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University of Texas at Austin removing Confederate statues

The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school's president said in a statement late on Sunday.
"Last week, the horrific displays of hatred at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville shocked and saddened the nation," school president Greg Fenves said in a statement.
"These events make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism," he added.
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