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For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

Thursday  17:16,   09 august 2018
msn

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily<g class="gr_ gr_9 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Style replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="9" [...]
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Puerto Rico admits hurricane death toll 20 times higher than it first claimed

Thursday  15:56,   09 august 2018
thehill

The Puerto Rican government acknowledged in a new report on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that more than 1,400 people likely died on the island because of the storm, roughly 20 times the previous number that had been provided. The government on[...]

Brother of Mollie Tibbetts' boyfriend says no sign of struggle at home; she 'would have done something'

Thursday  14:15,   09 august 2018
foxnews

Blake Jack, the brother of Mollie Tibbetts’ boyfriend, told Fox News exclusively on Wednesday that there was no sign of struggle at the boyfriend's Brooklyn, Iowa, home one day after she vanished. “She’s small, but she would have done[...]

Patient groups rattled by new Medicare power to negotiate lower drug prices

Thursday  13:36,   09 august 2018
thehill

A new federal policy intended to drive down drug prices could have a negative effect on patients, particularly those with chronic conditions, according to health advocates. The policy announced Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services[...]

Immigration raids in Nebraska, Minnesota target businesses

Thursday  13:02,   09 august 2018
msn

A large federal law enforcement operation has targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired _ and mistreated _ immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs[...]

Census takers could miss counting millions of Californians, researchers say

Thursday  12:15,   09 august 2018
latimes

The U.S. Census Bureau stands to undercount millions of Californians across the state in its 2020 survey, an error that could result in less federal funding or the loss of a congressional seat, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Public[...]

5 key parts of the Rep. Chris Collins insider-trading indictment

Thursday  02:20,   09 august 2018
msn

The key parts of the indictment of Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), his son and another person.The case involves Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company that was testing the drug MIS416 for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Basically,[...]

Immigration raids in Nebraska, Minnesota target businesses

Thursday  01:40,   09 august 2018
radio

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. The investigative arm of[...]

Alex Jones' Lawyer Seeks To Make Sandy Hook Parents' Home Addresses Public

Thursday  01:00,   09 august 2018
huffingtonpost

When radio host Alex Jones published a video in 2017 titled “Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed,” the parents of a little boy killed in the Sandy Hook shooting bought security alarms for their homes, fearful that they would once again be harassed by Jones’ [...]

Trayvon Martin's mom recalls opening "Pandora's box" of evidence years after shooting

Thursday  00:04,   09 august 2018
cbsnews

It's been six years since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George ZimmermanNow, Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have teamed up with Jay-Z on the new six-part series "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin[...]

$120M settlement reached in huge 2015 Los Angeles gas leak

Wednesday  21:00,   08 august 2018
msn

A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a blowout at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago, a utility announced Wednesday. Southern [...]

News report says ICE denied van full of separated mothers crashed

Wednesday  19:45,   08 august 2018
thehill

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) initially denied that a cargo van carrying eight Central American mothers to be reunited with their children crashed last month, according to The Texas Observer. The magazine, published by the Texas[...]

New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested over insider trading charges

Wednesday  17:03,   08 august 2018
cnbc

<p>Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., has been arrested on insider trading charges lodged by the Justice Department, law enforcement officials said Wednesday morning.</p>The indictment obtained from a federal grand jury also charges Collins' son,[...]

Pot for pets: U.S. federal law puts vets into a quandary

Wednesday  16:00,   08 august 2018
reuters

<p>A wave of medical research is providing fresh evidence that marijuana may help dogs and cats cope with arthritis, epilepsy, anxiety and other maladies without the side effects of traditional drugs, but veterinarians are afraid to prescribe it[...]

Amid search for missing Iowa student, thousands of other cases go unnoticed

Wednesday  16:00,   08 august 2018
cbsnews

More than 41,000 of the missing this year are under 21 years old, enough to fill at least 495 school buses.This year started with more than 88,000 active missing person cases in the U.S. More than 41,000 of the missing are under 21 years old, enough [...]