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Tears and tributes at Virginia memorial for Heather Heyer

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Tears and tributes at Virginia memorial for Heather Heyer

- Hundreds of purple-clad residents have packed a historic American theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators. Heather Heyer, a paralegal who colleagues said was dedicated to social justice, was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, after clashes on Saturday between white nationalists attending a “Unite the Right” gathering and counterprotesters. “We are absolutely in awe at this outpouring of affection,” Elwood Shrader, Heyer’s grandfather, told the service at the city’s 1930s era Paramount Theater, near where she died
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Hundreds peacefully gather for impromptu candlelight vigil at  University of Virginia

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Hundreds peacefully gather for impromptu candlelight vigil at University of Virginia

- The University of Virginia campus was covered in candlelight on Wednesday evening, less than a week after torch-carrying white nationalists yelled racist epithets on the same grounds. Hundreds of people peacefully gathered near the school’s rotunda, located in Charlottesville, to sing spiritual songs and march against the violence which had exploded at the location last Friday. Those attending the vigil also observed a moment of silence for the three lives lost — Heather Heyer, and State Troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates — during the continued violence on Saturday
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Mourners at service honor Heather Heyer, who was killed at Virginia rally

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Mourners at service honor Heather Heyer, who was killed at Virginia rally

- CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The grandfather of the woman who was killed in violent protests in Virginia said Wednesday she always wanted fairness, even from a young age. Elwood Shrader said at a memorial service for Heather Heyer that she showed her passion for equality at an early age and swiftly called out something that wasn’t right. He told about 1,000 mourners gathered inside a theater in Charlottesville that she wanted respect for everyone and believed all lives matter
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Hundreds gather for peaceful candlelight vigil at UVA in Charlottesville

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Hundreds gather for peaceful candlelight vigil at UVA in Charlottesville

- Hundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night. Students and residents gathered at the Rotunda at the University of Virginia campus carrying candles and glow sticks to sing together for a vigil. They sang "God Bless America" and the "Star-Spangled Banner" before invoking in unison the civil rights era anthem "We Shall Overcome
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Hundreds carry lit candles across UVA campus against white nationalism

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Hundreds carry lit candles across UVA campus against white nationalism

- Hundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night. Students and residents gathered at the Rotunda at the University of Virginia campus carrying candles and glow sticks to sing together for a vigil. They sang ‘‘God Bless America’’ and the ‘‘Star-Spangled Banner’’ before invoking in unison the civil rights era anthem ‘‘We Shall Overcome
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In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence

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In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence

- U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said Wednesday he was angry that all leaders in the United States aren’t outraged by the turmoil in Virginia over the weekend, and called on them to “stand up forcefully” against Nazis, White supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan. Other prominent Kansas Republicans also weighed in Wednesday. Yoder issued a statement Tuesday, after President Donald Trump’s comments that both sides involved in recent trouble in Charlottesville shared blame
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Mourners at service honor woman killed at Virginia rally

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Mourners at service honor woman killed at Virginia rally

- The grandfather and father of the woman killed in Virginia when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally were among the first speakers at her memorial service on Wednesday. The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The grandfather and father of the woman killed in Virginia when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally were among the first speakers at her memorial service on Wednesday
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Mourners remember woman killed at Virginia rally, local politicians react to violence

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Mourners remember woman killed at Virginia rally, local politicians react to violence

- Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally last weekend.
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Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'

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Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'

- NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday's racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of the event. Trump described the rally as largely over the removal of a Confederate monument, although an organizer billed it as pushback against the "anti-white climate
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Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

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Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

- Charlottesville, Va. • Mourners will gather in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend. A memorial service for Heather Heyer is scheduled Wednesday morning at a downtown Charlottesville theater. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer’s favorite color, in her memory
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Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

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Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

- By BRIAN WITTE AND SARAH RANKIN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend. A memorial service for Heather Heyer is scheduled Wednesday morning at a downtown Charlottesville theater. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer's favorite color, in her memory
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Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

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Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

- CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend. A memorial service for Heather Heyer is scheduled Wednesday morning at a downtown Charlottesville theater. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer’s favorite color, in her memory
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Defiant Trump again blames "both sides" in Virginia protest

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Defiant Trump again blames "both sides" in Virginia protest

- By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group's efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. In doing so, Trump used the bullhorn of the presidency to give voice to the grievances of white nationalists, and aired some of his own
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Defiant Trump again blames "both sides" in Virginia protest

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Defiant Trump again blames "both sides" in Virginia protest

- NEW YORK — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group's efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. In doing so, Trump used the bullhorn of the presidency to give voice to the grievances of white nationalists, and aired some of his own
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Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

bostonherald.com

Mourners gather to remember woman killed at Virginia rally

- CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mourners will gather in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend. A memorial service for Heather Heyer is scheduled Wednesday morning at a downtown Charlottesville theater. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer's favorite color, in her memory
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NC KKK leader: 'I'm glad that girl died' during Virginia protest

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NC KKK leader: 'I'm glad that girl died' during Virginia protest

- CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The leader of a North Carolina based group associated with the Ku Klux Klan says he is glad that a woman died while taking part in a protest in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. Heather Heyer was killed when James Allen Fields Jr. allegedly drove a car into a crowd of protesters at high speed, then fled the scene by backing up
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President Trump says there is 'blame on both sides' for Virginia violence

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President Trump says there is 'blame on both sides' for Virginia violence

- The president held a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday to talk about the race-fueled clashes between white supremacists and protesters at the rally in Virginia. Trump blamed protesters from the "alt-left" for some of the problem. He said there is "blame on both sides" after the deadly violence. Trump defended his initial remarks over the weekend, saying he wanted to make sure he knew all the facts
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  • Hundreds gather for peaceful candlelight vigil at UVA in Charlottesville
    Hundreds gather for peaceful candlelight vigil at UVA in Charlottesville

    , oregonlive.com

    Hundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night. Students and residents gathered at the Rotunda at the University of Virginia campus carrying candles and glow sticks to sing together for a vigil. They sang "God Bless America" and the "Star-Spangled Banner" before invoking in unison the civil rights era anthem "We Shall Overcome
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  • Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'
    Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'

    , wcfcourier.com

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday's racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of the event. Trump described the rally as largely over the removal of a Confederate monument, although an organizer billed it as pushback against the "anti-white climate
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  • Unrest leads to UVa cancelling football, soccer events
    Unrest leads to UVa cancelling football, soccer events

    , richmond.com

    CHARLOTTESVILLE – As thousands of alt-right, white supremacist demonstrators and local counter-protestors clashed around the city Saturday morning, the University of Virginia announced that athletic events, including the football team’s annual meet the team day, had been cancelled due to the unrest. “Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle declaring a local state of emergency, the University of Virginia is cancelling all scheduled events and programming today (Saturday) effective at noon,” U
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  • Mom, 2 kids held captive in Virginia home for 2 years
    Mom, 2 kids held captive in Virginia home for 2 years

    , fox61.com

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A Virginia man accused of holding a woman and her two children captive for at least two years has been arrested. News outlets report Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Lt. Charles A. Carey says 43-year-old Kariem Ali Muhammad Moorewas arrested during a welfare check Saturday. Carey said the 32-year-old woman, an 11-year-old child and an 8-year-old child fled the house while deputies were talking to Moore, who was reluctant to let them in
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  • Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'
    Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'

    , wcfcourier.com

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday's racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of the event. Trump described the rally as largely over the removal of a Confederate monument, although an organizer billed it as pushback against the "anti-white climate
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  • Former Hollywood actress, 95, faces reckless driving charge in Virginia in 'runaway' car crash
    Former Hollywood actress, 95, faces reckless driving charge in Virginia in 'runaway' car crash

    , richmond.com

    WAYNESBORO – A 95-year-old former Hollywood actress will appear in Waynesboro District Court Tuesday on a reckless driving charge connected to a crash earlier this month that damaged several vehicles in the Target parking lot. Julia Duncan Manherz of Wintergreen was served with the reckless driving summons earlier this week, according to Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards. The crash occurred happened just before 7 p
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  • Nevada student identified as white nationalist marcher
    Nevada student identified as white nationalist marcher

    , chron.com

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada college student who was photographed marching in Virginia before a deadly white supremacist rally says he's not an "angry racist." KTVN-TV interviewed (http://bit.ly/2vQKtue ) 20-year-old Peter Cvjetanovic after he was identified online in a photo showing white nationalists marching through the University of Virginia campus carrying torches Friday. On Saturday, a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters as tensions turned violent at a related rally, leaving three dead and dozens more injured
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  • Wildlife center receives 2 bear cubs to raise for next year
    Wildlife center receives 2 bear cubs to raise for next year

    , kcrg.com

    WAYNESBORO, Va (WHSV) -- The Wildlife Center of Virginia has received two bears cubs recently, both of which they will be taking care of for a while. One of the bears is a boy, found crying on its own in Madison County, Virginia, with no mother nearby. The other is a girl, found under a log near a drainage opening in Roanoke County, Virginia, also with no mother found nearby
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  • Just Cool Cars: This '30 Ford Model A honors WWII vets
    Just Cool Cars: This '30 Ford Model A honors WWII vets

    , usatoday.com

    Nick Arrington, 63, an auctioneer living in Virginia, shows off his tribute car to America's victory in World War II,. The 1930 Ford Model A has artwork from the time. Video by Henry Taylor/USA TODAY. Nick Arrington, 63, an auctioneer living in Virginia, has turned his 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton into a car that celebrates how the U.S. rallied to win World War II
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