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Sessions told the nation's United States attorneys in a memo to pursue the most serious charges possible against most suspects. Black and Hispanic offenders were far more likely to be hit with mandatory minimum sentences than those of other races, a 2011 report by the US Sentencing Commission said .
  • Former LA County sheriff gets 3 years in prison

    Former LA County sheriff gets 3 years in prison

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    Anderson said he would have sentenced Baca to five years in prison except for his almost half-century of public service and because he's in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. The charges involved a host of illegal acts, including a 2011 incident in which two sheriff's investigators confronted an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in the driveway leading to her apartment and falsely told her they were in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest.
  • Former DNI James Clapper Reveals Comey Was 'Uneasy' About Dinner With Trump

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    And though the White House has asserted Comey lost the backing of rank-and-file agents, McCabe flatly said, "that is not accurate". President Donald Trump warned ousted FBI Director James Comey on Friday not to "leak" details of their conversations, suggesting that they may have been taped and could contradict his account.
  • Cop shot in incident at OH nursing home, reports say

    Cop shot in incident at OH nursing home, reports say

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    The last radio traffic from the police chief was he had the gunman in sight. Some of the nursing home's 23 residents barricaded themselves during the shooting, but none of them was injured, he said. A crisis team is in place to help the responding officers and deputies, including those that pulled the police chief to safety. A woman who lives across the street said she and her 6-year-old son heard it happen.
  • John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'

    John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'

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    That "really hurts a state like ME, where we have an older population" living in rural areas where health care is more expensive, she said. "Premiums will be coming down", he proclaimed at his victory rally in the White House Rose Garden.
  • Ferguson to challenge Trump administration on Hanford monument review

    Ferguson to challenge Trump administration on Hanford monument review

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    Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Thursday, May 11, 2017 opposing the unprecedented review and potential rollback of national monument protections ordered by President Donald Trump. The Trump "review" of national monuments sets the stage for another confrontation with the West Coast. On Sunday, he held a closed-door meeting with a coalition of tribal leaders who pushed for the monument then spoke of his admiration for Roosevelt.
  • US Justice Dept orders prosecutors to seek toughest sentences

    US Justice Dept orders prosecutors to seek toughest sentences

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    Some involved in criminal justice during the drug war feared the human impact would look similar. "You had people who weren't able to be responsible fathers for their kids, who weren't able to serve a couple of years for making a mistake, then come home and do better".
  • Sessions directing US prosecutors to push for more, harsher punishments

    Sessions directing US prosecutors to push for more, harsher punishments

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    Some involved in criminal justice during the drug war feared the human impact would look similar. His memo replaced the orders of former Attorney General Eric Holder, who in 2013 encouraged prosecutors to consider the individual circumstances of a case and to exercise discretion in charging drug crimes.
  • US Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

    US Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

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    The memo directs federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects. Holder had asked prosecutors to avoid slapping low-level offenders with crimes that carried mandatory minimum sentences partly in order to help reduce US prison populations.
  • PGA: Tournament features strong field, unpredictable course

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    It should be really fun to see the #1 and #2 players in the world go at it along with Justin Thomas, who, oh, by the way, shot 59 earlier in the year. It has been a continuing hard time for the 29-year old who saw his Augusta National winning caddy, Jonathan Smart give him the sack after a blazing on-course disagreement during the first round of the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head, and a week after his Masters defence.