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DHS to Get Money With No Immigration Action Conditions

DHS to Get Money With No Immigration Action Conditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department’s spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. “Sanity is prevailing,” said Rep. Peter [...]
Ferguson Police Have Bias Against Blacks, U.S. to AllegeWASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, law enforcement officials familiar with the report said Tuesday. The report, which could be released as soon as Wednesday, will charge that police disproportionately use excessive force against Blacks [...]
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Deadly Shooting on Skid Row Stirs Calls for Human RightsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on Sunday on the city’s Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer’s gun.  After the shooting, police are [...]
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Police Shot 17 Bullets at Latino Man in Pasco, Wash.KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him in a deadly shooting that has led to weeks of protests and calls for a federal investigation, authorities say. None of the shots struck former orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes [...]
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Five Things to Know if Parts of DHS Close FridayWASHINGTON (AP) — A look at expected consequences if lawmakers don’t solve the budget impasse that could shut parts of the Homeland Security Department at midnight Friday night: NOT SO DIRE There’s plenty of overheated rhetoric from the administration and its allies in Congress about the U.S. letting down its guard against security threats. In [...]
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Workers at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls to Get $9 Per HourNEW YORK (AP) — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour. The announcement by TJX Cos. comes a week after Walmart said it would increase wages for its employees and is a sign that more [...]
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Emanuel and Garcia Head to Runoff for Mayor of ChicagoCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The result exposed possible vulnerability for an incumbent [...]
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Immigration Reforms Need to Proceed, Obama Tells CourtsHOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.  The Justice Department’s motion for a stay was filed with the court of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas. The federal [...]
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Pipe Bomb Blast Near NAACP Office Still Under ReviewCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of setting off a small explosion last month that rattled nerves because of its proximity to a Colorado NAACP office says he was in a rage over his financial problems and was actually targeting his accountant, according to court documents filed Friday. Thaddeus Murphy, 44, told federal [...]
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Fatal Police Shooting Prompts Cries of ‘It was Just a Rock’PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The rallying cry in Ferguson, Missouri, was “Hands up, don’t shoot!” In New York, it was “I can’t breathe!” In Pasco these days, the protest signs say things like “It was just a rock!!!” In a case with unmistakable echoes of Ferguson and New York, demonstrators have gathered every day during [...]
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