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Tea party activism tied to extremists turning violent

The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.

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Hysteria over Islamic center claims first victim

New York City taxi driver Ahmed Sharif was stabbed in the throat by a passenger, apparently for the sole reason of being a Muslim.

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Arizona’s Grijalva closes office after bullet shatters window

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, an outspoken opponent of Arizona's immigration law, closed his office in Yuma yesterday after a bullet went through and shattered one of its windows.

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Lawmakers move to lift statute of limitations on police torture

CHICAGO - Just days after the conviction of former police Commander Jon Burge here, Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., introduced a bill that would make police torture of suspects a crime against humanity and a federal crime with no statute of limitations.

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Justice delayed but not denied, Jon Burge found guilty

A federal jury here on Monday, June 28, found former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge guilty on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about torture in a civil lawsuit.

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Oklahoma City bombing, then and now

On April 19, the nation paid tribute to the 168 men, women and children who died 15 years ago in the Oklahoma City bombing. However many argue there are striking similarities between the violent tenor of that period and today.

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Militia arrests signal return of armed “patriot” groups

FBI raids on suspected militia members over the weekend jolted a public already concerned about far-right violence that surfaced during the health care reform fight.

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Lifting Chicago handgun ban is not justifiable, activists say

CHICAGO - The U.S. Supreme Court began hearings today regarding a landmark case about whether to lift a 28-year-old handgun ban here.

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