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A brewery outside of Chicago cut ties with Donald Trump and renamed one of its beers following the reality-TV star and Republican presidential candidate's remarks calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and drug dealers.

Andres Araya, the Latino co-owner of the 5 Rabbit Cerveceria brewery told Chicago radio station WBEZ that he would stop making beer for Trump Tower's Rebar.

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A rash of church fires in the South, most of them at black churches, has religious leaders and civil rights activists concerned, particularly on the heels of the June 17 shooting at the Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine African Americans dead. Arson is suspected in some but not all of the fires, and authorities have not yet found evidence to suggest the fires were racially motivated.

Here's what we know and don't know:

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For 15 years the University of Phoenix conducted an incredible experiment. Fueled by the Internet and a take-all-comers approach, the private for-profit college became a massive national institution, earning hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. But on Monday, executives at Phoenix’s parent company, Apollo Education Group, declared the experiment a failure that had to end. The rest of the for-profit college community should be terrified of what that means for them.

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If you know anything about the US propaganda campaign during World War II, you probably know about Frank Capra's brilliant Why We Fight series, with animations by the Walt Disney studio—and maybe you even know Disney's other effort, the deployment of Donald Duck for the US Treasury in "The New Spirit." (As Karina Longworth points out, the war work bailed Disney out of a financial hole, and like a lot of government-rescued businessmen, he resented it.) But Capra also did a series with the Warner Brothers animation talents, including Chuck Jones and Mel Blanc, adding Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel into the mix—a series not for the general public, but for the GI, starring Private Snafu.

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