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Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

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BOSTON -- Colleges are bracing for more violence on campus after a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia became the latest example of hatred migrating from the internet to the streets.
   The bloodshed in Charlottesville last weekend wasn't the first clash between far-right extremists and counter-protesters on or near a college campus. And university administrators know it won't be the last.
   For many schools, the rally served as a warning that these groups no longer will limit their efforts to social media or to flyers furtively posted around campus. One law enforcement group is planning a series of training events to help campus police prepare.
   But the colleges also are struggling to find a balance in protecting free speech while keeping students safe.

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