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Meet The Dollar Store Resistance

Meet The Dollar Store ResistanceROCK HALL, Md. ― When Dollar General said it would open a store here in 2013,



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That New York Times Op-Ed Is Propaganda Disguised As Resistance

That New York Times Op-Ed Is Propaganda Disguised As ResistanceSpeculation has exploded about the identity of the anonymous senior official



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Effort To Rename Russell Senate Building For McCain Is Running Into GOP Resistance

Effort To Rename Russell Senate Building For McCain Is Running Into GOP ResistanceWASHINGTON ― A bipartisan effort to rename a Senate office building to honor



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Macron hails French resistance spirit of heroic gendarme who swapped himself for hostage

Macron hails French resistance spirit of heroic gendarme who swapped himself for hostagePresident Emmanuel Macron led a national ceremony on Wednesday morning paying tribute to a heroic policeman who died after swapping with a female hostage during a jihadist attack. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was was killed along with three others in the shooting spree last Friday in the southwestern towns of Carcassonne and nearby Trebes. “His greatness has stunned France,” Mr Macron told family members, hundreds of dignitaries and “brothers in arms” at a solemn ceremony at Paris’ Invalides near Napoleon’s tomb. “The intolerable can never win the day,” said the president. His act was the epitome of France’s “spirit of resistance” against Islamist barbarity, he added. Mr Beltrame who had been part of an elite unit, had taken the place of a female employee held as a final hostage in a supermarket by 25-year-old gunman Radouane Lakdim, who pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Emmanuel Macron places his hands on the flag-draped coffin of Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame Credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images Mr Macron posthumously made the slain gendarme the commander of the Legion of Honour. The president placed France’s highest award on Lt Col Beltrame’s coffin draped in the French flag with his military cap laid upon it. France has lost more than 240 lives to jihadists over the past three years, but this attack was the country's worst since Mr Macron became president last May. Earlier, police stations paused for a minute's silence. Soldiers carry the coffin of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame Credit: AP Photo/Christophe Ena The Islamist assailant had also shot dead the passenger of a car he hijacked in Carcassonne and two people in the supermarket he had besieged in Trebes. Mr Beltrame took the place of the woman Lakdim was using as a human shield, but the Islamist shot the gendarme and slit his throat, leading police to intervene and shoot the attacker dead. Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame offered himself as a hostage in the jihadist attack Credit: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images According to Le Parisien, it appears Mr Beltrame may have died after trying to disarm the assailant, who may have used his own weapon against him. Mr Macron said the gunman's disregard for human life mirrored that of the murderer of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year old Holocaust survivor found dead in her Paris flat last Friday. Republican Guards and cadets from the joint-army military school carried the coffin Credit: Ludovic Marin/AFP Two men have been charged with her killing, which investigators are treating as anti-Semitic.  The pair attacked “an innocent and vulnerable woman because she was Jewish and who thus profaned our sacred values and our memory,” said Mr Macron. Police in Rotterdam observe a minute of silence in memory of Lt Col Beltrame Credit: ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images A solemn march will be held this evening in memory, but the event was hit with controversy after France’s main Jewish umbrella group, Crif, said far-Left and Right leaders were not welcome. Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon say they will attend regardless, while the victim's son said it was wrong to ban people. Mr Macron's government has meanwhile come under fire from Right-wing opponents who claim that the attack could have been prevented. Lakdim had been on a list of suspected extremists since 2014 and was being monitored. Gendarmes escorted the coffin Credit: LAURENTETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images  He had been summoned by anti-terror police for questioning earlier this month, but Gérard Collomb, the interior minister confirmed on Wednesday that agents had decided to lower surveillance a notch before the attack. He said "ultimately no one thought that there would be a hasty attack" by Lakdim, a Moroccan-born French resident with dual nationality. How could they know he would act hours after taking a child to school, he asked. The solemn funeral ceremony took in the courtyard of Les Invalides Credit: Chesnot/Getty Images Far-Right leader Marine Le Pen accused the government of exploiting the grief over Beltrame to "escape from its own incompetence and cowardice" in failing to tackle Islamic extremism. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe hit back at the criticism on Tuesday, telling parliament: "Those who say ignorantly that this attack could have been avoided, those who promise people zero risk – I say to them, these people bear a heavy responsibility in speaking so casually."



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Trump To Visit Ground Zero Of The Anti-Trump Resistance: California

Trump To Visit Ground Zero Of The Anti-Trump Resistance: CaliforniaTrump’s fraught relationship with California, where he has some of his lowest approval ratings, is sure to cast a shadow on the visit. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said this week he considers the state at war with Trump’s government, and has fiercely denounced the president on climate change, marijuana policy, offshore drilling and, lately, immigration. Trump’s administration on Tuesday  filed a lawsuit against California over its so-called sanctuary laws meant to protect undocumented immigrants.



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Trump's State of the Union will be answered by a cacophony of resistance voices

Trump's State of the Union will be answered by a cacophony of resistance voicesThe official Democratic response to the State of the Union will be by Rep. Joe Kennedy III. But others will join in, live and online, including celebrities and resistance groups.



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The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visiting

The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visitingDemocrats, especially women, have been organizing ever since last year’s election. And they think they have a chance to take the seat in this heavily Republican district.



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Four Days Into 2018 And The Resistance Is Surging

Four Days Into 2018 And The Resistance Is SurgingSure, Trump’s tweet in which he taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to use his “Nuclear Button” wasn’t exactly a great start to 2018.



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White Supremacists Meet Heavy Resistance At Tennessee Rallies

White Supremacists Meet Heavy Resistance At Tennessee Rallies— White supremacists, neo-Nazis and fascists descended on two Middle Tennessee towns Saturday for “White Lives Matter” rallies, striking fear into communities desperate to avoid the kind of violence that visited Charlottesville, Virginia, nearly three months ago.



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US-backed forces face fierce IS resistance in Raqa Old City

US-backed forces face fierce IS resistance in Raqa Old CityUS-backed fighters inched forwards in Raqa’s Old City against fierce resistance Wednesday, after penetrating the heart of the Islamic State group’s Syrian bastion, a spokesman and a monitor said. The Syrian Democratic Forces — an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters — entered the historical quarter after air strikes by the US-led coalition punched two holes in its ramparts late on Monday. The jihadists deployed four weaponised drones and several suicide bombers in vehicles against the advancing fighters, said a spokesman for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which makes up a bulk of the SDF.



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