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CNN’s Van Jones brought on Rick Santorum and Ana Navarro to his primetime special The Messy Truth tonight, and at one point Jones and Navarro got in a spirited back-and-forth with Santorum about Trump’s rhetoric about Muslims and whether it’s connected to a rise in hate crimes. Jones brought up the fear Muslim children across America …

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this summer, is considering suing the police officer who shot him, as well as the police department, for wrongful death. With the Department of Justice all but admitting former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face federal civil …

A US-based civil rights group has raised the alarm over a surge in hateful anti-Muslim messages, triggered by the release of‘American Sniper’, a new box office hit that shattered records and made over $180 million in four weeks. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), sent a letter to the director of the movie, Clint Eastwood, and …

A federal judge has ruled that a libel lawsuit against conservative radio host Glenn Beck can proceed. The lawsuit pertains to Beck accusing a Saudi national of being a conspirator in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, even after law enforcement had cleared him. Abdulrahman Alharbi, who was 20 years of age at the time, was …

A bitter war of words between hacker collective Anonymous and the Klu Klux Klan risks spilling over into real violence, with the hate group allegedly threatening to shoot dead activists wearing the Guy Fawkes mask in southern Missouri. Earlier this week, Anonymous sent out a tweet relating an alleged interaction between Frank Ancona, the self-described “Imperial …

A new branch of the group, traditionally known for its extreme-right views, will now be offering a wider membership, recruiting followers without discriminating against their religion, race or sexual orientation. Founded by a KKK leader from Montana, the off-shoot is called the Rocky Mountain Knights. Encouraging its members’ diversity, the white-hooded man behind the branch …

The parents of two children who posted defamatory comments about a fellow student in a fake Facebook account are heading to court, which will determine whether parents should be liable for their children’s internet activity. The parents of seventh-grade students Dustin Athearn and Melissa Snodgrass learned this the hard way after their children created a …

The Missouri town’s first public meeting since the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown, 18, killed by a white police officer on August 9, turned chaotic with audience members shouting down Ferguson’s council members. Despite being held inside of a chapel, Mayor James Knowles had trouble from the start maintaining peace and order during …

A US citizen and computer wiz raised in a wealthy Boston family is allegedly one of the masterminds behind the Islamic State propaganda being posted on social networks. It is aimed at recruiting new followers and riling up enemies of the militant group. READ MORE: US military launches airstrikes near Iraq’s Haditha Dam Ahmad Abousamra, …

Desperate and grieving relatives of Iraqi soldiers abducted by the Islamic State in Tikirt in June burst into Baghdad’s parliament. Over 100, some armed with metal bars and stones, demanded answers to what has happened to their loved ones. There have been no independent reports about how many people perished, when Islamic State (IS, formerly …

Some 80 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority have been massacred by Islamic State militants in a village in Iraq’s north, Kurdish officials said. “They arrived in vehicles and they started their killing this afternoon,” senior Kurdish official Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters.“We believe it’s because of their creed: convert or be killed.” In addition to the murders, …

If you were killed, what photo would the media use in their stories? That’s the question that the #iftheygunnedmedown hashtag asks on social media as minorities point out media bias in the deaths of African-Americans. FBI to investigate after second night of Ferguson riots (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) The question comes after the shooting death of Mike Brown in …