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More than 100 newspapers will condemn Trump’s attacks on the media

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Following an appeal from the Boston Globe, more than 100 publications nationwide are preparing to decry President Donald Trump’s characterization of the media as an “enemy of the people.”

Connie is the villain in BlacKkKlansman. But Ashlie Atkinson is ready for white people to wake up.

Focus Features

BlacKkKlansman, which hit theaters Friday, is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer who infiltrated a KKK chapter in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the 1970s. Ultimately, Connie becomes a key player in one of the most vile, most racist, most violent acts in the film: accusing Stallworth of rape as he tries to arrest her for plotting to kill local black activists.

A look at what’s been found in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s documents

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

With U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing just three weeks away, a battle is continuing to play out over the paper trail documenting his lengthy government career.

FBI fires Peter Strzok in move his lawyer says “should be deeply troubling to all Americans”

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

The FBI fired Peter Strzok, a 21-year veteran of the law enforcement agency who has come under fire for texts he sent that were critical of President Donald Trump.

From tomato jam to okra fries, Asheville’s chefs are redefining Appalachian food with global flavors

Chai Pani Restaurant Group

In southern Appalachia — the mountainous region that stretches from West Virginia to Mississippi — the trendiest food movements are nothing new. Farm-to-table cuisine, whole animal meals and preserved vegetables are practices that go back generations, to a time when using the local bounty and canning foods throughout the year was done out of necessity, not an evolving public moral consciousness.