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F.B.I. Agent Awaits Verdict on Mystery Shots Fired at Oregon Standoff

Friday  06:10,   10 august 2018
nytimes

An Oregon jury will decide the fate of an F.B.I. agent who is accused of lying about firing his rifle at a roadblock in which a militia leader was killed in 2016.PORTLAND, Ore. — A bullet struck the cab of a truck, and a law enforcement officer lied [...]
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U.S. census citizenship question panned by scientists, civil rights groups

Friday  05:50,   10 august 2018
reuters

<p>As the U.S. government closed a public comment period on Wednesday on its plans for the 2020 census, scientists, philanthropists and civil rights groups used the occasion to again criticize plans to include a question about U.S.[...]

DC police banning all guns at 'Unite the Right' rally

Friday  05:36,   10 august 2018
thehill

Officials in Washington, D.C., are implementing tight security measures in anticipation of Sunday's "Unite the Right" rally and ensuing counterprotests marking the first anniversary of a deadly white nationalist gathering in[...]

The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything

Friday  04:00,   10 august 2018
usatoday

One day in 2002, an Ohio genetics researcher looked into a microscope and saw cancer cells dying while healthy cells weren't. This might be huge.For the man, and for the medicine, the stakes could not have been[...]

Atlanta school backtracks after dropping Pledge of Allegiance, adding 'Wolf Pack Chant'

Friday  03:50,   10 august 2018
foxnews

An Atlanta charter school changed course Thursday on a plan for students to recite something other than the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning, an official said. An Atlanta charter school changed course Thursday on a plan for students to recite[...]

Pentagon’s No. 2 official: Trump’s ‘Space Force’ could cost 'billions'

Friday  01:55,   10 august 2018
thehill

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday said Pentagon officials do not yet know how much it will cost to establish President Trump's desired "Space Force" but assume it would cost "billions.""We have not[...]

Teen pushed of bridge, breaks five ribs

Friday  01:02,   10 august 2018
cbsnews

A 16-year-old girl and her friends were jumping into the Lewis River in Washington state, and when someone pushed the girl before she was ready, she broke five ribs and injured her lungVideo posted on YouTube and later deleted shows a group of[...]

Border Patrol's first female chief on border-crossers, a wall and women in law enforcement

Friday  00:40,   10 august 2018
latimes

Carla Provost, who served as acting chief of the Border Patrol for more than a year, on Thursday was named the first woman to lead the agency in its 94-year history. Provost, a former police officer in Kansas, joined the agency 23 years ago as an[...]

Parents of slain Stoneman Douglas students slam school board over inaction

Friday  00:31,   10 august 2018
msn

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The parents of students killed in the Parkland massacre slammed the Broward County School Board on Thursday for what they called a lack of decisiveness in the months since the attack. They criticized the nine-member board for [...]

Florida county tries unconventional approach to deal with teacher shortage

Thursday  22:35,   09 august 2018
cbsnews

Nationwide, about 20 to 30 percent of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years . As CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports, schools in Polk County, Florida, are scrambling to fill vacancies.The superintendent for Polk[...]

Massachusetts man arrested for threatening ICE agents on Twitter

Thursday  21:31,   09 august 2018
nbcnews

Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, was arrested after allegedly tweeting that he would give $500 to anyone who kills an ICE agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get it on this let's make it work."His Twitter account was suspended later that month at the[...]

EPA Blames Obama Administration For Asbestos Plan

Thursday  20:41,   09 august 2018
newsweek

The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency appears to have blamed the Obama administration for failing to put regulations in place that would stop the current government's plan to allow "new uses" for asbestos.In a[...]

HHS backs off plan to cut funding for certain teen pregnancy prevention groups

Thursday  20:25,   09 august 2018
thehill

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday said it will resume grants for groups working to prevent teen pregnancies, a reversal from last year's announcement that it would end funding two years earlier than expected. An[...]

They are fighting California's biggest fire — in steep forest terrain with rattlesnakes, scorpions, poisonous plants

Thursday  17:51,   09 august 2018
latimes

The Mendocino Complex fire is ravaging thick brush deep in the Mendocino National Forest, so getting close to the front lines to attack flames directly is almost impossible. They hike several miles per day up steep slopes wearing hefty gear and[...]

Federal judge in Texas delays pivotal ruling in case involving injunction to suspend DACA

Thursday  17:40,   09 august 2018
latimes

A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday deferred ruling on a closely watched case that could affect legal protections for thousands of immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.&nbsp;U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen asked[...]