Confederate monuments targeted by protests come down

The base of a massive Confederate monument in Alabama’s largest city was all that remained Tuesday after crews dismantled the towering obelisk and trucked it away in pieces. Other symbols came down elsewhere, leaving an empty pedestal and a bare flagpole.

Democratic candidates join Selma bridge march

Thousands of people joined the Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in honor of the black civil rights protesters attacked by white police there.