The U.S. Capitol building as seen in Washington on Sept. 15, 2020. The Senate on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, overrode Trump’s veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 81-13.<br>Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes

Senate passes bill targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans

The Senate on Thursday approved a bill designed to make it easier for law enforcement to investigate hate crimes against Asian Americans, which have surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic.