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People walk on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Man accused of pulling beard of Sikh professor during NYC attack is charged with hate crime

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Waris Ahluwalia (left) and Alexandra Weston hold a House of Waris scarf which showcases the craft of Batik in Udaipur, India on Nov. 15, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Sikh designer Waris Ahluwalia teams with Holts to bring unique Indian crafts to Canadian shoppers (w/video)

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File photo: New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio shake hands with NYPD officers on February 27, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

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File photo: New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio shake hands... (more...)

This undated photo provided by Appy Couple shows how brides and grooms can give Appy Couple, the wedding app, a personal touch. The app manages RSVP’s, send e-mail invites and create an itinerary so people know the schedule of events. AP Photo/Appy Couple

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(FILES)This April 17, 2002 file frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, the spokesman of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, claiming responsibility for the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States in an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC.  AFP/Getty Images

Jury selection to begin for biggest al-Qaida figure to face trial in NYC since Sept. 11

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In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks in New York. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

NYC ex-mayor’s foundation to give $10M to help prevent child drownings in Bangladesh

In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks in New York. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW... (more...)

A photo of The Gap's new ad for the Make Love campaign in a New York City subway station. The original was vandalized with racist slurs. Submitted photo/Facebook.

The Gap replaces New York City subway ad defaced with racist slurs

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South Asian community praises Gap’s response to defaced poster

Graffitti on a Gap ad with a turbaned Asian model in New York. Twitter LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A Gap ad meant to draw... (more...)

HATE CRIME: Woman charged with murder in N.Y. subway death of Indian immigrant

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