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Jefferson Davis Statue No Longer Stands In New Orleans03:44

Jefferson Davis Statue No Longer Stands In New Orleans03:44

The first to go was the Battle of Liberty Place monument , which commemorated not a Civil War clash but a white supremacist-led insurrection during Reconstruction. "The monuments are an aberration", New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a recent interview with the Associated Press . They are an inaccurate recitation of our past, an affront to our present and a poor prescription for our future.


U.S. Navy SEAL from Falmouth killed in Africa

U.S. Navy SEAL from Falmouth killed in Africa

The statement says USA forces were conducting an advise-and-assist mission with Somalia's military. The attackers were "neutralized" and the wounded service members were taken to neighboring Djibouti, said an official. The United States pulled out of Somalia after that incident in which two helicopters were shot down in the capital, Mogadishu , and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets.


Senate OKs limiting insurer liability on storm damage claims

Senate OKs limiting insurer liability on storm damage claims

Greg Abbott. This specific circumvention has drawn the attention and action of the ACLU, which recently issued an official travel alert informing prospective visitors that their rights in Texas may be systematically infringed upon in a fashion not permitted in other states.


Four candidates for FBI director job to be interviewed after Comey firing

Four candidates for FBI director job to be interviewed after Comey firing

Trump told Fox News he did not ask Comey to pledge loyalty and only wants him to be honest. Acting Director Andrew McCabe has been in charge of the bureau since Comey's precipitous ouster on Tuesday. "The President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey". He appeared to contradict the White House this week when he described the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the United States election as "a highly significant investigation".


Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

Meanwhile, the president continued to make headlines and rankle lawmakers from both parties. In the event of a tie vote, Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote."The key is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us", Schumer said.Republican leaders in the Senate have rebuffed calls for a special prosecutor, saying it would interfere with ongoing congressional probes.Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said on Sunday there may come a time when a special ...



New Orleans mayor: Why I'm taking down my city's Confederate monuments

Classes would be held nevertheless, the message said , but there would be no parking on Canal Street. "You can not oppress our heritage", says another protester who wants the statues to stay. The Davis statue and the Liberty Place monument were ordered removed in 2015, after city meetings that the Times-Picayune described as rowdy and sometimes racially divided.