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Jeff Sessions Anti-Drug Crackdown Makes An Enemy of Rand Paul

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Although Sessions argues that the new default rule will produce more uniform results, Lynch thinks it could have the opposite effect. A years-long, largely bi-partisan effort to reform the criminal justice system in the US, the world's preeminent jailer, is being undermined by Jeff Sessions. Read More »

Officer struck stopping wanted man in Arlington; driver shot by police

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As the officers approached on foot, the driver struck one of the officers with his vehicle. The officer had tried to stop the suspect's vehicle on a Glebe Road ramp of Interstate 395. The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said. Police continue to investigate what happened. The closure was one of several major road incidents in the region Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Man Tries To Save His Sinking Car At A New Jersey Beach

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The man also claimed that everything was fine because his vehicle is waterproof, according to a Facebook post written by a witness. NJ.com spoke with Christopher Gillich who said the man insisted of leaving the SUV running, even while it was in the water. Read More »

Trump obstructed justice in Comey firing, says watchdog group CREW

Now we learn that a president with at least some ties to Russian Federation asked the FBI director in charge of a possibly incriminating investigation whether he can count on his "loyalty" - then fires him when he doesn't get it. And he said he feared the world would no longer take Trump at his word. He was responding to questions on his early morning tweets in which he had mooted the idea of doing away with the daily press conference, a decades old tradition at the White House. Read More »

Always Dreaming is 4-5 early favorite for Preakness

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On Tuesday, Always Dreaming was all business for the 1½-mile gallop. Pletcher says "everything went very smoothly" with Always Dreaming on Tuesday, saying he had "good energy" and a "good controlled gallop". Of the five horses in the field that didn't run in the Kentucky Derby, Cloud Computing at 12-1 was given the best chance to win the Preakness by the track handicapper. Read More »

Trump accused of asking FBI to end Michael Flynn investigation

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The news broke yesterday as several congressional Republicans joined Democrats in calling for the administration to release transcripts from the president's meeting with Russian officials last week, where he reportedly disclosed highly classified information provided to USA officials by a key intelligence ally. Read More »

Trump accused of asking Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop Flynn probe

The Russian visitors to the White House, followed closely by the FBI James Comey firing, with Mike Pence and Sean Spicer getting thrown under the bus by Trump, who then told a different story to NBC's Lester Holt, gave the administration a serious black eye, reportedly making President Trump paranoid about leaks and turning cabinet members against each other. Read More »

Celtics' 2013 trade with Nets pays off with No. 1 pick

Phoenix owned the second-highest odds for the No. 1 pick (19.9 percent) and were 55.8 percent sure to retain one of the top three picks. However, thanks to a previous trade, the 76ers had the option of swapping first round picks and they did just that, taking the Kings' third pick in exchange for the fifth pick. Read More »

Merrick Garland To Remain A Judge; Won't Be FBI Director

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Sergey Kislyak. Cole wrote that while Trump had the authority and justification to fire Comey, he said Trump and his team failed to handle the dismissal "in the most professional manner". Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a lifetime appointment. In the meantime, McConnell, along with the House Speaker Paul Ryan , are having regular meetings with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and White House economic advisor Gary Cohn to try to reach a consensus before proceeding. Read More »

Trump says it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Last week, the White House repeatedly changed its tune about the firing - and the President's suggestion on Friday that he may have recorded conversations with Comey has led to comparisons to President Nixon. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters the president would fill the job "as soon as he finds a candidate that fits the qualities that he feels are necessary". Read More »

Cardin Honors Maryland Law Enforcement during National Police Week 2017

On this National Police Week , may God himself comfort the families of the fallen and those looking on, may God bless our law enforcement as they protect and serve, and may God bless the United States of America. I just ask that regardless of your rank or regardless of what you do, be safe. The Houston County Sheriff's Office is remembering four deputies who died in the line of duty. Read More »

Turn Over All Documents On Trump And Comey

A source tells CBS News the president asked his ousted FBI Director to end the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The calls for the memo's release intensified after media outlets reported that Trump had asked Comey - whose bureau was investigating the Trump campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation - to drop an inquiry about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced out over "improper contacts" with Moscow. Read More »

Trump likely bluffing on taped Comey conversations, experts say

Trump appeared frustrated with the news narrative on Friday morning, after days of Democratic fueled hysteria surrounding his decision. In his interview, Schumer also said that he supports blocking Trump's eventual nominee until the Justice Department names a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's meddling. Read More »

White House: Trump interviewing 4 Federal Bureau of Investigation candidates

The meetings come a day after news broke that Trump allegedly asked Comey in February to drop the FBI's investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "I'm not going to give any other comment on that". The firing also came as Comey was leading investigations into allegations that the Trump campaign and transition team had inappropriate contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke takes job with Homeland Security

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Clarke's bluntness and severe law-and-order approach fit Trump's domestic views, though he's recently faced scrutiny for four deaths that occurred at his Milwaukee County Jail a year ago. Clarke says he expects to begin working at DHS in June. In an emailed statement, a DHS spokeswoman declined to confirm Clarke's statement, saying appointments of that type become official when they're announced by the agency's secretary. Read More »

Pvt. Chelsea Manning released after 7-years in Kan. prison

Enlarge / A sign marks the entrance to the US Army facility Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas . In the summer of 2013, Manning was convicted by a military tribunal under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts and sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing approximately 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks, of which only small amount of those documents ultimately lead to her conviction (some of them were published by The New York Times , The Guardian , and Der Spiegel ). Read More »

Obama Told Friends that Trump is A'Bullshitter!'

Asked if Obama's opinion has changed since Trump took office, one of the sources said: " Well , it hasn't gotten any better". According to The Washington Times , Obama and Trump haven't spoken since the inauguration. As far as Obama coming out publicly and criticizing his successor - he has privately offered up some commentary - former adviser David Axelrod explained that Obama is "very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president ". Read More »

Speaker Paul Ryan: 'We Need the Facts' on James Comey's Firing

The South Carolina lawmaker says Trump's probably happy to leave Washington now, "and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days". A more appropriate solution, Douthat argued, was to remove Trump under the 25th Amendment , which allows the president's cabinet to deem him "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". Read More »

Women's cardboard cutout out of Sean Spicer in bushes goes viral

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer would say only, "The president has nothing further to add on that" and the now routine, "the tweet speaks for itself". JEANINE PIRRO: Is he your press secretary today and tomorrow? Notoriously adverse to being made fun of, it appears that Trump is gearing up to replace his embattled press secretary. Read More »

Frustrated Senate Democrats Push 'Grand Bargain' Votes

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The disagreement has left IL without an annual budget since summer 2015, longer than any state has gone in memory. Illinois Senate Democrats have scheduled votes for measures in the so-called "grand bargain" budget compromise. Patty Schuh, a spokeswoman for Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont, says Radogno remains hopeful negotiations can continue. She said meetings are scheduled Wednesday. Read More »

Collapse larger than thought at nuclear waste site

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The site just recently reopened. The building has been vacant for almost twenty years but remains highly contaminated, according to the Department of Energy . They were originally constructed to hold rail cars that were loaded with contaminated equipment. The senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee says he is requesting that the Energy Department brief the panel on the cause of a tunnel collapse at a nuclear waste storage site in Washington state. Read More »

Man arrested by FBI for allegedly threatening congresswoman

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According to a Tuesday article from The Washington Post , Steve Martan left "expletive-filled" death threats on the Republican politician's office line on May 2 and 10. McSally's office released a statement from District Director CJ Karamargin about Martin's threats against McSally. "Our community should be deeply disturbed by these threats of violence", Karamargin said in the statement . Read More »