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On Monday, HPPR reported that white nationalist groups were planning to hold a rally on the campus of Texas A&M in College Station on Sept. 11.

Now, as CNN reports, the university has canceled that rally. In a statement, the university cited “concerns about the safety of […] students, faculty, staff, and the public.”

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The national media was consumed this weekend by news of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent. The news hit close to home in Texas, which holds more hate groups than any other state.

Hate speech directed at the Islamic community should not be ignored, FBI and other federal officials told about 50 members of the Islamic Center of  Johnson County at a forum Saturday.

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The most recent examples of hate crimes in Colorado, Colorado Public Radio reports, included carvings of swastikas on playground equipment in Longmont, which was preceded by two other reports of hate imagery in that area over the summer.

An apparent rise nationwide in these types of crimes is prompting advocacy groups across the country to push for better tracking of hate crimes.

Terror investigation reveals alleged child pornography

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Alleged child pornography has been uncovered in the investigation into the thwarted terror plot planned last month targeting Garden City’s Somali community.

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The ironically named Liberal, Kansas, couldn’t be much more conservative, The Daily Beast noted this week.

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“Garden City is small and peaceful,” Halima Farah, 26, told USA TODAY this week. “I love living here. I didn't think something like that could happen here.”

Farah lives in the apartment complex that was targeted for a mass bombing this weekend by a violent white-nationalist militia group. The men had evidently hoped to spur similar such acts of violence across the nation. But their foiled plan is having the opposite effect.

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The alleged bomb plot by militia members in Garden City, Kansas, timed for the day after the election, is a sign of a deepening trend across the United States.

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Craig Cobb doesn’t seem to be too well liked on the High Plains. The man has been searching for a city in which to create an all-white enclave. And, as The Dickinson Press reports, he’s met the same response in Nebraska and Kansas as he did in North Dakota: Not here.

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Texas has more hate groups than any other state, reports MySanAntonio.com. These groups are dedicated to promoting anti-LGBT sentiment and racism, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.