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Hate Crimes

Trial begins in Kentucky gay hate-crime case

Opening statements began Wednesday morning in the trial of two Eastern Kentucky men who face the first charges in the nation under a section of the federal hate-crimes law dealing with sexual orientation.

Remembering Matthew Shepard

On this day, Oct. 12, in 1998, Matthew Shepard died, five days after being brutally attacked in one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in American history.