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LOCAL

*The events in Charlottesville inspired a movement across the country to bring people together in solidarity.  About 200 people gathered in St. Louis yesterday condemning what they are calling acts of pure violence.  Attendees chanted antifascist and pro-diversity slogans

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Olympic superstar sprinter Usain Bolt ran his final race of his career over the weekend in London, but he did not go out the way he wanted to.

After a lengthy delay, Bolt ran the final leg of Jamaica's 4x100 team and suffered a hamstring injury. His team finished third as Bolt fell to the track. The race went off 40 minutes late and many believe the delay was likely the reason behind Bolt's leg cramping up. Earlier in the meet, Bolt was surprisingly beaten in the 100 meter final, which was his final individual race.

Though he would have preferred to go into retirement with a final win, Bolt says he's comforted by all he's accomplished during his record-setting career. He said, "I don't think one championships is going to change what I've done. I remember after losing the 100 meters, someone said to me: 'Don't worry. Muhammad Ali lost his last fight also, so don't be stressed about it.' I have proven myself year in, year out through my whole career." 

(ESPN)


*Vice President Mike Pence has condemned the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and is defending President Trump's statement in which he held "many sides" responsible. He also slammed the media for focusing more on the President's response than on the actual people behind the violence.

Pence said, "We will not tolerate hatred and violence of groups like white supremacists, the KKK and neo-Nazis. These extremist fringe groups have no place in the American debate." When asked about President Trump's statement, which many believed fell short of condemning these groups, Pence took aim at the media saying, "I take issue with the fact that many in the national media spent more time criticizing the president’s words than they did criticizing those that perpetuated the violence to begin with." He added that Trump "stated clearly that he condemns hate and violence in all of its forms." 

(NBC News)



Man Who Sold Charlotteville Attacker’s Car Is Getting Threats-

Reckless reporting has put an innocent man and his family in harm’s way.

A Michigan man and his family are living in fear and with extra protection from the State Police after being mistakenly linked to the car used to run over protesters at a white supremacist rally in Virginia. Jerome Vangheluwe [[ van-GALL-ah-way ]] says he had about three dozen calls from unidentified numbers on his phone during a wedding, and then the international media started to call.

Vangheluwe sold the Dodge Challenger in 2012 that an Ohio man allegedly used to kill one woman and injure several others, and while he and his son never left Michigan over the weekend, there were social media posts from racist groups accusing them of driving the car. He says police have advised them if there is any damage to their home to sell it, change all their phone numbers, and disconnect all their social media accounts. He and his family started receiving death threats Saturday after their home address and cell phone numbers were posted online.

Vangheluwe stressed "I understand anybody can look up anything on the internet and most people can say things, but, I mean, they're really truly affecting people's lives by doing something this stupid," Vangheluwe said. "I mean, it should truly be left to people who actually know what they do and have journalistic integrity."

Source: Click On Detroit


El Chapo Appears In Court-The Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo will be in court today in Brooklyn, trying to get approval to replace his lawyers.

Joaquin Guzman wants to ditch his public defenders. He thinks he's better off with Jeffrey Lichtman, the lawyer who successfully represented the son of mobster John Gotti. But, court documents show Lichtman and his new team want assurances the government won't try to reclaim money set aside for legal fees as "drug profit" money. El Chapo's international drug trafficking trial is set for April next year.

Source: Fox News


Charlottesville Rally Organizer Chased From Press Conference-

The organizer of the deadly weekend protest called a press conference, but it didn’t go well.

The white nationalist blogger who organized Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was chased out of a news conference he was holding yesterday afternoon.

Video shows protesters today shouting "shame" and other disparaging remarks at Jason Kessler over Saturday's clashes that left one woman dead and dozens of others injured. As tensions rose, police moved in and eventually escorted Kessler away.

In a statement released before appearing before cameras. Kessler blamed Saturday's violence that unfolded on local government and law enforcement officials, claiming they did not separate the protesters and counter-protesters.

Source: Business Insider


Gunman Kills Three At WI Drag Racing Strip-

Police in Wisconsin are still searching for the gunman who killed three people at a drag racing strip.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said the three men who were killed at the Great Lakes Dragaway yesterday were gunned down at point blank range. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said the event “Larry’s Fun Fest” has been going on at the time, with five thousand people expected for the day. The three men shot were standing near a food vendor when the suspect walked up and shot them point blank."

The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s wearing blue jean shorts and a black hoodie. It’s unknown if he was acquainted with the victims. Two of the men died at the scene, while the third passed away as he was transported to the hospital. All three victims were from Illinois.Source: Journal-Sentinel


SPORTS

*Braves beat the Cardinals 6-3, they are off today and play the Red Sox tomorrow!

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