National

3:13pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Two-Way

After Shooting, Sikhs Assess Their Place In America

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 4:21 pm

Members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin react at a news conference at Oak Creek Centennial church in Oak Creek, Wis. on Monday.
Jeffrey Phelps AP

As the Sikh community reels from Sunday's shooting in Wisconsin, evidence is emerging about the alleged shooter's ties to white supremacist groups. The possibility that the shooting may have been a hate crime has added to deepening sense of loss and frustration among the close-knit Sikh American community. It is prompting reflection and a renewed conversation among Sikhs about their safety and place in American society.

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3:02pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Religion

In Recent Years, Sikhs No Stranger To Violence

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 6:48 am

Members of the Milwaukee-area Sikh community gather Monday in Oak Creek, Wis., to learn more information about a shooting spree that left six people dead. Sikhs have faced a number of attacks in the U.S. in recent years.
Scott Olson Getty Images

As Sikhism spread far and wide in the past century, it has been no stranger to discrimination and violence.

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2:03pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Participation Nation

Reaping What They Sew In Helena, Mont.

Juanita Ryan (far left), Lori Westphal, Maureen Foster, Othelia Schulz, Karen Pagett, Delores Rosin, Kim Randall, Gladys Pearce. The sewing circle tries to help abused women and children start new lives.
Emilie Ritter Saunders for NPR

This month we are collecting your stories about the good things Americans are doing to make their community a better place. Some of your contributions will become blog posts and the project will end with a story that weaves together submissions to make a story of Americans by Americans for Americans.

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12:43pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Men Convicted In Infamous 1984 D.C. Murder Lose Bid To Overturn Judgments

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 2:36 pm

A judge in Washington, D.C., has turned back an effort by seven men charged with a notorious 1984 murder to overturn their convictions, ruling the evidence against them remains "overwhelming" and the testimony of witnesses who changed their story are "not worthy of belief."

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11:05am

Mon August 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Gibson Guitar Settles Criminal Case Over Exotic Wood Imports

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 4:06 pm

Gibson guitars on sale in New York City.
Jemal Countess Getty Images

"After years maintaining innocence," as Nashville Public Radio says, Gibson Guitar Corp. has agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty, donate $50,000 to a conservation fund and give up its claims to ebony and rosewood worth nearly $262,000 to avoid being criminally prosecuted for importing exotic woods.

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