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‘Choose a side’: Portland soccer fans show love for Charlottesville with Trump protest

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The Portland Timbers soccer team honored the victims of Charlottesville with a moment of silence in their first game since the violence.

Fans of the club unveiled multiple banners, “rejecting comments made by President Donald Trump earlier this week,” The Oregonian reports.

One banner read, “choose a side” while another read, “our side is against racism” as other fans proudly waved rainbow flags.

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“After originally saying there was blame on both sides for the tragic events, Trump condemned members of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists in a prepared statement Monday,” The Oregonian explained. “But Trump drew sharp criticism after he reverted to his original statement at a press conference Tuesday, once again saying there was blame on both sides.”

“Now is the time,” proclaimed another banner.

Two signs with images of keyboard keys combined to spell, “Control, Alt Right, Delete.”

The Timbers beat the New York Red Bulls 2 – 0.

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1174116674225758209?s=21

"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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