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Heather Heyer's Mother Urges "Righteous Action"

As a lone musician played her own tribute to Heather Heyer outside, police stood guard along with three young women armed with pink helmets and baseball bats. Also on hand, in case of trouble, about two dozen religious leaders including the Reverend Elaine Ellis Thomas.

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Rally in Charlottesville: Updating

This post is updating with Tweets and dispatches from Charlottesville in the aftermath of yesterday's 'Unite the Right' Rally.

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The violence that erupted in Charlottesville over the weekend was prompted by the city’s desire to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. That’s a legal battle that’s still unfolding in the courts and it’s far from settled.

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As mayors and governors across the country call for the removal of Confederate monuments, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney stands by his position that that city's statues need context, not wholesale removal.

 

Mallory Noe-Payne has this look at how a white supremacist rally has, and has not, changed the conversation about monuments in the former Capital of the Confederacy.

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Two Virginia State Troopers  will be laid to rest later this week.  Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates and Lieutenant Jay Cullen were killed when their helicopter crashed near Charlottesville Saturday.

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Anthem, Virginia’s largest healthcare provider, is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act marketplace – following other insurers who left the system earlier this year. Senator Mark Warner believes that is a troubling sign.

As Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe prepares to leave office early next year, he can look to a record of economic development that even some Republicans applaud. But there’s one particular industry that the governor has tapped more than others. 

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A lot has changed since the last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the U.S.  One swept across the whole country, as next Monday’s will in 1918. The only other one in that century was visible in just some parts of the country. That was in 1979.  Back then, all that most people could do, was watch in awe. But this time, it’s different.         

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Organizers in Richmond are cancelling a rally in support of Confederate monuments planned for next month. They had submitted a permit request to the state before this weekend’s events in Charlottesville. But given the violence, they says now’s not the time.

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Virginia’s largest insurer is pulling out of the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.

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Senator Mark Warner is denouncing the violent rally in Charlottesville over the weekend. 

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Officials in Richmond broke ground today on a new Civil War Museum. The facility will feature exhibit halls and a theater. And while it’s been in the works for years, this weekend’s events in Charlottesville gave the effort a renewed sense of urgency.

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