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Plaques honoring Lee removed; governor wants streets renamed

- Associated Press

Plaques honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee were removed from a church property in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and the governor called on the Army to remove the names of Lee and another Confederate general from the streets of a nearby fort amid a national debate over whether monuments to Southern Civil War figures should be removed.

Mormon church specifically condemns white supremacy

Associated Press

The Mormon church is specifically condemning white supremacist attitudes in its strongest statement since a Virginia rally over a Confederate War monument descended into deadly violence.

Students walk on the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ says the university is committed to protecting free speech, and is allowing former Breibart editor Ben Shapiro to visit and speak on campus, despite concerns about violent protests. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Northern California officials brace for political rallies

- Associated Press

Northern California authorities are bracing for politically charged protests in the coming weeks amid growing concerns of violence after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In this Aug. 12, 2017 photo, a worker cleans a door in one of the 14 galleries of the Partition Museum that is set to open later this week in Amritsar, India, 32 kilometres (20 miles) from border with Pakistan. India's first partition museum tells the stories of those who survived the chaos and bloodshed 7 decades ago. (AP Photo/Rishabh R. Jain)

India opens 1st Partition museum 70 years after bloody event

- Associated Press

In the 70 years since India and Pakistan were created from the former British Empire, there has never been a venue focused on the stories and memorabilia of those who survived that chaotic and bloody chapter in history - until now.

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, women display paper currency after receiving cash support from UNICEF, in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's Central Bank said Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 that the Saudi-led coalition is "strangling" the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, reflecting a struggling between the government and the United Arab Emirates, key members of the military alliance. Both are at war with the Shiite Houthi rebels, who control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

- Associated Press

Yemen's Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is "strangling" the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, reflecting a struggle between the government and the United Arab Emirates, key members of the military alliance.