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'Pizzagate' shooter sentenced to 4 years in prison
Comet Pizza
ABCNews | Edgar Maddison Welch, who fired shots in a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant in December, was sentenced to four years in prison for federal and local crimes. Welch, 29, was arrested for firing an AR-15 inside the D.C....
Nuclear lab shutdown endangers US arsenal
Los Alamos
AP | An extended shutdown of the nation's only scientific laboratory for producing and testing the plutonium cores for its nuclear weapons has taken a toll on America's arsenal, with key work postponed and delays looming in...
Judge Says 10 Rare Gold Coins Worth $80 Million Belong to Uncle Sam
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ACCMag.com | A judge ruled that 10 rare gold coins worth $80 million belonged to the U.S. government, not a family that had sued the U.S. Treasury, saying it had illegally seized them. The 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle coin was...
Military Training Exercises Freak Out Residents, Helicopters Buzz Treetops, Simulated Explosions
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Providence Journal | Tina Demers says she received no prior warning. So when her West End house began shuddering late Friday night and her neighbor’s plastic lawn furniture flew about the yard and the thunderous dark aircraft crept over the...
Homeland Security secretary suggests amnesty for Dreamers, implores Congress to solve problem
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WashingtonTimes | The Trump administration last week floated an amnesty idea for potentially 1 million illegal immigrants, looking to find permanent solutions for some of the most sympathetic cases in the long-running immigration debate...
Dashcam Released Showing Cop Murder Philando Castile
FreeThoughProject | St. Paul, MN – Last week, a Minnesota jury found St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the 2016 shooting of Philando Castile. This week, they released the dashcam footage leading one to question just...
The Murder of Mexican Journalists Points to U.S. Role in Fueling Drug War Violence
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TheIntercept | One month ago, the award-winning journalist Javier Valdez was pulled from his car and killed in broad daylight near his office in Culiacán, in Sinaloa state in Mexico. Valdez is the sixth journalist to be assassinated...
Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer shot in Virginia shooting
CNN | Washington (CNN)Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack...
Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood
Puerto Rico
TheHill | Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood on Sunday in a referendum that begins the steps toward sending representatives to Washington, D.C. According to The Wall Street Journal, 97 percent of voters chose...
900 High School Students in Georgia Groped by Officers During Warrantless Drug Sweep, Lawsuit Says
Police Belt
KTLA | About 900 students at a Georgia high school were groped by law enforcement officers during a drug sweep that was conducted without a warrant and didn’t yield any drugs, a federal lawsuit claims. The suit was filed by a...
Gunman among 6 dead in Orange County mass shooting
ClickOrlando | ORLANDO, Fla. - A gunman fatally shot five of his former coworkers then killed himself during a mass shooting at an Orange County business Monday morning, according to sheriff's officials. Seven people who work at...
Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack
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TheGuardian | As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he is considering using militia groups as security for public events. Taliesin Myrddin...
California farmers faced with an urgent shortage of workers after immigration crackdown
Migrant Workers
CBS-Sacramento | SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Faced with an urgent shortage of workers, California farmers are desperate to be heard. “If we can’t change the way we’re doing business, we’re at risk,” said Brad Goehring, a fourth-generation wine...
NJ Emergency Alert System Accidentally Activates, Sends Nuclear Warnings to Some TVs
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NBC-NY | A false alarm that went out to some people’s television sets Tuesday might have scared some in New Jersey. A nuclear power plant warning issued in Cumberland and Salem counties was sent out by mistake The message that...
GAO: 437,000 deportation cases backlogged, hearings delayed to 2022
Deportations
WashingtonExaminer | The government's processing of illegal immigrants has broken down as the number of backlogged court cases has grown to a ratio of 1,456 per judge, prompting some courts to schedule deportation cases as far out as...
TSA May Extend Ban On Laptops To Domestic Flights
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CBS-Baltimore | BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The rash of terror attacks in Great Britain come as the summer travel season is beginning. That means security measures, especially at airports, will see increased work loads, and passengers longer...
Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate
Capital
LATimes | A proposal to adopt a single-payer healthcare system for California took an initial step forward Thursday when the state Senate approved a bare-bones bill that lacks a method for paying the $400-billion cost of the plan...
Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”
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TheIntercept | A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at...