{FD} University of Virginia to remove Confederate plaques, ban open flames

The University of Virginia is removing Confederate plaques from its Rotunda, strengthening its ban on open flames and giving funds from an old KKK donation to the Charlottesville violence victims as it grapples with the Aug. 11 white supremacist march on its bucolic campus.

{FD} University of Virginia group protests ‘cops and robbers’ frat party they claim mocks mass incarceration

A University of Virginia fraternity came under fire Thursday after it hosted a "cops and robbers" party -- an event a student group said mocked mass incarceration -- but the frat turned the tables on protesters, calling the real police to complain about trespassing.

{FD} Sex offender sentenced in 1975 girls’ murder case that alarmed DC suburbs

A man charged with killing two young sisters from Maryland is expected to plead guilty Tuesday, more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to a local shopping mall.

{FD} FBI, DHS warned of increasingly violent Antifa clashes in 2016, documents show

Well before the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville and the ongoing violent clashes with white supremacists and other groups, federal authorities warned local officials the actions of left-wing extremists were becoming increasingly confrontational and dangerous.

{FD} Oldest historians group on Confederate monuments: Preservation and ‘historical context’ needed

The nation’s oldest historians group called for a nuanced debate regarding the removal of Confederate monuments – and for preserving the controversial symbols in some way.

Charlottesville covers Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson statues with black shrouds

Workers in Charlottesville shrouded statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson in black on Wednesday as the city grappled with an outbreak of deadly violence at a white nationalist rally earlier this month.

Trump on Charlottesville: From blaming ‘both sides’ for attack to berating the media

Standing before his supporters in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump lambasted the media – specifically “fake news” – for its coverage of his response to the attack in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month.