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Trump’s Anti-Semitism Response ‘Too little, too late’

Anti-Semitic Acts Spiked Since Trump Election, Says Anti-Defamation League

Number of acts targeting Jews and Jewish institutions rose 34 percent in 2016 to 1,266, and jumped 86 percent in first quarter of 2017.

Senate Stalls Progress on Russia Election-Meddling Probe

Senate Stalls Progress on Russia Election-Meddling Probe

Nearly 50 Senate staffers on just one of seven committees investigated Benghazi, while only seven total staff members are investigating Trump and Russia.

New Orleans Removes First of Four Statues Deemed Racially Offensive

New Orleans Removes First of Four Statues Deemed Racially Offensive

Erected in 1891, the monument commemorates an 1874 attack on the racially integrated city police and state militia by a group of white supremacists.

Liberal U.S. Justices Lean Toward Death Row Inmate in Mental Health Dispute

Liberal U.S. Justices Lean Toward Death Row Inmate in Mental Health Dispute

The nine-member court’s other conservatives, including Donald Trump’s newly seated appointee Neil Gorsuch, appeared more likely to vote against James McWilliams.

Florida State Senator Resigns After Racial Slur

Florida State Senator Resigns After Racial Slur

Frank Artiles made racial, inappropriate comments to two Black senators, as well as used sexist language against a female senator.

New Accusations Against Former Fox News Head Ailes in Lawsuit

CNN Anchor Alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes Also Harassed Her

Television journalist Alisyn Camerota alleged that Ailes frequently directed inappropriate comments to female employees about body parts.

Teen Accused of Jewish Threats Identified, Charged

Teen Accused of Jewish Threats Identified, Charged

Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has dual citizenship and lives in Israel, made at least 245 threatening telephone calls.

State Realign in Legal Battle over Trump’s Muslim Ban

States Realign in Legal Battle over Trump’s Muslim Ban

Sixteen Democratic state attorneys general and D.C. are now backing Hawaii in its bid to block the Muslim ban.

U.S. Judicial Panel Finds Texas Hurt Latino Vote with Redrawn Boundaries

U.S. Judicial Panel Finds Texas Hurt Latino Vote with Redrawn Boundaries

The panel ruled that the redrawn boundaries were designed to either fragment cohesive Latino communities among multiple districts, or to lump Hispanics into a single jurisdiction and thus limit their overall sway.

Uber Extends Sexual Harassment Probe

Uber Extends Sexual Harassment Probe

Uber has come under more pressure over the results of its sexual harassment review, particularly after the scandal at Fox News leading to the ouster of Bill O’Reilly.

VA Hospitals Fall Short on Patient Satisfaction

VA Hospitals Fall Short on Patient Satisfaction

Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in the U.S. may deliver higher quality care than other medical centers but still get lower marks on patient satisfaction.

Mentally Ill Accessing Less U.S. Health Care

Mentally Ill Accessing Less U.S. Health Care

People with serious psychological distress are three times more likely to be too poor to afford care and 10 times more likely to be unable to pay for medications.

New York Police Body Camera Program Needs Changes: Civil Rights Lawyers

New York Police Body Camera Program Needs Changes: Civil Rights Lawyers

The court-ordered pilot program was intended to precede a rollout of the cameras to all patrol officers by the end of 2019.

Denver Sheriff’s Officers Suspended in Black Inmate’s Death

Denver Sheriff’s Officers Suspended in Black Inmate’s Death

An autopsy concluded that Michael Marshall died from asphyxiation “while being physically restrained by law enforcement” during a psychotic episode.

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit awarded $585,470 in attorneys’ fees and about $20,000 in costs arising from the challenge to the plaintiffs in the case.

New York Museum to Aid Green-Card Holders in U.S. Citizenship Quest

New York Museum to Aid Green-Card Holders in U.S. Citizenship Quest

The program will include free workshops and classes, paired with displays and a scavenger hunt at the museum.

Three Arrested During Protest Against White Nationalist Speech in Alabama

Three Arrested During Protest Against White Nationalist Speech in Alabama

Video footage of the protest showed a man with blood on his face lying on the ground outside the hall in handcuffs before he was led away by police.

U.S. Transgender People Harassed in Public Restrooms: Landmark Survey

NCAA Returns to North Carolina After Transgender Bathroom Law Repeal

Rights groups criticized the NCAA for returning to North Carolina while its cities were still banned from passing anti-discrimination laws.