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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."…
Nation Mar 30Baton Rouge Police fire officer who fatally shot Alton Sterling in 2016
Police said Friday they suspended another officer involved in the fatal shooting of Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was selling homemade CDs outside the Triple S Food Mart. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said his office isn't charging either…
Nation Mar 27No charges in Alton Sterling’s fatal shooting
Attorney General Jeff Landry's announcement Tuesday comes nearly 11 months after the Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges in Alton Sterling's July 2016 death.