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An uneasy Florida braces for white supremacist speech and protests

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An uneasy Florida braces for white supremacist speech and protests


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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

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Former Patriots defensive star donating salary for educational equality

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Expert offers advice ahead of white nationalist event: 'Don't engage'

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Georgia SF/SG Landers Nolley commits to Virginia Tech

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ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules

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Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist's speech
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers wearing bulletproof vests were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest. Richard Spencer’s event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency to prepare for possible violence, comes about two months after rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters   Read More ...
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Florida police brace for protests at speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer
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Security at UF ramps up ahead of white nationalist leader's visit
The University of Florida is bracing for potential violence Thursday at a speech by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are reporting to the Gainesville campus before Thursday afternoon's events. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency. In August, Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence. Mark Strassmann reports   Read More ...
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University president: Richard Spencer hoping for violence to build movement
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An uneasy Florida braces for white supremacist speech and protests
(CNN)– The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives to deliver a speech on his racist views on campus. The event, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, will be Spencer’s first visit to a college campus since he and others participated in the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August   Read More ...
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An uneasy Florida braces for white supremacist speech and protests
GAINESVILLE, Fl. — The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives to deliver a speech on his racist views on campus. The event, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, will be Spencer’s first visit to a college campus since he and others participated in the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August   Read More ...
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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist
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An uneasy Florida braces for white supremacist speech and protests
A white supremacist's speech is causing anxiety at the University of Florida Protests are expected on Thursday for Richard Spencer's speech (CNN)The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives to deliver a speech on his racist views on campus. The event, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, will be Spencer's first visit to a college campus since he and others participated in the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August   Read More ...
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Former Patriots defensive star donating salary for educational equality
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Philadelphia Eagles' Chris Long is donating the rest of his year's salary
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Meteor sighting reported in Connecticut
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Chris Long donating remaining game checks to education equality causes
Former St. Louis Rams player Chris Long will donate his next 10 NFL game checks to organizations in support of equal education opportunities for students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Long, who currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, launched the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow, which encourages fans and businesses to join the cause of education equality. Long previously donated his first six game checks of the 2017 season to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia following a white supremacist march on the University of Virginia campus and subsequent violence   Read More ...
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'It’s basically a powder keg right now': University of Florida braces for Richard Spencer speech
White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak Thursday in Florida, his first speech since the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the clocked ticked down toward white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida, the campus was on edge amid concerns over potential violence between supporters and counterprotesters. Students and faculty expressed fear and worry about Spencer’s Thursday appearance and the increased security presence   Read More ...
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Eagles defensive end Chris Long is donating his salary
PHILADELPHIA — Chris Long is donating the rest of his year's salary to increase educational equality. The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, he's using the next 10 to launch the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign. "My wife and I have been passionate about education being a gateway for upward mobility and equality," Long told The Associated Press   Read More ...
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Eagles DE Chris Long donating his entire salary for educational equality
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Organizer of Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville arrested again
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Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities
RICHMOND, Va. — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word “racist” was found painted in red on the Jefferson Davis statue in Richmond on Tuesday. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says a memorial to the Confederate dead was spray-painted with “#2 BETTER LUCK NEVER” early Monday morning   Read More ...
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Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word "racist" was found painted in red on the Jefferson Davis statue in Richmond on Tuesday. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says a memorial to the Confederate dead was spray-painted with "#2 BETTER LUCK NEVER" early Monday morning   Read More ...
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A Virginia teenager died Monday after driving an SUV into the path of a train
A Fauquier County teenager died Monday night after driving an SUV into the path of a train in Bealeton, according to the Virginia State Police. The crash happened shortly after 6 p.m. in the 1100 block of Remington Road. Sgt. Les Tyler said the Chevrolet SUV being driven by Hunter James Costello, 19, approached the marked railroad crossing at a private driveway and was hit by the southbound Amtrak passenger train as his vehicle was crossing the tracks   Read More ...
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Four-star PG Jared Butler commits to Alabama
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Virginia state-owned liquor stores sell nearly $1 billion
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Experts expect worst season in years for fall foliage
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Expert offers advice ahead of white nationalist event: 'Don't engage'
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A state of emergency has been declared ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer's event at the University of Florida. Gov. Rick Scott issued the executive order. Students are already protesting on campus. Local groups said they have some advice for the public. The chaos that ensued during an "alt-right," or white nationalist, event in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a scene that is still fresh in the minds of many people   Read More ...
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Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech
(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence. Rallies by neo-Nazis and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August led to violent street clashes with counter-protesters. After the melee, as counter-protesters were dispersing, a 20-year-old man who is said by law enforcement to have harbored Nazi sympathies smashed his car into the crowd, killing a 32-year-old woman   Read More ...
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Charlottesville Counterprotester Who Ignited Spray Can Is Charged
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Police release surveillance photo of suspected VSU shooting suspect dropping gun on campus
Police today released a surveillance photo of man dropping a gun on the campus of Virginia State University after allegedly shooting a Petersburg man in the parking lot of VSU's football stadium after the school's homecoming game. Authorities have recovered the weapon and sent it to the state lab for forensic testing, said Chesterfield County police Sgt. Brad Conner. Conner said the shooting occurred about 8:25 p   Read More ...
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19-year-old Chesterfield man killed in Powhatan multivehicle crash
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Police release surveillance photo of suspected Virginia State University shooting suspect dropping gun on campus
Police today released a surveillance photo of man dropping a gun on the campus of Virginia State University after allegedly shooting a Petersburg man in the parking lot of VSU's football stadium after the school's homecoming game. Authorities have recovered the weapon and sent it to the state lab for forensic testing, said Chesterfield County police Sgt. Brad Conner. Conner said the shooting occurred about 8:25 p   Read More ...
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Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste
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Georgia SF/SG Landers Nolley commits to Virginia Tech
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Campus lockdown lifted after shooting wounds 1 at Virginia State University
A shooting at Virginia State University on Saturday night prompted a lockdown on campus, in what police called an "isolated incident" that came at the end of homecoming weekend. Virginia State University Police said about 8:25 p.m., police were called to the 1 block of Hayden Street in Petersburg for a reported shooting. Officers found a man who was wounded by gunfire, authorities said   Read More ...
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Not on the Ballot, but Dominating the Virginia Governor’s Race: Trump
Photo RICHMOND, Va. — Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for Virginia governor, deployed just about every tactical evasion he had learned from a lifetime in politics as he dodged questions about President Trump. Then he finally flashed irritation. “I don’t know the president,” Mr. Gillespie said in an interview at his headquarters here when asked whether he thought Mr. Trump was ethical   Read More ...
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VSU lockdown lifted after shooting
A lockdown at Virginia State University has been lifted as police still investigate the Saturday night shooting of an adult male non-student on the Ettrick campus. VSU and Chesterfield County police responded to the first block of Hayden Street after receiving a call of a shooting around 8:25 p.m. Officers found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where he remained Sunday morning, according to Chesterfield police Lt   Read More ...
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Lockdown lifted at Virginia State University
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A lockdown has been lifted on Virginia State University campus following a shooting that left one person injured, authorities said Sunday. Virginia State University Police said via Twitter that "Police have cleared the scene. Officers will remain vigilant. Campus lock down has been lifted." The incident happened about 8:25 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement released by the Chesterfield Police Department   Read More ...
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