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Father sues Texas Hindu temple, alleging it branded 11-year-old with hot iron

The father is asking for $1 million in damages due to what he says was permanent scarring from the branding ceremony.
Fort Bend County Courthouse
Fort Bend County Courthouse

Rumors of Avantika playing a live-action Rapunzel spark racist backlash online

The “Mean Girls” star has been the target of racist comments since rumors started that she was cast in a live adaptation of “Tangled.”
Avantika Vandanapu at the "Mean Girls" New York premiere
Avantika Vandanapu at the "Mean Girls" New York premiere

The pictures didn’t even rattle: Earthquake veterans unfazed by East Coast tremor

Many whose loved ones are from Taiwan, which just experienced a 7.4-magnitude quake, as well as those from California, said more preparedness would help.
Image: The "shaking" emoji.
Image: The "shaking" emoji.

Wisconsin will now require Asian American history to be taught in schools

Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill Thursday that adds Hmong and Asian American history to the required curriculum.
Tony Evers
Tony Evers

Amid racist insults, 'Bachelor' contestant Rachel Nance won't apologize for her culture

Nance talks about facing down racial slurs and criticism of being in interracial relationships. 
Rachel Nance on "The Bachelor" on March 18, 2024.
Rachel Nance on "The Bachelor" on March 18, 2024.

The story behind The Rock’s grandmother, soon to join the WWE Hall of Fame

Lia Maivia was one of the first women promoters of professional wrestling and will join her husband Peter “High Chief” Maivia in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Dwayne Johnson at Choctaw Stadium
Dwayne Johnson at Choctaw Stadium

Connecticut man pleads guilty to attacking Muslim state representative

State Rep. Maryam Khan was attacked while attending a service at the XL Center arena in Hartford with her family to mark Eid al-Adha.
Maryam Khan
Maryam Khan

Reports of anti-Muslim bias hit record levels after start of Israel-Hamas war, group says

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says more people reported hate incidents and discrimination last year than at any point in its 30-year history, including after 9/11.
6-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume.
6-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume.

Five charged in connection with burglaries of Asian American families in Washington state

The suspects are accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in currency, jewelry and other valuables from homes across more than 17 burglaries.
Five men are facing multiple felony charges in connection to a string of home invasion robberies targeting Indian American and South Asian American families in western Washington.
Five men are facing multiple felony charges in connection to a string of home invasion robberies targeting Indian American and South Asian American families in western Washington.

Hawaii’s biggest hula festival is honoring Lahaina wildfire victims this year

“When I dance it, when we practice every time, it just gives me a special sense of connection and it makes me so proud to be from Lahaina,” one Merrie Monarch Festival dancer said.
The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival

The way Asian Americans fill out federal forms is about to change

An updated directive adds new race categories in federal data collection, providing a host of options for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
The White House
The White House

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