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Man accused of ramming protesters in Charlottesville pictured with racist group

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The man accused of plowing a car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of a hate group.
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The Weekend Brief: Deadly White Supremacist Rally, Fired Google Engineer's Defense, Winning Mega Millions Ticket

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Here are the top stories from this weekend:
White Supremacist Rally Turns Deadly
White supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend, where a violent rally turned deadly as a car drove directly into a crowd of anti-racist protesters, killing one woman and injuring 19 others. Shortly after, a police helicopter assisting in law enforcement efforts crashed and killed two officers onboard. President Donald Trump did not immediately condemn the white supremacists and has instead criticized violence “on many sides.”
Fired Google Engineer Defends Controversial...
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Man Accused Of Hitting Protester Pictured With Hate Group

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The man accused of plowing a car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of one of the hate groups that organized the “Take America Back” campaign.
Vanguard America denied on Sunday any association with the suspect, even as a separate hate group that organized Saturday's rally pledged on social media to organize future events that would be “bigger than Charlottesville.”
The mayor of Charlottesville and political leaders of all political stripes vowed to combat the hate groups and urged...
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Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence

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RICHMOND, Va. - The woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia was described as a “true American hero” who died doing what she loved - standing up for people.
Two state troopers also died when their helicopter crashed in a wooded area while deployed as part of a large-scale police effort to contain Saturday's violence. They were remembered for their commitment and love of their jobs.
Heather Heyer, 32, was among the hundreds of protesters who had gathered in Charlottesville to decry what was believed to be the largest gathering of...
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Man Pictured at Charlottesville Rally Wants You to Know He's 'Not an Angry Racist,' Just Marches With Them

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The student said he was a white supremacist but not a racist.
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Charlottesville Victim's Mother: I Want Her Death to be ‘a Rallying Cry for Justice'

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The mother of the woman who was killed while protesting a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend said her daughter was a passionate activist who wished to bring an end to injustice.
Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, said her daughter's tragic death should be used as “a rallying cry for justice.”
“Heather was not about hate, Heather was about stopping hatred,” Bro said in an interview with the Huffington Post. “Heather was about bringing an end to injustice. I don't want her death to be a focus for more hatred, I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice...
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Charlottesville Rally Organizer Blames Police For Violence, Claims White Supremacists Were Victimized

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Jason Kessler said there was not proper security in place to deal with the protests.
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Man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The driver of a car accused of crashing into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of one of the hate groups that organized the "take America back" campaign. Vanguard America denied on Sunday any association with the suspect. A separate hate group that organized the initial rally pledged on social media to organize future events that would be "bigger than Charlottesville."
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Minnesotans To Stand With Charlottesville Counter-Protesters

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MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesotans are planning to stand in solidarity with the counter-protesters who were injured and killed in confrontations with white supremacist groups this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
On Sunday night, a group “with no particular affiliation” is holding a vigil at Bde Maka Ska, also known as Lake Calhoun, at 8:22 p.m. According to a Facebook event post, the vigil-goers will walk around the lake at dusk, carrying lights as symbols of “hope, healing and justice.” Hundreds are expected to attend.
On Monday, a demonstration against racism is slated to take place outside...
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Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

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NEW YORK - A day after a white supremacist rally spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia, protesters plan to converge in front of Trump Tower in New York and elsewhere around the country to decry hatred and racism.
Activists have planned gatherings Sunday that range from a march in Manhattan to a candlelight vigil in Florida to a rally in a public square in Cleveland. In West Virginia, residents are planning to go to a Confederate statue on the state capitol grounds and call for its removal.
In South Carolina, live video from The Greenville News showed dozens of people gathered at an...
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