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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is donating to a medical fund for people injured during last month's white nationalist rallies, in a rebuke of a donation the Ku Klux Klan pledged to the university nearly a century ago.

Local media report UVA President Teresa Sullivan says the donation of $12,500 is roughly equal in today's dollars to the $1,000 the KKK pledged in 1921.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in a Georgetown park for a "support our president" rally.

The Wilmington News-Journal reports that the rally, organized by the Sussex County Republican Committee, was held on Saturday morning and attracted about 100 people.

The first speaker, Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett, said, "We got the attention of the White House ... President Trump knows what's going on in the great state of Delaware because our elected officials forgot."

There was a three-person counter-rally across the street.

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A rally is scheduled for September 9th in Georgetown by supporters of President Donald Trump.

It’s being sponsored by the Sussex County Delaware GOP and will include speakers and a voter registration booth.

A party official told the Salisbury Daily Times that it was an opportunity for like-minded people to come together.

The rally will mark the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and economic growth under the Trump administration.

The rally will be held at the North Bedford Street Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police report a white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has turned himself in.

Campus police issued a statement late Wednesday saying Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, was taken into custody at the police department in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Cantwell was wanted on three felony charges: two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a "caustic substance," explosive or fire.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville spent nearly $33,000 on the police response to a Ku Klux Klan rally last month.

About 50 members of the Loyal White Knights came to Charlottesville on July 8 to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They were met by more than 1,000 protesters condemning the rally.

Officials tell local news media outlets that the response cost the Charlottesville Police Department about $32,835.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and other groups are asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to investigate police's response when protesters gathered in Charlottesville to condemn a Ku Klux Klan rally.

The ACLU, Legal Aid Justice Center, Rutherford Institute and National Lawyers Guild Central Virginia Chapter sent a letter to McAuliffe this week criticizing what they called the "outsized and militaristic" police presence to the July 8 protest.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - University of Virginia's president is urging students and faculty to stay away from an upcoming Ku Klux Klan rally in the city.

Local news media outlets report that University President Teresa Sullivan urged community members in an email to "avoid the rally and avoid confrontation" when the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights come to Charlottesville on July 8 to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

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A rally held by the United Muslim-Americans of Delaware took place outside Legislative Hall in Dover yesterday.

On hand were Muslim, Jewish and Christian speakers who said they were there to promote peace and unity among all faiths.

WBOC reports that the rally took place just weeks after a state Senator made controversial remarks about Islam on the Senate floor.

But the rally organizers said they were not responding to those comments.

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Despite the cold around 50 supporters of President Donald Trump were out along Route 50 in West Ocean City on Saturday as tourists flooded into the resort to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

They carried Trump campaign signs along with homemade ones reading “Law and Order on the Border” and “America First”.

During an interview with the Salisbury Daily Times rally organizer Steve Lind accused opponents of the President of being “haters”.

The rally was organized by the national group called Main Street Patriots.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to come to Richmond later this week to raise money and meet with supporters.

The Trump campaign announced Thursday that Trump will hold a rally Friday evening at the Richmond Coliseum.

Trump's campaign is also planning a private fundraiser in Richmond before the rally. A copy of the invitation, obtained by The Associated Press, asks for donations up to $25,000 per couple. Donors wishing for a "photo opportunity" with Trump are asked to give $10,000 per person.

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