In Cleveland National Forest, the Holy Jim Fire has scorched nearly 10,000 acres since it began Monday -- allegedly from arson. Forest Gordon Clark was charged Thursday on suspicion that he started the fire in Holy Jim Canyon. He’s had a history of conflicts with his neighbors, and was involuntarily held in 1996 for a mental illness.
FROM THIS EPISODE
On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington, one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
Our critics review “BlacKkKlansman,” based on the true story of the first African-American officer hired by the Colorado Springs Police Department in the early 1970s; “The Meg,” about a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark; “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” a romantic drama on Netflix.
LeBron James worked out at the Lakers training facility for the first time on Thursday. He’s taken a role in the national conversation on race, and he got into a Twitter spat with President Trump. Also, the NFL had its first big night of pre-season games on Thursday, and the fight over the national anthem is back.
Photo credit: A sign reading "Hate Has No Home Here" hangs by the statue of Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee, ahead of the one year anniversary of 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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