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• Sara Poore, the CEO of an area museum in Fredericksburg, Va., said a 176-year-old stone block once used for slave auctions that sat for nearly two centuries in the city's downtown will be displayed at the museum with signs explaining the context of recent protests against racial injustice that left it covered in graffiti.

• Nicolae Dobre, deputy mayor of the village of Deveselu, Romania, said no other candidate was as trusted by voters as Ion Aliman, who won re-election by a landslide despite having died from covid-19 complications 10 days before the country's municipal election.

• Rod Mauldin, a police sergeant in Birmingham, Ala., said a 42-year-old man found lying beside a road had been fatally shot and two others wounded in an exchange of gunfire over a parking-space dispute.

• Chris Sutton, a police captain with East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., said a man armed with a machete was detained after he scrawled satanic and sadistic messages in blood on a sorority house and on a vehicle belonging to a student living there.

• Dexstavious Deon James, 38, of Shreveport, accused of fatally shooting a man in Monroe, La., in the head during an argument over a pair of Nike sneakers, was charged with second-degree murder, police said.

• Simone Austin, 27, of Chicago faces a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old daughter, a killing that prosecutors said was witnessed by the victim's 8-year-old sister through a hole in a bedroom door.

• Cortez Edwards, 29, of Louisville, Ky., accused of brandishing a gun during a live video on social media where he requested $30,000 to shoot city police officers, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, a federal prosecutor said.

• Gregory Brown, a correctional officer in Clayton County, Ga., was placed on leave and is set to be fired after being accused of using a racial epithet in front of other inmates and another correctional officer against a prisoner who was on suicide watch, authorities said.

• Mac Nelson, a tour guide at the Round Island Lighthouse in Pascagoula, Miss., said visitors can be "flexible" with their time and spend their visit enjoying the scenery from the top of the 1859 lighthouse, which has reopened to the public after being shuttered six months because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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