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‘He drove America’s moral leadership through the guardrails’: Colbert slams Trump’s ‘good people’ Nazi defense

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Stephen Colbert on Wednesday continued to attack Donald Trump for equating the neo-Nazis who descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend with the counter-protestors who stood against hatred and bigotry.

Referring to the president’s seemingly-forced statement on Monday, where he unequivocally denounced white supremacists, Colbert told his audience, “you know it was the right thing to say because he hated saying it.”

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Colbert noted Trump reportedly “fumed” at having to denounce a group of people who he said were simply “defending their ‘heritage.”

“Donald Trump drove America’s moral leadership right through the guardrails by saying some of the people bearing torches with the Nazis were just good Joes.” Colbert said.

“Mr. President, there’s only one thing I no longer have any doubt about—you showed us who you were,” Colbert latter added.

Explaining the president reportedly felt “liberated” after his much-maligned presser, Colbert went in on Trump.

“Liberated, free, emancipated,” Colbert said, before putting on his Trump impersonation. “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty I’m free at last,” Colbert-as-Trump continued. “You like that? Melania wrote it.”

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75 years ago: When atomic scientist Leo Szilard tried to halt dropping bombs over Japan

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As this troubled summer rolls along, and the world begins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation, and use, of the first atomic bombs, many special, or especially tragic, days will draw special attention.  They will include July 16 (first test of the weapon in New Mexico), August 6 (bomb dropped over Hiroshima) and August 9 (over Nagasaki).   Surely far fewer in the media and elsewhere will mark another key date:  July 3.

On July 3, 1945, the great atomic scientist Leo Szilard finished a letter/petition that would become the strongest (virtually the only) real attempt at halting President Truman's march to using the atomic bomb--still almost two weeks from its first test at Trinity--against Japanese cities.

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‘Insane’: Park ranger shoots unarmed man through his heart and then handcuffs his dead body

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A ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park tased and then fatally shot a man during a New Mexico traffic stop and then handcuffed his lifeless body.

Charles "Gage" Lorentz was traveling March 21 from his work site in Pecos, Texas, to his family's home in southwest Colorado when he detoured at the national park to meet a friend, and that's where he encountered National Park Ranger Robert Mitchell, reported KOB-TV.

The ranger stopped the 25-year-old Lorentz for speeding on a dirt road near the park's Rattlesnake Springs area, and Mitchell's lapel video shows him ordering Lorentz to spread his feet and move closer to a railing.

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Former Trump administration official refers to a renowned Black scholar as ‘some criminal’

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President Donald Trump's former Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to renowned Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "some criminal" in an interview with The New York Times Magazine.

Sessions, one of Trump's earliest supporters who was later fired after years of attacks from the president, is currently attempting to reclaim his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions has desperately tried to tout his Trumpist credentials on the campaign trail, even as the president has waged a campaign aimed at sabotaging his primary bid.

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