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Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

Feb. 25, 2020 8:02 PM EST

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the museum to the...

FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017 file photo, Dylann Roof arrives to a courtroom at the Charleston County Judicial Center in Charleston, S.C., to enter his guilty plea on murder charges. The white supremacist church shooter staged a hunger strike in February 2020 while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.” (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)

Church shooter Dylann Roof staged death row hunger strike

Feb. 25, 2020 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantewell was to be arraigned Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Concord, N.H., on federal charges of threatening to harm the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute in June 2019. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Judge considering if white nationalist poses flight risk

Feb. 25, 2020 2:04 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A white nationalist from New Hampshire will remain in jail pending a federal judge's decision on whether he poses a flight risk or a danger to the community. Christopher Cantwell, who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, pleaded not guilty in...

Far-right group leader wants venue changed in riot case

Feb. 24, 2020 8:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Right-wing Patriot Prayer group founder Joey Gibson has requested a venue change for his trial on a riot charge. The law firm representing Gibson filed a motion claiming there is unfair bias against him if the trial is held in Portland, Oregon, KOIN-TV reported. The motion released...

CORRECTS SOURCE TO NET NEWSNEBRASKA - This Feb. 21, 2020 photo provided by NET NewsNebraska shows Brett Hendrix, who brought an assault rifle to the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln to demonstrate his Second Amendment rights. Some Nebraska lawmakers expressed shock and outrage Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 that gun owners were allowed to bring loaded, semi-automatic rifles into the state Capitol to protest bills that would have imposed new restrictions on gun ownership. (Fred Knapp/NET NewsNebraska via AP)

Activists with assault rifles stir fears at Nebraska Capitol

Feb. 24, 2020 7:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska lawmakers expressed shock and outrage Monday that gun owners were allowed to bring loaded, semi-automatic rifles into the state Capitol to protest bills that would have imposed new restrictions on gun ownership. Some lawmakers said they viewed the demonstration as an...

Arkansas cemetery allows Confederate flags despite protests

Feb. 24, 2020 4:53 PM EST

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas cemetery will continue allowing individuals or groups to place Confederate flags on grave markers unless a family member of the deceased objects, despite complaints the flag is a racist symbol. Eureka Springs' cemetery commission approved an amendment earlier this...

In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 photo provided by ISAIAH, the group's Executive Director Doran Schrantz, center, and Imam Mohamed Omar, right, applaud during the religious coalition's Claiming Our Voices 2019 event at the Minneapolis Convention Center. In 2017, Imam Omar, executive director of Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., decided it was no longer prudent to remain isolated after members of an Illinois militia threw a pipe bomb into his mosque. Joining forces with other imams in the area, Omar, a refugee from war-torn Somalia, approached ISAIAH, a 20-year-old mostly white and Christian community organizing coalition based in St. Paul. (ISAIAH via AP)

Across races, religions, coalitions organize for solidarity

Feb. 24, 2020 3:28 PM EST

(RNS) — Rachel Prestipino knows how segregated Miami can be every day, including Sunday: “It’s not just at 11 a.m.” But one thing all groups in Miami share, said Prestipino, lead organizer for a local faith-based organization called People Acting for Community Together, is an interest...

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Charlottesville rally organizer

Feb. 22, 2020 6:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the leader of a white nationalist rally that ended in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jason Kessler argued in the lawsuit that law enforcement and city officials violated his free speech rights by effectuating a "heckler's...

High school to alter mascot's image after KKK references

Feb. 21, 2020 9:44 PM EST

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — The depictions of a Vermont high school's mascot will be removed following complaints the images were associated with the Ku Klux Klan. Superintendent Layne Millington of the Orange Southwest School District announced the gym wall at Randolph Union High School showing a shrouded ghost...

Jury selection began Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in the trial of Jeremy Christian, accused of killing two men and slashing another in 2017 on a Portland, Oregon, MAX train after they confronted Christian while he was shouting racist slurs at two teenage girls. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Man guilty of killing 2 who tried to stop his slurs on train

Feb. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of...