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Driver accused of murder in Charlottesville violence faces court hearing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va: A man said to have harbored Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the US Army was due in court on Monday to face charges he plowed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19. The bail hearing for James Alex Fields, 20, arrested on suspicion of murder, malicious wounding and hit-and-run charges, was set to unfold in Charlottesville as the US Justice Department pressed its own federal hate-crime investigation of the…