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Another Jewish cemetery has been vandalized, this time in Philadelphia

Aaron Mallin came to visit his father's resting place when he made the discovery. "But the fact that there's so many, it leads one to think it could have been targeted", he told the station. At 9:33 a.m. someone called police to report vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery at Frankford and Cheltenham Avenues, police said. "That along with other recent threats to Jewish community centers around the country, he declared it all a sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate ...

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Peninsula under severe thunderstorm watch into evening

Damaging straight-line winds will be the main storm threat today. The severe potential should push east of the area by 9 pm. Colder air will rush in behind the front and the Berkshires may see some wet snowflakes briefly before precipitation ends-around midnight or so.

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Trump Lays The Groundwork For Feds Invading Chicago With Latest Tweet

In a bid to crack down on the city's gun violence, the Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids in the South and West Side neighborhoods. In a statement emailed on Thursday night, the Chicago Police department's Supt. Johnson blamed "repeat gun offenders" for much of the gun violence and homicides in Chicago.

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EPA administrator Pruitt's emails from oil lobbyists released

The problem, as Forbes contributor Eric Mack notes, is that those historical negotiations were about "elected officials trying to compromise with other politicians to get bills passed", whereas the EPA's mission is statutory and uncompromising about environmental protection: "To protect human health and the environment-air, water and land".

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Deportation plans are a costly logistical nightmare

The leader of Colorado's sheriff association says two memos released by the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday clarifying President Donald Trump's recent immigration orders aren't likely to affect local enforcement of federal immigration law here.

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Mitch McConnell interrupted as Trump protests continue

He defended their right to protest. "Winners make policy. Losers go home." Kentucky is a traditionally "red state" that has a healthy margin of supporters for conservatives and the GOP. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. McConnell's actions against Warren led to the now-famous phrase he incidentally coined: "Nevertheless, she persisted".