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Source: Reuters

ICE arrests of immigrants in U.S. illegally highest since 2014: agency

Saturday 15:25 GMT

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested more immigrants who were in the United States illegally in the fiscal year through Sept. 30, 2018, than in any year since 2014, the agency said on Friday.

ICE arrests of immigrants with no criminal history but who are in the country illegally increased by nearly one-third compared to 2017, to reach 20,464. Such arrests made up 13 percent of all ICE immigration arrests last year, compared to 11 percent the previous year.

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Source: Fox News

White House, inaugural committee push back against report of criminal investigation

Friday 20:01 GMT

The Trump administration and the president's inaugural committee said Thursday they had no knowledge of a reported investigation by federal prosecutors into whether the committee misspent some of the money it raised to stage Trump's swearing-in last year.

In all, the Trump inaugural committee raised $107 million, more than double the previous record of $53 million raised for Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

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Source: Fox News

DiGenova: Feds' Flynn Case 'One of the Most Disgraceful Events in American Criminal Justice'

Today 01:29 GMT

Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova blasted the federal government for what he called "one of the most disgraceful events in American criminal justice." DiGenova, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said the lying-to-authorities case against retired Gen. Michael Flynn was a "pretextual crime created by the FBI and by [then-Acting Attorney General] Sally Yates.

"[That was] one of the most disgraceful events in American criminal justice," diGenova said, adding that talk about Flynn allegedly "colluding with the Turks" is unfounded and simply an attempt to accentuated the war hero's relationship with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "They totally destroyed [Flynn] as a man," he said.

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Source: DW

German jails ill-equipped to handle inmate radicalization

Friday 20:01 GMT

That means my colleagues have been told what to pay attention to and whom to inform when they detect any radicalization.

Germany's federal states should regularly share what they know about a prisoner's radicalization and how he is changing. If an inmate becomes radicalized in a Bavarian jail, is released and then jailed soon after in Schleswig-Holstein or Lower Saxony, those prison officers will know nothing about his background — unless Germany's domestic security agency has raised the alarm.

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Source: Common Domain

Justice Department Closes Criminal Investigation of SeaWorld

Friday 04:15 GMT

The Justice Department has closed a criminal investigation into SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. over its response to a 2013 documentary that criticized the company’s treatment of killer whales and caused its attendance and stock to drop.

Appeared in the December 13, 2018, print edition as 'U.S. Ends Criminal Probe Into SeaWorld Response to Film.'. Probe focused on company’s statements following release of documentary criticizing its treatment of killer whales

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Source: The Guradian

Gilbert Rozon: Just for Laughs founder charged with rape and indecent assault

Friday 01:31 GMT

Gilbert Rozon, the founder of Canadian comedy festival Just For Laughs, has been charged with rape and indecent assault.

The judge at the time expressed concern that a criminal record might prevent Rozon from travelling to the US for his business activities, which would have an impact on Montreal’s economy.

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Source: Fox News

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

Saturday 15:24 GMT

As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons.

Other Venezuelans argue that while violence has indeed rapidly increased in the years since the gun ban, it might have been that much worse as the economy collapsed, and the country deteriorated.

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Source: DW

Australia to get anti-corruption commission

Friday 04:15 GMT

Australia is to have a national anti-corruption commission aimed at stamping out corrupt and criminal behavior in police and politicians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday.

Morrison's government is set to face an election by May next year and while no start date has been announced for the commission, the announcement of the CIC does move to nullify an issue that has brought about much debate in Australia.


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