Honoring Emmett Till, House passes bill making lynching a federal hate crime

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Wednesday to make lynching a federal hate crime. The measure was named after Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955.  The final vote was 410-4. Three Republicans and…

Homeland Security Officials to Use More Social Media to Screen Refugees

The Department of Homeland Security aims to increase the use of social media significantly in the vetting process of refugees and visa applicants.