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Judge weighs fate of Charlottesville Confederate monument

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A judge in Virginia heard arguments but didn’t issue a final ruling Friday on whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove the Confederate monument that helped spark a violent white nationalist rally should proceed. After a hearing on a motion by city attorneys to dismiss the lawsuit, the judge sided with …

Charlottesville votes to shroud statues after the violence

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councillors over the city’s response to a white nationalist rally. The anger at Monday night’s meeting, during which three people were arrested, forced the council to abandon its agenda …

3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation’s roiling racial and political divisions. The chaos …

Jefferson Muzzle ‘awards’ take aim at free speech offenders

  RICHMOND, Va. — A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists’ comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S. Senate for a bill targeting speech on college campuses are among the winners of the Jefferson Muzzles — satiric awards …

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