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Best Moments From the VMAs

Kendrick Lamar the big winner on emotional night

(Newser) - Kendrick Lamar was the king of Sunday's 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments, and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift music video. Lamar's "Humble" won video of the year, best hip-hop video, direction, cinematography, art direction, and... More »

Car Moves Through Protesters Gathered in St. Louis

3 minor injuries reported; police arrest driver

(Newser) - A dangerous moment during a street protest in St. Louis on Tuesday night: Protesters gathered around a car at an intersection, and the driver eventually pushed through the pack, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Police say three people had minor injuries, though all declined medical attention. This tweeted image shows... More »

Charlottesville Rally Organizer Issues 'Vile' Tweet on Victim

Jason Kessler's account goes after 'Communist' Heather Heyer

(Newser) - The Charlottesville resident who organized last weekend's alt-right rally appears to have insulted victim Heather Heyer in crude language. A tweet (no longer accessible) from the account of Jason Kessler Friday said this: "Heather Heyer was a fat, disgusting Communist. Communists have killed 94 million. Looks like it... More »

Trump Praises 'Incredible' Charlottesville Victim

He says Heather Heyer 'will be long remembered by all' as city holds memorial

(Newser) - A day after setting off a firestorm for remarks giving the "alt-left" its share of the blame for the violence in Charlottesville, President Trump has tweeted kind words about its female victim. "Memorial service today for beautiful and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman," the... More »

After Show, Moore Leads Audience to Trump Tower

With Mark Ruffalo, they chant the name of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer

(Newser) - Michael Moore led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower on Tuesday to protest President Trump's comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville. On Facebook, Moore urged people to join him at the tower following Tuesday night's performance of his one-man show The Terms of My ... More »

NC KKK Leader 'Glad Protester Died'

He says there will be more violence to come

(Newser) - They don't call it a hate group for nothing: The chief of a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan group says he's glad that 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. "I'm sorta glad that... More »

Cops: Charlottesville Suspect Threatened Disabled Mother

911 calls reveal troubling family past

(Newser) - The man accused of driving his car into counter-protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, threatened his disabled mother on more than one occasion, according to police records seen by USA Today . Records show that police were called to the Kentucky home 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. shared... More »

Mourning the 3 Who Died in Charlottesville

RIP to state troopers H. Jay Cullen, Berke MM Bates and civilian Heather Heyer

(Newser) - Friends and family are mourning the three people who died over the weekend during a white nationalist rally in Virginia, per the AP . Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was touched by the deaths of two state troopers, whom he knew personally, who died when their helicopter crashed in a... More »

Suspect in Virginia Murder Denied Bond

Jeff Sessions calls the fatal car attack in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism'

(Newser) - A judge in Charlottesville, Va., has denied bond for an Ohio man accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally, reports the AP . Judge Robert Downer said during a bond hearing Monday he would appoint a lawyer for James Alex Fields Jr. The 20-year-old is... More »

Neo-Nazi Site Hit by GoDaddy, Anonymous for 'Obscene' Post

Daily Stormer violated its terms of service after article on Va. victim

(Newser) - GoDaddy gave the Daily Stormer the boot for violating its terms of service after the white supremacist website published an inflammatory article that used "sexist and obscene language" about Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old killed in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., per the Arizona Republic . GoDaddy has been... More »

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