Australian Sen. Fraser Anning is censured for his remarks on the New Zealand terrorist attacks. Photo: Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images

An Australian senator condemned for blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque attacks and striking a teenager who egged him for his remarks was censured in Parliament Wednesday.

Details: The official rebuke of Sen. Fraser Anning passed with near-unanimous support. Senate leader Mathias Cormann, introducing the censure, said the remarks were ugly, dangerous and divisive. Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong said, "There is a difference between freedom of speech and hate speech." Anning smirked several times during the censure, which he dismissed as an attack on free speech.

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Two officers shot in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor protests

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Louisville Metro Police Department said two officers were shot downtown in the Kentucky city late Wednesday, just hours after a grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.

Driving the news: Metrosafe, the city's emergency services, said it received reports of a shooting at South Brook St. and Broadway Ave., near the area where protests were taking place. A police spokesperson told a press briefing the injuries of both officers were not life-threatening. One officer was "alert and stable" and the other was undergoing surgery, he said.

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Biden: Breonna Taylor indictment "does not answer" call for justice

Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned the grand jury indictment of a Louisville police officer who entered Breonna Taylor's home in March in a botched drug raid that led to her death, saying in a statement the decision "does not answer" for equal justice.

The big picture: Biden called for reforms to address police use of force and no-knock warrants, while demanding a ban on chokeholds. He added that people "have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable."

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