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After Threats to Turn It Into a Toilet, a Confederate Monument Is Recovered

As ransom demands go, this one was a bit different. After a heavy, ornately carved limestone chair dedicated to Jefferson Davis disappeared last month from…

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The Officers Danced at a Black Lives Matter Rally. Then They Stormed the Capitol.

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — One sunny day last spring, Bridgette Craighead was dancing the Electric Slide with three police officers in the grass next to…

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After the Riot, What’s the Future of Art in the Capitol?

In the culture wars that spilled over during President Donald Trump’s time in office, the most visible flash point was whether to preserve or destroy…

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Capitol Riot Costs Will Exceed $30 Million, Official Tells Congress

WASHINGTON — The top operations and maintenance official of the United States Capitol told lawmakers on Wednesday that the costs of the Jan. 6 attack…

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For a Civil Rights Hero, 90, a New Battle Unfolds on His Childhood Street

In January 2019, the Jefferson Circuit Court ruled in favor of the city, arguing that the state law violated a municipality’s right to free speech.…

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Is There a Place for the President of the Confederacy?

FAIRVIEW, Ky. — Drive down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in western Kentucky, past Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and take a right…

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Turning Grief for a Hidden Past Into a Healing Space

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — “Can we forget the crack of the whip, cowhide, whipping-post, the auction-block, the hand-cuffs, the spaniels, the iron collar, the negro-trader tearing…

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A Virginia Town Built Around Confederate Generals Re-Examines Its Identity

LEXINGTON, Va. — It’s a short drive in Lexington from a home on Confederate Circle past the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery and over to the…

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