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After more than 120 years and nearly 200 failed attempts, US makes lynching a hate crime

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a bill into law to make lynching a federal hate crime in the US, more than 100 years after such legislation was first proposed. "I just signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act into law — making lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in American history," Biden tweeted.