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Protest updates: UNLV tears down Confederate-themed statue; Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn dismiss systemic racism; Richmond police chief out

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas removed its Confederate-themed mascot statue. Man charged with setting fires in Minneapolis. Latest protest news.
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For nearly 160 years, St. George has been known as Utah's 'Dixie.' The name is all over the city. Is it time to change?

The word "Dixie" is everywhere in St. George, Utah. The controversy over its Confederate ties is back in the public eye — but it's not a new debate.
 

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Stonewall Jackson statue comes down along Richmond's Monument Avenue

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue and other Confederate memorials along Monument Avenue

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Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues [Video]

Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues

The Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, has invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate statues in the city.

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Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest [Video]

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The court session in Minneapolis comes more than one month after George Floyd died when Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

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Cheers ring out as Confederate statue removed in Richmond, Virginia [Video]

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The removal of a statue depicting Confederate general Stonewall Jackson resulted in cheers from a crowd in Richmond, Virginia.

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