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Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader

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Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and former Sen. Rick Santorum said this morning they would return or donate thousands of dollars possibly linked to the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a white supremacist group. The group was cited in a purported manifesto believed linked to the suspect in last week’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The head of that group, Earl Holt, appears to have made contributions to several Republican candidates for president over the past several years or their political action committees, including Cruz, of Texas, Paul, of …read more

‘War crimes’ likely by both sides in 2014 Gaza war: UN report

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Heavy smoke billows following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 29, 2014

Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year’s Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report said Monday, decrying the “unprecedented” devastation and human suffering. The Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict announced it had gathered “substantial information” and “credible allegations” that both sides had committed war crimes during the conflict, which killed more than 2,140 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers. “The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come,” the chair of the commission, …read more

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