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Local activists raise their fists outside Charlottesville General District Court after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Jury to recommend sentence for white nationalistThe same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment
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City to settle lawsuit alleging 'invasive' police body probeThe city of Washington, D.C., is settling a lawsuit with a black man who accused a Metro police officer of repeatedly probing his anal cavity during a weapons search
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is dismissing the ability of the company’s new board chairwoman to exert control over his behavior.Musk says “it’s not realistic” to think that Robyn Denholm will be reining him in because he remains the electric car company’s largest shareholder. Musk spoke on CBS’ show “60 Minutes,” broadcast Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him inElon Musk dismisses the idea that Tesla's new chairwoman will have much control over his behavior
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In this Nov. 8, 2018 photo, Janel Wentz and Tim Firestone pose for a photograph in Port Carbon, Pa. while holding an image of their late son former Mount Carbon Mayor Brandon Wentz. Wentz's family is speaking out for the first time about his sudden death one year ago. Wentz was 22 when he became mayor of Mount Carbon, population 87. He died suddenly last November at age 24, just hours after resigning from office due to a family move. Wentz's family says he died of an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. His passing came near the end of a year that saw a record number of drug overdose deaths. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
'I killed my best friend': Opioids' fatal grip on mayor, palA young Pennsylvania mayor's secret attraction to opioids cost him his life
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2 shot after party at Atlanta hotel connected to CNN CenterAuthorities say a "highly intoxicated" man shot two people inside a downtown Atlanta hotel that is connected to the CNN Center
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Mary Perry, of Wendell, from left, Rosanell Eaton, of Franklin County, and Carolyn Coleman, of Greensboro, talk after a hearing at the Ward Federal Building in Winston-Salem, N.C., challenging the new North Carolina voting law. African-American North Carolina voting rights activist Eaton has died at age 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home in Louisburg, North Carolina (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
African-American North Carolina voting rights activist diesNorth Carolina voting rights activist Rosanell Eaton has died at age 97
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In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2018 photo, Richard Walker, an Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponent, poses at a community center in Richmond, Va. Walker says his great-grandfather bought a 25 acre homestead in Union Hill, the site of a proposed compressor station, for $15 in 1885 as a freed slave, said Dominion Energy is engaged in "environmental racism." (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline stationA massive winter storm delayed a key vote on a contested natural gas pipeline infrastructure project.
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The Latest: Weather delays key vote on pipeline stationA winter storm is delaying a key vote on a natural gas compressor station for the planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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'...I Will Slit Your Throat,' Said the Captain. Then, He JumpedA Maine seaman is facing up to 10 years in prison for the death of a sailor on his boat—who committed suicide. "Nothing like this has ever happened to me," Rick Smith tells the Press Herald . According to reports, interviews, and court documents, Smith was piloting his two-masted vessel...
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Luke and Jen Dunnewold race down the hill at Foothills Mall after the first snow of the season Sunday in Maryville, Tennessee Sunday, December 9, 2018. (Tom Sherlin/The Daily Times via AP)
Winter storm causes icy roads across swath of SouthMillions in Southern states brace for a harsh wintry storm that's bringing immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads or deadly floods.
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CORRECTS THE SOURCE TO THE SUN-TIMES, NOT BEACON-NEWS - Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, speaks during a news conference at the CTU headquarters in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strikeThe nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator is ending in Chicago
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A tractor trailer is stuck on an off ramp from Business I-40 on to Stratford Road, US 158, as snow falls Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2018 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
The Latest: Police say driver killed by falling treePolice in North Carolina say a driver was killed when a tree fell on a moving vehicle
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