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The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protests

The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protestsCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local):



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Tourists could be made to file past Rome's Trevi Fountain on one-way route in bid to control overcrowding

Tourists could be made to file past Rome's Trevi Fountain on one-way route in bid to control overcrowdingTourists could be made to file past the Trevi Fountain on a designated pathway rather than linger at their leisure as officials in Rome warn that overcrowding at the monument has got out of hand. The Baroque monument was catapulted to fame by the 1960 film La Dolce Vita but the days when visitors could admire it in relative solitude – let alone wade into waist-deep it as Anita Ekberg did in the Federico Fellini classic – are long gone. Nowadays the fountain, and the piazza in which it is located, is packed with tourists night and day. Visitors clamber over the flanks of the imposing monument, drop melting ice cream on its travertine stone and dangle their feet in the water to cool off during the summer months. The tourist hordes attract a small army of itinerant vendors peddling selfie sticks, postcards and fridge magnets, as well as street artists dressed as Roman centurions and legionaries. “We’re looking at the idea of having a route which would allow tourists to see the Trevi Fountain but without stopping,” Andrea Coia, a city councilor, told La Repubblica newspaper. The aim would be to replace the current free-for-all with controlled access to the fountain Credit: Maremagnum The aim would be to replace the current free-for-all with controlled access to the fountain, “because the situation has become unlivable”, said Mr Coia, a member of the populist Five Star Movement. A similar proposal was trialed last July but dropped a couple of months later. If revived on a permanent basis, the city would deploy police officers to make sure visitors stick to the route and walk in the same direction. There might just be time to toss a coin into the water over the left shoulder – a popular ritual that supposedly guarantees you will return to the Eternal City one day. A woman tosses a coin into the Trevi fountain in Rome. Legend has it that tossing a coin over one's shoulder into the fountain ensures a return visit Credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP Sabrina Alfonsi, a municipal representative, cautiously welcomed the idea but said the piazza needed to remain accessible to local residents. “It needs to be a piazza that belongs to the whole city, a living place,” she said. Celebrated as one of Rome’s must-see attractions, the Trevi Fountain also proves irresistible to drunks, exhibitionists and sweaty tourists longing for a refreshing dip during the torrid heat of the summer. Two years ago, a British woman named Delilah Jay waded into the fountain in an evening dress, in imitation of Ms Ekberg’s scene with Italian heartthrob Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita. She blew kisses to crowds of tourists but was then apprehended by police officers and fined €450.  A police officer tells tourists not to eat or sit on the rim of the fountain Credit: EPA In March, two Scottish rugby fans were each fined €450 after celebrating Scotland’s victory over Italy in the Six Nations tournament by plunging into the fountain. The men, one of whom was wearing a kilt as he performed a leisurely breast-stroke through the frigid water, were also hauled out by police. Consisting of a grand central arch, marble pillars and allegorical figures surrounded by gushing water, the Trevi Fountain was completed in 1762 after 30 years of work. Standing at the centre of the whole tableau is a statue of the god Oceanus commanding a chariot pulled by horses.



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Man says 'voices' made him kill NY date, admits LA attack

Man says 'voices' made him kill NY date, admits LA attackNEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of killing a New York City woman he met on a dating app says voices in his head made him do it.



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The Ugliest Concept Cars Ever Made

The Ugliest Concept Cars Ever Made



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Eighth Arrest Made In Stabbing Of 15-Year-Old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz

Eighth Arrest Made In Stabbing Of 15-Year-Old Lesandro Guzman-FelizPolice have arrested an eighth suspect in last week's stabbing death of a 15



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Arrests Made In 15-Year-Old Boy's Stabbing Death On New York City Street

Arrests Made In 15-Year-Old Boy's Stabbing Death On New York City StreetSeven men have been arrested in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old who was



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President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill

President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill"What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate"



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Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy

Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policyPresident Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.



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The Latest: Fired deputy says Trump made him "punching bag"

The Latest: Fired deputy says Trump made him "punching bag"FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida (all times local):



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How A Polling Choice Made An Obscure Neo-Nazi Look Like A Senate Contender

How A Polling Choice Made An Obscure Neo-Nazi Look Like A Senate ContenderSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is more or less assured a place in



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