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Duke University removes Lee statue from chapel

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/19/17, 11:15 am

Duke University removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its campus chapel early Saturday morning. Lee’s likeness, which was vandalized earlier this week, stood among statues of nine other historical figures related to Methodism, Protestantism, and the American South at the entryway to Duke Chapel, an ecumenical place of worship in Durham, N.C., that has roots in the United Methodist Church.

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Charlottesville aftermath persists into weekend

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/18/17, 04:32 pm

Cities across the country are responding to calls to remove Confederate monuments after violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., last week. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow the city to remove the disputed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Signer said the city must act “by denying the Nazis and the KKK and the so-called alt-right the twisted totem they seek.” The U.S.

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Mother of Charlottesville victim declines Trump’s call

by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/18/17, 11:47 am

WASHINGTON—The mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, does not want to speak to President Donald Trump. “I’m not talking to the president now,” Susan Bro told ABC News on Friday. “I have not and now I will not.” Bro said she first received a call from the White House on Wednesday during her daughter’s funeral service, and said after hearing Trump’s recent comments she will not call back.

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