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Was Charlottesville Violence a Hate Crime or Terrorism?

The deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, had the hallmarks of a tactic increasingly employed by Islamic State sympathizers in Europe: the use of a vehicle as a weapon of terror. James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old Ohio man, rammed his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally Saturday, killing one person and injuring 19 others. But was the violence a hate crime or an act of domestic terrorism, and how should it be prosecuted? It is a dilemma that prosecutors face as they…

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No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

Science Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a new study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings. No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

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Trump orders target cartels, crime as attorney general sworn in

Top Stories WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump used the swearing-in ceremony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday to sign three executive orders, including ones targeting transnational drug cartels and those who commit crimes against law enforcement. Trump orders target cartels, crime as attorney general sworn in

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