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    U.S. lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan House bill — named after 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was brutally killed by a Mississippi mob in 1955 — that designates lynching as a federal hate crime. American authorities have arrested members of the White supremacist Atomwaffen Division, accusing them of intimidating journalists and other targets. And best-selling adventure novelist Clive Cussler has died at the age of 88.

    #OZYfact: Japan's postwar efforts to cultivate trees for lumber resulted in the destruction of nearly 17 million indigenous beech trees. Read more on OZY.

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