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Recent articles by Denise:

Activists hail Lee statue removal, say more work remains

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When an enormous statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee was hoisted off its pedestal Wednesday in the former capital of the Confederacy and carted off to storage, many civil rights activists saw it as a step toward a more inclusive Virginia, if only a symbolic one. In interviews, activists across generations […] → Read More

Work stalls in search for Confederate statue’s time capsule

Crews were having difficulty finding the capsule’s precise location. Then late Thursday morning, a crane they were using to lift heavy pieces of a cornerstone broke down, stalling work indefinitely. → Read More

Work stalls in search for Confederate statue's time capsule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews searching for a time capsule they believed was buried inside the pedestal under a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that had towered over Richmond, Virginia, hit a snag Thursday. Crews were having difficulty finding the capsule's precise location. Then late Thursday morning, a crane they were using to lift heavy pieces of a cornerstone broke down, stalling… → Read More

Statue of Confederate Robert E. Lee coming down in Virginia

While many saw the statue as an offensive glorification of the South’s slave-holding past, others argued moving the monument would be akin to erasing history. → Read More

Statue of Confederate Robert E. Lee coming down in Virginia

While many saw the statue as an offensive glorification of the South’s slave-holding past, others argued moving the monument would be akin to erasing history. → Read More

Virginia cuts Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue into pieces

Crews using a crane and other heavy equipment on Wednesday hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the giant pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century. → Read More

Virginia cuts Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue into pieces

Crews using a crane and other heavy equipment on Wednesday hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the giant pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century. → Read More

Virginia cuts Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue into pieces

Crews using a crane and other heavy equipment on Wednesday hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the giant pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century. → Read More

Statue of Confederate Robert E. Lee taken down in Virginia

Crews using a crane and other heavy equipment on Wednesday hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the giant pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century. → Read More

Virginia cuts Confederate Gen. Robert Lee statue into pieces

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A crowd erupted in cheers and song Wednesday as work crews hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the giant pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century. → Read More

Statue of Confederate Robert E. Lee coming down in Virginia

After years of resistance and a long court battle, one of America’s largest monuments to the Confederacy was being pulled from its prominent perch in Virginia’s capital city Wednesday. → Read More

Virginia is set to remove Richmond’s Lee statue on Wednesday

A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, will be taken down on Wednesday. → Read More

Virginia is set to remove Richmond’s Lee statue on Wednesday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is set to come down on Wednesday, more than 130 years after it was built as a tribute to a Civil War hero who is now widely seen as a symbol of racial injustice, state officials said Monday. “Virginia’s […] → Read More

Virginia is set to remove Richmond’s Lee statue on Wednesday

A towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is set to come down on Wednesday, more than 130 years after it was built as a tribute to a Civil War hero who is now widely seen as a symbol of racial injustice, state officials said Monday. → Read More

Gen. Lee statue can be removed, Virginia Supreme Court rules

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday that the state can take down an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that became widely seen as a symbol of racial injustice as it towered over Monument Avenue in the state’s capital for more than a century. The high court’s ruling […] → Read More

Black men executed in 1951 rape granted posthumous pardons

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons Tuesday to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman, in a → Read More

Charleston church shooter's death sentence upheld

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld Dylann Roof’s conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation, saying the legal record → Read More

Charleston church shooter’s death sentence upheld

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction and sentence of a man on federal death row for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond affirmed Dylann Roof’s conviction and sentence […] → Read More

Death sentence upheld for Dylann Roof in Black church slayings

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond affirmed Dylann Roof’s conviction and sentence in the shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. → Read More

Appeals court upholds conviction, death sentence of Dylann Roof in Black church slayings

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond affirmed Dylann Roof’s conviction and sentence in the shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. → Read More