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An alleged white supremacist has been arrested for conspiring to blow up Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado, according to newly unsealed federal court documents.

Details: Richard Holzer, 27, confessed to planning to bomb Colorado's second-oldest synagogue after undercover FBI agents provided him with fake explosives. He is being charged with attempting to obstruct a religious exercise by force using explosives and fire, the Denver Post reports.

  • According to an arrest affidavit, an undercover FBI employee made contact with Holzer on Facebook in late September. Holzer reportedly told her he used to be with the Ku Klux Klan and called Jews and their synagogue a "cancer" to the community.
  • Holzer allegedly told the undercover FBI agent that he hoped to poison members of the synagogue and claimed he had paid off a "Mexican cook to hex and poison" attendees by putting arsenic in the water pipes.

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Go deeper: FBI director touts nearly 100 domestic terrorism arrests this year

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Senate pulls all-nighter on amendments to COVID relief package

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a marathon of amendments overnight into Saturday morning.

The elusive political power of Mexican Americans

Data: Pew Research Center, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

Mexican Americans make up the nation's largest Latino group, yet they remain politically outshined by more recently arrived Cuban Americans.

Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic differences within Latino cultures in the U.S.

America's media habits divide along political and racial lines

Black social media users were twice as likely as white users to say they used a hashtag to promote a social or political issue, a Pew survey found. Photo: Wolfram Kastl/picture alliance via Getty Images

Race and identity play into the media platforms people use to advocate their politics, data show. 

Why it matters: People of color and Democrats are more likely to take to social platforms like Twitter to advocate for a cause, and to say that seeing something on social media changed their views. Republicans are increasingly turning to partisan outlets on TV, print and audio.