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President Biden gave his first news conference yesterday, where he emphasized what he's accomplished but was pressed on what he hasn't.

  • Plus, all votes have been counted in Israel's election, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc just short of a 61-seat majority in the Israeli Knesset.
  • And, the history of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the U.S.

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Asian Americans are underrepresented in law enforcement

An Asian American police officer walks through New York's Chinatown during an annual parade on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

Asian Americans make up only about 2% of the nation's law enforcement officers — an underrepresentation that ripples through small towns and major cities.

Why it matters: The consequences have been amplified over the past year, as violence and acts of racism grew against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Now, law enforcement agencies are facing criticism for not adequately reporting hate crimes and not having enough Asian American officers on staff to to adequately investigate cases.

Filipino American state legislator Rob Bonta named California attorney general

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) nominated Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D) as the state's attorney general on Wednesday, making him the first Filipino American to hold the position in California's history.

Why it matters: Lawmakers are coming under pressure to mirror their constituent bases by appointing more people of color.