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What you need to know before Jeremy Christian's trial begins

The self-described white nationalist is accused of stabbing three men aboard a MAX train in May 2017, following a hate-filled tirade at two teenage girls.

Mila Mimica

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Nearly three years have passed since a deadly stabbing aboard a MAX light rail train changed Portland forever.

Two people were killed, one was severely injured, and the tragic incident brought increased concern over - and a national spotlight on - hate-filled tension in Oregon, a state with a history of racial division.

Fast-forward to the present - the trial for the man accused in that attack, Jeremy Christian, is set to begin Jan. 28, 2020. Here's what you need to know about the attack, and what has happened since then.