws

    Saying they want to strike a balance between public outcry over rising crime rates and statewide criminal justice reforms, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the formation of a blue-ribbon commission to dig deeper into how best to rehabilitate low-level criminals while also protecting communities. The 3-to-0 vote to approve the commission came after some soul-searching among some supervisors who heard almost 60 people speak at the board meeting downtown to express...

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  • Homelessness

    LA County leaders greenlight effort to pay homeowners to house the homeless

    A pilot program that pays some Los Angeles County homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people was approved with a 4-0 vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Homeowners in unincorporated communities who qualify can receive up to $75,000 to build a second dwelling in areas zoned for such structures, while others may get $50,000 to update and legalize an existing dwelling. • RELATED STORY:

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  • Executive branch

    Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

    WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. “They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country,” the president said at an impromptu news conference at Trump Tower in New York...

    By Josh Boak and Michelle Chapman The Associated Press|

  • Trade agreements

    Rhetoric over: 3-nation efforts to revise NAFTA begin

    WASHINGTON >> Of all the trade deals he lambasted on the campaign trail as threats to American workers, President Donald Trump reserved particular scorn for one: The North American Free Trade Agreement. The NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada was “the worst trade deal in history,” candidate Trump declared. He accused NAFTA of having swollen America’s trade deficit with Mexico, pulled factories south of the border and killed jobs across the United...

    By Paul Wiseman The Associated Press|

  • Executive branch

    Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

    NEW YORK >> Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. The president’s comments effectively wiped away the more conventional statement he delivered...

    By Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace The Associated Press|

  • Protests and demonstrations

    Deadly Charlottesville rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

    Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as the violence over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the country to plan to wipe away much of the remaining Old South imagery. Only two statues were taken down immediately, in Gainesville, Florida, where the Daughters of the Confederacy removed a statue of a Confederate soldier known as “Ole Joe,” and in Durham, North Carolina,...

    By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press|

  • Politics

    How residents and local governments are celebrating #CityHallSelfie Day

    Time to charge up your selfie sticks and head to your nearest City Hall! From Downtown Los Angeles, to West Hollywood, to Rancho Cucamonga, many residents and local governments are taking part in #CityHallSelfie Day. Some cities have taken to social media to share a group shot of their public works or police department, while some residents are taking the day as an opportunity to show their love for their city. Check out some of the selfies taken so far today around...

    Shannon O’Connor Los Angeles Daily News|

  • National News and World News

    As North Korea postures, U.S. and allies offer dialog

    SEOUL, South Korea >> North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations. The tentative interest in diplomacy follows unusually combative threats between President Donald Trump and North Korea amid worries...

    By Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung Associated Press|

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