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Vice President Mike Pence and Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, take part in a joint statement at La Moneda government palace, in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday. Pence is on a weeklong trip to Latin America that has included stops in Colombia and Argentina. He'll head to Panama on Thursday. 📷: @ap.images 
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Family and friends gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to remember Heather Heyer, the woman killed in a car attack at the white supremacist rally there last weekend, and called on others to emulate her commitment to fighting for equality. 
In remarks at the service, friends and family described Heyer as compassionate and committed to promoting equality and social justice. Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, was met with a standing ovation when she declared that her daughter’s death was “just the beginning of Heather’s legacy.” “I think the reason that what happened to Heather has struck a chord is because we know that what she did is achievable,” Bro said of Heyer’s commitment to fighting racism. “We don’t all have to die. We don’t all have to sacrifice our lives.” “They tried to kill my daughter to shut her up,” she went on. “But guess what? You just magnified her.” #charlottesville #heatherheyer #memorialservice #susanbro #virginia
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Tuesday that she stood by both her husband and President Donald Trump, despite the public feud that has erupted between the two in recent weeks. “I stand by my man, both of them,” Chao said when, appearing with the president in New York, she was asked at a news conference on transportation policy whether she agreed with Trump’s statements slamming the work of her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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"What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?" President Trump said at a press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday. "You can say what you want, but that's the way it is." #donaldtrump #presidenttrump #trump #altright #altleft #charlottesville #politics #trumptower
Vice President Mike Pence poses for a picture with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the government residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday. Pence is on an official visit to Argentina until Wednesday, when he will be heading to Chile on a week-long visit to Latin America.
📷: Juan Mabromata/Pool via @AP.Images

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The latest from the desk of POLITICO cartoonist Matt Wuerker. #cartoons #politicalcartoon #editorialcartoon #whitehouse #stevebannon #charlottesville
President Donald Trump tried to breeze past the fact that he failed to hold a news conference — as promised — on Monday, instead lashing out at a CNN reporter as "fake news." Trump on Friday had pledged that he would hold a “pretty big” news conference when he returned to Washington, D.C., on Monday to announce an investigation into China's trade practices. Instead, he delivered a statement from the White House condemning the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, taking no questions in the process. At a second event, during which Trump signed a memorandum launching the trade investigation, the president also held no formal news conference and grew testy when CNN’s Jim Acosta asked why he hadn’t condemned hate groups by name over the weekend. “They’ve been condemned. They have been condemned,” Trump said. 
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Gen. Joe Dunford (left), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo during their meeting at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea on Monday. 📷: @AP.Images

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President Donald Trump on Monday forcefully condemned a violent white supremacist rally that occurred over the weekend, singling out hate groups and declaring racism "evil" after previously failing to do so in his initial response. "Racism is evil," Trump said in a statement from the White House. "And those who cause violence in its name are criminal and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans." The president's new rhetoric comes days after violence occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a group of white supremacists gathered to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and clashed with counter-protesters. At least one person died when a car plowed through a crowd Saturday, injuring more than a dozen others. Two Virginia state troopers were also killed in a helicopter crash Saturday that was responding to the protest. 📷: @AP.Images 
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🖌️ The latest from the desk of POLITICO cartoonist Matt Wuerker.

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President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he condemns in "the strongest possible terms this degree of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides" of the ongoing violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., between white nationalists and counter-protesters, adding that he found the situation "very, very sad." #donaldtrump #presidenttrump #trump #charlottesville #virginia #politics
White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the 'Unite the Right' rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police, the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Emancipation Park. Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for what he termed a "pro-white" rally to protest the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the park, formerly known as Lee Park. 📷: @gettyimages
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