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Sessions plans crackdown on violent gangs, especially MS-13

Sessions plans crackdown on violent gangs, especially MS-13 Now, with the establishment of the Cannabis Caucus and the introduction of the Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017, we must make every member of Congress feel the same pressure. He also said sanctuary cities "dangerously undermine" the effort to target such gangs. Kelly, during a separate speech at George Washington University, said transnational criminal groups, such as the drug cartels ... [Full Article...]

Alabama governor resigns following the start of impeachment proceedings

Alabama governor resigns following the start of impeachment proceedings The former school teacher, banker, and State Treasurer vowed that her new administration will be "open...transparent... and honest". Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday in the face of impeachment hearings over accusations he tapped state resources to facilitate and hide an alleged extramarital affair with a former aide. [Full Article...]

Suspect in triple killing says he hates whites

The chief said Muhammad, who is African American, used the nickname Black Jesus. "He was a different kind of boy, he was different from all my kids", Glenestene Taylor said. Muhammad opened fired shortly before 11 a.m. PT with a high-caliber pistol near a Catholic Charities building in downtown Fresno. The imam said he is consulting with other faith leaders. [Full Article...]

Alabama governor asks court to halt impeachment process

Alabama governor asks court to halt impeachment process A Montgomery County State Court judge was still hearing arguments on Friday evening over the governor's motion to halt impeachment proceedings in the Alabama House of Representatives. "I have done nothing illegal". The special counsel in an impeachment probe of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley urged a judge to let lawmakers move forward with hearings and the release of his investigative report. [Full Article...]

NEW INFORMATION: Imam: Fresno suspect not part of Islam center

The 39-year-old suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad , was taken into custody. Muhammad was wanted over a separate shooting of a security guard outside a motel on Friday. Imam Seyed Ali Ghazvini of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno called the shooting an attack against the Muslim faith. In a press conference on Tuesday, Chief Dyer said the police Shot Spotter system registered 16 sh... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors toss thousands of tainted drug cases

Prosecutors toss thousands of tainted drug cases None of the defendants whose convictions were vacated had been imprisoned exclusively on Dookhan-related cases, Conley said. Carl Williams, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of MA, said Dookhan was involved in roughly 24,000 questionable drug cases involving about 20,000 defendants. [Full Article...]

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston He had been rushed to Houston Methodist Hospital on January 14 for shortness of breath and underwent a procedure to remove a blockage from his lung. Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. Despite his loss of mobility, Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by making a tandem parachute jump in Kennebunkport, Maine. [Full Article...]

USA supreme court forces Arkansas to halt first in string of executions

Davis, after the last minute Supreme Court decision on Monday night. The Supreme Court's order sparing the 54-year-old came after a head-spinning day of legal rulings in which the Eighth Circuit reversed U.S. Arkansas officials in the past defended the multiple executions as reducing stress and saving overtime costs for corrections personnel. The sedative has been used in botched executions... [Full Article...]

Woods hits first public shots in months, no date for return

Woods hits first public shots in months, no date for return Called "Payne's Valley" in honor of the late Payne Stewart, the course features a 19th hole to help settle ties/bets. "I grew up playing public golf". Woods: "We have some fantastic elevation changes, some wonderful slopes". "I have good days and bad days", he said, echoing what O'Meara told GolfChannel.com from Augusta ahead of the Masters. [Full Article...]

Alabama Governor Moves Up Date for Special Senate Election

Alabama Governor Moves Up Date for Special Senate Election Ivey signed the proclamation at 9:21 a.m. "(President Donald) Trump's going to need help draining the swamp", Henry, who was Trump's Alabama co-chair, said. "This special election will remove any cloud of doubt that might have been associated with the previous process used by the former governor", Ivey said. [Full Article...]

De Blasio Releases Tax Returns, Challenges Trump To Do The Same

De Blasio Releases Tax Returns, Challenges Trump To Do The Same The City Council raised mayoral pay to $258,750 last year, but de Blasio declined the increase until after this year's election. De Blasio tweeted an image of his 2016 tax return on 18 April - the date people in the United States have been given to file their annual taxes. [Full Article...]

Behind the visa program targeted by Trump

Behind the visa program targeted by Trump He will also use what the White House called the "Buy American and Hire American" order to seek changes in government procurement that would boost purchases of American products in federal contracts, with one aim being to help US steelmakers. [Full Article...]

Lawsuit: Man deported after being part of protection program

Montes, who had twice been granted protection from deportation under DACA, filed the lawsuit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. But the lawsuit alleges that the incident described by Border Patrol happened days after his initial deportation. Montes was granted DACA status in 2014, two years after the program was established under President... [Full Article...]

San Bernardino school shooting victims remembered in vigil

San Bernardino school shooting victims remembered in vigil Barajas learned her daughter, Marissa Perez, had been sitting at her desk Monday morning when a gunman stormed into her classroom, shot her teacher to death, killed one of her classmates and wounded another before killing himself. "Well, it makes a happy marriage". "Jonathan loved just touching you". From the office, Anderson walked into classroom B-1 and, without saying a word, opened fire at S... [Full Article...]

Sessions orders prosecutors to crack down on illegal immigration

Sessions orders prosecutors to crack down on illegal immigration US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered prosecutors and judges to take a tougher line on undocumented immigrants on Tuesday, saying more severe punishment could deter illegal border crossers. In a policy move that could have broad implications, the attorney general asked prosecutors to consider charges for identity fraud and document theft "to the extent practicable". [Full Article...]

Facebook murder suspect takes his own life as police close in

He says the video never should have been shared around the world. "Once a piece of content is reported by users as inappropriate, it is typically reviewed within 24 hours", the report noted. Authorities say police tried to pull him over and, after a brief chase, he killed himself. (Cleveland Police via AP). Police set up a manhunt for him five states: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New York and Pe... [Full Article...]

Helicopter crashes on Maryland course, killing one, injuring others

The military initially described the incident as a "hard landing" but photos posted on social media showed the aircraft had been totally destroyed. One of the crew members has died from their injuries. The cause of the military helicopter crash in Leonardtown is unknown, but according to the U.S Army statement, the team Army Combat Readiness Center, in Fort Rucker, Alabama will be at the Leonard... [Full Article...]

SC Democrats see hope in close Kansas race

The Republican was expected to win the special election in a district that heavily supported GOP candidates in the 2016 elections. Estes' victory came after national Republicans scrambled in the final week of the campaign to deny Thompson a shocking upset victory. [Full Article...]

McDonald's drive-thru employee helped stop Facebook killer Steve Stephens

WKYC's Jasmine Monroe met with Godwin's family Tuesday afternoon to discuss the news of Stephens' death. After a brief chase, he took his own life, authorities said. The company said it disabled Stephen's account within 23 minutes of receiving the first report about the video of the fatal shooting and two hours after receiving any report. [Full Article...]

Trump says China working with U.S

Trump says China working with U.S Speaking with This Week host Martha Raddatz, Ambassador Christopher Hill, who served in both the Bush and the Clinton administrations, explained what he believes Trump's strategy is - if the president has one. "It's a failed test - follows another failed test". No planned response is expected from the Trump administration because the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the a... [Full Article...]


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