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White nationalists plan to gather in Middle Tennessee this weekend, where they'll hold White Lives Matter rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro to protest refugee resettlement and immigration.

The organizations bringing members to rally have said they're doing so as an alliance called Nationalist Front, but what are the groups?

Here's a primer on each group and their causes. The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., considers all of them extremist organizations.

Read more: USA Today

A criminal complaint has revealed additional details about an improvised explosive device allegedly planted by a Colonial Williamsburg employee in a parking lot Thursday.

Although 30-year-old Stephen Powers was arrested Friday on charges of terrorism and possession of an explosive device, police believe he had been involved with possible explosives for a week before an IED detonated near Merchants Square, according to documents filed in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

Read more: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Two students are in police custody, accused of plotting to attack students and staff at Etowah High School in Cherokee County, reports CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV.

Police identified the suspects as Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley, both 17.

Acting on a tip, Cherokee investigators served a warrant on both of the students' homes, authorities said.

They said they found a homemade incendiary device and an undetermined powder substance at McCurley's house, and a journal at Dupree's house in which details were laid out of an attack against the school.

Principal Robert Horn said local authorities were notified of a potential threat against the school, which prompted the investigation.

Read more: CBS News

A Gloucester man was arrested and charged late Friday with setting off an improvised explosive device in a parking lot Thursday evening near Colonial Williamsburg.

Stephen Powers, 30, was arrested at his home in Gloucester and was charged with possessing and using an explosive device and committing an act of terrorism, according to Williamsburg Police.

Police got a call about a vehicle fire around 5 p.m. Thursday near the corner of South Boundary and Francis streets, near the campus of the College of William and Mary, police said Friday.

Investigators – including from the FBI; Newport News Police Department; Colonial Williamsburg; Virginia State Police; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – determined an IED had exploded in the parking lot there.

Read more: The Virginian-Pilot

Leaders of a Minnesota mosque where a bomb went off this summer released security video of the incident, saying they hoped to jump-start an investigation that's more than 2 months old.

Six hallway cameras inside Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington caught the moments surrounding the Aug. 5 explosion. The bombing occurred around 4:30 a.m., just before morning prayers, causing extensive damage to the imam's office but injuring no one.

The videos, released Tuesday, don't show the blast itself, but they do show smoke and flying debris. One from inside the front door shows what appear to be lights of a passing vehicle. A man then runs inside seconds before the blast, then back to the door afterward. Another shows a man viewing a monitor as the bomb explodes.

Read more: Fox News