DOVER, Del. (AP) — The head of Delaware's Republican Party is calling for the resignation of a Democratic state senator who shared an image on social media suggesting that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Sen. Bryan Townsend posted the meme on Twitter after Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The cartoon image shows several hooded figures in white robes, one wearing a medal hanging from a blue sash around the neck.

The meme reads: "Find Rush Limbaugh."

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COLUMBUS, Ohio. (AP) -- An Ohio man is receiving $5,000 in a judgment against former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke as part of a lawsuit the man filed against white supremacists and neo-Nazi protesters.

Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio, says he suffered severe injuries during a 2017 rally in Virginia two years ago.

Burke says he was struck by a car driven by James Alex Fields Jr., in a crash that killed a counterprotester during the rally.

Duke's lawyer says Duke denies allegations that he promotes violence.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A commission assigned to research racist laws from Virginia's past recommended Thursday that dozens of them be repealed, including measures that resisted desegregation, prevented black voters from casting ballots and prohibited interracial marriage.

While most of the measures are outdated and “have no legal effect,” they are still enshrined in law, the nine-member commission of attorneys, judges, scholars and community leaders wrote in an interim report.

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Goodloe Sutton, publisher of a small Alabama town newspaper has called for the Ku Klux Klan to take a night ride in Washington D.C.

The owner of the Democrat-Reporter confirmed that he wrote the editorial pushing the idea of a night ride by the KKK “against Democrats in the Republican Party and the Democrats” who are plotting to raise taxes in his state.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that when asked what he meant he replied “lynching”.

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The Harrington Police Department is investigating KKK fliers that were left in the yards of residents.

Authorities say they were left in plastic bags that also contained pebbles.

WBOC reports that some were left along Shaw Avenue and Benjamin Street.

KKK fliers have also been found in other towns on the peninsula including Princess Anne, Seaford, Vienna, Smyrna and Dover.

The television station reports that the police will not be pursuing any criminal charges.


There’s a report that Ku Klux Klan flyers have shown up in Princess Anne.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a man posted on Facebook that he and his neighbor discovered them in the town’s driveways.

They had been put inside plastic bags of – what appears to be – bird seed.

The flyers criticized how people used the word holidays as opposed to referring to the Christmas season.  

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Police are trying to determine who scattered dozens of fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan in a Maryland city.

WTOP-FM reports that Howard County police said Sunday they are investigating who tossed about 40 fliers with hate speech and the KKK's logo along Main Street in Ellicott City.

Howard County Councilman John Weinstein called the fliers "disgusting."

Similar fliers were distributed were recently distributed in other Maryland counties.

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - Maryland police are investigating after dozens of fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan were found in a neighborhood.

The Capital Gazette reports that a dog-walker first reported the 30 to 40 fliers on Saturday in people's front yards in Glen Burnie.

Anne Arundel County Police described the fliers as KKK propaganda.

Police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said the flier's contents are highly offensive but may be covered under freedom of speech protections.

Still, police are examining surveillance video in an attempt to discover the source.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A campaign consultant helping a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia has attacked the NAACP and cities with large African-American populations.

News outlets report that Rick Shaftan, who is working for Corey Stewart's Senate campaign, has posted disparaging comments about African Americans on social media in past years. He also said that the NAACP is "more violent" than the KKK.

Shaftan used an expletive in January when discussing Baltimore replacing a confederate statue. He was also critical of New Orleans and Ferguson, Missouri.


STERLING, Va. (AP) - Residents in a Virginia community have found Ku Klux Klan propaganda scattered in their area for the third time this year.

News outlets report Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies found 23 of the flyers in the county Friday. The sheriff's office says homes that received flyers, which were in plastic bags filled with birdseed, did not appear to have been targeted. A flyer also was left at a business.

Sheriff Mike Chapman says that though the notes inside the bags were offensive, they contained no direct threats.

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GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Recruiting flyers for the Ku Klux Klan are again being distributed in northern Virginia.

Prince William County Police said Tuesday that they were investigating the distribution of pamphlets depicting hate propaganda over the weekend in Gainesville and Bristow.

Police said the pamphlets were thrown at random through several residential streets and appeared to be recruiting material for the Klan.

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MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Police say a man charged with killing his mother at their Maryland home told officers she didn't believe he was beat up by the Ku Klux Klan.

Anne Arundel County police said on Monday that officers called to the Millersville home Saturday for an assault report and found 53-year-old Rhonda Mack-Dickerson dead.

The Capital reports that charging documents state 23-year-old Torian Mack told officers he was "tired of my mom calling me a liar" after he told her he was beaten by the Ku Klux Klan.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has asked a judge to block a subpoena in a federal lawsuit filed by 11 people injured during a violent clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville last year.

The plaintiffs are seeking to compel Duke to turn over records related to communications he and other white nationalists had before the rally, along with records of efforts to solicit donations.

In court documents, Duke says the subpoena is overly broad and would impose "an undue burden and a significant expense" on him.

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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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DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) - Discriminatory and anti-Semitic signs have been discovered at a Virginia church.

Local news outlets report a depiction of a hooded Ku Klux Klan member wearing a suit with a Confederate flag was found Sunday taped to the front door of Greater Praise Temple Ministries. The sign had a slur against African-Americans written on it and below was note with swastika drawings and the words "The Fourth Reich."

Music minister Eric Thompson says it's the first time the church has dealt with this kind of incident.

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In a quiet Wilmington neighborhood KKK was painted on a driver side window with a swastika on the hood.

In addition, there was an insult to President Obama near the N-word on the front passenger side and the word “Trump” on the roof top.

Finally a message on the trunk read, “Go back to Africa.”

The Wilmington News Journal reports this is what the Woodlawn neighborhood woke up to yesterday morning.

18-year-old Jamar Jackson told the paper that he did not believe these kinds of things were done in Delaware.

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The nation is still reeling from images of Nazi and Klan flags during the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said he was appalled at the image and the president's response. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush sat down with the the Comptroller in this first segment to talk about these events.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Republican candidate for governor in Virginia is telling conservative activists they need to stand up against the "twisted mindset" of the hate groups that were part of a deadly rally a week ago in Charlottesville.

Ed Gillespie made the remarks Saturday in Richmond at a summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity. It's his first major speech since last week's violence.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Student leaders at dozens of U.S. universities are decrying the weekend violence in Virginia in a statement that says campuses should be safe for students, not "places of violence, hate and racism."

The statement signed by the undergraduate student body president at Ohio State University and his counterparts at more than 120 schools in 34 states and Washington, D.C., stretching from California to Florida and New Jersey.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - An Ohio man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to make his first court appearance.

Col. Martin Kumer, superintendent at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, says 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. has a bond hearing Monday morning.

Fields is charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he drove into the crowd, fatally injuring one woman and hurting 19 others.


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.


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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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Local leaders have advised residents the Ku Klux Klan have planned a rally to protest a Virginia city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
The Daily Progress reports Charlottesville officials told residents at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church on Monday about the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights' rally scheduled for July 8 at Justice Park, renamed from Jackson Park after a city council vote in early June.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A torch-wielding group including a prominent white nationalist has protested against plans to remove a Confederate monument in Virginia.

Local media outlets report that the group rallied around the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville on Saturday night.

Among those there was Richard Spencer, who popularized the phrase "alt-right." Spencer spoke at an earlier Charlottesville rally Saturday and tweeted a picture of himself holding a torch at the night protest.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say 10 people were arrested as hundreds marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump and many blocked highway traffic.

Media outlets report that hundreds of people gathered around Monroe Park on Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting "No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA" and carrying banners reading "Not my president."