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Report: Hate crime laws lack uniformity across the US

Jul. 28, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are inconsistent and provide incomplete methods for addressing bias-motivated violence, according to a new report by advocates for better protections. The report, first...

At least 14 interested in acquiring Charlottesville statues

Jul. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — At least 13 organizations and one municipality have expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals removed from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one monument that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according...

$3 million in grants going to Black history sites, groups

Jul. 15, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A fund formed in response to the deadly racial violence four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Thursday it will award $3 million in grants to more than three dozen groups and sites nationwide to help preserve landmarks linked to Black history. ...

'An incredible day' as Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

Jul. 10, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Cheers erupted Saturday as a Confederate statue that towered for nearly a century over downtown Charlottesville was carted away by truck from the Virginia city where it had become a flashpoint for racist protests and deadly violence. It was...

Charlottesville set to remove Lee statue that sparked rally

Jul. 09, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that became a rallying point for white supremacists and helped inspire their infamous 2017 rally in Charlottesville will be hoisted off its pedestal this weekend and sent to storage, officials announced Friday. ...