Counterprotesters Upstage ‘Free Speech’ Rally in Boston
A “Free Speech Rally” organized by conservative activists was shut down on Saturday as 40,000 counterprotesters flooded the streets of Boston to march against hate groups.
The rally came a week after clashes between neo-Nazi protesters and counterprotesters occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one woman dead. Organizers of the Boston event, the Boston Free Speech Coalition, had publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and others who attended the violent protests in Charlottesville. Opponents feared that white nationalists might show up in Boston anyway, and turned out in force. Read the story from The AP.
Researchers Find Wreckage of WWII-Era USS Indianapolis
The World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. Read the story from NPR.
Get Ready For the Solar Eclipse
And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So even if you're not in the “path of totality,” take precautions if you plan to watch. Read the story from NPR.