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Jeff Sessions consulted Christian right legal group on religious freedom memo
Attorney General Jeff Sessions consulted Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy group that champions conservative Christian causes, ahead of issuing controversial guidance to government agencies and departments on Friday about how to interpret federal religious liberty protections. Alliance
Senator blasts alt-right leader Richard Spencer on Twitter: 'Get a real job, clown!'
Sen. Ben Sasse isn't a pro at the mechanics of using Twitter, but he sure tapped into the site's zeitgeist by unloading a string of 11 tweets at "clown" Richard Spencer Thursday evening. The Republican from Nebraska responded aggressively to a tweet from Spencer, who took issue with Sasse saying
Mother of Claremont boy says son was injured in a 'lynching'
In this industrial hamlet of western New Hampshire, the unthinkable may have been unfolding. While playing just two blocks down from his home, Quincy, who is biracial, was nearly hanged from a tree, by a rope. His mother calls it an attack. “I never would have -- in a million years would have
Mother: Son's near strangling 'attempted murder'
Cassandra Merlin says her biracial son was 8 years old when he suffered severe neck injuries from a tire swing rope and now the New Hampshire state Dept. of Justice is involved.
Roy Moore's defiant road in pursuit of a US Senate seat
In his nearly three decades in the public eye, Roy Moore has never been one to shy away from controversy or confrontation. Whether it’s the public display of the Ten Commandments or his refusal to enforce the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage, Moore has gained national
George Clooney has taken in a Yazidi refugee; didn't talk about kids until marriage
George Clooney has been in the spotlight for decades, and yet, in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter , the actor gave details about his life that even his biggest fans might not have known. In a wide-ranging chat, the actor, 56, opened up about his three-year marriage to his attorney wife,
Real estate agent says she was neo-Nazi website devotees' 'troll storm' target
Tanya Gersh said she and her family, including her 12-year-old son, have received threatening phone calls and messages that she says has ruined her business and her sense of safety.
White nationalist featured in documentary surrenders to Charlottesville police
Chris Cantwell, the white nationalist featured in a Vice documentary about the rallies held in Charlottesville in mid-August, surrendered to police late Wednesday. Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail confirmed to ABC news that Cantwell was being held at their facility. He is being held on three
George and Amal Clooney donate $1M to fight hate groups
How about some "Pop news." Let's do it. Good morning, everybody. We begin with George and Amal Clooney pushing back against intolerance. The pair have donated a million dollars to the southern poverty law center. I really love that. The organization about hate groups and in the aftermath of the
Who are the white nationalists and Antifa: Part 1
For the past six months, ABC News' "20/20" traveled the country tracking political violence and following extremists.