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US Attorney General urged to move faster on Federal Anti-Asian Hate Law

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) sent this letter (a portion shown above) to US Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for faster action on implementing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.  They specifically ask for speeding up implementation … Continue reading

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Senate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by 94-1 Margin

The United States Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which would improve data collection of hate crimes associated with COVID-19 and expand public awareness of those crimes, in a rare bipartisan vote of 94-1.  The bill was sponsored by … Continue reading

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Snark over Paul Ryan Intern Selfie Doesn’t Prove What You Think it Proves

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted a photo on Instagram Saturday, a selfie with a large number of interns.  The caption reads,  “I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single … Continue reading

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