In this frame from video, Jason Kessler, a blogger based in Charlottesville, Va., speaks to the media on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Kessler, who organized the rally in Charlottesville on Saturday that sparked violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters tried to hold a news conference, but a crowd booed him and forced him away from the lectern. (AP Photo)

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Jason Kessler, Charlottesville rally organizer, says he's in hiding More

Jason Kessler graduated from the University of Virginia, voted for Obama in 2008, and once attended an Occupy Wall Street rally in Charlottesville. More

CRIME

Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

An Oxford University employee accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist was extradited to Chicago late Friday night.

CRIME

Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sunk in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door.

President defends 'beautiful' Confederate statues amid renewed push for their removal President defends 'beautiful' Confederate statues amid renewed push for their removal

Values

After Charlottesville: Americans should settle our differences with talk, not violence

The violence and tragic death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va., is but the latest manifestation of a sad departure from our nation’s ability to settle our differences by talking instead of ...

VIDEO

1 officer killed, 5 injured in separate shootings

Incidents occurred in Florida and Pennsylvania

Two law enforcement officers stand guard outside Osceola Regional Medical Center after two Kissimmee police officers were shot Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Kissimmee, Fla.   Police said one officer was killed and another gravely injured in Kissimmee in central Florida. The other two officers were injured a couple of hours later in Jacksonville. Three suspects in Kissimmee were arrested; one is being sought. The shooter in Jacksonville was shot and killed.   (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP) Two law enforcement officers stand guard outside Osceola Regional Medical Center after two Kissimmee police officers were shot Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Kissimmee, Fla.   Police said one officer was killed and another gravely injured in Kissimmee in central Florida. The other two officers were injured a couple of hours later in Jacksonville. Three suspects in Kissimmee were arrested; one is being sought. The shooter in Jacksonville was shot and killed.   (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Police and Law Enforcement

Florida police shooting: Marine veteran charged for killing cop, wounding other

Everett Glenn Miller faces a first-degree murder in the shooting killing of Officer Matthew Baxter.

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TERRORISM

Want to keep America safe? Train more veterinarians

The White House wants to strengthen America's anti-terrorism defenses. So it's calling on a new set of special agents: veterinarians.

VIDEO

Duke removes Robert E. Lee statue overnight

University removes statue of Confederate general

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CRIME

Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of Fla. officers

Florida authorities say two Kissimmee police officers have been shot.

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CRIME

2 Pennsylvania troopers shot, 1 person dead

Authorities say two Pennsylvania state troopers have been shot and a suspect killed outside a small-town store, south of Pittsburgh.

Damage is seen done to the face of a statue of Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee at Duke University's Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. on August 17, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake - RTS1C7GA Damage is seen done to the face of a statue of Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee at Duke University's Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. on August 17, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake - RTS1C7GA

College

Duke removes Robert E. Lee statue, days after it was vandalized

Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized.

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CRIME

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized.

VIDEO

Teen girl gets stabbed during fight

12-year-old girl stabs 16-year-old

Texas

Large police presence planned for 'Dallas against White Supremacy' rally

Dallas police have increased security measures in preparation for a Saturday evening rally against hate in front of the City Hall.

CRIME

Drone used to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico, police say

A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring ...

CRIME

Las Vegas school fight turns into violent stabbing attack, disturbing video shows

A 12-year-old female Las Vegas student stabbed a 16-year-old girl Friday morning during an altercation before class began, authorities said.

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CRIME

Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home

Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Prince George's County Police ...

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World

Taliban kill 5 police in southern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says the Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in the southern Helmand province, killing five Afghan police.

Washington Post reports at least six pedestrians were struck Washington Post reports at least six pedestrians were struck

CRIME

Charlottesville suspect faces 5 additional felony charges

The man accused of driving his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is facing five additional felony charges.

US

USC mascot squabble: Trojan horse for political correctness?

In California, the raging U.S. cultural battle over Civil War icons has spread to the names of horses.

US

Central US faces severe storms, flooding downpours to close out the weekend

A renewed threat for severe weather and flooding will emerge over the midwestern United States spanning late Sunday into Monday.

US

Boston hopes to keep peace at 'Free Speech Rally'

In the wake of Charlottesville, all eyes are turning to Boston, which is scheduled to hold a “Free Speech Rally” on Saturday afternoon.

US

Use wrong pronoun for transgender senior? California may punish you

The California state Senate is considering a bill that would punish health care workers up to a year in jail if they “willfully and repeatedly” decline to address a transgender resident with their “...

CRIME

Babysitter, barber held in sex offenses against children

An 18-year-old woman who was babysitting a 4-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting the child, say police in San Antonio, Texas.

CRIME

The Latest: Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured

The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 1:22 a.m.

CRIME

The Latest: Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren (all times local): 12:53 a.m.

Christianity

Evangelical advisers stay with Trump as others criticize him

One of President Donald Trump's most steadfast constituencies has been standing by him amid his defense of a white nationalist rally in Virginia, even as business leaders, artists and Republicans turn ...

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