Violent hate crimes are on the rise in the U.S. and across the globe. As a result, the ways in which hate groups use social media to threaten, galvanize and radicalize are drawing new scrutiny, including from Congress on Tuesday.
During a House committee hearing on hate crimes, lawmakers expressed fundamental differences about what poses the biggest threat, who is to blame -- and what to do about it.
By Gretchen Frazee
The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, a piece of legislation Durbin originally introduced in 2017, would require federal agencies to issue an annual report on domestic terrorism and codify an interagency domestic terrorism task force, according to the draft legislation, details…
By Ali Rogin
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour on Tuesday that he has not seen evidence that white supremacists groups reflect a growing threat.
By Yamiche Alcindor
By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
President Trump expressed sympathy for the victims who died at "places of worship turned into scenes of evil killing." But he declined to join expressions of mounting concern about white nationalism.
After a long history of controversial statements by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, House Republicans stripped the 16-year congressman of his committee membership on Monday night. He recently wondered in The New York Times how terms like "white nationalist" and "white…
By Matthew Daly, Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
By Laurie Kellman, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Senate majority leader is the highest-ranking Republican to criticize King, R-Iowa, who lamented last week that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. Meanwhile, House Democrats said they'll seek formal punishment for King.
One year ago this weekend, Charlottesville, Virginia was the scene of violent clashes between white supremacists holding a rally in the city's downtown and counter-protesters. But what has changed in the city since the summer of 2017? Nicole Hemmer, an…
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