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B.C. racist hate groups 'destabilized' by Anonymous: human rights activist

Racist groups in B.C. are part of an international network exposed by anti-Nazi document leaks, with links to violent attacks in Vancouver.

Gun death in downtown Vancouver: suspected gang execution

Another gun-related death in Vancouver: this time, a brazen shooting in Vancouver's upscale Sheraton's Bar One restaurant. This is the city's first murder of 2012.