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Sakshi Venkatraman

Sakshi Venkatraman is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

Sakshi Venkatraman is a reporter for NBC Asian America.

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FBI says FedEx shooting not a hate crime; Indianapolis Sikhs still want answers

“It’s certainly difficult for anyone in this position ... to consider that an investigation can be closed without knowing the answer to why this happened,” one Sikh advocate said.

Suni Lee becomes first Asian American woman to take gold in gymnastics all-around

The 18-year-old Hmong American gymnast's family and community are proudly celebrating as she makes history.

Lee Kiefer wins Olympic fencing gold while in med school

Kiefer is the first American to win a gold medal in the individual foil and the first Asian American woman to win a fencing gold in general.

Delaware state lawmaker apologizes for using racist slur against Asian women

Democratic state Rep. Gerald Brady of Wilmington apologized for comments that “stereotyped and dehumanized an entire culture while making light of a serious human rights crisis.”
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Thousands remember comedian Mat George, 26, beloved online for viral tweets

George was killed Saturday after being struck by a car in Los Angeles. The LAPD is now seeking information about the driver.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan talks Desi girl frenemies, 'Never Have I Ever' season 2

Ramakrishnan reflects on Devi’s relationship with the other brown women in the show and how it shapes her character’s arc this season.

Bowen Yang makes history with Emmy nomination

The actor is one of the first Chinese Americans and the first "Saturday Night Live" featured player to be nominated for an acting award.

Olympics president refers to Japanese people as 'Chinese' during speech

The error drew backlash from those already criticizing the International Olympic Committee president for what they say is a lack of respect for the Japanese people.

From 'Avatar' to London Tipton, Asian Americans look back on characters that shaped their self-image

Amid 2000s nostalgia, Asian Americans are re-watching old TV shows and movies and reflecting on how problematic — and positive — portrayals influenced how they saw themselves as kids.

Abhimanyu Mishra, 12 and Indian American, is youngest chess grandmaster ever

Mishra beat the record by three months. Sergey Karjakin had held it for 19 years.

Young Indian Americans, aged out of parents' visas, appeal for a path to citizenship

About 190,000 kids and young adults that have lived in the U.S. since childhood have no clear path to staying in the country after they turn 21.