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White Supremacist Charged With Killing 2 In Portland, Ore., Knife Attack

The disturbance began when a man started yelling on train, including slurs at two apparently Muslim women. When others tried to intervene, the man stabbed three of them.

Two people are dead and one was injured after a stabbing on a train in Portland, Ore., on Friday afternoon.

Police say the disturbance began when a man on a light-rail train "began yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions." Among the subjects of his diatribe were two young women who appeared to be Muslim; one was wearing a hijab.

"In the midst of

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