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    Helicopter Crash Adds to Virginia White Supremacist Carnage

    Hundreds of “pro-white” demonstrators — challenged by anti-racism protesters — clashed Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., over plans to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s statue, prompting Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency. A car plowed into counter-demonstrators, killing one person and injuring 19, and police arrested the alleged 20-year-old driver on suspicion of second-degree murder. Later, a state helicopter patrolling the area crashed, killing two troopers inside.  President Donald Trump condemned the violence, but was criticized for attributing blame to “many sides.”

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