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James Alex Fields Jr. stands on the sidewalk ahead of a rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Later that day he is accused on ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer. On Wednesday he was charged with federal hate crimes. Eze Amos/AP hide caption

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Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator. David McNew /AFP/Getty Images David McNew/ AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Weight of Our Words

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The shroud that had obscured the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va.'s, Emancipation Park since August was removed Wednesday morning. A judge ruled the shroud, as well as one over a Stonewall Jackson monument in a second park, was obstructing the right of the public to view the memorials. Hawes Spencer/WCVE hide caption

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This photo provided by Charlottesville, Va., authorities shows James Fields Jr., who on Thursday had the most serious charge against him upgraded to first-degree murder in the death of a woman at a Unite the Right rally. AP hide caption

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from former Vice President Joe Biden, chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, in Philadelphia on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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The upstairs porch of Anne Blessing's home in Charleston, S.C., has been a stop on a popular historic home tour. For the first time, visitors will tour the kitchen where enslaved people once spent most of their lives toiling over hot fires. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Looking 'Beyond The Big House' And Into The Lives Of Slaves

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Study Looks At How People Think About Free Speech

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How President Trump's Rhetoric Is Changing The Way Americans Talk

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Chants of "White lives matter!" "You will not replace us!" and "Jews will not replace us!" rang out on Aug. 11 as several hundred white nationalists and supremacists carried torches through the University of Virginia. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport Sunday to return to Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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