Mourners Hold Memorial Service for Charlottesville Victim
Hundreds of people gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday at a memorial service for Heather Heyer. She was killed Saturday while protesting a white nationalist rally.
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her,” said Susan Bro, Heyer’s mother.
President Donald Trump tweeted for the first time Wednesday about Heyer, calling her “beautiful and incredible” and a “truly special young woman.” This came just a day after he waffled — again — on condemning the neo-Nazi rally. Read the story from NPR.
Baltimore Removes Confederate Statue Overnight
Workers removed four statues linked to the Confederacy, hauling away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott opinion. Read the story from NPR.
Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Dies Again
This is the third time the bill, which would have required transgender people to use public bathrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate, has died. The AP explains how the bill became unraveled.
Anniversary of Elvis’ Death
Every year, Elvis fans hold a vigil near his grave to commemorate his death. But this year, fans are being charged almost $30 to do the same. And they’re not happy. Read the story from The AP.
A Cheesy Restaurant
A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos opened in Manhattan on Tuesday. Patrons can enjoy Cheetos mac and cheese, Cheetos meatballs, and more. Read the story from The AP.