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Local Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight
Author: 0 Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

Abele not only has a problem with the facts in the letter, but the news release that came along with it, which read, "Many of those jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime". It also took issue with a New Orleans Police Department policy that it said might hinder communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In response, a spokesman for the Justice Department doubled down on the earlier statement, saying it was "New York City's ...

Local Justice Dept. tells 9 sanctuary cities grant money at risk
Author: 0 Justice Dept. tells 9 sanctuary cities grant money at risk

The letters from the DOJ's Office of Justice Programs were sent to nine jurisdictions identified in May 2016 as potentially not being compliant with a federal law that prohibits governments from restricting access to an individual's immigration status.

Local Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash
Author: 0 Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

While populations of prairie dogs naturally expand and contract, the species has experienced an overall decline of more 95 percent across their natural range. The period between March through June is prairie dog breeding season and numerous animals shot could be pregnant, the Humane Society notes. However, prairie dogs are also listed as a species of concern by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks because their numbers have declined and because of threats like disease.

Local Rhode Island unemployment rates drops to 4.3 percent
Author: 0 Rhode Island unemployment rates drops to 4.3 percent

Locally, the unemployment rate in Sumter fell from 5.5 in February to 4.9 percent in March, and down from 6.0 percent in March 2016. The Virginia Employment Commission said Friday that the commonwealth's jobless rate dipped one-tenth of a percentage point during March, the third consecutive monthly decrease.

Author: 0 Drivers trying to figure out the sticky Bristol surface

The Xfinity Series race was stopped for rain Saturday, hours after the Cup drivers had completed their final practice. After his victory two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was late for his post-race press conference - and with good reason.

Local New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement
Author: 0 New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement

This leaves three possibilities: Jeff Sessions is dishonest; Jeff Sessions is illiterate; or, Jeff Sessions tried to say something true about New York City and murder but, thanks to a witch's curse placed on him as a young man, is doomed to have all his attempts at communicating with the outside world filtered through a time portal back to the actually crime-frenzied 1970s.

Author: 0 Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular

They told pollsters they would be more likely to cast a vote for a third-party choice or stay home. This is the lowest a president has received at this point in his administration since polling began during the Dwight D. Also unchanged: His base still likes him. A new Washington Post poll that declares President Trump as "the least popular president in modern times", waits until the second to last paragraph to reveal another tidbit: He'd still beat Hillary Rodham Clinton if the election ...

Author: 0 Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley reschedule offer

University officials said although the student organization that invited Coulter was independent and was free to welcome whoever they wished at Berkeley , the campus was responsible "for ensuring safety and security during such events". Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks instead proposed an alternate May 2 date for the conservative author. UC-Berkeley this week canceled an April 27 Ann Coulter speech, fearing riots.

Local South Carolina unemployment rate unchanged in March
Author: 0 South Carolina unemployment rate unchanged in March

The rest of the finance sector stayed fairly consistent, while the Private Education and Health Care sector added 100 jobs - all in the health fields, the EDD reported. The financial activities sector added 500 jobs in March 2017. If you're looking for a job, the lower the unemployment rate, the more you have an upper hand.

Author: 0 Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee

The broader fight in Arkansas centers on the state's aggressive plan to carry out executions for the first time since 2005. Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, told CNN : "No state has ever conducted eight executions over a ten-day period".

Author: 0 Lawyer: Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee

Siskiyou County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Gilley confirmed that his team worked with a neighbor to draw Cummins out of the cabin. In her letter, Love said the girl being in his classroom was a violation of the principal's order to him. Cummins is arrested at 9:30 a.m. and charged with the federal offense of transporting a minor in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Author: 0 Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

The U.S. president took aim at Canada's dairy industry this week for creating a new lower-priced classification of milk product that he argues hurts U.S. The dairy product had been duty free until a year ago. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay told Reuters in an email his government was assessing the "WTO-consistency" of Canada's dairy industry policy, and had raised concern with the Canadian government.

Local Turkish police helicopter carrying 12 crashes in country's east
Author: 0 Turkish police helicopter carrying 12 crashes in country's east

It is believed to have crashed because of unfavourable weather conditions, according to the statement. The helicopter carried seven police officers, one judge, and one army sergeant, along with three crew members. There were no survivors of the crash, and the bodies of the passengers and crew members were found by rescue teams, Tunceli Governor Osman Kaymak announced in a statement.

Local DC charter school for at-risk students could be shut down
Author: 0 DC charter school for at-risk students could be shut down

Petitions for the 2017 Jamestown School Board Elections are due to the District Clerk on by next Wednesday, April 26 by 5 p.m.at 197 Martin Road. About 1000 students attend the Kindergarten through 8th grade school. It was clearly unsound academically and financially. " SB 808 leaves local education communities with no recourse but to clog superior courts when hostile school districts blatantly ignore the law in rejection of high-quality public school options being provided by charter ...

Local Kansas grocery stores will start selling full-strength beer
Author: 0 Kansas grocery stores will start selling full-strength beer

Grocery and convenience stores have now been given the green light to sell hard beer. The two sides had waged almost annual legislative battles in Topeka over various "Uncork Kansas" bills to allow the sale of strong beer and wine in more stores.

Local Jason Chaffetz shocks Washington by saying he will NOT run
Author: 0 Jason Chaffetz shocks Washington by saying he will NOT run

Jason Chaffetz was one of the primary fixtures during the congressional investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email address and home server hearings . From his Oversight perch, Chaffetz has also vowed to aggressively step up congressional oversight of the District of Columbia. Chaffetz is at least the seventh House Republican this year to resign or announce retirement plans; those seven include four members who left to join Trump's Cabinet.

Local Obama chats with French presidential candidate
Author: 0 Obama chats with French presidential candidate

Macron about his campaign and the important upcoming presidential election in France, a country that President Obama remains deeply committed to as a close ally of the United States, and as a leader on behalf of liberal values in Europe and around the world", Lewis said .

Local Verlander falters, Cabrera hurt as Twins top Tigers 6-3
Author: 0 Verlander falters, Cabrera hurt as Twins top Tigers 6-3

Veteran catcher and corner infielder John Hicks was recalled from the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens to fill the void on the 25-man roster. Sano started at first base for the Twins on Saturday, and in the fifth inning Tigers starter Matthew Boyd threw a pitch behind him.

Local Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money
Author: 0 Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

It is an extension of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' repeated threats to crack down on sanctuary communities by denying or stripping them of grant money. "People are scared, and because of that, they're less willing to report crime", Butterworth said. President Donald Trump has vowed to strip federal funds from dozens of state and local governments that do not fully cooperate with U.S.

Local Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's new invite; GOP students threaten to sue college
Author: 0 Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's new invite; GOP students threaten to sue college

He urged Coulter to speak at the later date instead, when the university can provide an "appropriate, protectable venue". During a news conference earlier Thursday, UC Berkeley police Capt. Berkeley has been the site of clashes between far-right and far-left protesters, most recently at a rally last weekend called in support of President Donald Trump in downtown Berkeley .

Local Surgeon General Vivek Murthy resigns, replaced by deputy
Author: 0 Surgeon General Vivek Murthy resigns, replaced by deputy

He was replaced by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to serve as surgeon general. In this role, she advised the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. President Trump has come under pressure from advisers to push out Obama appointees, as some believe that they could be the root of the cascade of damaging stories that continue to come out about the new administration.

Local Florida senator who used racial slur resigns
Author: 0 Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

His resignation is effectively immediately. When Gibson and Thurston recoiled at the comment, Artiles tried to defend himself by saying he meant to use a different version of the n-word, ending with "as" rather than "ers", according to Politico .

Local California gunman to appear in court on murder count
Author: 0 California gunman to appear in court on murder count

In the next three minutes, police say Muhammad killed two more people and shot at several others, firing 17 rounds. The suspect, Kori Ali. Muhammad was arrested shortly after the rampage. "And that's what he set out to do". The suspect noticed the driver was Hispanic, and the passenger was white. "If in fact he's lashing out at white people - white males in this case - that would constitute a hate crime", Dyer said.

Local Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California
Author: 0 Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California

Although the license plates on the auto were removed, officials used the VIN to confirm that it was Cummins's vehicle. The vehicle was placed under surveillance. That room only had one bed. Another student reported seeing Cummins kiss Thomas a month before the two went missing. "Now begins another hard chapter, but for now, we celebrate".

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