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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, James Murdoch attends the National Geographic 2017 "Further Front" network upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. In a personal email to friends made public Aug. 17, 2017, Murdoch denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville responseThe CEO of 21st Century Fox has denounced racism and terrorists and expressed concern over President Donald Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia
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FILE- In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Matthew Heimbach, center, voices his displeasure at the media after a court hearing for James Alex Fields Jr., in front of court in Charlottesville, Va. A judge has denied bond for Fields accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campusColleges are bracing for more violence on campus after a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia became the latest example of hatred migrating from the internet to the streets
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FILE- In this Aug. 16. 2017, file photo, a South Korean soldier watches the north side at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea. The U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments of the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region. The secrecy of North Korea's nuclear program, the underground nature of its test explosions and the location of its uranium-enrichment activity has made it historically difficult to assess its capabilities. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail downEstimates about the size of North Korea's nuclear war chest are far from precise
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Defense Secretary James Mattis listens during a news conference with Japanese officials, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for AfghanistanTrump administration is getting closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan
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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. Bannon says there’s no military solution to North Korea’s threats and says the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with ChinaAdvocates of a measured approach by the U.S. in dealing with China as an economic rival are dismissing White House adviser Steve Bannon's call for economic war
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FILE- In this March 22, 2017, file photo, a Federal Police stands next to unexploded bombs left by Islamic State group militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. On Thursday, Aug. 17, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said for the first time that the American military will help contractors and other officials locate unexploded bombs dropped by the coalition. U.S. Embassy officials have asked the coalition to declassify grid coordinates for bombs dropped in Iraq to help clear the explosives. The coalition's unexploded bombs are only a small part of Mosul's problems. The bulk of the explosives have been hidden by IS fighters to be triggered by the slightest movement, even picking up a seemingly innocent children's toy, lifting a vacuum cleaner, or opening an oven door. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Clearing Iraqi cities of explosives may take decadesIn wake of battles with Islamic State militants, Iraqi cities may faces decades of work to clear unexploded bombs and explosive traps left behind
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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford speaks to reporters at the Westin hotel in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Trump won't back down on Confederate monumentsPresident Donald Trump isn't backing away from the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials, even lashing out at members of his own party
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 photo, mathematics professor Moon Duchin speaks to attendees during a conference at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Lawsuits challenging voting districts have risen since a 2013 Supreme Court case made it easier to draw new districts. Duchin realized her geometry research could be used to fight gerrymandering by figuring out if new voting districts pass legal muster. She's now started a summer program to teach mathematicians how to testify in court to help illuminate the complicated topic. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderingCritics of gerrymandering are getting new help from math and data experts at many universities
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In this May, 31, 2017 file photo, Rep. Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity. The rendering depicted a black school child from Chicago begging for money from a cigar-smoking white man in a suit. "There is a way to make a policy point that's legitimate, but not in a way that caricatures African Americans and provokes a dark history," said Mitchell.(Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
Illinois conservative group's cartoon sparks racial clashPolitical cartoon circulated by conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner triggers accusations of racism and insensitivity in wake of deadly rally attack in Virginia
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a protester kicks the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier after it was pulled down in Durham, N.C.  Bombarded by the sharpest attacks yet from fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, dug into his defense of racist groups by attacking members of own party and renouncing the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons.  (Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP, File)/The Herald-Sun via AP)
Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate iconsPresident Donald Trump strikes back after prominent Republicans openly question his competence and moral leadership
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and then deleted a comment on Facebook that said she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination. The Democratic Senator says she didn't mean what she posted Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, but was frustrated with the president's reaction to the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Missouri lawmaker posts, deletes Trump assassination commentA Missouri lawmaker says she posted and deleted a comment on Facebook saying she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination
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The Latest: Greitens tells senator to resign for Trump postMissouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is calling for the resignation of a Missouri legislator who posted on Facebook that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated
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