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President Trump repeated his much-criticized view of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., during a news conference Tuesday in New York.

What They're Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump's 'Both Sides' Stance

President Trump roiled opinion Tuesday by reversing himself and reiterating his claim that "both sides" of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., were to blame for violence that killed one woman and left many injured.

Trump made the remarks at a news conference at Trump Tower in New York, engaging in back-and-forth exchanges with reporters about what transpired in Charlottesville over the weekend.

A woman cleans a <em>Stolperstein</em>, or "stumbling stone," placed in the sidewalk in front of houses where victims of the Holocaust lived before they were deported and killed by the Nazis.

The View Of Charlottesville, From Berlin

To walk around Berlin is to constantly, inevitably, trip over history.

Almost literally, in the case of the Stolpersteine, or "stumbling stones," embedded in the sidewalks outside homes where victims of the Holocaust once lived.

Germany's culture of "remembrance" around the Nazi years and the Holocaust is a well-documented and essential part of the nation's character. Though occasionally political parties may challenge it, those elements have thus far remained thoroughly fringe.

A hippo walks through the South Luangwa National Park in eastern Zambia, where an anthrax outbreak occurred in 2011.

Hippos, Anthrax And Hunger Make A Deadly Mix

A few years ago in Zambia, hippos were dropping dead by the dozens. Soon after the hippos fell ill, people started getting sick, too.

White nationalist Richard Spencer speaks to journalists Monday in Alexandria, Va., just days after three people died amid violence at rallies Spencer attended in Charlottesville, Va.

University Of Florida Denies Richard Spencer Event, Citing 'Likelihood Of Violence'

The University of Florida has announced that it's denying a request from a white nationalist think tank to speak on the school's campus. The university says the National Policy Institute — an organization headed by Richard Spencer, who has pushed the use of the term "alt-right" in describing white nationalists — will be barred from renting event space.

Hope Hicks will work alongside press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders until a permanent replacement is found.

Hope Hicks Named Interim White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's rarely seen but longest-serving aides, has been named interim White House communications director, filling the position left vacant by Anthony Scaramucci after his 10-day tenure.

Hicks will work alongside press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders until a permanent replacement is found, the White House said. She has been serving as director of strategic communications.

"We will make an announcement on a permanent communications director at the appropriate time," a White House official said.

Former President Barack Obama's tweet after the violence Charlottesville, Va., is now the most-liked tweet ever. The tweet quoted Nelson Mandela and included this photo of Obama visiting a daycare in Maryland.

Quoting Mandela, Obama's Tweet After Charlottesville Is The Most-Liked Ever

The former president's message after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., was brief, but it hit the right note for many.

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion ..." Barack Obama tweeted, accompanied by a photo of himself, jacket slung over his shoulder, smiling at four young children gathered at a windowsill.

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon, the sun and the Earth all line up such that the moon completely obscures the sun to viewers on part of Earth's surface.

Here's What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch.

For those who have been boning up on eclipse trivia for weeks, congratulations. For everyone else, here are the things you need to know about the phenomenon.

Where can I see the eclipse?

A partial solar eclipse will be visible everywhere in the contiguous United States, but to see the total solar eclipse, you'll need to be in a sash of land that cuts from Oregon to South Carolina.

The statue of Thomas Jefferson at the Jefferson Memorial at sunrise. President Trump rhetorically questioned whether statues of Jefferson, Washington should come down because they were slave owners.

Fact Check: 'Whatabout' Those Other Historical Figures? Trump's Question, Answered

"So this week it's Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson's coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?.... [Jefferson] was a major slave owner. Are we going to take down his statue?" --President Donald J. Trump, August 15, 2017

Tom Lever and Aaliyah Jones, both of Charlottesville, Va., put up a sign that reads "Heather Heyer Park" at the base of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee monument in Emancipation Park on Tuesday, in Charlottesville, Va.

Mourners To Honor Charlottesville Victim; States Debate Confederate Statues

The aftermath of the violent protest and counterprotests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend continue to reverberate across the country — sparking discussions about race and the country's Civil War past.

Mourners will gather in Charlottesville on Wednesday to remember Heather Heyer, who was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer's favorite color, in her memory.

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues One Day After Voting On Issue

In an overnight operation, workers removed Baltimore's high-profile statues linked to the Confederacy, using cranes and trucks to haul away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court's Dred Scott opinion.