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Virginia’s Democratic candidate for Governor took a strong stance Wednesday against Confederate monuments; promising that if elected he’ll advocate for their removal.

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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.

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