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Crash suspect's ex-teacher says he idolized Hitler, Nazism

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FLORENCE, Ky. - The young man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was fascinated with Nazism, idolized Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by school officials in the 9th grade for his “deeply held, radical” convictions on race, a former high school teacher said Sunday.
James Alex Fields Jr. also confided that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was younger and had been prescribed an anti-psychotic medication, Derek Weimer said in an interview with The Associated Press.
In high school, Fields was an “average” student, but with...
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Woman killed in Va. was destined to be face of change, mom says

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Friends and strangers alike united in grief Saturday over Heather Heyer's death.
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Heather Heyer, woman killed at white nationalist rally, hailed as 'hero' for her activism

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The woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people at a rally in VA was described as a "true American hero."
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