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(AP) - A handful of descendants of Confederate Civil War leaders Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis are siding with those who believe monuments to their famous ancestors should be pulled down. Criticism of Confederate monuments has been intensifying since Saturday, when a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent after white nationalists opposed to the city's plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee clashed with counter protesters.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Virginia college town where a weekend rally of white nationalists descended into deadly chaos is an island of progressivism in an otherwise conservative part of Virginia. For more than a year, the Charlottesville city government has also been doing public soul searching over its Confederate monuments. That's all part of why white nationalists descended on the city of 47,000.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio would be directed to recognize white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations under a state legislative proposal. The resolution was introduced Thursday by Democratic state Rep. David Leland, of Columbus. It follows a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed. The measure would enable law enforcement to pursue such groups' activities and whereabouts with the resources and attention devoted to domestic terrorist groups.

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says that the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question. His comments came in an employee forum Tuesday in the wake of last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville.

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