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Judge: Alabama inmates' mental care 'horrendously' lacking
A federal judge says Alabama's mental health care for state inmates is inadequate and unconstitutional
Charity website cites threats in removing hate group labels
A website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities says it will remove warning labels flagging dozens of nonprofits as hate groups after threats directed at its staff
Free speech on college campuses in the Senate spotlight
Members of a Senate panel are expressing concerns that the cancellation of speeches from conservatives on some college campuses has suppressed freedom of speech and created an echo chamber that exacerbates the nation's political divide
Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism
Google is promising to be more vigilant about preventing terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos from appearing on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet's role in mass violence
Alabama legislation stops short of banning sexual orientation conversion therapy
A newly passed Alabama state law lauded as protection for teenagers at faith-based youth programs was stripped of language that would have restricted sexual orientation conversion therapy following pressure from a conservative policy group with close ties to the bill’s sponsor. The Alabama Child
US civil rights groups worry anti-Muslim sentiment is fueling right-wing extremism
Civil rights groups are expressing concern that a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment is fueling the growth of right wing extremism across the United States, citing dozens of anti-Sharia demonstrations across the U.S. this weekend and an ongoing uptick in online recruitment. Police in Seattle and St.
Anti-Sharia marches, counter-protests planned across the US
A series of marches against Sharia, a strict form of Islamic law, are set to take place in dozens of cities across the United States on Saturday. The nationwide rallies, dubbed the "March Against Sharia," coincide with the Muslim holiday Ramadan and are sponsored by ACT for America, an organization
Help ABC News, ProPublica and other newsrooms track hate crimes across the US
ABC News is partnering with ProPublica , a nonprofit newsroom devoted to investigative journalism, as well as with other major news outlets, journalism schools and non-profit organizations on a nationwide project called " Documenting Hate " to track hate crimes in the United States. The purpose of
Smithsonian says noose found is a reminder of 'America's dark history with lynching'
A portion of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. , closed for nearly three hours on Wednesday after a noose was found in a gallery, officials said. The museum, on the National Mall near the White House, reopened fully around 3:15 p.m., after
LeBron James' home vandalized with racial slur
"The View" co-hosts discuss the crime, which occurred ahead of Thursday's NBA Finals game.