Unite the Right 2018 was a pathetic failure

After last year’s disaster in Charlottesville, very few white nationalists showed up to the follow-up rally in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — It was supposed to be the start of another show of force by white nationalists: Unite the Right 2, the follow-up to last year’s disastrous and violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, which concluded with a Nazi

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Counter-protesters vastly outnumbered white nationalists at Unite the Right 2

Photos from the day show a massive mobilization against the alt-right. On August 12, 2018, one year after the white nationalist-organized “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, collapsed into chaos and violence that left one counter-protester dead and dozens injured, groups gathered near the White House for another “white civil rights rally.” The effort largely ended in failure. Daniel

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DC Metro criticized for how it handled white nationalists during Unite the Right

The criticism started when a large police presence and “special” train were seen as rally attendees traveled to DC. After white supremacist groups and members of the alt-right traveled by train into Washington, DC, for Sunday’s Unite the Right 2 rally, the local transit authority faces outcry for providing what some observers say was preferential treatment for rally-goers. The backlash

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Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

The Minnesota Democrat’s ex-girlfriend’s son posted claims Ellison abused his mother on Facebook. Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee and current candidate for Minnesota attorney general, denied allegations that he abused and mistreated his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan. Monahan’s son, 25, Austin Aslim Monahan, made the allegations in a Facebook post on Saturday and claimed

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Flipkart Funds Paytm Rival In India

Flipkart, the India eCommerce player, has reportedly invested ₹452 crore ($66 million USD) into PhonePe, its payments unit. According to a report in DealStreetAsia, the investment comes as PhonePe is in expansion mode, and as it tries to take on Paytm, the digital payments company in India that has backing from SoftBank. Citing regulatory documents, PhonePe got the funds from

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Five At Five: NYC Votes To Impose Ridesharing Cap

Welcome to the Five at Five, your late look at the payments and commerce news of the day. Coverage includes New York lawmakers seeking to put a cap on ridesharing services, states working to embrace blockchain, Hawaii saving money by converting some functions to digital, new data from the Federal Reserve and Starbucks clearing up the confusion over cryptocurrency. City

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Why Bitcoin May Not Be Ready For Commerce (Or Starbucks)

Starbucks brewed up a swirl of cryptocurrency intrigue last week. The coffee chain said it is among the companies that will work with Intercontinental Exchange’s planned digital asset company, Bakkt, “to create an integrated platform that enables consumers and institutions to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets on a seamless global network.” Following the announcement, reports surfaced that consumers would be able

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DoorDash Launches Subscription Service For Food Delivery

DoorDash, the food delivery startup, announced on Wednesday (Aug. 8) that it has launched DashPass, a new subscription service that helps users save money by giving them unlimited access to restaurants in their area. With the service, which costs $9.99 a month, users get free delivery on orders of $15 or more. The company said in a blog post that DashPass membership pays

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