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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In Richmond, a one-time capital of the Confederacy, a commission has recommended removing a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis but leaving in place four others, including a soaring tribute to Gen. Robert E. Lee.

As the city wrestles with its Civil War heritage, a panel of historians, academics, local officials and others spent nearly a year studying the issue and taking input from a sometimes-angry public. They unveiled the proposals Monday in a more than 100-page report.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he is "most likely" to submit legislation to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's iconic Monument Avenue.

The Democratic governor also told reporters Monday that he is considering ways to prevent people from having weapons at highly charged demonstrations, such as the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. He did not offer details on what such move might look like, but has taken executive action in the past to limit where people can carry guns.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The city of Hagerstown says it will erect a monument to black Civil War veterans 90 years after white veterans of the war were similarly honored.

Hagerstown-Washington County Visitors Bureau President Tom Riford said Thursday that the monument is long overdue. He says it will be dedicated in September at Rose Hill Cemetery.

The granite obelisk will honor members of a local, African-American chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic. The GAR was a national organization for Union veterans of the Civil War.