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Body of Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from Memphis park

Jun. 11, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers have removed the remains of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from a Tennessee park, officials said Friday, marking another step in the process of moving their bodies out of Memphis and to a museum hundreds of miles away. ...

Neo-Nazi group members linked to attack plot plead guilty

Jun. 10, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews, U.S. Army veteran...

Newly elected charter commissioner criticized for tweets

Jun. 10, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland officials have criticized a member of the city’s new Charter Commission for a tweet she posted calling City Manager Jon Jennings a white supremacist after winning her seat. Newly elected at-large commissioner Nasreen Sheikh-Yousef...

Virginia high court hears challenges to Lee statue removal

Jun. 08, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 131-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee took center stage Tuesday as the Supreme Court of Virginia heard arguments on whether the state has the right to take down the once-celebrated monument that is now widely seen as a symbol of white supremacy and...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate statues

Jun. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals from downtown parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The vote came late Monday after more than...

Judge considering moving 'Unite the Right' civil trial

Jun. 05, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is considering moving the trial in a civil lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Virginia because of potential logistical and safety issues. The Daily Progress reports that U.S. District...

Mural honoring George Floyd vandalized in Philadelphia

Jun. 04, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mural of George Floyd in a Philadelphia neighborhood was defaced with white nationalist graffiti on Friday, authorities said. The mural was commissioned by the North 5th Street Revitalization Project. The community group believes the vandalism...

Charges after US Capitol insurrection roil far-right groups

Jun. 02, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day. ...

Workers begin removing Forrest remains from Tennessee park

Jun. 01, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers arrived at a Tennessee park Tuesday to begin the process of digging up the remains of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and moving the former slave trader’s body from its longtime resting place in Memphis to a museum hundreds of miles away. ...

Germany charges 4 far-left activists with attacks on right

May. 28, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four far-left activists have been charged in Germany on allegations that they were part of a group involved in a series of attacks on neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists over a period of two years, prosecutors said Friday. Lina E., whose last name...