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Virginia judge denies bail to crying neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell

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A judge has denied bail to Christopher Cantwell, a neo-Nazi who attained internet infamy after video of him crying about Charlottesville went viral.

According to local news outlets WMUR-TV and NBC29, Cantwell is being held without bail after his first court hearing Thursday morning.

Cantwell is facing charges for pepper spraying a counter-protester on the campus of the University of Virginia. The white nationalist from Keene, New Hampshire had claimed he used the pepper spray in self-defense.

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Cantwell is facing 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 — all felonies.

He turned himself in to a police department in Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday. Cantwell is being held at Albemarle County Regional Jail.

He has a preliminary hearing set for October 12.


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Banks are causing a cash crisis by tightening lending standards during coronavirus crisis

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Major banks in America are tightening access to credit as coronavirus shutdowns put households across America in dire financial shape, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

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BUSTED: Florida’s GOP governor illegally denied Miami Herald access to coronavirus briefing

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Gov. Ron DeSantis denied the Miami Herald access to a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing, the newspaper's Tallahassee Bureau Chief reported Saturday.

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Experts pour cold water of Trump’s proposal to lock down New York with a two-week quarantine

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump raised the possibility that he might impose a quarantine on the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to contain the spread of coronavirus. But his suggestion has not met a receptive audience from experts.

Conservative Naval War College professor Tom Nichols pointed out that Trump doesn't have the authority to order such a quarantine in the first place. And former White House Press Secretary Joel Lockhart noted if it did happen, it would be stunningly authoritarian.

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