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  • Kansas jury says Jewish center killer should be executed

    September 8, 2015 | 2:13 pm

    A Kansas jury recommended on Tuesday that a white supremacist be sentenced to death for shooting and killing three people, including a boy, outside two Jewish centers last year.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who has been representing himself...

  • White supremacist should die for 3 Kansas murders, prosecutor argues

    September 1, 2015 | 1:35 pm

    A prosecutor urged a jury on Tuesday to give a Missouri white supremacist he called a "remorseless killer" a death sentence for murdering three people, including a boy, he thought were Jewish outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, was convicted...

  • Man sentenced to 20 years in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport

    August 31, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    A man who plotted a suicide car bomb attack at a Wichita, Kansas, airport in 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday.

    Terry Loewen, 60, had access to secure airport areas because of his work as an avionic technician, according to federal officials, who dubbed...

  • White supremacist surprised his victims were not Jewish

    August 27, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Prosecutors in Kansas rested their case on Thursday in the murder trial of a white supremacist after playing a recorded call in which he expressed surprise the three people fatally shot outside two Jewish centers last year were not Jewish.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior...

  • Kansas City shooter facing new charges

    May 27, 2014 | 4:03 pm

    Frazier Glenn Miller, who has already been charged in the lethal April shootings of three people outside Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan., was charged with trying to kill three others.

    Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, is now facing three counts of attempted...

  • ‘And they weren’t even Jewish’: Thoughts on the Kansas JCC shooting

    April 23, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Federal law enforcement got it right when they announced they would prosecute Frazier Glenn Miller under the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). Miller, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the April 13 shootings at a Jewish...

  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    April 17, 2014 | 10:37 am

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Dwelling together: Parashat Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9)

    June 19, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    My father, originally from a small-town farm in Kansas, converted to Judaism when I was a young child. You can imagine that my seder table looks a lot like many American seder tables. Ours hosts a grand mixture of people — religiously, ethnically, socially and politically diverse....

  • ADL slams Western Wall replica as part of anti-abortion center

    July 19, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described a plan by Evangelical pastors in Kansas to build a replica of the Western Wall as part of an anti-abortion shrine as “an outrageous affront to the Jewish people.”

    The International Pro-Life Memorial & National Life Center is being...

  • Western Wall replica to be part of anti-abortion center

    July 17, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Evangelical pastors in Kansas are planning to build a replica of the Western Wall as part of an anti-abortion shrine.

    The International Pro-Life Memorial and National Life Center is being planned by anti-abortion activists in Wichita, which is known for its anti-abortion activism.