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People participate in a candlelight vigil at the University of Virginia Wednesday night in Charlottesville. Photograph: Andrew Shurtleff /The Daily Progress/AP

With tears and defiant tributes, hundreds of purple-clad people packed an historic Charlottesville theatre to remember the 32-year-old woman killed wh(...)

Former US presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush said America must always reject racial bigotry, antisemitism and hatred. Photograph: Getty

Former US presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have issued a joint statement that condemns “racial bigotry, antisemitism and hatred” as Donald (...)

Workers remove a monument dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland early on Wednesday in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph:  Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP

Confederate-era monuments were quietly taken down in the middle of the night in the US city of Baltimore. Journalists in the Maryland city reported o(...)

White nationalist Richard Spencer (C) speaks to select media in his home office on August 14th, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Standing in front of a portrait of George Washington at the White House on Monday, Donald Trump finally denounced the hate groups that had rallied in (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

The IDA has played down US President Donald Trump’s reference to Ireland in an attack on the chief executives of US multinationals, whom he blames for(...)

A Sheriff’s deputy stands near the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier in  Durham, North Carolina. Photograph: Kate Medley/Reuters

President Donald Trump is not generally known as a student of history. But on Tuesday, during a combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in Ne(...)

US Ppesident Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Jim Watson /AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations, equating activists protesting raci(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Jim Watson/Getty

“What I just saw,” a visibly stunned Chuck Todd said on MSNBC, “gave me the wrong kind of chills. Honestly, I’m a bit shaken by what I just heard.” (...)

A Confederate flag held by a Cork supporter after the hurling All-Ireland quarter-final in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Cork GAA officers have condemned the practice by a small number of Cork supporters of flying the Confederate flag at Cork GAA matches. The officers h(...)

There was clear and indisputable video evidence of the white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville last weekend. Their faces weren’t hidden under the traditional attire of hoods and robes. Photograph: Edu Bayer/New York Times

All of 100 years ago, a US supreme court justice, Louis Brandeis, had this to say about wrong-doing: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for so(...)

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