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She could have faced a harsher punishment, however. Her brother, Damarius, 19, was shot and killed by police after shooting at officers last Thursday, according to charging papers. The officer who was most seriously injured with gunshot wounds to the face remained in the hospital Tuesday and had requested privacy. The second officer, a female, was listed in satisfactory condition.
  • Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

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    Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence. The news comes after days of tension between the student organization, which had invited her to speak, and the university, which said it could not guarantee her safety and security on that date.
  • Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

    Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

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    Though House Democrats don't have the votes to block the bill, they planned to file enough challenges to force hours of debate . Earlier this month, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said his department found the number of Hispanics reporting rape is down 42.8 percent from a year ago, and those reporting other violent crimes has registered a 13 percent drop.
  • Trump Admin Considering Draft Executive Order To Withdraw From NAFTA

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    Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, in China to boost sales of softwood lumber, said there had never been a better time to diversify exports. That notification would trigger a 90-day countdown to the start of formal talks. "This is a process that's been underway for some time and there's been a vast amount of information they reviewed to determine that subsidies had been placed on the Canadian government and Canadian mills", said Todd Payne, CEO of Seneca Sawmill.
  • Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday

    Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday

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    So, what it means for agriculture is we now have the head of USDA, Sonny Perdue from Georgia, in place as secretary, and he can start that initial, very important work. Roberts also noted that, "The Agriculture Committee received many letters in support of his nomination, including support from 6 former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture representing both Republican and Democratic presidents and another from almost 700 organizations across the agriculture and food value chain".
  • US Imposing Countervaling Duties on Canadian Imports

    US Imposing Countervaling Duties on Canadian Imports

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    Earlier, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Canada was preparing aid for forestry companies and rural communities that will be impacted by the USA duties, while holding out hope for a negotiated settlement. manufacturing jobs. The contents of the draft executive order are unclear at this stage, but it's worth examining which sectors in Mexico do the most business with the US.
  • New Orleans Has Begun Taking Down Its Confederate Monuments

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    As New Orleans' Battle of Liberty Place statue lay in pieces Monday, state offices in MS and Alabama remained closed for Confederate Memorial Day , a holiday celebrated by a handful of Southern states to remember those who died fighting for the Confederacy.
  • Anti-Semitic incidents rose in Fla. past year

    Anti-Semitic incidents rose in Fla. past year

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    It says that 20 incidents were recorded past year in the Hudson Valley. One reason for the jump appeared to be the bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers and other Jewish institutions across the country. Of the 1,266 acts included in the report "targeting Jews and Jewish institutions" in 2016, nearly 30 percent of them occurred in November and December.
  • DOJ letter threatens Milwaukee County funding over 'sanctuary' policy

    DOJ letter threatens Milwaukee County funding over 'sanctuary' policy

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    What that generally means is that each jurisdiction has passed regulations limiting how much their law enforcement officials with cooperate with immigration agents. Finally, Clarke said he wants county officials to end their association with the "slimy, pro-illegal immigration organization Voces de la Frontera", which he said "advocates for criminal illegal aliens to remain in Milwaukee County no matter what crimes they have committed".
  • Anthem CEO says 2018 plans depend on cost-sharing subsidies

    Anthem CEO says 2018 plans depend on cost-sharing subsidies

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    Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said his company may ask for more rate increases, stop selling certain products or leave some markets if it doesn't have some assurance on the subsidies. Medicaid membership grew the fastest, with 6.6 million members, up 8.4% over 2015. The company is one of the few big insurers that has remained in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces that its rivals, including UnitedHealth Group Inc., have fled because of losses.
  • Arkansas Executes 2 Prisoners in One Night

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    But it was a short reprieve. His death warrant was to expire at midnight. Williams was strapped to the same gurney less than an hour later died from lethal injection at 10:33 p.m. He became the first person put to death in Arkansas since 2005. Both inmates were served similar last meals. According to Graves, Jones had fried chicken, potato logs with tartar sauce, beef jerky bites, three candy bars, a chocolate milkshake and fruit punch.
  • Remembering the Great Jonathan Demme

    Remembering the Great Jonathan Demme

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    Photo via Wikimedia CommonsThose cult favorites were cited around the world upon news of his death Wednesday at 73 of cancer complications. While not trained in film school, Jonathan Demme got his start working for Roger Corman and worked his way up the ladder on Corman's films, "graduating" to direct and write his own films, many of which were filled with the music he loved.