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FILE - This June 27, 2017, file photo, shows the Confederate General Robert E. Lee statue that stands in the middle of a traffic circle on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Newly empowered Virginia Democrats pledged Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, to give local governments the ability to remove Confederate monuments, but Gov. Ralph Northam said he is still weighing what to do with perhaps the state's most prominent tribute to Gen. Robert E. Lee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia Dems pledge to let locals move Confederate statues

Jan. 9, 2020 3:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly empowered Democratic leaders in Virginia pledged Thursday to let local governments remove Confederate monuments, but Gov. Ralph Northam said he's still weighing what to do with one of the state's most prominent ones — a towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. As Virginia...

The statue titled Rumor's of War by artist Kehinde Wiley gets fully unveiled after the tarp covering the statue got stuck for a while at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse was unveiled Tuesday, set to be permanently installed in Virginia's capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Richmond gets a new soaring statue, this one with dreadlocks

Dec. 10, 2019 8:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. Thousands of people crowded the lawn...