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Report: Hate crime laws lack uniformity across the US

Jul. 28, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are inconsistent and provide incomplete methods for addressing bias-motivated violence, according to a new report by advocates for better protections. The report, first...

Montana man pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charge

Jun. 30, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to a federal hate crime charge filed after he was accused of threatening a person with violent, homophobic slurs and firing seven shots into the person's house with an AK-47 rifle, prosecutors said. John Russell...