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Blessedly, Richmond did not become another Charlottesville.
Why it matters: Thousands of armed protesters descended on Virginia's state capitol today, but there were no incidents of violence or recorded arrests.
The big picture: The protesters are on the streets because they lost big time in last fall's elections, the WashPost reminds.
What they're saying: "Virginia Citizens Defense League President Philip Van Cleave and others criticized the gun control measures making their way through the General Assembly," the WashPost reports.
The bottom line: “You will see sensible gun violence prevention legislation pass this year,” Democratic Delegate Alfonso Lopez of Arlington told the Post.
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A general view of 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The service was held in honor of what would have been King's 91st birthday.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book that will address what he calls an urgent moment in American history, the AP reports.