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Pa. Rep. Evans: U.S. House vote to make lynching a federal hate crime ‘sends a strong message’

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, speaks to reporters after a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon on Aug. 26, 2019 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

WASHINGTON — Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon.

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