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Virginia hopes to remove time capsule along with Lee statue

Jun. 22, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If a court clears the way, the state of Virginia expects to remove not just a soaring statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue but also a little-known piece of history tucked inside the massive sculpture’s base: a...

Memphis erases Confederate general from its public spaces

Jun. 19, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s polarizing presence has hung over Memphis since he moved here in 1852 — his legacy cemented by a giant statue that loomed over all who passed his gravesite in a popular park. Defenders considered him a...

Judge denies bid to move trial over white nationalist rally

Jun. 18, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move the trial in a lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally out of Charlottesville. U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon first floated the idea of moving the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. June 15, 2021. Editorial: Severe flooding is destroying NC towns, ruining lives. These bills would change that North Carolina is in urgent need of flood prevention legislation. Increasingly, rural communities are bearing the brunt...

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror

Jun. 15, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 15, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Many are in a needless panic about critical race theory. Legislators must instead stand up for common sense. Moral panics don’t produce good policy. Neither does banning things. ...

Rise in far-right extremists seen in Germany last year

Jun. 15, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany said Tuesday that the number of far-right extremists in the country increased last year as neo-Nazis sought to join protests against pandemic-related restrictions. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said authorities counted...

High court rejects 2 Virginia white nationalist rally cases

Jun. 14, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. The high court said Monday that it would not take the case...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

Ku Klux Klan ruled Denver a century ago; legacy still felt

Jun. 13, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nora Flaherty saw the cross burning in front of St. Dominic Catholic Church in north Denver and ran to her home a block away to get her husband. He grabbed an ax and helped put the fire out, but the Ku Klux Klan members who constructed the symbol of hate...