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Democratic Lawmaker Pledges Probe of Hate Crimes

The presumed incoming Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he planned to investigate the drastic spike in hate crimes in the nation and whether federal investigators had wrongfully targeted racial and ethnic minorities instead of focusing on white supremacist groups.  In a letter to the Justice Department, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York complained that the agencies had all...

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