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Hate crimes in US reach highest level in more than a decade

Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released Monday.

Civil rights group pushes back at GOP condemnation

Republican National Committee delegates approved a resolution condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center, calling the legal advocacy group dedicated to fighting extremism “a far-left organization with an obvious bias.”

Federal prosecutors weigh hate crime charges in Arbery death

The Justice Department said Monday that federal prosecutors are weighing possible hate crime charges in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man gunned down after being pursued by two armed white men in a Georgia subdivision.

Woman seeks $1.5M 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.

In robocalls featuring ‘Friends’ theme song, California neo-Nazi Patrick Little says he’s coming to Sandpoint

A California man who has called the Holocaust “a lie” and claims Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race says he plans to establish a “regional capital” in North Idaho. Sandpoint residents this week told The Spokesman-Review they had received a bizarre automated phone message from Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has called for a United States “free from Jews” and who recently mounted a failed campaign to unseat five-term Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Nooses showing up more in hate incidents around country

Nooses have appeared recently around the nation’s capital – including the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum – in a rash of incidents that experts say shows the growing use of hate symbols in the U.S. to try to intimidate minorities.

Eye on Boise: Fewer DUI arrests made over long weekend in Idaho this year

BOISE – The Idaho State Police reported 31 DUI arrests statewide over last weekend’s Memorial Day holiday, from Friday night through early Tuesday morning. ISP also reported 23 crashes, including one fatality and five causing injuries. There were also 35 drug-related arrests, 28 of those misdemeanors and seven felonies. The stats are for ISP only and don’t include incidents handled by local law enforcement agencies. So how does that compare to last year?