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Mark Levin criticizes New York Times columnist for accusing Israel of ‘possible war crimes’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lawrence Richard Conservative radio host Mark Levin again reiterated Israel’s right to defend itself, pushing back on comments New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof made during a segment on Real Time with Bill Maher. “That is unbelievable,” Levin said......

Communities come together to combat anti-Asian hate crimes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Communities come together to combat anti-Asian hate crimes – CBS News Watch CBSN Live An increase in attacks towards Asian Americans has led many people in the community to find new ways to protect and support themselves. Nancy Cheng......

UN rights chief says Israeli strikes on Gaza may be war crimes

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The U.N. high commissioner for human rights said on Thursday that Israel’s deadly strikes on Gaza might constitute war crimes and that Islamist group Hamas had violated international humanitarian law by firing rockets into Israel. Michelle Bachelet said her office had verified the deaths of 270 Palestinians in Gaza, the......

Biden signs bill to combat anti-Asian hate crimes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — President Biden on Thursday signed legislation passed with overwhelming bipartisan support that aims to combat the spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Biden, with Vice President Kamala Harris at his side,......

House passes bill to curb hate crimes against Asian Americans, sends it to Biden

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) speaks at a news conference in the United States Capitol about the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, in Washington, May 18, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters The House passed a bill Tuesday that aims to stem......

Joel Greenberg, the former confidant of Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty to a range of crimes.

New York Times
Joel Greenberg, the former confidant of Representative Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Orlando to a range of charges, including sex trafficking a minor, as part of a plea deal that will require him to help in other Justice Department investigations. “Are you pleading guilty to......

Gaetz associate pleads guilty to 6 federal crimes, including sex trafficking a teen

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A spokesperson for Gaetz did not immediately respond for comment. The Republican lawmaker previously had said that it’s Greenberg who has admitted to the crime, is trying to escape a lengthy prison sentence and has also pleaded guilty to falsely......

The I.C.C. is monitoring the Israeli-Palestinian violence for possible war crimes.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The International Criminal Court’s main prosecutor said on Wednesday that she was closely watching Israel and Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, for potential new war crimes in the current conflict. “I note with great......

Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex crimes trial in New York delayed until fall

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell appears during her arraignment hearing on a new indictment at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City, New York, U.S. April 23, 2021, in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg/File Photo A U.S. judge on Monday granted Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to delay her trial on charges she......

Three Georgia men charged with hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery death

Reuters
U.S. prosecutors charged three white men in Georgia on Wednesday with federal hate crimes and attempted kidnapping in last year’s slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was gunned down as he was out jogging through a suburban neighborhood. The Justice Department said that former police officer Gregory McMichael,......

Report finds surge in anti-Asian crimes in 2021

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi New hate crime data from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino found that hate crimes against Asian-Americans surged in 2020, with sharp increases observed in 15 major cities, NBC......

Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution – HRW

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Israel’s Arab minority comprises just over 20% of its population of 9.3 million, while at least 2.5 million Palestinians live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and 350,000 in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem. About 1.9 million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip, which the UN considers to also be occupied by Israel.......

Global COVID Hotspots, AAPI Hate Crimes Bill, GOP Infrastructure Proposal : Up First

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NPR COVID-19 hotspots are popping up around the globe again. India set an alarming world record for COVID infections in a single day, and Brazil saw a new record for daily deaths in the country. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to combat anti-Asian......

Senate Resoundingly Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

New York Times
Citing those revisions, Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, said he would reverse his position on the measure and support it. Language in the original bill did not once refer to the Asian-American community but instead mentioned victims of “Covid-19 hate crimes,” Mr. Cotton said, adding that an earlier provision......

Senate passes hate crimes bill to address rise in attacks against Asians

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Senate voted 94-1 Thursday to approve anti-Asian hate crimes legislation aimed at expanding the federal government’s efforts to address the recent rise in these crimes. The bill would identify a point person at the Justice Department who would......

Senate passes anti-Asian hate crimes bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney The Senate on Thursday passed legislation aimed at combating a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic in a 94-1 vote, with GOP Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyOn The Money: Senate GOP......

Senate passes bill to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) speaks during a news conference following the weekly Democrat policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Democratic Senators spoke about the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. Sarah Silbiger | Getty Images......

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