1. WashPost - Which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort on their own part, or difficult circumstances beyond their control?
2. Richmond Times Dispatch - Political activist Cornel West and faith leaders from around the country will join Charlottesville-area clergy members later this month to confront a gathering of white nationalists who will be protesting the planned removal of the city’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park.
3. BBC - The Israeli government has vowed to shut down Al Jazeera’s offices in the country, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accusing the network of “incitement.”