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Conservative commentator Alex Jones: ‘Why did Zuckerberg even do this?’ Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook has banned extremists including Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violati(...)

The statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

A Virginia judge has ruled that local authorities in Charlottesville cannot remove two Confederate statues because they are war memorials protected b(...)

Myra, the Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines commanding officer: “I’m a single mom. I joined to learn how to protect myself.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

On a freezing, overcast Saturday afternoon, the parking lot of Aubree’s pizzeria in Howell, a small town in central Michigan, is filled with oversized(...)

 A poster for a  memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed when James Fields drove  into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally. Photograph:  by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Self-described neo-Nazi James Fields, who was convicted of killing Heather Heyer by ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white-supremacist rally (...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington on Monday.  Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

As New Zealand prepares for the burials of the 50 people murdered last Friday at two Christchurch mosques, the country is grappling with the questions(...)

Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar (left) and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi attend a media event to push for campaign finance reform outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits the United States this week to mark St Patrick’s Day, much will be made of the enduring power of Irish-American rel(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

Radical right: Deporah Lipstadt sees little new in the chants in Charlottesville  in 2017. Photograph: Edu Bayer/NYT

Tomorrow, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are invited to reflect on the fact that, within living memory in some of the most sophisticat(...)

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers leads a gathering in Hanukkah songs outside the Tree of Life synagogue on the first night of Hanukkah, on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. Photograph: Gene J Puskar

Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill is a bustling, leafy neighbourhood of locally owned shops and large residential brick homes where residents are busily shov(...)

Flowers, candles and other items are placed in memory of Heather Heyer and for those affected by the violence at the site where a vehicle smashed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder for kill(...)

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