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Neo-Nazi guilty of murder over Charlottesville rampage

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:01 AM

James Alex Fields Jr is guilty of first degree murder, among other charges, which carries a possible life sentence

JUSTICE. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" exchange insluts with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Charlottesville victims recount life-altering injuries at trial

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:10 AM

A year after the incident, victims of a car-ramming at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville now live with permanent injuries

'LIFE-ALTERING'. Victims recount violent experience after a car ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Neo-Nazi on trial over deadly Charlottesville car rampage

Nov 26, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) If convicted of first degree murder, James Fields faces between 20 years to life in prison

CHARLOTTESVILLE. People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.  File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

Ivanka Trump says no room in U.S. for 'neo-nazism'

Aug 12, 2018 - 1:19 PM

'While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country,' says the daughter of US President Donald Trump

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows Ivanka Trump on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Ivanka Trump, America's incoming first daughter and wife of newly named White House special advisor Jared Kushner, will step down from the Trump Organization and her own label, US media reported on January 10, 2017. The reports came just hours after President-elect Donald Trump announced that her husband would take on a top-level job as special advisor to the incoming Republican commander-in-chief. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Trump condemns 'all types of racism' a year after Charlottesville

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

'The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division,' Trump writes on Twitter

ONE YEAR AGO. This file photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

Be brave, Barcelona!

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The task of the hour is to transform grief into courage; intolerance into an openness of the heart; hatred into a capacity to love; and indifference into a brave brand of global citizenship

Muslim residents of Barcelona pay tribute at the Canaletas fountain during a demonstration on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, to protest against terrorism and in tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack on August 19, 2017, two days after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100. Drivers have ploughed on August 17, 2017 into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 14 people dead and injuring more than 100 others. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

For Trump, a complicated return to a White House in disarray

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Far from striking a more unifying tone Trump s words and actions continue to feed the sense of a rudderless presidency lurching from one self generated crisis to the next

IN THE DARK. This file photo taken on May 27, 2017 shows a night time view of the residence of the White House in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Thousands join anti-racism march in Boston

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:41 AM

UPDATED Thousands of anti racism demonstrators flood the streets of Boston dwarfing a gathering of white nationalists in the city

COUNTER-PROTEST. Counter-protestors chant 'Black lives matter' ahead of a "Free Speech rally to be attended by far-right figures. Screenshot from Rappler video.

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Internet titans that have contorted to balance free speech with odious content are standing firm this week against being used to glorify killing in the name of race

RIGHT WING. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' exchange insluts with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. in 'economic war' with China, says Trump strategist Bannon

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:45 AM

In a frank freewheeling telephone interview with the website American Prospect Steve Bannon also talks about the infighting in the White House

TOP AIDE. In this file photo, Stephen Bannon, White House Chief Strategist, at the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 17, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Donald Trump finds himself an isolated figure after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sends business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover

This file photo taken on August 12, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Jim Watson/AFP

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:25 AM

The removal of the monuments comes 4 days after clashes in Charlottesville Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from a public park

REMOVED. Workers load statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson on a flatbed truck in the early hours of August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. ProPublica / Alec MacGillis/AFP

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Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Aug 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

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Trump, the businessman president, loses CEO support

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Trump has now lost support from several executives who left an advisory panel on manufacturing over his response to a violent white supremacist rally in Virginia – a sign that big business is disenchanted with the billionaire leader

WANING CONFIDENCE? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 23, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest: 'Blame on both sides'

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:04 AM

3rd UPDATE The Republican president – who one day ago solemnly denounced racism and singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo Nazis as criminals and thugs – also hit out at the alt left over the weekend melee

BLAME GAME. US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Aug 15, 2017 - 12:03 PM

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Trump slams 'evil' racism, singles out KKK, neo-Nazis

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Trump has taken heat from Democrats and Republicans alike for his initial response to Saturday s August 12 violence in Charlottesville Virginia

RAGE. Hundreds of protesters gather outside of Trump Tower along Fifth Avenue on August 14, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

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Aug 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM

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Aug 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM

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Charlottesville: Race drags town into a fight it does not seek

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:41 AM

A pretty university town imbued with American history Charlottesville Virginia has been thrust into the news by right wing extremists whose views are deeply at odds with the city s sense of its own values

The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in the center of Emancipation Park the day after the Unite the Right rally devolved into violence August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED But Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer blames US President Donald Trump for creating an atmosphere of coarseness cynicism [and] bullying in America

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. A picturesque Virginia city braced Saturday for a flood of white nationalist demonstrators as well as counter-protesters, declaring a local emergency as law enforcement attempted to quell early violent clashes.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

No Filipino hurt in violent Virginia protests – DFA

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The Philippine embassy in Washington DC calls on Filipinos in Charlottesville and neighboring areas to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings

VIOLENCE. A vehicle plowed into a crowd of people at a Virginia rally, where violence erupted between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters, witnesses said, causing an unclear number of injuries. Photo by Paul J Richards/AFP

One dead at U.S. far-right rally, Trump blames 'many sides'

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED The FBI and federal prosecutors have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident that killed one woman and wounded 19 in Charlottesville Virginia

CRIME SCENE. People receive first-aid after a car ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. Paul J. Richards/AFP