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(Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration’s critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal’s “best friend.” Sessions’ remarks, at a gathering of law enforcement authorities in Portland, Oregon, came days after repudiation of his stance against
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ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – St. Louis police in riot gear broke up a protest that turned rowdy on Sunday night with property damage including broken storefront windows, ordering protesters to disperse and making several arrests. Demonstrators gathered in central St. Louis for the third straight night to protest the acquittal of former police officer Jason
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission as their legislative year ended early on Saturday. The majority Democratic lawmakers headed back to their districts having positioned the state in opposition
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comedian Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday. Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial in June after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict after deliberating more than 50 hours. The 80-year-old entertainer is accused of
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(Reuters) – Harvard University on Friday withdrew a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, after two leaders in the U.S. intelligence community distanced themselves from the school. Manning, 29, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. Trump, who met with the top Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump praised first responders in storm-ravaged Florida on Thursday for limiting the U.S. death toll from devastating Hurricane Irma, the second major storm to hit the United States this year. Trump’s visit came the day after police in Hollywood, Florida, launched an criminal investigation into a nursing
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JULIETT-01 MISSILE ALERT FACILITY (Reuters) – About 70 feet (21 m) below ground, in a shielded military capsule that can launch nuclear missiles, 23-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Tia Hewuse is concerned that Americans have the mistaken impression that her mission is a gloomy one. “America doesn’t understand what we do,” says Hewuse, whose post sits below
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(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co will invest $40 million over three years in Chicago to revitalize neighborhoods, finance small business growth and promote job skills training, the bank said on Thursday. The investment program in Chicago, where the bank has significant business interests, is modeled on a $100 million urban renewal program that JPMorgan
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