Empire star in ‘hate crime’ attack

Empire star in ‘hate crime’ attack

Image copyright Reuters Police in Chicago say they are investigating a suspected homophobic and racist attack on a star of the US TV drama Empire. Jussie Smollett needed hospital treatment after two men punched him in the face and poured an unknown chemical substance on him, police said.One of the attackers wrapped a rope around…

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US Senate passes major crime reform bill

US Senate passes major crime reform bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prisoners in an overcrowded California correctional facility The US Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill seeking to address concerns that the US locks up too many of its citizens.The First Step Act, which has been championed by US President Donald Trump, passed by a vote of…

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Kansas hate crime killer gets life

Kansas hate crime killer gets life

Image caption Mr Kuchibhotla and his wife came to the US in pursuit of a better life A man who shot dead a tech worker from India in a hate crime has been jailed for 50 years without parole.Adam Purinton, 52, killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and wounded Alok Madasani at a bar in the Kansas…

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