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James Alex Fields Jr. stands on the sidewalk ahead of a rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Later that day he is accused on ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer. On Wednesday he was charged with federal hate crimes. Eze Amos/AP hide caption

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U.S. artist Ryan Mendoza poses for a photo next to the former house of Afro-American human rights figure Rosa Parks on Mendoza's property on April 6, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Mendoza bought the house, which was slated for demolition in Detroit, took it apart, shipped it to Germany, and put it back together again on the property next to his studio. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says law enforcement officials know that many hate crimes are not reported in communities across the country. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocacy Groups Push For Better Tracking Of Hate Crimes

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People gather for a demonstration Saturday in the Queens borough of New York, near a crime scene after the leader of a New York City mosque and an associate were fatally shot as they left afternoon prayers. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Gurdeep Shergill and his wife, Sonia, co-host a program on KBIF-AM for the 35,000 Sikh-Americans who live in Fresno. Richard Gonzales/NPR hide caption

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Sikhs In Fresno Worried After Recent Attacks

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Dylann Roof faces nine counts of murder as well as charges of attempted murder and a weapons charge in connection with the June 17 killings inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Getty Images hide caption

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Dylann Roof, seen here at a recent court hearing in Charleston, S.C., will face federal hate crime charges over a mass shooting that police say he carried out at a black church. Grace Beahm/AP hide caption

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Some colleges and police departments are starting to use software that scans social media to identify local threats, but most tips still come from members of the public. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Awash In Social Media, Cops Still Need The Public To Detect Threats

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This image provided by the Durham County Sheriff's Office shows a booking photo of Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who was arrested on three counts of murder early Wednesday. On his Facebook page, Hicks described himself as a gun-toting atheist. Durham County Sheriff's Office/AP hide caption

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Some See Extreme 'Anti-Theism' As Motive In N.C. Killings

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Mindy Corporon speaks during a news conference, flanked by Will Corporon (left) and Tony Corporon, at their church in Leawood, Kan., on Monday. Their father, Dr. William Corporon, and Mindy Corporon's 14-year-old son were killed during Sunday's shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people Sunday in Kansas City. He allegedly attacked them at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement facility. Johnson County, Kan., Sheriff's Office hide caption

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