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Buttigieg backed by former Charlottesville, Va., mayor

Nov. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EST

The former mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, endorsed Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign on Friday, citing him as one of the people whose advice he sought ahead of the deadly 2017 clash between white supremacists and counter protesters. Michael Signer, who was the Charlottesville mayor at the time of...

Appeals court: Defamation suit against InfoWars can continue

Nov. 8, 2019 4:16 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia has denied a petition from InfoWars and other far-right defendants and is allowing a defamation lawsuit against them to continue. The Daily Progress reports the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a petition challenging the location...

Tragedies deepen Jewish-Muslim bonds to fight hate crimes

Oct. 23, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue recover after a gunman killed 11 people there, one year ago this week. The Jewish congregation mounted its own fundraiser for New Zealand's Muslims after a white supremacist shooter...

Feds: Virginia man facing weapons charges is a neo-Nazi

Sep. 20, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man arrested this week on gun charges is a neo-Nazi who has bragged about committing racially motivated violence, authorities said Friday. At a detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, FBI agent Shawn Matthews testified that Andrew Thomasberg, 21,...