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2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Two Democrats are running for a political office despite being behind bars, with one of them expected to win in Texas and celebrate in jail.

He’s a disbarred Missouri City personal injury lawyer convicted in 2015 on multiple misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting people to his law practice, KPRC-TV reported.

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911 logs tell grim tale of Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs' disappearance and parents' murder

Today 01:29 GMT

Details from a dispatcher’s call log released Friday by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department paint a clear and chilling picture of the early-morning shooting deaths of Denise and James Closs, parents of vanished Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs.

Another key entry revealed what officers learned as they combed the Closs home for clues and important details — that Jayme Closs was not in the home when officers arrived, nor was she located during their search.

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Source: Washington Post

Trump appointee tapped days ago to run Interior Department’s watchdog office resigns amid controversy

Saturday 21:49 GMT

A top Trump administration political appointee who just two days ago was on track to lead the Interior Department’s inspector general’s office resigned Friday from the federal government, according to an administration official.

Mary Kendall, who has served as Interior’s deputy inspector general for nine years but was not confirmed by the Senate to the top spot, is conducting at least four investigations into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s conduct.

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Source: Fox News

Sessions backs Chicago cops: 'Police aren't the problem, criminals are the problem'

Saturday 20:00 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions backed the Chicago Police Department Friday in the face of a proposed plan to overhaul it, saying that “police are not the problem, criminals are the problem.”

Sessions addressed the Chicago Crime Commission, and criticized a plan negotiated between Chicago and the state of Illinois to overhaul the city's 12,000-member police force under court supervision. The plan came after Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder for shooting teenager Laquan McDonald.

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Source: CBS News

White Connecticut officer fired after telling group of minorities he was "trigger happy"

Friday 08:06 GMT

A white Connecticut police officer caught on video warning a group of mostly black and Hispanic young people not to fight or run away because he was "trigger happy" has been fired.

After he was fired, the ACLU of Connecticut released a statement, saying in part: "It is good news that Barone is no longer employed by Hartford, but the department never should have promoted him in the first place."

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Source: Fox News

Tucker Carlson: Using force against GOP officeholders, conservatives is now a feature of our politics

Friday 08:06 GMT

Well, Republicans, obviously, are the focus of most of it, conservatives, and more generally, anyone else who dissents from the one true faith of cultural leftism.

It was just last year that a progressive activist tried to murder an entire field of Republican lawmakers practicing baseball.

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Source: Common Domain

Coca-Cola Shuffles Executives; CEO Names a No. 2

Saturday 04:14 GMT

Coca-Cola Co. KO -0.55% boss James Quincey shuffled his management team, promoting a company veteran into the vacant No. 2 role and disclosing the retirement of the company’s finance chief.

He said it was his idea—not the board’s—to appoint a No. 2.. Mr. Smith joined Coca-Cola in 1997 and served as the head of the Brazil and Mexico divisions. He was president of the Latin America business for three years before being selected in 2016 for his current position running the Europe business.

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Source: Reuters

Banks urge U.S. regulators to reconsider 'Volcker Rule' tweaks

Friday 20:02 GMT

Banks on Thursday pushed back on how regulators are attempting to simplify rules prohibiting banks from trading on their own account, a development that is likely to delay efforts to wrap up the overhaul in the coming months.

On May 30, U.S. regulators unveiled a plan to modify the so-called Volcker Rule introduced following the 2007-2009 financial crisis, aiming to make compliance easier for many firms and relieving small banks altogether.

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Source: Washington Post

Joe Biden, 75, doesn’t mind if you think he’s too old to take on Trump, a fellow septuagenarian

Thursday 15:26 GMT

Trump seems eager to contain, not confront, fallout from journalist’s disappearance. The Kavanaugh saga reminded Republicans of a big reason to vote in November: Stopping Democrats. Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times, claiming it undercut his chances to run again for Senate

Seventy-five-year-old Joe Biden said that age is a “totally legitimate” and “relevant” consideration for voters during presidential elections.

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Source: Fox News

Woman allegedly raped by on-duty Maryland police officer is illegal immigrant, reports say

Thursday 13:35 GMT

The woman who was allegedly raped by a uniformed Maryland police officer last week is an illegal immigrant – and a human rights organization fears other victims may come forward, new reports say.

After the alleged incident, Macklin returned to his police cruiser when the victim’s friend arrived, whom she had called earlier, FOX5DC reported.

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FBI agents raid San Juan government offices as part of investigation into fraud, corruption

Friday 20:57 GMT

FBI agents this week raided the municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico – rooting through documents and seizing digital records as part of a widespread investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges tied to the city government.

While FBI special agent Douglas Leff did not implicate Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in the raid, he did tell local media that “we are going to follow the investigation where it leads us.” Cruz tweeted Tuesday that she has instructed city officials to cooperate with federal authorities and said, “If someone has done something wrong, they should undergo due process and face the consequences of their actions.”

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Source: Washington Post

Officer pulls weapon on children carrying a BB gun, and — whew! — it ends with a stern lecture

Friday 08:05 GMT

Two black children are walking with a BB gun in Columbus, Ohio, when an officer responding to a 911 call about men waving a firearm pulls up and draws his weapon.

When one tosses the BB gun and the officer realizes it’s not a firearm, he launches into a lecture that’s part incredulous, part disciplinarian and all the way relieved. The video picks up with Casuccio getting out of his car and pointing his gun at the boys, who are told to kneel on the pavement with their hands behind their heads.

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Source: The Guradian

Video shows off-duty Chicago police officer shooting unarmed, autistic man

Thursday 10:52 GMT

Video footage released on Tuesday by a civil rights group shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting an unarmed, autistic man during an incident initially described as an armed confrontation.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday that Muhammad is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the COPA investigation.

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Source: The Guradian

Inspector general: interior secretary Zinke's travel with wife violated policy

Saturday 01:31 GMT

An inspector general report said that Zinke had invited his wife Lolita Zinke on certain boat travel with a green light from his department’s solicitor general’s office.

An internal investigation at the interior department has concluded that secretary Ryan Zinke abused his office by allowing family members to ride with him in government vehicles, in violation of department regulations prohibiting that practice.

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Source: The Guradian

Two police officers could be charged over Dalian Atkinson death

Friday 17:17 GMT

Two police officers could be prosecuted over the death of the former footballer Dalian Atkinson, who collapsed after being shot by a stun gun.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has referred a file of evidence relating to Atkinson’s death in Telford, Shropshire, to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to consider potential criminal charges against the officers. Atkinson, who played for Aston Villa and Manchester City, died in 2016 following an incident involving police outside his father’s home.


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