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Justice Department Fires US Attorney Preet Bharara

Justice Department Fires US Attorney Preet Bharara

I did not resign. "Serving my country as US attorney here for the past seven years will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life, no matter what else I do or how long I live". The president has also been facing significant problems with getting his cabinet members approved, facing strong opposition from the Democrats. As long as that's what someone over at Fox says, I guess we shouldn't question it. Read More

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Syria calls for retreat of Turkish troops

Syria calls for retreat of Turkish troops

The US wants Raqqa captured and its dispatch of the Marines to man M777 155mm artillery that will range on the ISIS fighters and pummel them, as it did in the Mosul offensive in Iraq , is key to the strategy. The SDF spokeswoman said their numbers are increasing with more residents of newly liberated areas from IS joining the ethnically-mixed force, which has been the most effective group on the ground in Syria in the battle against IS. Read More

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CA: Hawaiian Air Diverts Flight to LA Due to 'Unruly' Passenger

Hawaiian Airlines flight 7 from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Honolulu, Hawaii, had to make a diverted landing at LAX Airport in Los Angeles , California, due to these threats being made by the passenger. But one passenger, who was sat across the aisle from the man, was told by staff the man had threatened the pilot. "Diverting a flight is clearly not our first choice, but our crew felt it was necessary in this case to divert to Los Angeles and deplane the passenger before beginning to fly over ... Read More

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Supreme Court Will Not Hear Transgender Student's Case This Term

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Transgender Student's Case This Term

Citing that the federal government has changed its position on the matter, The Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit should re-examine the case. That victory, however, was temporarily on hold while the Supreme Court acted on the case in an appeal by the school board. He asserts he should be able to use the bathroom of his gender identity under Title IX, which is a national law that protects students against sexual discrimination. Read More

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USA suspends premium processing of H-1B visas

Otherwise, the H-1B waiting period could be several months. By temporarily suspending premium processing, the agency said it will be able to process long-pending petitions, which it has now been unable to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and the significant surge in premium processing requests over the past few years. Read More

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Rand Paul rips GOP for drafting Obamacare repeal in guarded room

Paul said he "became a little suspicious" when he heard about Republicans hiding their bill in a "secure location in a secret room" in the U.S. Capitol. And members of the House Freedom Caucus , considered the most conservative wing of the Republican Party, said they would oppose the bill because it includes refundable tax credits for people who are too poor to pay any federal income tax. Read More

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More officers facing charges on beleaguered Baltimore force

More officers facing charges on beleaguered Baltimore force

In January , the Justice Department and Baltimore agreed to sweeping reforms to the department. The complaint alleged that some officers were depriving citizens of their rights, privileges and immunities as protected by federal law. Seven Baltimore officers were so unfazed by U.S. Wise believes that the officers were warned about the investigation into their conduct by other officers and an assistant state's attorney. Read More

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Man who drove a truck through a Mardi Gras parade charged

Police have said it's too soon to tell if the incident, which generated global headlines and cast a black shadow over what was otherwise a festive Carnival day, will bring about new safety rules in the city. Currently, he is being held in Orleans Justice Centre jail and he will be charged on several counts. Seven others declined to be hospitalized, city Emergency Services Director, Dr Jeff Elder said, adding that the victims range in age from as young as 3 or 4-years-old to adults in their ... Read More

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Republicans must repeal Obamacare soon

Uncertainty now about an Obamacare replacement could cause insurers to charge more or withdraw from the market, leaving consumers with fewer - and perhaps no - choices. The plan, leaked to reporters Friday, largely mirrors previous blueprints proposed by Republican lawmakers. The bill would repeal Obamacare's income-based tax subsidies and replace them with refundable tax credits that vary by age. Read More

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Houston Girl, 8, Shot and Killed After Surviving Car Crash

Houston Girl, 8, Shot and Killed After Surviving Car Crash

The other driver fled in a dark, four-door sedan. DeMaree Atkins was in the backseat of her mother Toyia Thomas' Black Honda Accord on the Beltway feeder road when two cars traveling south slammed into them, ABC13 reported . She remembers seeing a woman step out of a auto and begin firing shots. "I saw the girl let the window down and point the gun out the window, and she just started shooting", Thomas said. Read More

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Supreme Court Asks Parties' Views on Trump Shift in Transgender Policy

Supreme Court Asks Parties' Views on Trump Shift in Transgender Policy

It wasn't legally binding. The decision had particular resonance in North Carolina, which a year ago passed a law requiring people in public buildings to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates. Seventy-seven percent experience mistreatment between kindergarten and 12th grade, the survey says. Then in April, Grimm won a victory against the Gloucester county school board in the U.S. Read More

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Justice Ginsburg Doubtful America Is Becoming Great Again

The work of Bob Woodward, now an associate editor at The Post, and Carl Bernstein, a former reporter, in exposing the Watergate scandal helped bring about President Richard Nixon's resignation. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. "I've never seen such a demonstration, both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd", Ginsburg said, according to CBS News . Read More

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Tom Purcell: Whose Day Is Presidents' Day Anyway?

Buses are running, but schools are closed. Actors portraying President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, stroll the Chicago History Museum on Monday. The date for the annual federal holiday was established by Congress with the Monday Holidays Act , which went into effect in 1971. While Presidents Day sales bring attractive deals and discounts each year, the holiday also affects the regular hours of services and institutions, as follows. Read More

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Southland Residents Brace For More Rain

Southland Residents Brace For More Rain

In Los Angeles, heavy rains downed power lines hitting a vehicle and then electrocuting a man who later died in the hospital. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes, more than 300 flights into LA have been disrupted, and a number of potentially deadly sinkholes have open up along the roads, swallowing cars. Read More

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Scott Pruitt, nemesis of environmentalists, confirmed to lead EPA

Scott Pruitt, nemesis of environmentalists, confirmed to lead EPA

The vote came a day after a federal judge ruled the Oklahoma attorney general's office must turn over thousands of emails related to Pruitt's communications with fossil fuel companies, which have a large presence in his state. "He will return the EPA to its core mission of protecting public and environmental health while balancing economic impact". Sen. Susan Collins of ME was expected to be the sole GOP senator to join with Democrats in opposing Pruitt. Read More

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ICE Arrests Domestic Violence Victim at Texas Courthouse

ICE Arrests Domestic Violence Victim at Texas Courthouse

Previous year alone, our advocates answered more than 7,000 calls, chats and text messages from victims and survivors of domestic violence facing issues related to immigration. BuzzFeed News could not immediately reach Bernal or federal immigration authorities Wednesday night. County officials suspect Ice acted on a tip-off from her alleged abuser, since he was the only other person given written notice of the hearing. Read More

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