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  • The Kansas killings: Will every crime be a hate crime someday?

    The Kansas killings: Will every crime be a hate crime someday?
    Frazier Glenn Cross (a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.), the 73-year-old extremist accused of killing three people in Overland Park, Kan., is an avowed anti-Semite who reportedly yelled “Heil, Hitler!” while sitting in a police car.
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate
    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...

    Jason Collins puts his focus on the game, not history

    Jason Collins puts his focus on the game, not history
    Jason Collins rose from his seat on the bench and strode slowly toward the scorer's table. He stepped on a traction mat, removed the T-shirt covering his jersey top and joined his Brooklyn Nets teammates on the Staples Center court. It was a routine...

    Nets' Jason Collins has the NBA's top-selling jersey

    Nets' Jason Collins has the NBA's top-selling jersey
    Jason Collins wore the No. 46 jersey in his season debut Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets. He will eventually wear No. 98, his preferred jersey number. But as far as the folks in the NBA are concerned, he has the No. 1 jersey. Just two days after he...

    2 Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack

    2 Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack
    Two Latino gang members were sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from racially motivated attacks in a campaign aimed at forcing African Americans from Compton. But U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr....