The Department of Justice has opened a federal civil rights investigation into the violence at Saturday's white nationalist rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and dozens wounded. "The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated." The vehicle attack that left one dead will be a central focus of the probe; the helicopter crash that killed two state troopers is not believed to be caused by foul play. Sessions reported the FBI is already working with state and local law enforcement at the scene.

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