A crowd of angry protesters surrounded and shouted down an armed man holding a Confederate flag near a Robert E. Lee statute in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday. In a video from the Associated Press, the protesters are seen putting middle fingers in the manâ€™s face and screaming things like, â€œterrorist go home!â€? and, â€œracist go home.â€?
NBA legend Charles Barkley has weighed in on the blazing-hot controversy surrounding Confederate monuments in the United States â€” and he thinks the outrage is a waste of time. â€œIâ€™m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues â€” thatâ€™s wasted energy,â€? he said. â€œYou know what Iâ€™m gonna do?
CNN on Thursday published a map of â€œ1,500 symbols of the Confederacyâ€? on Thursday, which will likely become a reference for activists currently seeking to force the removal of Confederate monuments. A debate is currently raging across the U.S. over whether Confederate statues and monuments glorify racism or are historical artifacts. Even President Donald Trump weighed in on the controversy on Thursday, tweeting:He added, â€œYou........can't change history, but you can learn from it.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".