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Op-Ed Contributor: How to Respond to Richard Spencer

If you expected the white nationalist to skulk away after Charlottesville, you misunderstood his strategy.

Man beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville is arrested

In an incident captured on video and widely shared online, a black man was beaten by several white attackers in a parking garage during August's rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.


U.S. white nationalists sued over Virginia protest violence

(Reuters) - Eleven people have sued white nationalists whose rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly this summer, saying they suffered emotional and physical trauma from protesters' threats and violence.

Charlottesville suing to stop private militias at rallies

Two months after the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city and a group of local business owners headed to court Thursday to file a novel lawsuit to prevent what they call "private militia" groups from wreaking havoc on the town once again.


Charlottesville, Virginia, schools on partial lockdown after threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist protest over a Confederate statue turned deadly this summer, were under a partial lockdown on Wednesday after the FBI discovered a potential online threat, authorities said.

Charlottesville mayor slams white supremacists for rally

Officials in Virginia denounced white supremacist Richard Spencer and dozens of his supporters who held another rally holding tiki torches in Charlottesville on Saturday night.


White nationalists return to Charlottesville for torch-lit protest

(Reuters) - White nationalists briefly rallied on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman who was run down by a car.

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Richard Spencer and White Nationalists Return to Charlottesville

A small crowd bearing torches returned briefly to the site of a violent protest in Virginia, chanting, “You will not replace us!”

Borger: Trump and his Cabinet are in an awkward embrace

This is the world in which we now live: The secretary of state has reportedly called the President a moron and spends a day trying to clean up the mess. The secretary of defense has publicly disputed the President's stated intent to withdraw from the Iran deal and also said we're not done talking with North Korea, after the President tweeted that we are done talking with North Korea. The chief economic adviser went on the record to say the administration must do a better job of denouncing hate groups after Charlottesville. The chief of staff, a four-star general, has privately told people he'd never been spoken to so badly in 35 years of government service, according to the New York Times.


In an Era of Strife, Museums Collect History as It Happens

In places like Charlottesville, Baltimore and Orlando, curators now rush to save evidence of tumultuous events.

Outgoing Sen. Corker: 'I stand by' my criticism of Trump

Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump after his handling of the racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, and he's standing by those words.

Evangelicals urge more action from Trump against white supremacists

A group of prominent evangelical Christians are calling on President Donald Trump to take further steps to condemn white supremacists -- specifically those in the alt-right -- following the August white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead.

Rep. Jeffries: Trump a 'racial arsonist'

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says that Donald Trump's response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, led many Americans "to conclude that the President of the United States chose to pull the sheets off and reveal himself."

Lawmaker: Trump pulled the sheets off

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) alleges that after President Trump's response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, he "pulled the sheets off and revealed himself."

The NFL, Charlottesville, and Trump's pattern of racial division

The overwhelming defiance in the NFL on Sunday to President Donald Trump's attacks on protesting players encapsulates the high stakes for the GOP in his belligerent approach to race relations.

Trump repeats 'both sides' rhetoric on Charlottesville violence after meeting with black senator

President Donald Trump maintained Thursday his controversial position that people on both sides of the deadly Charlottesville clashes were at fault, one day after meeting with the lone African-American Senate Republican who publicly condemned him over it.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Resurrects His Claim That Both Sides Share Blame in Charlottesville Violence

President Trump thrust himself back into the racial storms of Charlottesville, repeating his charge that those resisting neo-Nazis and white supremacists were as much to blame as the alt-right.


Trump says violence by anti-fascists proves him right on Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday stood by his belief that both sides were to blame for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 between white supremacists and counterprotesters.

Analysis: The President just defended his response to Charlottesville violence. Again.

Aboard Air Force One on the way back from visiting Florida to see the damage wreaked by Hurricane Irma, President Trump fielded questions from reporters. Someone asked about Trump's meeting with South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate and someone who had been deeply critical of Trump's both-sides-do-it response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump stands by Charlottesville comments

On Air Force One, President Trump said again that there were bad people on the other side of the white supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Race and Ethnicity

After Charlottesville, Black Republican Gives Trump a Lecture on Racism

The president invited Senator Tim Scott to the Oval Office for what Mr. Trump’s staff described as a demonstration of the president’s commitment to “positive race relations.”

Charlottesville vice mayor defends ESPN anchor: 'Where is the lie?'

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin that he doesn't see anything wrong with ESPN anchor Jemele Hill's series of tweets calling President Trump a "white supremacist."

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Was Charlottesville the Exception or the Rule?

The past year has shown us that Americans have accepted the erasure of our history.

House and Senate push Trump to condemn white supremacists

Congress is sending a bipartisan joint resolution condemning the Charlottesville violence -- as well as "white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups"-- to President Donald Trump for his signature.


Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups

(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution late on Tuesday calling on President Donald Trump to condemn hate groups after Trump was criticized for his response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a month ago.

Colleges and Universities

After Charlottesville, Colleges Vow to Do Something. But What?

Universities are grappling with a dramatic spike in white supremacist activity on their campuses, forcing them to weigh competing priorities: safety, free speech and diversity.

Steve Bannon: Gary Cohn should have resigned after Charlottesville

Steve Bannon said his former colleague and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn should have resigned after publicly rebuking President Donald Trump for his response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bannon: Cohn should have resigned

Steve Bannon said his former colleague and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn should have resigned after publicly rebuking President Donald Trump for his response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Dave Matthews harnesses local roots with Concert for Charlottesville

(Reuters) - Pop stars Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams will join the Dave Matthews Band in a free concert aimed at promoting unity in Charlottesville following clashes between white supremacists and anti-racist protesters last month.


Charlottesville OKs removal of second Confederate statue

(Reuters) - Charlottesville, Virginia, has decided to remove another Confederate general's statue from a park, a city spokeswoman said on Wednesday, just weeks after a woman died during protests over a decision to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee.

Baldwin: When it matters, this country comes together

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reflects on a month that began with violence in Charlottesville and ended with compassion in Houston.


Texas board votes to remove Confederate general's name from school

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A San Antonio school board has voted to change the name of its Robert E. Lee High School, citing the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia as the impetus for no longer wanting to honor the Confederate general.


White House downplays Charlottesville comments from Tillerson, Cohn

ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday downplayed talk of division among President Donald Trump's advisers after Secretary of State Tillerson and economic adviser Gary Cohn appeared to criticize Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Charlottesville Beating Suspect Is Arrested in Georgia

Video images helped identify the suspect, the second man arrested in connection with an assault on an African-American counterprotester on Aug. 12.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

T Agitprop: 5 Artists Respond to: Charlottesville

Robert Longo, Toyin Ojih Odutola and other artists reflect on the violent events in the city on Aug. 12.


Confederate battle flag sales boom after Charlottesville clash

(Reuters) - Demand for Confederate flags at Chris Ackerman's Civil War memorabilia shop in Pennsylvania has surged since violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia this month reignited the United States' debate over race and the legacy of slavery.


FEATURE-U.S. Confederate battle flag sales boom after Charlottesville clash

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Demand for Confederate flags at Chris Ackerman's Civil War memorabilia shop in Pennsylvania has surged since violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia this month reignited the United States' debate over race and the legacy of slavery.

Man charged with firing gun at protesters

Police say that Richard Wilson Preston was arrested after firing his gun into a group of counterprotesters at a Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally.


Anti-racism activists to march from Charlottesville to Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-racism activists will begin a 10-day march on Monday from Charlottesville to Washington to protest against a far-right rally in the Virginia city and what they called President Donald Trump's reluctance to condemn its white nationalist organizers.


Mom launches social justice foundation for Charlottesville victim

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mother of a woman killed during clashes between white nationalists and anti-racist protesters in Virginia said on Sunday she was launching a foundation in her daughter's name to promote social justice issues.

Man suspected of shooting at counter-protesters in Charlottesville arrested

A man who is suspected of firing a gun at counterprotesters during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month has been arrested, police said Saturday.

Tears, anger, frustration at Charlottesville town hall

Emotions ran high as Charlottesville, Virginia, residents expressed their opinions to officials at a "Community Recovery Town Hall."

Rex Tillerson: President Trump 'speaks for himself'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump "speaks for himself" when asked whether the President's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, raised questions about Trump's values.

Tillerson: President Trump speaks for himself

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chris Wallace, on Fox News Sunday, that President Donald Trump "speaks for himself" when asked whether the President's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, raised questions about Trump's values.

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Does Trump Represent U.S. Values? ‘The President Speaks for Himself,’ Tillerson Says

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” seemed to separate himself from the president on his equivocal response to the Charlottesville violence.

The world is watching Trump's attacks on the press

The day after violence erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump's re-election campaign unveiled a new ad focusing on his "enemies."

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Two Men Arrested in Connection With Charlottesville Violence

A Ku Klux Klan member was charged with shooting in the direction of a black demonstrator at the Aug. 12 rally. Another man was charged with beating a 20-year-old black man.

RNC formally condemns supremacists

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday "condemning the violence and racist beliefs" of white supremacists who took to the streets in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month -- a move that contrasts sharply with President Donald Trump's widely panned response to the deadly violence.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Foundation Started by Charlottesville Victim’s Mother Promotes Social Justice

The mother of the victim, Heather D. Heyer, said she wanted the country to learn a lesson she had taught her daughter: Disputes can be de-escalated before they become violent.

Can 'I Have a Dream' help us heal after Charlottesville?

Monday marks the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have A Dream" speech at the March on Washington. King's speech marked a new epoch in American history.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Videos Show Slow Police Response to Violent Protests in Charlottesville

Slow responses by the police to violent skirmishes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 have angered many residents, though officials insist no “stand down” order was in place.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

As White Nationalist in Charlottesville Fired, Police ‘Never Moved’

Pleas for help and a safety plan were ignored at a rally that turned deadly on Aug. 12, participants said. Both sides feel betrayed by law enforcement.

Key Trump staffer was on the brink of resigning after Charlottesville response

Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director, was on the brink of resigning after President Donald Trump's freewheeling press conference earlier this month in which he likened white supremacists to counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump rewrites history on Charlottesville

CNN's Jake Tapper checks President Trump's defense of his initial reaction to the white supremacists in Charlottesville. Read more at


Trump adviser Cohn criticizes administration's Charlottesville response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn said in an interview published on Friday that the administration needs to be more unequivocal in condemning hate groups, but added he was "reluctant" to quit over its response to a recent protest.

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Gary Cohn, Trump’s Adviser, Felt Pressure to Resign After Charlottesville

The chief economic adviser to the president said the Trump administration “can and must do better” in condemning hate groups.

Duck Dynasty's star to Trump: 'Say you were wrong'

"Duck Dynasty" star Korie Robertson says she doesn't understand why President Trump didn't speak out sooner and more forcefully against white supremacists after they rallied this month in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Rabbis dump Trump after Charlottesville

A prominent group of rabbis have pulled out of an annual call with the US president after Donald Trump's remarks over the Charlottesville violence. Rabbi Jonah Pesner speaks with CNN's Jim Sciutto.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Democrats Search for a Response After Charlottesville Violence

On Thursday, Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, called for the disbanding of President Trump’s “election integrity” panel, the latest response to racial violence.

'Duck Dynasty' star can't defend Trump remarks

Reality star Korie Robertson gets emotional while talking about President Trump's remarks after the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying she cannot defend the President's comments.

Online Dating

After Charlottesville, Even Dating Apps Are Cracking Down on Hate

OKCupid and other dating sites are the latest tech companies to ban extremists.


White nationalist surrenders in Virginia on three felony charges

(Reuters) - A white nationalist featured in a widely seen documentary about this month's violent marches and counter-protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has surrendered to police after they issued a warrant for his arrest, according to a police statement.

Can eating ever really relieve stress?

Tina Fey shoveled sheet cake into her mouth on a "Saturday Night Live" skit while ranting about the politics surrounding violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. She urged viewers to not attend the dangerous marches and to eat cake instead.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Christopher Cantwell, White Nationalist, Surrenders to the Police

Mr. Cantwell, who was featured in a Vice News report, faces charges related to his use of tear gas at a torch-lit march held in Charlottesville.

White supremacist surrenders to police

Christopher Cantwell, a white supremacist organizer known for a Vice video about a torch-lit Charlottesville, Virginia march, has turned himself in, University of Virginia Police said Wednesday.

Jews and Judaism

Rabbis Protest Trump’s Comments by Boycotting Conference Call

Furious with President Trump’s reaction to the Charlottesville protests, four groups of rabbis denounced him in unusually pointed language


Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black cloth

(Reuters) - To applause from spectators, workers in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered two statues of Confederate generals with black tarpaulins on Wednesday in honor of the woman who was killed during a rally by white nationalists in the liberal-leaning college town.

Could Charlottesville open a door for Russia?

President Donald Trump's failed response following the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, by Nazis and the KKK was not only unpresidential, it also highlighted again the problem of Russia.

Resigning science adviser leaves a not-so-subtle message

A University of California-Berkeley energy professor resigned Wednesday from his position as a State Department science envoy, blasting President Donald Trump for recent comments on white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.


UPDATE 1-Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black cloth

Aug 23 (Reuters) - To applause from spectators, workers in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered two statues of Confederate generals with black tarpaulins on Wednesday in honor of the woman who was killed during a rally by white nationalists in the liberal-leaning college town.

Trump voter: Charlottesville was a setup

A group of Trump voters from Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Alabama and Georgia give their take on who is to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Cuomo, panelist clash over Trump speech

CNN's Chris Cuomo spars with panelist Paris Dennard over President Trump's comments saying there were "good people" who marched with white supremacists in Charlottesville.


U.N. Panel Condemns Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Violence

The anti-racism committee invoked its early-action procedures for the first time since an outbreak of killings last year in Burundi.

Race and Ethnicity

A White, Hot Supremacist Summer

Charlottesville hasn’t been the only place for white supremacy. TV and movies have been their own form of cluelessness. Remember Lee on “The Bachelorette”?

Trump's Charlottesville defense omits two key words

US President Donald Trump tried to rewrite history Tuesday, defending his comments over the clashes in Charlottesville while leaving out the very words that ignited anger in the first place.

Trump omits line while defending statement

During a rally in Phoenix, President Donald Trump defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, while omitting that he initially blamed "many sides" for the clashes.

Don Lemon: Speech was a 'total eclipse of the facts'

CNN anchor Don Lemon says President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix was an attempt to rewrite history, particularly when it came to events like the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump: I spoke out forcefully against hatred

President Donald Trump defended his response to the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia at a campaign rally in Phoenix, saying "I strongly condemn neo-Nazis, white Supremacists and the KKK."

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Watch Live: President Trump’s Rally in Phoenix

The event, during President Trump’s first visit to Arizona since the election, is his first rally after his comments on Charlottesville, Va.


Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting

(Reuters) - City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecting spectators from a chaotic council meeting as residents demanded answers over how a recent white nationalist rally turned deadly.


George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

Students excited, parents cautious as classes begin today in Charlottesville

The images of white nationalists marching across the campus of the University of Virginia, carrying torches and chanting racist slogans, scared Shanice Theodore at first.

United States Politics and Government

Black Republicans Face ‘Moral Dilemma’ After Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

President Trump’s equivocation on a racist rally has strained ties to even his most ardent African-American supporters who have turned outspoken critics.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Rally in Arizona: What You Need to Know

President Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Tuesday — for his first rally since his comments on Charlottesville, Va. — could draw thousands of protesters.

Trump set to hold campaign-style rally in Phoenix

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the page on a disastrous week in which his comments responding to white supremacists' actions in Charlottesville, Virginia, were condemned across the political spectrum by all but his adoring base.

Afghanistan, Solar Eclipse, Charlottesville: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Protesters shout down Charlottesville City Council

Demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, interrupted and blasted City Council members during their first meeting since violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters.


Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protesters

(Reuters) - A city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia briefly dissolved into an angry protest on Monday as activists and residents demanded answers from officials regarding the response from police during a deadly rally held by white supremacists.

Ryan: Trump 'messed up' response to Charlottesville

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) responds to a constituent's question regarding President Donald Trump's response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Analysis: Afghanistan speech ended up being about Charlottesville

President Donald Trump used a speech ostensibly focused on his decision about the future of America's role in Afghanistan to issue a call for unity and healing in the United States, a clear attempt to patch over the damage caused by his repeated unwillingness to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis following their violent protests in Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Melee Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

Chaos erupts as residents of a Virginia city criticize city officials for how they handled protests by white supremacists.

Protesters disrupt Charlottesville City Council

Tensions flared Monday night after demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, interrupted City Council members in the first meeting since violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters.

Mayor slams Trump for holding rally

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says it's inappropriate for President Trump to hold a campaign rally in his city so soon after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Liberty University

Liberty University Alumni Return Diplomas in Protest of Trump Remarks

Dozens of alumni pledged to act after the university’s leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., defended President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.


Chalked messages show Charlottesville's shock after weekend violence

(Story corrects August 14 instance to remove Naranjo quote from the 18th paragraph that was erroneously attributed to him)


JPMorgan pledges up to $2 million to fight racism, support human rights

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it will contribute up to $2 million to fight racism and support human rights in light of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to violence and the death of a protester.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Christopher Cantwell, White Nationalist in Vice Video, Braces for Charges

The authorities in Virginia have issued warrants for Mr. Cantwell’s arrest after his involvement in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

Colleges and Universities

University of Texas at Austin Removes Confederate Statues in Overnight Operation

The university’s president said that violent protests over a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., had opened his eyes to what the monuments represented.

United States Politics and Government

White House Bracing for an Angry Reception in Phoenix

Rumors of a pardon for a former sheriff, Joe Arpaio, could deepen racial wounds exposed by the president’s comments on Charlottesville, Va.

United States Politics and Government

Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville.

What was supposed to be an amicable departure for the president’s chief strategist became a messy exit after public furor over the president’s response to a race-fueled melee.