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Hate crimes in US reach highest level in more than a decade

Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released Monday. There were 51 hate crime murders in 2019, which includes 22

Opinion

Opinion: Use Paris Climate Accord to Compel China Cleanup

There’s been plenty of debate about the Paris Climate Accord in recent years. However, the incoming Biden administration has already signaled its intent to re-enter the agreement. Ideally, rejoining the accord could present a rare opportunity for the United States to advance global environmental policy — and finally compel meaningful change from the world’s leading

COVID-19

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S., forcing many places to reimpose tough restrictions eased just months ago. Well after Europe seemed to have largely tamed the virus that proved

National

Rediscovering America: A Quiz for Independence Day

Many of the activities associated with Independence Day have been canceled this year, including parades, fireworks, and large community and neighborhood barbecues. During this quieter holiday, the quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides the opportunity for you to reflect on our shared history as a nation and test your knowledge of

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