Social Media Exposes White Nationalists at Rally
People are using social media and crowd-sourcing to identify (and sometimes misidentify) participants in Friday’s “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia, organized by neo-Nazi, white supremacist and white nationalist organizations. Read the story from NPR.
North Korea Won’t Fire Missiles at Guam — For Now
On Tuesday, as a self-imposed mid-August deadline approached, North Korea’s regime opted not to launch missiles toward the U.S. territory. Instead, leader Kim Jong Un says he will “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees,” according to a state media report. Read the story from NPR.
Taylor Swift Wins Groping Lawsuit Against Ex-Radio Host
A jury’s unanimous verdict found David Mueller guilty of assaulting and battering the pop star during a pre-concert meet-and-greet in June 2013. Swift requested, and was awarded, a symbolic $1 in damages, saying she hopes the verdict helps all women in this situation. Read the story from The AP.
EPA Moves to Scrap Water Pollution Limits for Coal Power Plants
On Monday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt began to roll back an Obama-era rule that limits how much toxic waste can be released in water from coal-fired power plants. Read the story from The AP.
Three CEOs Quit Trump’s Advisory Board After Charlottesville
After the president’s delay in denouncing neo-Nazis in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, CEOs from Intel, Under Armour, and Merck resigned from a manufacturing-advisory council and issued statements decrying racism on Monday. Read the story from The Atlantic.
Prince Gets His Own Purple
Pantone struck a deal with the late musician’s estate to create a custom shade of purple called, “Love Symbol #2.” The name comes from Prince’s copyrighted symbol, and the color is inspired by his purple piano. Read the story from NPR.