Since 1890, the towering memorial has stood at its location on Monument Avenue in Richmond, the former capital of the pro-slavery Confederacy, a group of Southern states that fought against Union forces in the 1861-65 Civil War.
In breaking a lifetime of silence, an Iron Range woman connected her convicted killer of a father to the 1977 murder of 19-year-old Cindy Elias. While there's DNA evidence pointing at him, St. Louis County authorities are waiting to learn more through an ongoing reexamination of the case.
The Democratic president faces significant opposition from Republicans to his tax and spending plans, even with his promise that individuals making less than $400,000 annually will not be affected. Democrats hold slim majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.