The number of religious bias crimes, like the number of bias crimes in general, has risen sharply in recent years.
Beyond the electoral milestones, Democrats reportedly plan to inaugurate several additional historical firsts when they wrest control of the legislature next year.
Sixty-eight percent of Texas voters indicated support for extreme risk protection orders or "red flag" laws.
Leaked data from a now defunct neo-Nazi website revealed extremist beliefs among active duty service members.
The group was also outspent by organizations such as Everytown and Giffords, which invested heavily in the Virginia legislative races.
"The defendant invoked a terrifying symbol of racial violence to threaten and intimidate the victims for no other reason than their race and where they lived," the Justice Department said.
The case concerns three Illinois residents who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging a failure to protect African American children from gun violence.
The Outlaws were described in court documents as using "violence, fear and intimidation to impose their will, make money and protect criminal enterprises."
The event, titled "Rally for Your Rights," was organized largely by gun-rights enthusiasts without the backing of major pro-gun organizations.
"Owning a firearm is a privilege not a right," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in September as the country's parliament considered new gun control laws.
Virginia has become a battleground for national interest groups after an unusually promising push for gun control sparked backlash among gun-rights proponents in the state.
"The smuggling of drugs into the state prison is an ongoing battle," Sheriff W.E. Bozeman of Georgia's Mitchell County said in a press release.
Dan Boren had been ensnared in some of the NRA's legal disputes during a period of unprecedented internal turmoil at the organization.
Dmitriy Andreychenko's attorney told Newsweek that his client is a "good man" who erred in judgment.
Former correctional officer David M. Schwartz, 48, admitted in his plea agreement to punching the detainee in the face "while he was handcuffed and posing no threat."
Carolyn Meadows is a relatively new NRA president, although she is a longtime member of the organization.
The two quarreled over whether the NRA had a right to review documents related to the attorney general's investigation into its tax-exempt status.
According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Everytown for Gun Safety has spent over $1 million during this election cycle on Democratic candidates and committees.
A number of irregularities around Jeffrey Epstein's high-profile death aroused immediate suspicion and provoked a backlash from stakeholders in his prosecution who wanted to see the trial run its course.
This latest period of turmoil began late Friday night, when the NRA filed an amended complaint in the group's ongoing lawsuit against Ackerman McQueen in federal court in Dallas.
"She recruited new members, researched potential victims, and directed the robbery crews to the specific home addresses of these targeting victims of Asian or Indian ancestry," according to the indictment.
Xi's speech may have suggested to investors that a potentially expansive consumer base for cryptocurrency could begin to open.
Weapons purchased by Simmons ended up being recovered by law enforcement in Washington, D.C., several of them from people who weren't permitted to own firearms.
Eric Hartley, a former teacher, made use of the smartphone app Kik, where he and others distributed sexually explicit images of young boys and girls.
After the unexpected, bipartisan backlash to Trump's withdrawal decision, the administration appears to have reversed course, indicating it may leave a few hundred troops in northeast Syria.
Bump stock owners filed the $500,000 lawsuit in March, after a federal reclassification of bump stocks as machine guns effectively outlawed their possession.
So-called "mules" were also targeted on dating websites who were used to launder the proceeds from the conspiracy in order to avoid detection.
Some rigorous studies have found that permissive concealed carry rules lead to a decrease in homicides, and others find that these laws increase the number of homicides or have no substantive effect.
Prosecutors say that Craig Orrock of Salt Lake City, Utah, owes more than a half-million dollars in back taxes from 1993 through 2016.