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As hate crime laws expand, who to exclude as victims?

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, motorists drive past a newly installed billboard near the intersection of Arkmo Road and Vine Road in Harrison, Ark. The threat of white supremacy has been well known in Arkansas, where various extremist groups have made their home over the decades, but efforts to enact a hate crimes measure have been unsuccessful. The latest push comes from Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson. (Samantha Baker/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

In California, a man is accused of a series of unprovoked attacks on homeless people. In Arizona, a Democratic congressman’s aide breaks the ankle of a Republican wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In Connecticut, a police officer has ...

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What is a hate crime?

A memorial is pictured at the Hollywood Transit Center in Portland, Ore., on May 27, 2017, after two people were murdered on a MAX train Friday for trying to de-escalate a situation where a man was directing racial slurs at two women who appeared to be Muslim. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***(Sipa via AP Images)

An abaya-wearing Muslim teenager on her way home from a mosque was beaten to death with a metal bat before her body was found dumped in a pond. Her Sunday morning killing is being investigated as an extreme case of ...

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Hateful acts rising, but will court cases follow?

James Harris Jackson is escorted out of a police precinct in New York, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Police said Jackson, accused of fatally stabbing a black man in New York City, told investigators he traveled from Baltimore specifically to attack black people. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Threats, vandalism and recent shootings across the country have sparked outrage and have been quickly decried as hate crimes: The lethal stabbing of a homeless man in New York City on Monday by a white Maryland man who police said ...

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