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A Florida city commissioner is under fire for saying the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress might “blow up Capitol Hill.”

In the Islamophobic rant, Hallandale Beach Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub, who is Jewish, compared Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who is Muslim, to a suicide bomber, the Sun Sentinel reported.

“A Hamas-loving anti-Semite has NO place in government! She is a danger and [I] would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up...

A Nobel prize-winning scientist who helped discover DNA's double helix structure has been stripped of his honorary titles for repeating an "unsubstantiated and reckless" suggestion that genes make black people less intelligent.

James Watson, who shared his prize for his work at Cambridge with Francis Crick, has repeated his claim that black people are inherently less intelligent.

The American biologist, 90, said in a TV documentary shown this month that he stood by his views...

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.

The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements. And in weighing petitions for spouses or fiancees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes by whether the...

Donald Trump Jr. likened his father's proposed border wall with Mexico to a zoo fence Tuesday evening, sparking a sharp backlash on social media from users who thought he was comparing immigrants to zoo animals. 

“You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo?” the son of President Donald Trump wrote in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. “Because walls work.” 

Seinfeld director Larry Charles tweeted that Trump's oldest son is "so blinded by his own hubris that he can'...

Custody of six-year-old twin boys on January 4 was taken from a Turkish family by the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) over child neglect.

The Kahraman family vehemently denied the accusation.

According to the parents, since birth their children have been allergic or sensitive to many types of foods and chemicals, which is why wheat and other processed foods as well as genetically-modified products were removed from the twins' diet.

The children grew up healthily...

Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found.

Nearly 50 dioceses and religious orders have publicly identified child-molesting priests in the wake of the Pennsylvania report issued in mid-August, and 55 more have...

At least 376 migrants died at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018, according to a UN monitor.

The estimate from the International Organization on Migration's Missing Migrants Project includes 214 men, 20 women and four children. The other 138 could not be identified from their remains. Others likely died, but their remains have not been found.

The vast majority of those who perished were from the Americas. Only two, who hailed from South Asia, did not come from the region.

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U.S. border agents launched tear gas into Mexico early on January 1 to deter a group of migrants that one official called “a violent mob” from crossing over from Tijuana, according to a Reuters witness and the U.S. government.

Clouds of the noxious gas could be seen wafting up from around the fence at the border. One migrant picked up a canister and threw it back into U.S. territory.

U.S. officials said the group had attacked agents with projectiles but a Reuters witness did...

A Yemeni mother who fought to obtain a visa waiver to travel to California to see her terminally ill 2-year-old son was finally reunitedwith her only child just over a week ago.

Her son, Abdullah, died at the U.C.S.F. Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, where he was being treated for hypomyelination, a genetic degenerative brain condition, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group known as CAIR, said on Saturday.

“We are heartbroken...

The parents of an African-American high school wrestler who was forced by a white official to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit his match spoke out on December 24, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support their son has received as an investigation into the incident continues.

Andrew Johnson, a junior at Buena Regional High School in southern New Jersey, was about to step on the mat for the 120-pound bout when referee Alan Maloney reportedly said his thick, dark brown dreadlocks...

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico on December 15, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.

The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump’s request for border wall funding.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the boy — identified by the Guatemalan consul in Phoenix as Felipe Gómez...

Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with sexual assault in the US.

The 59-year-old Academy Award winner is alleged to have assaulted a teenager at a bar in Boston, Massachusetts, in July 2016.

According to the Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe, Spacey is due to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery at Nantucket District Court on January 7.

The alleged victim is the son of former US news anchor Heather Unruh, who first made the...

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office has gotten at least 500 allegations of sex abuse by Catholic priests that dioceses across the state failed to publicly name.

In a new report, Madigan excoriates church officials for failing to thoroughly investigate many of the allegations.

"The Catholic Church has failed in its moral obligation to provide survivors, parishioners, and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior...

Amnesty International has described Twitter as a “toxic place” for women following years of relentless abuse, threats and harassment on the social media platform.

The non-governmental human rights organisation released a report into harassment against women on Twitter which found that women of colour were 34 per cent more likely to be targets of hate speech than white women.

Meanwhile, black women specifically were 84 per cent more likely to be mentioned in abusive tweets....

A speech pathologist at a Texas elementary school has sued after allegedly being forced out of her contract job at an elementary school for refusing to sign a mandatory pro-Israel pledge. 

Bahia Amawai, a US Citizen who has resided in the country for more than 30 years, is the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Pflugerville Independent School District in the suburban Austin, Texas area for alleged violation her First Amendment rights. 

Since 2009, Ms Amawai worked for the school...