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Among NASCAR fans, there’s a divide over Trump

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Many in the crowd at a race said they feel more permission to be outspoken on issues once viewed as sensitive, like race.

// Trump to unveil a new ‘path forward’ in Afghanistan

The president will speak at 9 tonight at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va.

// Trump has ‘serious issues’ that ‘aren’t going to go away,’ Schiff says

Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday that “there are some serious issues with our president that aren’t going to go away, that aren’t going to get better.”

// Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

The Palm Beach Post reports that 19 charities in total have decided not to have their events at Mar-a-Lago.

// After 56 years, Six Flags will no longer fly the Confederate flag over its theme parks

The Confederate flag had been displayed at the park in Texas, but pressure led to its removal.

'Free speech' rally in Boston

// Four among 33 rally arrests Saturday had weapons

The bulk of the charges included disturbing a public assembly, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to a list of the arrests police posted to their website Sunday.

// Police, protesters commended for Saturday’s show of peace

More than 40,000 people merged on Boston Common Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally that drew only a handful of people.

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John Oliver on Boston: ‘They only just got unracist yesterday’

Oliver’s comment was a brief aside in an episode that focused on the Trump administration, yet it won’t endear him to local viewers.

Among NASCAR fans, there’s a divide over Trump

Many in the crowd at a race said they feel more permission to be outspoken on issues once viewed as sensitive, like race.

Tiki torch maker burned by racists in Charlottesville

The innocuous bamboo beacons known for their presence at barbecues were found this month in Charlottesville.

Steven Mnuchin defends Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville violence

The treasury secretary is under fire from Yale classmates and Jewish critics of the president.

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