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Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event at Durango Hills Community Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's urgent to fight white supremacy

Feb. 18, 2020 4:04 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 1 p.m. Pete Buttigieg says he’d use the “symbolic powers of the presidency” to call out and reject anti-Semitism, saying it's urgent to confront white supremacy. Buttigieg said at a Las Vegas town hall...

FILE - In this file image from a Jan. 1, 2020, surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland, Brian Mark Lemley Jr, right, and Patrik Mathews leave a store in Delaware where they purchased ammunition and paper shooting targets. The pair, along with William Garfield Bilbrough IV, were arrested in January and are accused of plotting to commit violence at a Virginia gun rights rally. Lemley and Bilbrough pleaded not guilty in Federal court in Greenbelt, Md., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Mathews was scheduled for arraignment later in the day. (U.S. Attorney via AP, File)

Men linked to white supremacist group plead not guilty

Feb. 18, 2020 2:24 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Three men accused of being members of a violent white supremacist group called The Base pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in a federal indictment in Maryland. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Mathews, 27; and Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, Maryland; entered...

Suspected far-right extremist on Germany's radar for months

Feb. 16, 2020 6:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German media reported Sunday that the main suspect detained last week as part of police raids on alleged far-right extremists had been on authorities' radar for several months. Der Spiegel reported that 53-year-old Werner S. from the Augsburg region was classified by the German security...

Jacob Kaderli, left, and Michael Helterbrand, right, sit with Helterbrand's attorney Radford Bunker as Kaderli's attorney John Lovell (not pictured) speaks before Floyd County Superior Court Judge Jack Niedrach (not pictured) during their bond hearing at Floyd County Superior Court in Rome, Ga., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Bond was denied Friday for the two Georgia men authorities say are linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base. The two men are charged, along with 22-year-old Luke Lane of Silver Creek, of conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group and participating in a criminal gang. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Bond denied for 2 men linked to white supremacist group

Feb. 14, 2020 5:04 PM EST

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Bond was denied Friday for two Georgia men who authorities say are linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base. Floyd County Superior Court Judge Jack Niedrach denied bond for 19-year-old Jacob Kaderli of Dacula and 25-year-old Michael Helterbrand of Dalton, the Rome...

Ex-Navy Yard worker to serve 6 months for lying to FBI

Feb. 13, 2020 2:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Philadelphia Navy Yard worker on Thursday to six months in prison for lying to the FBI about his ties to a white nationalist group in order to obtain security clearance. Federal authorities said Fred C. Arena, 42, lied on his application for a national...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.   Judge Allen Baddour ruled Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 that the Sons of Confederate Veterans didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit that led to the hastily arranged deal that gave them possession of the statue known as Silent Sam, along with $2.5 million to maintain it. He  vacated the deal and also dismissed the underlying lawsuit brought by the SCV.  Critics had questioned how the deal was quietly struck with the UNC Board of Governors and approved just before Thanksgiving.  
  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Judge voids deal giving UNC statue to Confederate group

Feb. 12, 2020 3:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fate of a Confederate statue torn down by protesters was thrown back into uncertainty Wednesday when a judge overturned a settlement by the University of North Carolina's governing board that gave the monument to a Confederate heritage group along with money to preserve it. Judge...

Authorities: Deputies confront black man wearing KKK robe

Feb. 12, 2020 7:20 AM EST

STAFFORD COURTHOUSE, Va. (AP) — A black man seen wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood at a Virginia shopping center Tuesday told sheriff's deputies that he was performing a social experiment, according to authorities. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office was called to a Target store at the Stafford...

This undated photo released by Charlottesville Police Department shows Richard H. Allan, III. Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, arrested Allan, 74, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Allan told multiple news outlets that he removed a plaque marking the site where enslaved Africans were bought and sold because he believed it was insulting to them and their descendants. (Charlottesville Police Department via AP)

Man admits to removing Charlottesville slave auction marker

Feb. 12, 2020 3:48 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man who admitted to taking a historic marker memorializing the site of slave auctions in the city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017. Richard H. Allan, III, 74, was arrested by Charlottesville police Tuesday, news outlets...

In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol Quick Response Force line in front of the Phillips Center on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla.,  ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech,  White supremacist propaganda circulated on college campuses nearly doubled in 2019, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League published Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.  (Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

White supremacist propaganda spreading, anti-bias group says

Feb. 12, 2020 1:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120% between 2018 and last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda material has more than doubled. The Anti-Defamation...

FILE - This July 31, 2017 file photo shows the statue of confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.  Local Virginia governments may soon have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 by state lawmakers. Largely along party lines, the Democrat-led House and Senate passed measures that would give cities and counties the autonomy to

Virginia lawmakers approve Confederate statue removal bills

Feb. 11, 2020 9:41 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Local Virginia governments would have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. In the two legislative sessions that followed a violent 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers...