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Virginia rally victim's message 'magnified,' mother tells memorial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - With tears and defiant tributes, hundreds of purple-clad people packed an historic Charlottesville theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators. Learn More


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Baltimore removes four Confederate monuments

(Reuters) - Work crews in Baltimore took down four monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy on Wednesday before dawn, avoiding protests of the sort that greeted the planned removal of a statue in the neighboring state of Virginia. More »


Army helicopter with five aboard crashes off Hawaii: U.S. Coast Guard

(Reuters) - Rescue teams searched for a downed Army Black Hawk helicopter with five crew members aboard that was last reported off the west coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday. More »


U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. More »


U.S. too slow to require rear seat belt warnings, lawsuit says

(Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses the U.S. government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts. More »


U.S. civil rights group sues Nebraska prisons for overcrowding

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Nebraska state prison system on Wednesday to remedy what it says is overcrowding that has fueled riots, assaults and created unconstitutional conditions for prisoners. More »


Black banker sues Goldman Sachs for racial discrimination

(Reuters) - A black banker in Goldman Sachs Group Inc's personal wealth management unit filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing the firm of steering top clients to her white colleagues and denying her promotions because of her race. More »


Carmakers win brief reprieve from lawsuits over faulty Takata air bags

(Reuters) - Automakers on Wednesday won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata Corp <7312.T> that led to the largest-ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths. More »


U.N. experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigations

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on U.S. political leaders "at all levels" on Wednesday to combat rising racist violence and xenophobia and urged prosecution of perpetrators of hate crimes. More »


Television gets its own festival in New York's Tribeca

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organizers of New York's annual Tribeca Film Festival are launching a standalone television event to recognize the vast and varied content now available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. More »


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