House examines the roots of extremism, and hold Facebook and Twitter accountable

Political and racial justice activists around the country organize protests and rallies using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, but the social platforms also are used by extremists and terrorists to spread their messages, the chairwoman of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee said Thursday.

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State Department’s workforce must look more like America, Democratic congressman says

A State Department official said Tuesday the agency has taken steps to train employees to avoid bias in response to January’s Government Accountability Office report that found problems in the number of minorities working for the agency.

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Maryland senator calls for sanctions on Russia

Senator Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., called for automatic and swift sanctions on Russia with an examination of regional security, nuclear arms control and economic developments at the eighth annual Transatlantic Forum on Russia Thursday.

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