Religion scholars aid theology student arrested protesting a white supremacist

Theologians, religion scholars and activists have rushed to aid a theology student arrested while protesting a white supremacist’s appearance in Charlottesville, Va., raising money for his legal fees and calling his demonstration against racism a “model” of “scholar-activism.” In April, students at the University of Virginia expressed outrage when one of the organizers of last […]

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The missing middle of the Trump-Putin meeting

THE story of the meeting between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki has a beginning and an end, but no middle. It began with a statement from the president that the lowly state of Ruso-American relations were not the fault of the Russian government for seizing Crimea, shooting down a passenger airliner, […]

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Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags

NEW YORK — Amazon’s website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links after the 3 p.m. ET launch in the U.S. got only images of dogs — some quite abashed-looking — with […]

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Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

MOSCOW — Russian media saw Monday’s highly anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a heartening step forward, with the Kremlin leader as the more prominent figure. After the leaders’ joint news conference in Helsinki, Russia media also took some swipes at American journalists for their purported obsession with Russian meddling in the […]

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