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NAJEE’S NOTES: Trump appointee has checkered history

President-elect Donald Trump has richly rewarded his campaign’s CEO, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor. That has created a firestorm of controversy. Critics say his right-wing news site, Breitbart, spreads hate, bigotry and anti-Semitism. Bannon himself has also been accused of bigoted rhetoric in his personal life, and Read More…

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County hate crimes increased by 24 percent in 2015

LOS ANGELES — Following a seven-year downward trend, reported hate crimes in Los Angeles County numbered 483 last year — up from 390 such crimes in 2014, the county Commission on Human Relations announced Sept. 29. According to its annual report — which defines a hate crime as one in which hatred or prejudice toward Read More…