Top Jan. 6 Investigator Fired From Post at the University of Virginia

Democrats in Virginia denounced the action as a partisan move aimed at helping former President Donald J. Trump undercut the investigation of the Capitol riot.

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Give Where You Live

Find the people doing good work in your own community and help them do it.

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‘Shopping Cart Killer’ Suspected in Four Deaths, Police Say

The authorities in Virginia say that Anthony Robinson met his victims via online dating sites and later transported their bodies in shopping carts to dispose of them.

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Charlottesville’s Statue of Robert E. Lee Will Be Melted Down

The statue was the focus of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. A local African American heritage center plans to turn it into a new piece of public art.

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Charlottesville Extremists Lose in Court, but Replacement Theory Lives On

Organizers of the “Unite the Right” demonstration suffered a damaging legal defeat this week. But four years after the rally, their message has seeped closer to the conservative mainstream.

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Jury Finds Rally Organizers Responsible for Charlottesville Violence

Jurors found the main organizers of the deadly right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 liable under state law, awarding more than $25 million in damages, but deadlocked on federal conspiracy charges.

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Charlottesville Rally Trial: What We’ve Learned So Far

Closing arguments from both sides in the civil trial were on Thursday. The heart of the case is whether the defendants engaged in a race-based violent conspiracy.

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Charlottesville Struggles to Move on After the ‘Unite the Right’ Rally

Many residents hoped the town would become an example of racial reconciliation. It hasn’t happened.

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Opening Statements Begin in Charlottesville Rally Trial

The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages from the far-right organizers of a violent rally in 2017, accusing them of violating the civil rights of minorities by plotting violence.

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Trauma of Charlottesville Rally Is Soundtrack to Start of Civil Trial

The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages from the far-right organizers of a violent rally in 2017, accusing them of violating the civil rights of minorities by plotting violence.

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Victims of Charlottesville Rally Argue the Violence Was Planned

The civil trial that starts Monday will examine whether the far-right organizers had plotted to foment violence. They have countered that bloodshed stemmed from self-defense.

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Are You Contributing to America’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

Do we need to redefine the American dream of owning a single-family home?

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Author of ‘My Monticello’ on Writing a Debut Book With Buzz

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, at 50, is not the average age of a debut author. But the public school teacher describes herself as a “literary debutante” with the October publication of “My Monticello.”

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Help! How to Support Local Communities in Your Travels

A reader asks for recommendations for domestic travel destinations, particularly places that rely on tourism — and encourage vaccinations.

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Charlottesville Can Remove Confederate Statues, High Court Rules

Monuments to the Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are not protected by state law and can come down, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

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What $1.1 Million Buys You in Rhode Island, Virginia and Indiana

A two-bedroom condo in a Gilded Age mansion in Newport, a modernized 1945 house in Charlottesville and a Victorian in Crown Point.

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Charlottesville Inspired Biden to Run. Now It Has a Message for Him.

The white supremacist rally in 2017 prefigured the rise of right-wing violence in President Trump’s name. Now, as President Biden calls for national unity, residents say it requires accountability first.

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We Worked Together on the Internet. Last Week, He Stormed the Capitol.

At BuzzFeed, we followed the signals of social media. A young employee followed them all the way to Charlottesville and Capitol Hill.

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In Michigan, a Dress Rehearsal for the Chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday

In April, armed protesters crowded into the State Capitol in Michigan. Frightened lawmakers saw echoes of that day in Wednesday’s deadly riot at the Capitol in Washington.

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With Each Run, a City Shaken by Racism Is ‘Finding the Greater Good’

The route William Jones III designed 15 years ago through predominantly Black neighborhoods in Charlottesville, Va., has become the impetus for a diverse running group that’s grown since the summer.

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Why ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Should Set Off Alarm Bells

America’s failure to deal with the white power movement.

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Confederate Statue Near Site of White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Is Removed

The 111-year-old monument, “At Ready,” includes two cannons and cannonballs. It was near the site of a violent white supremacist rally in 2017 that killed one and injured dozens more.

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Remembering the Presidency of Donald Trump

I wish it were a fever dream in my Covid-clouded mind. But, no, our president believes empathy, like patriotic sacrifice, is for suckers.

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A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes

President Trump has employed provocative and sometimes incendiary words and images to focus attention on demonstrations and away from the human and economic costs of the pandemic.

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‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.

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Confederate Statue Debate Is Reignited by George Floyd Protests

Dozens came down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. Protesters outraged over the death of Mr. Floyd are targeting some that remained.

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The Most Important Word in the Hospitality Industry? ‘Clean’

The world’s largest hotel companies have all come forward in recent weeks to announce new cleaning playbooks.

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