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Students, faculty ask UVa president not to quote Jefferson

The University of  Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn’t be used as a “moral compass” because he was a slave owner. School president Teresa Sullivan quoted Jefferson in statements made to the campus community before and after Donald Trump’s election, urging … Continue reading

12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged
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12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged

Hundreds of people marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump, and three Confederate statues were vandalized, authorities said Thursday. A dozen people were arrested. Crowds gathered Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” and carrying banners reading, “Not my president.” … Continue reading

’60 Minutes’ lands interview with president-elect for Sunday
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’60 Minutes’ lands interview with president-elect for Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — “60 Minutes” has landed the first extensive interview with President-elect Donald Trump. CBS announced on Thursday that Lesley Stahl will interview Trump on Friday at his home in New York City. “60 Minutes” will broadcast the interview, which will focus on Trump’s election, on Sunday night. Stahl will also speak to … Continue reading

Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’
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Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’

Virginians went to the polls Tuesday with 13 electoral votes at stake in the presidential election and to decide several House seats. Here are the voices of some of those voters. ___ This election is a crossroads for mountain communities, said Doug Ratliff, a 67-year-old businessman in Richlands, an Appalachian town in rural southwestern Virginia, … Continue reading

Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory
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Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump’s election stunned many, including celebrities who overwhelmingly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Here’s how some of them reacted on Twitter to his victory: — “Canada has just started building a wall.” — comedian Ricky Gervais. — “Great faith in God works. Mr @realDonaldTrump I’m proud to call you President … Continue reading

Donald Trump’s victory sets off protests on both coasts
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Donald Trump’s victory sets off protests on both coasts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump’s presidential victory set off protests early Wednesday on both coasts. From Pennsylvania to California, Oregon and Washington hundreds of people hit the streets to voice their opposition to Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. Police said at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA, some shouting anti-Trump … Continue reading

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Police investigate vandalizing of Trump’s Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalizing of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Det. Meghan Aguilar says investigators were called to the scene before dawn Wednesday following reports that the presidential candidate’s star was destroyed by blows from a hammer. A man who identified himself as Jamie … Continue reading

Trump, GOP look to ‘Obamacare’ report as comeback lifeline
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Trump, GOP look to ‘Obamacare’ report as comeback lifeline

DORAL, Florida (AP) — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. The Republican presidential nominee, trekking across must-win Florida, insisted “Obamacare is just blowing up” after the government projected sharp cost increases for … Continue reading

Trump challenges legitimacy of election
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Trump challenges legitimacy of election

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him, vowing anew to jail Hillary Clinton if he’s elected and throwing in a baseless insinuation his rival was on drugs in the last debate. Not even … Continue reading

Trump calls SNL spoof ‘hit job,’ calls for end of show
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Trump calls SNL spoof ‘hit job,’ calls for end of show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump has some choice words for “Saturday Night Live.” The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show’s skit depicting him this week was a “hit job.” Trump went on to write that it’s “time to retire” the show, calling it “boring and unfunny” and adding that Alec … Continue reading