3 dead in wake of clashes at white nationalist gathering in Virginia

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members – planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to "take America back" – clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured.Hours later, two state police officers died when their helicopter crashed at the outskirts of town. Officials identified them as Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, Virginia, who was the pilot, and H. Jay Cullen of Midlothian, Va., who was a passenger. State police said their Bell 407 helicopter was assisting with the unrest in Charlottesville. Bates died one day before his 41st birthday; Cullen was...

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