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On Wednesday, tens of thousands of fans flocked to Graceland to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Today, Presley's widespread influence and appeal are well established.

 

The shocking white nationalism on display last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a relapse of an old cancer in America. We've seen the swastikas and "Sieg Heil" salutes before, but rarely on such a scale, and rarely ending in such a horrifying act of domestic terrorism, which left one woman dead and 19 others injured.

 

We whisper it when someone breaks the mosque window or scrawls hatred on the synagogue wall.

 

The editorial page editor of The New York Times has been grilled in federal court by a lawyer for Sarah Palin, who's suing over an editorial that linked right-wing political rhetoric to the 2011 shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.

 

James Bennet, editorial page editor of The New York Times, leaves federal court on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in New York. Bennet was grilled in federal court by a lawyer for Sarah Palin, who's suing over an editorial that linked right-wing political rhetoric to the 2011 shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.

 

A portrait of Heather Heyer, who was killed when a vehicle drove through counter protestors in Charlottesville, Va., lies on a table with flowers during a vigil on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., Monday, Aug 14, 2017. The rally was held in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

 

Times of Oman designers depict a world around them through illustrations everyday, either to enhance the visual elements of a story or as a standalone comment. The bulk of these illustrations are mainly for the print edition.

 

The Nazi flags and salutes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend were a tough sight for anyone who had anything to do with the bloodiest war in human history. "I signed up to fight Nazis 73 years ago and I'll do it again if I have to," tweeted World War II veteran and former Michigan Rep. John Dingell.

 

This image shows a banner, top, on the Netflix website defending net neutrality, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. On Wednesday, Netflix joined other tech firms and internet activists in an online show of support for net neutrality, the principle that bars internet service providers from playing favorites with websites and apps.

 

Even as students, parents, teachers and community members have different experiences of the beginning of the school year, it's a journey we all will take together.

 

Public-private partnerships in space travel hold much promise, and greater cost-efficiency, but government should be transparent about the risks and inevitable failures. On Monday, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, conducted a successful launch of a resupply mission to the International Space Station, or ISS, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the company's reusable Falcon 9 rocket returning safely to SpaceX's landing zone at Cape Canaveral.

 

A Fannettsburg barn owned by Robert Yeager burned to the ground during a fire at 11747 Creek Road, Metal Township, Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2017 Watch: Fire destroys Fannettsburg barn A Fannettsburg barn owned by Robert Yeager burned to the ground during a fire at 11747 Creek Road, Metal Township, Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2017 Check out this story on publicopiniononline.com: http://ponews.co/2wb5RKL A Fannettsburg barn owned by Robert Yeager burned to the ground during a fire at 11747 Creek Road, Metal Township, Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2017

 

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration remains interested in a dialogue with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un but is waiting for some sign of interest from Pyongyang. Tillerson says: "We continue to be interested in trying to find a way to get to dialogue but that's up to him."

 

This image made from video of an Aug. 14, 2017, still image broadcast in a news bulletin on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receiving a briefing in Pyongyang. North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific.

 

Joseph Dunford, left, talks with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo during their meeting at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. . U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen.

 

We've all heard commentators and pundits through the years claim that what the United States needs is "an honest conversation about race." But whenever those conversations happen, they quickly devolve into accusations of racism - a word with a definition that has expanded to cover any expression that veers from left-wing dogma on the issue.

 

Saturday, a non-violent protester, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed and at least 19 people were injured in Charlottesville, Va., when a neo-Nazi rammed his car into the group. The neo-Nazi, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., was taking part in a right-wing rally.

 


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