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In chaotic meeting, Charlottesville votes to shroud statues
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 councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally....

Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarp
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action....

Commuter train crash injures dozens, none critically
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator, a transit spokeswoman said....

Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs....

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):...

Man who shot judge was stopped earlier for faulty headlight
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- The man who shot a judge outside a courthouse was stopped by a police officer hours earlier for having a defective headlight as he drove downtown in the early morning darkness, authorities said....

Afghanistan vets reassured by Trump reversing calls for exit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Many veterans who have fought in America's longest war say it's reassuring that President Donald Trump reversed his past calls for a speedy exit from Afghanistan because they don't want the sacrifices they've made to be in vain....

Burned bones found in rural Missouri identified as teen's
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The burned human bones found on a rural southwest Missouri property have been identified as those of a 16-year-old girl whose biological mother is jailed on a 24-hour investigative hold, authorities said Tuesday....

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district....

Cosby's retrial delayed as new legal team joins case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will be delayed until next year as his new legal team gets up to speed on the case, which pits the 80-year-old comedian against a woman who says he drugged and molested her more than a decade ago....

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