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Independent city in Virginia, United States

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Charlottesville, Virginia: Independent city in Virginia, United States
Charlottesville, colloquially known as C'ville and officially named the City of Charlottesville, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the county seat of Albemarle County, which surrounds the city, though the two are separate legal entities. This means a resident will list Charlottesville as both their county and city on official paperwork. It is named after the British Queen consort Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who as the wife of George III was Virginia's last Queen. In 2016, an estimated 46,912 people lived within the city limits. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Charlottesville with Albemarle County for statistical purposes, bringing its population to approximately 150,000. Charlottesville is the heart of the Charlottesville metropolitan area, which includes Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson counties.


Saturday Sessions: David Wax Museum performs "Big Sur"

Fronted by married duo David Wax and Suz Slezak, the Charlottesville, Virginia-based musicians of David Wax Museum blend folk, roots and Americana with the regional music of Mexico. In 2010, they were..
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Black candidate reportedly targeted by racist threats

A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly threatening harm against a Charlottesville city council candidate because of his race
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Confederate statue that prompted Charlottesville rally must stay, judge rules

A Virginia judge has blocked the city of Charlottesville's effort to remove the Confederate statue that sparked a deadly white nationalist rally.  
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Charlottesville victim's mom moves to ensure killer can't profit from story

Susan Bro filed a $12 million lawsuit August 30 against 22-year-old James Alex Fields Jr.
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Mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer speaks out two years later

It's been two years since the violence at a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia ignited a national discussion of racism and hate in America. Counter-protester Heather Heyer was..
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Charlottesville remembered, drive-thru ban, ketchup karma: News from around our 50 states

Louisiana’s new poet laureate brings unusual credentials, bear lands on deputy’s car in California, and more
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Heather Heyer's mom: "We have a hate problem in this country"

Two years after her daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed while protesting against a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Susan Bro says America still needs to deal with its "hate problem." Bro..
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Charlottesville residents talk candidly about racism 2 years after deadly riots

We’re getting new insight about racial tension in America from Charlottesville, Virginia, exactly two years after violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters left one person..
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From Charlottesville to Champaign: 40 places young people are moving

24/7 Wall St. reviewed county level migration of young adults to identify the 40 places where young people are moving.
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Two years after Charlottesville, I'm fighting the conspiracy theory industrial complex

I filmed the viral video of a neo-Nazi ramming his car into Heather Heyer. Immediately, trolls and conspiracy theorists attempted to destroy my life.
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El Paso massacre upends white nationalists' normalization strategy

Two years ago, America’s white nationalist movement stunned the country. Neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, had turned deadly when a far-right protester drove a car through a..
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Trump denounces white supremacy after weekend of violence

President Trump made his strongest denunciation yet of white supremacy after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. As Weijia Jiang reports, it's a departure from his response two years ago when a..
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Charlottesville statue of Robert E. Lee vandalized with anti-Trump graffiti

A statue of Robert E. Lee that was at the center of violent protests in 2017 at a Charlottesville, Virginia, park, was vandalized early Wednesday.
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Trump’s Art of Disavowing a Disavowal

After saying he was “not happy” with the “send her back” chant at his rally in North Carolina, President Trump reversed himself, just as he did in 2017 after the violence in Charlottesville,..
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Man gets life plus 419 years in Charlottesville attack

The man who deliberately drove through a crowd of people in Charlottesville, Virginia, has received another life sentence. Dozens were wounded and one person was killed.
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Neo-Nazi James Fields get life plus 419 years in state court for murder in Charlottesville

James Alex Fields Jr., a neo-Nazi who rammed his car into counterprotesters of an alt-right rally, was sentenced to life in prison in state court.
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Neo-Nazi gets second life sentence in murder of protester in Virginia

A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in..
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Ghosts of Charlottesville: Racial divide haunts city as case against white supremacist closes

As Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields faces his state sentence Monday, a chapter is closing. But the problems in Charlottesville did not start in 2017.
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Charlottesville swaps holiday for Jefferson’s birthday with day celebrating emancipation

Charlottesville, Va. swapped out its holiday for Thomas Jefferson's birthday with a day celebrating the emancipation of slavery.
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AP Top Stories June 28 P

Here are the top stories for Friday, June 28th: Avowed white supremacist sentenced in Charlottesville attack; Democrats criticize Trump for Russia 'meddling' remarks; Supreme Court to rule on DACA..
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Heather Heyer's mother speaks after Charlottesville car attack sentencing

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, spoke following the sentencing of an avowed white supremacist who in 2017 plowed his car into a group of people protesting the "Unite the Right" rally in..
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Charlottesville neo-Nazi sentenced to life, judge says 'too great a risk' to release

A federal judge imposed a life sentence on the self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white..
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Neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer at Charlottesville protest gets life sentence

The self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer when he crashed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters after a 2017 white supremacist rally was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in..
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White supremacist gets life in Charlottesville car attack

The 2017 attack killed one person and injured more than two dozen others.
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James Fields Sentenced to Life in Prison for Death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville

The white supremacist drove into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., two summers ago, killing Ms. Heyer and injuring dozens of others.
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Graphic video of neo-Nazi killing protestor played in Virginia court

A self-described neo-Nazi wearing prison stripes and the mother of the protestor he killed at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, watched a video at his sentencing hearing on Friday..
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U.S. seeks life in prison for neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer in Virginia protest

The self-described neo-Nazi convicted of killing Heather Heyer by ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 will learn on Friday whether he..
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White supremacist who plowed car into 'Unite the Right' rally to plead for mercy

White supremacist who rammed his car into counterprotesters at 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville will sentenced Friday.
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Portland: Race Against the Past

What happened in Charlottesville proves that America has a white supremacy problem. What happened in Portland explains it.
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8/12: Face The Nation

This week's "Face the Nation" takes a special look at race in America one year after Charlottesville. Moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Tim Scott and Charlottesville Mayor..
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Charlottesville victim sues white nationalist groups, leaders

An Ohio man says he was struck by the car driven by James Alex Fields Jr. at the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally. Fields, Richard Spencer named in suit.
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Trump defends 'very fine people on both sides' remarks after Biden featured them

President Donald Trump is trying once more to defend his remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia
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Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's Charlottesville remarks: 'That is darn near perfection'

Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's Charlottesville remarks, calls them "darn near perfection"
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Heather Heyer's mom weighs in on Biden invoking Charlottesville attack

"The issue is about hate. It's not about Heather," Susan Bro said on CBSN
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Mom of Charlottesville victim addresses Biden video

Susan Bro, the mother of slain activist Heather Heyer, didn't take issue with Joe Biden's 2020 campaign announcement in which he invoked an attack at a rally in Charlottesville that killed her..
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Joe Biden Called Heather Heyer’s Mother After Campaign Video Debut

Susan Bro, whose daughter was killed at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., said she warned Mr. Biden to tread carefully around the episode.
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Trump's Charlottesville comments twisted by Joe Biden and the media

Sure, Trump said there were 'fine people on both sides' but in the next breath he condemned 'neo-Nazis and White nationalists.' Don't leave that out.
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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence, says he put it 'perfectly' with 'both sides' remark

"I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee," Trump told reporters.
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Joe Biden 2020: Former vice president officially enters presidential race

Former Vice President Joe Biden is now a 2020 presidential candidate. He released a three-minute campaign video Thursday morning, highlighting the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville,..
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Bob Dylan whiskey, fake eggs, family leave: News from around our 50 states

Charlottesville celebrates good headlines in Virginia, climate change makes allergies worse in Delaware, and more
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Fans celebrate Virginia's NCAA championship into the early hours in Charlottesville

While Virginia celebrated its first men's basketball title in Minneapolis, the party back in Charlottesville, Virginia was just getting started.
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Virginia celebrates NCAA basketball championship

University of Virginia students packed the streets of Charlottesville on Monday night after the Virginia Cavaliers defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 85-77 in overtime to win the NCAA college..
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