Mar 4, 2019

2 men are still wanted for 2017 Charlottesville attack

Charlottesville detective Declan Hickey views a photo of "Sunglasses," one of the suspects still at large in the attack. Photo: Julia Rendleman for the Washington Post via Getty Images

Two of the six men who beat 20-year-old DeAndre Harris, an African-American, during the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. are still at large despite clear video evidence of their participation in the assault, the Washington Post reports.

The backdrop: While the attack on Harris was overshadowed by the death of protestor Heather Heyer that same day, a group of internet activists and the Charlottesville Police Department have done their best to track down his attackers. Three are in prison — and a fourth entered an Alford plea last month — but the identities of "Sunglasses" and "Red Beard," as they've been dubbed, remain unknown. Declan Hickey, the Charlottesville detective handling the investigation, told the Post, "I’ve pretty much exhausted everything I can do with this case."

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Schools get creative to keep students connected

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School districts are exploring ways to keep their homebound pupils connected to the classroom, even though many students don't have the internet service or devices they need to do assignments.

Why it matters: All teachers face the problem of "summer slide" — when students lose skills during summer breaks. This year will be doubly hard because students are losing between one and three additional months of in-classroom instruction due to coronavirus-driven closures.

U.S.-led coalition in Iraq withdraws from 3rd base this month

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The United States-led coalition in Iraq withdrew from K-1 Air Base in the northern part of the country on Sunday, AP reports.

Why it matters: It's the third site that coalition forces have left this month as the U.S. gathers troops in Baghdad and at Ain al-Asad Air Base.

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