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When schools in New York City abruptly closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Prince, a bright, chatty 9-year-old bursting with kinetic energy, found himself at home plodding through the Google Classroom app on his mother’s phone. The limbo that came with the shutdown was not a new experience for him. He and his mother, Fifi, who is 29, had been homeless for nearly his entire academic career. (To protect their privacy, their personal nicknames are being used to refer to Fifi...

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda coordinated four attacks against targets in the United States, killing nearly 3,000 individuals and injuring tens of thousands more. After these attacks, Americans grew more suspicious of and outwardly hostile to Muslims. Research shows that these views increased in the years that followed. Our recently published paper in the Public Administration Review shows that — even 19 years later — public officials in the United States...

MSNBC host Joy Reid on Wednesday night said she should have been more “sensitive” two days earlier when she seemingly compared radicalized Trump supporters to “the way Muslims act,” remarks that sparked outrage among Muslim activists and organizations.

More specifically, it was a non-apology.

“For decades, America’s Muslim community has endured blanket portrayals that focus on one thing, not their families or individual achievements or even anything about Islam,” she said...

Black newborn babies in the United States are more likely to survive childbirth if they are cared for by Black doctors, but three times more likely than White Babies to die when looked after by White doctors, a study has found.

The mortality rate of Black newborns in hospital shrunk by between 39% and 58% when Black physicians took charge of the birth, according to the research, which laid bare how shocking racial disparities in human health can affect even the first hours of a person...

Muslim immigrants are being served pork at a US detention facility in Miami, Florida, forcing them to choose "between their faith and starvation," advocates charged on Wednesday.

In an August 19 letter, immigrant advocate groups say they have received "alarming reports" that Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its officers have been serving "pork or pork-based products to Muslim detainees" at its Krome Service Processing Center in Miami, Florida.

"Muslim detainees have been...

The Wildlife Conservation Society apologized for an incident from 1906 when a Central African man was placed on exhibit at the zoo, and for its association with two eugenicists.

The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates the Bronx Zoo, three other zoos and an aquarium in New York, apologized Wednesday for two aspects of its history that the society’s chief executive described as demonstrating “unconscionable racial intolerance.”

In a statement, the society apologized for...

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is being investigated by WarnerMedia, multiple outlets reported on Monday, following an exposé published by BuzzFeed earlier this month. The article alleged that the daytime show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres is home to a toxic work environment.

Representatives for Warner Bros. Television and the show’s production company, Telepictures, declined to comment when reached by Vanity Fair; a spokesperson for The Ellen DeGeneres Show itself also declined to comment....

This is a very strange one, but it looks like people on social media have now allegedly linked the interior design company, Wayfair to Ghislaine Maxwell and child sex trafficking.

So, Maxwell was arrested a few days ago, and there’s now a new and pretty wild conspiracy theory popping online that’s allegedly linking Wayfair to child sex trafficking.

If you’re scratching your head thinking, “Really? How is the really expensive interior design company linked to sex trafficking and...

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called for dismissal of a Starbucks barista who wrote "ISIS" on a Muslim woman's cup.

Aishah, 19, said she and her friend went to buy a coffee at the Starbucks located inside a Target store in St. Paul, Minnesota last week.

After telling her name for the order, Aishah realized that the employee wrote something else at the side of the cup and hid it from the view, the CBS Minnesota reported.

The...

Garfield County Sheriff's office said the woman had been at a party nearby when she took one of two flags being flown outside Alexander Feaster's home.

Mr Feaster, 44, then reportedly shot her in the back with a semi-automatic rifle as she ran away.

The 26-year-old woman is expected to recover from her injuries and Mr Feaster is being held in custody.

Sherriff Jody Helm said the woman was found lying in a ditch with four gunshot wounds after deputies responded to a call...

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for spray painting swastikas on all four sides of a Muslim woman’s car in a Boston suburb earlier this month.

The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in announcing the reward Monday said officers responding to the graffiti in Revere in the early morning hours of June 11, also found the words “white power” spray painted on the street.

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The testimony of the nation’s top infectious disease expert countered President Trump’s upbeat assessment, describing a “mixed bag” of some bright spots amid worrying trends and unknowns.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci told Congress on Tuesday that he was seeing a “disturbing surge” of infections in some parts of the country, as Americans ignore social distancing guidelines and states reopen without adequate plans for testing and tracing the contacts of those who get sick.

Dr. Fauci’s...

A Tennessee newspaper said on Sunday it was investigating what its editor called a “horrific” full-page advertisement from a religious group that predicts a terrorist attack in Nashville next month.

The paid advertisement that appeared in Sunday’s editions of the Tennessean from the group Future For America claims Donald Trump “is the final president of the USA” and features a photo of Trump and Pope Francis.

It begins by claiming that a nuclear device will be detonated in ...

Remember Michael Flor, the longest-hospitalized COVID-19 patient who, when he unexpectedly did not die, was jokingly dubbed “the miracle child?”

Now they can also call him the million-dollar baby.

Flor, 70, who came so close to death in the spring that a night-shift nurse held a phone to his ear while his wife and kids said their final goodbyes, is recovering nicely these days at his home in West Seattle. But he says his heart almost failed a second time when he got the bill...

The Maricopa County Community College District defended a Scottsdale professor criticized on social media for quiz questions that implied terrorism is encouraged under the Islamic faith.

A Muslim student at Scottsdale Community College took offense to the questions, which were part of a quiz administered last month during a World Politics course.

The student circulated the questions on social media, prompting backlash. The school apologized last week, saying it agreed with the...