In a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, a self-avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
An independent report that found serious police and government failures in responding to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this summer also accuses police agencies of putting up roadblocks to the investigation.
Commentary and analysis from an expert: It is time that the alt-right is seen for what it is, not a political movement, but an armed insurgency.
A Virginia police chief said he "absolutely" regrets violence that erupted over the weekend when dozens of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters.
"If you're a racist and you kill someone, that doesn't mean it's a hate crime," said Timothy J. Heaphy, a former U.S. attorney in the Western District of Virginia.
The White House on Sunday sought to quell criticism of President Trump's failure to denounce by name the white supremacists behind a spate of violence in Charlottesville.
A car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing one person, sending at least 26 others to hospitals.
A Virginia school system closed schools Friday after a high school geography assignment on world religions led to allegations of Islamic indoctrination.