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Charlottesville organizers left behind an 'enormous' paper trail

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Charlottesville organizers left behind an 'enormous' paper trail

Charlottesville organizers left behind an 'enormous' paper trail

CNN’s Elle Reeve revisits Charlottesville, Virginia five years after the “Unite the Right” rally.

The civil trial against the rally’s organizers has begun jury selection and will decide whether the organizers had predetermined the event would turn violent.


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