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The Illinois man accused of painting swastikas on more than 200 gravestones across Memorial Day weekend has had a long history of run-ins with the law, reportedly ranging from trying to punch an officer to writing letters to a judge blasting the country’s “crooked” legal system.

Timothy V. McLean, a 34-year-old from Glen Carbon, was charged this week with several felonies for the alleged acts this past weekend at Sunset Hill Cemetery.

But it is not the first time he has been...

Her sitcom “Roseanne” returned in March after a two-decade absence to enormous ratings on ABC.

Network executives were celebrating their strategy of appealing to wider swaths of the country after Donald J. Trump’s surprising election win and the president himself called Ms. Barr to congratulate her on the show’s large audience.But on May 29 that all came crashing down.

ABC abruptly canceled “Roseanne” hours after Ms. Barr, the show’s star and co-creator, posted a racist tweet...

Starbucks closed 8,000 company-owned USA stores at around 2 pm local time on May 29 as a first step in training 175,000 employees on racial tolerance.

"We understand that racial and systemic bias have many causes, sources, and ways of showing up within each of us and in our communities", says one of the training videos from the preview.

According to the Perception Institute, the consultants who helped design the training, unconscious bias refers to the attitudes - both positive...

The U.S. called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss recent mortar attacks fired from Gaza into Israel, a call that comes amid ongoing violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli authorities along the contested Gaza Strip.

The American ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, blamed “Palestinian militants” for the barrages, which reportedly struck the yard of an empty kindergarten, among other areas, earlier Tuesday and wounded at least...

State government agencies in Louisiana are being barred from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order prohibiting such contracts and requiring his administration to put the ban in place quickly.

In a statement, the Democratic governor called Israel "America's closest ally in the Middle East and a beacon of democracy in the region." He describes boycotts of Israel, which are part of a movement protesting Israel's policies...

The American Civil Liberties Union has found more than 30,000 pages documenting abuse and neglect of lonesome immigrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

The ACLU's Border Litigation Project adds that a 'culture of impunity' within both the CBP and the Department of Homeland Security will continue to cause a hinderance to the children. 

Children claim to be run over by vehicles, sexually abused, threatened with sexual abuse and being forced to undress before...

A federal judge granted a restraining order forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment."

CAIR said the US District Court for Alaska had granted its request for an emergency temporary order...

Starbucks has landed itself in yet another storm of criticism after a branch in California printed a racial slur on a cup.

A man named Pedro, who is of Hispanic descent, had ordered two drinks at the La Cañada Flintridge Starbucks on Tuesday.

When Pedro's drinks were delivered to him he noticed that the derogatory word 'beaner,' a term used against Mexican and Hispanic people, was written on them.

While Starbucks staff are well known for making a hash of people's names ...

The Trump administration on MAy 14 blocked a UN Security Council statement that was intended to call for an investigation of the events on the Israel-Gaza border.

The statement, circulated by Kuwait, was supposed to include an expression of rage and sorrow on behalf of the Security Council over the deaths of more than 50 Palestinians, who were shot dead by the IDF during protests near the border fence. However, the U.S. blocked it from being adopted and published.

The Kuwaiti...

Siyonbola was working on a paper in the Hall of Graduate Studies when she fell asleep in a common room.

Another female student came in, turned on the lights and told her, "You're not supposed to be sleeping here. I'm going to call the police."

Siyonbola pulled out her phone and recorded 54 seconds of a hallway encounter with the unidentified student, who told her, "I have every right to call the police. You cannot sleep in that room."

After two white police officers...

A hotel clerk at a Country Inns and Suites in Newport News, Virginia, was suspended after he was caught directing racist comments at a hotel guest.

Dee Fogleman posted a video of the incident on her Facebook page Friday after the clerk made racist comments to her brother, Irby who recorded the video, for complaining that his mother was given a hotel room where smoking was permitted, WVEC-TV reported.

Irby told the clerk that he had requested a non-smoking room for his mother,...

A Qatari national was subjected to extensive torture during 13 years of detention in the U.S., a London-based advocacy group claimed on April 25.

The allegations of systematic torture by the FBI and Defense Department on Ali (Saleh Kahlal) al-Marri were published by the CAGE group in a report years in the making.

“The experience of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, by all international standards of law, constituted torture, and as a result, all those involved in his solitary...

A public library in the U.S. state of Illinois has received harsh criticism on social media after exhibiting on Saturday an Islamophobic poem written on a Confederate flag background that insults Muslim women.

The poem, written by Professor George Miller, chair of the philosophy department at Lewis University, says "Hijab to me means jihad, so keep that s*** out of the country I love," in addition to several other lines disrespecting Islam.

"Is this really on display there?" a...

Muslim civil rights group blasted President Donald Trump and his administration Monday, saying his words and policies led to a sharp increase in attacks and bias against Muslims in 2017.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said April 23 the number of reported anti-Muslim hate crimes and reported incidents of discrimination, bullying, harassment and other acts of anti-Muslim bias both jumped 15 percent last year.

The group blames the increase on the president, particularly...

Neo-Nazis held a swastika burning following a white supremacist rally in the city of Newnan, Georgia, on April 21.

One image shows dozens of people giving Nazi salutes in front of a burning swastika that appears to be 12 to 18 feet tall.

According to Platt and local news reports, the white supremacist group gathered in Draketown, Georgia, about 50 miles from Newnan after the protest.

The rally at Greenville Street Park in Newnan was organized by the white supremacist...