Explainer: How Reuters/Ipsos measured the shift in the way Americans see race

Americans have spent the past three years debating what impact President Donald Trump’s racially charged remarks have had on society. FILE PHOTO: People embrace while holding placards during a rally against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump after last weekend’s shooting at a Walmart store, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jose …

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos poll

U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump’s brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump …

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana’s first woman governor, dies, led state through hurricanes

Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state’s current governor said on Sunday. She was 76. FILE PHOTO: Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco speaks during an inauguration ceremony for Mayor Ray Nagin in New Orleans …

Louisiana’s first woman governor dies, led state through hurricanes

Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state’s current governor said on Sunday. She was 76. Blanco, a Democrat, was the first woman elected to lead the state, serving as governor from 2004 to …

CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC is working with health departments in Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana and Minnesota on the investigation. Since June 28, states have reported 94 possible cases of severe lung …

Ohio man charged with threatening Jewish community center

An Ohio man who authorities said is a self-described white nationalist is in custody on charges that he threatened to attack a local Jewish community center. James Reardon, 20, was being held on $250,000 bond on Sunday on charges of aggravated menacing and online harassment, according to records from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities …

Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart. A rally by hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys organization was met by a similar number of “antifa” …

Official autopsy concludes Epstein’s death was suicide by hanging

New York City’s chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The sparely worded official announcement detailing the autopsy conclusions rebutted a host of conspiracy …