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Sessions says Charlottesville car attack could be prosecuted as a hate crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said federal authorities ‘‘intensely’’ probing the case could ultimately decide to prosecute the driver in a number of different ways.

TOPSHOT - 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 on August 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images


What Trump’s words say about him

The Trump on display Tuesday was indeed the real Donald Trump, someone who is at the very least accepting of ethnic hatred and white bigotry.

Susan Bro, mother to Heather Heyer, speaks during a memorial for her daughter, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was killed Saturday, when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP, Pool)

Hundreds mourn for Heather Heyer, killed during protest in Charlottesville

Heyer’s mother says the 32-year-old’s death “just magnified her.”

Ben Carson accused the media of overreacting to Trump’s comments — both his initial remarks Saturday and his comments during a news conference Tuesday.

Ben Carson calls criticism of Trump blown ‘out of proportion’

‘‘We the people have got to be smarter than this,’’ Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the only African-American Cabinet member, said.

‘Wow’: Stunned TV hosts reacted in real time to Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

“What I just saw,” a visibly stunned Chuck Todd said on MSNBC, “gave me the wrong kind of chills.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses during an event at the Justice Department August 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions held the event to discuss


A career-defining test for Jeff Sessions

The world is watching how the Department of Justice handles the Charlottesville investigation.

In this Aug. 14, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Michael A. Cohen

Americans must demand Trump’s resignation

A man who can’t exist beyond his own ego cannot effectively lead this nation.

A scene from the “Unite the Right” rally Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va.

Matthew Gilbert

Vice’s in-depth Charlottesville video is a horrifying look at hatred

Embedded with the white supremacists who set up the “Unite the Right” rally, the Vice crew gives us a haunting, close-up look at organized hate.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. Standing alongside him from L to R, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


If you work for Donald Trump, what’s your red line?

No one in the president’s inner circle has abandoned ship yet.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence takes part in a joint statement with the Chilean president at La Moneda government palace, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Pence is on a weeklong trip to Latin America that has included stops in Colombia and Argentina. He'll head to Panama on Thursday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Pence says he stands with Trump in aftermath of Charlottesville

Vice President Mike Pence expressed his support for Donald Trump in carefully worded remarks as the administration coped with the fallout over Trump’s remarks.

President Trump spoke to reporters at Trump Tower on Tuesday.

Trump says he’s ending strategy council, manufacturing panel after exodus

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both,” the president tweeted.

Trump says he’s ending strategy council, manufacturing panel after exodus

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both,” the president tweeted.

OPINION | Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu

The sting of everyday racism

This feels all too familiar.

At least for a moment yesterday, President Trump united the political class under a common belief: The president should not have blamed both sides for the bloodshed in Charlottesville that led to the death of a young woman.


Trump comments unite Democrats, GOP in denunciation

President Trump united the country under a common belief: The president should not have blamed both sides for the bloodshed in Charlottesville.

LeBron James held his daughter, Zhuri, during an event Tuesday in Sandusky, Ohio on Tuesday.

LeBron James calls Trump ‘the so-called president’

The Cavaliers star ripped President Trump while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy.

Workers in Gainesville, Fla., began removing a Confed-erate statue on Monday.

Removal of Confederate statues accelerates after Va. violence

The blowback is similar to that after a 2015 mass shooting in South Carolina by a white supremacist.

Three chief executives have quit President Trump’s jobs council in the wake of the Charlottesville incident. Right, from top: Merck’s Kenneth C. Frazier, Under Armour’s Kevin Plank, and Intel’s Brian Krzanich.

Some corporate chiefs have had enough of Trump

CEO defections from a White House jobs council are another crack in relationships that normally would be strong for a GOP president.

President Donald Trump looks away as he listens to a questions from members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Antifa: A glossary of extremist language

“What about the ‘alt-left’ that came charging at the, as you say, the ‘alt-right’? Do they have any semblance of guilt?” President Trump asked on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. Standing behind Trump is Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump’s defense of statues echoes right-wing rhetoric

President Trump’s seemingly unscripted defense of Confederate statues during a press conference Tuesday echoed some right-wing talking points.

White nationalist demonstrators clash with a counter demonstrator as he throws a newspaper box at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump asks, ‘What about the Alt-Left?’ Here’s an answer

Comparing anti-fascist activists to a car driving into a crowd is like “comparing a propeller plane to a C-130 transport,” said one expert.

President Donald Trump speaks in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

How the country reacted to Trump’s latest comments

Reaction was swift to President Trump’s newest remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

President Donald Trump gestures as he answers reporters questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Read the full transcript from Trump’s New York press conference

The following is a full transcript of remarks made by President Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Tuesday, as provided by the White House.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump again blames both sides for Va. violence

“You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent,” President Trump said of the counterprotesters.

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley began his statement by stating the United States’ core national standards and identity using the Latin motto “E Pluribus Unum,” which he described as meaning “from many peoples we shape one nation.”

Cardinal O’Malley speaks out against hate in wake Charlottesville violence

The Boston Archbishop issued a statement condemning intolerance in the United States.

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 13: A demonstrator carries a sign remembering Heather Heyer during a protest on August 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia when a car plowed into a group of activists who were preparing to march in opposition to a nearby white nationalist rally. Two police officers were also killed when a helicopter they were using to monitor the rally crashed. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Renée Graham

Honor Heather Heyer by emulating her

This fight is everybody’s fight.

Alt-right plans its next moves with what it says is a new energy

Some who attended the weekend event in Charlottesville say they’re ready to set their sights on bigger prizes.

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After backlash, Trump says ‘racism is evil’

“Racism is evil,” Trump said after touting his economic achievements. He called the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists “repugnant.”

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci departed the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York after appearing on Stephen Colbert’s show.

Anthony Scaramucci says he’d already have fired Steve Bannon

The short-lived White House communications director made the comments Monday on Stephen Colbert’s CBS show.

Boston Ma 8/13/17 Vigil in support of peaceful anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, VA in the Boston Common. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter: Jeremy Fox


There’s no hate speech exception to the First Amendment

All speech, even hateful speech, is protected.

Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, held a photo of herself and her daughter on Monday.

Charlotteville victim’s mother calls for peaceful fight against injustice

‘‘I miss her so, so much, but I’m going to make her death worth something,’’ Susan Bro said.

White nationalist Richard Spencer spoke to media members in his office in Alexandria, Va., on Monday. Spencer, self-described creator of the term “alt-right,” said he would speak at Texas A&M University and the University of Florida in September.

With ambiguity and euphemism, extremists are showing their skill in bending words

The coded language of the white supremacist playbook has been displayed in abundance since Charlottesville.

In this photo taken April 29, 2017, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. The Campaign Legal Center is complaining in a letter to the White House that Bannon may be illegally accepting outside professional services.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Steve Bannon in limbo as Trump faces growing calls for his ouster

President Trump has now relegated Bannon to a kind of internal exile, and has not met face-to-face to him for more than a week.

Protesters gathered near Trump Tower in New York City on Monday.

Protesters gather, security heavy as Trump visits Manhattan home

More than 1,000 demonstrators were in pens police erected across the street from Trump Tower by early Monday evening.


The answer to offensive speech is more speech

The last time a bunch of oh-so-aggrieved white guys organized a rally on Boston Common hardly anyone paid attention. Not this time.

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 31, 2017 shows Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical company Merck, attending a meeting between US President Donald Trump and leaders of the pharmaceutical industry in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump lambasted Merck's CEO on August 14, 2017 after the African-American pharmaceutical executive resigned from a White House advisory council, citing Trump's controversial response to a violent white supremacist rally. Merck chief executive Kenneth Frazier, alluding to Trump's much-criticized response to a deadly weekend white supremacist protest, said he was exiting Trump's American Manufacturing Council. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

OPINION | Marcela García

Why Donald Trump’s backstabbing could backfire

Who was most presidential on Monday? Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier.

President Donald Trump paused to answer a question after an event to sign a memorandum calling for a trade investigation of China on Monday.

Trump again publicly tells CNN’s Acosta: ‘You’re fake news’

As President Trump left the room, CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked, “Haven’t you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?”

FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of GE's new headquarters, in Boston. General Electric said Immelt is stepping down as CEO. John Flannery, president and CEO of the conglomerate's health care unit, will take over the post in August. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Jeff Immelt to stay on Trump panel amid Charlottesville turmoil

General Electric said it is important for the company to remain engaged in discussions on the economy.

Clerks handed out memos from the Charlottesville General District Court building to journalists Monday.

Bail denied for man accused of ramming car into Charlottesville crowd

The Ohio man is accused of plowing his car into a crowd of Charlottesville protesters and killing a woman.

President Trump was at the White House on Monday.


Was Trump’s Monday statement too little, too late?

The lowest point of President Trump’s presidency so far may have come on Saturday, when he failed to condemn white supremacists.

Charlie Baker chides Trump on Charlottesville statements

The governor took issue with the president’s delay in speaking out against racism after the Charlottesville white supremacist rally devolved into violence.

Boston, MA - 10/16/1982: Boston police officers move a demonstrator back during a Ku Klux Klan march near City Hall Plaza in Boston, Oct. 16, 1982. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 170814_ON_001

Boston is no stranger to conservative rallies

The city has been the site of tense clashes of ideology in recent decades, often resulting in arrests, injuries, and questions of police involvement.

Mayor Walsh spoke on Monday, flanked by Governor Baker.

‘Boston does not want you here,’ Walsh says of hate groups

Mayor Martin Walsh spoke at a press conference Monday afternoon with Governor Charlie Baker and community leaders to address the issue.

Gavin McInnes (center) was scheduled to speak at Saturday’s planned free speech rally on Boston Common. On Monday, he said he wasn’t coming.

Speakers at ‘free speech’ rally dropping out

Three of the six speakers scheduled for Saturday’s rally in Boston now won’t appear.

Kenneth Frazier, Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co.

Trump slams Merck CEO who quit panel

Ken Frazier will now have plenty of time to “LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES,” according to a tweet from President Trump.

White nationalist groups marched with torches through the in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday night.

In letter, father denounces son who marched with white supremacists

“I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home.”

President Donald Trump.

Read the text of President Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville

A statement made by President Trump in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

White nationalist groups marched with torches in Charlottesville, Va., Friday.

Growing list of companies compelled to denounce white supremacist patrons

Corporations like TIKI Brand and the Detroit Red Wings, in a bid to protect their brands and images, have been quick to denounce hate groups.

Dan Wasserman

What President Trump sees when confronted by Nazi symbols

Dan Wasserman’s take on post-Charlottesville events.

Kenneth Frazier.

Merck CEO quits Trump panel in ‘stand against violence and extremism’

Kenneth Frazier said he would step down from one of Trump’s advisory panels, citing “a responsibility to take a stand against violence and extremism.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke during a news conference at the Department of Justice earlier this month.

Sessions defends Trump statement on violence

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says President Trump had “explicitly condemned” violence and that ‘‘he totally opposes’’ the values espoused by white supremacy organizations.