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Anti-Muslim Climate In Dallas Area

A backlash against American Muslims is on the rise again after the terrorist attacks in Paris and last week's attacks in San Bernardino, California. Advocates say the number of hate crimes and harassment incidents today is nearly as bad as it was in the weeks after September 11th, 2001.

In one of several courtroom outbursts Wednesday, Robert Lewis Dear, who is accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month, declared his guilt and said he is "a warrior for the babies."

Update at 8:40 p.m. ET: Senate passed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act, with a 52-47 vote.

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Planned Parenthood South Texas

Following an attack on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, Planned Parenthood South Texas says its continuing operations as usual. 

Jeffrey Hons says he was shocked and sad to watch the news unfold Friday. The President and CEO for Planned Parenthood South Texas says there have been attacks on women’s health facilities and doctors before, but he thinks the shooting in Colorado Springs that killed three and injured others was worse.

Since then, the 8 facilities Hons oversees in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley have continued providing services.

Cecile Richards is walking a fine line: She paints the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic as one of many attacks linked to "hateful rhetoric."

She doesn't specifically say that rhetoric motivated the attack Friday in Colorado Springs.

The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America spoke with NPR on Monday morning about the attack that left three people dead: a mother of two children, an Iraq war veteran, a police officer.