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Politics Oct 25WATCH: Elijah Cummings’ funeral with remembrances from Obama, Clintons
The body of congressman and civil rights champion Elijah Cummings returned Friday to the church where he worshipped in his beloved Baltimore for a final farewell.
Nation Sep 23Florida man charged with making racist threats asks for bond
A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat.
Nation Aug 04El Paso suspect appears to have posted anti-immigrant screed
About 20 minutes before the shooting started at an El Paso Walmart, a rambling screed was posted to an online message board saying the massacre was in response to an “invasion” of Hispanics coming across the southern border.
Nation Jul 12New Orleans levees could be tested as tropical storm bears down
The danger to New Orleans is threefold: storm surges from the sea, rain from the sky and water from the rising river if the levees fail.
Nation Apr 30Woman seeks $1.5 million in damages from neo-Nazi website founder
The first black woman to serve as American University's student government president is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her.
Politics Feb 08White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says woman assaulted her at restaurant
Conway told police that a woman grabbed her shoulders, shook her and yelled "Shame on you," at a Mexican restaurant in October.
Politics Feb 06Woman details sex accusation roiling Virginia politics
A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she repressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Fairfax…
Nation Aug 12Charlottesville victim’s mother: ‘So much healing to do’
Heather Heyer's mother said Sunday there's much healing to do a year after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Nation Aug 11Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens
Charlottesville, Virginia, was marking the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence with marches, vigils and other community events that began unfolding peacefully Saturday amid a heavy police presence.
Politics May 07Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages, report finds
Anti-Defamation League national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a "megaphone to harass and intimidate Jews."…