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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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Rounding out a weekend of chaos, a couple hundred people took to the streets in Richmond Sunday night, protesting white supremacy and fascism. Police closed down portions of Broad Street as they marched to a monument of Robert E. Lee.  A local journalist covering the march was attacked, and one protester was arrested.

Did Police Handle Charlottesville's Unrest Well?

Aug 14, 2017

There’s been a good deal of discussion about police conduct during Saturday’s unrest in Charlottesville, but complaints of inaction are coming from both sides.

Virginia State Police Photos

There was no distress call from a state police helicopter that crashed outside Charlottesville Saturday. Investigators with National Transportation Safety Board said Monday the helicopter was flying at 2,300 feet when radar showed it descending at a 45-degree angle into the ground.

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