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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".

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Dylann Roof Went to Another AME Church after the Charleston Shooting

Global Positioning System data obtained by officers showed that after the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Roof drove directly to the Branch AME Church in Summerville, South Carolina. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence showing Roof had lists of other black churches in his vehicle when he was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina.

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Supreme Court blocks execution of Texas man

In Texas, jurors must, when deciding punishment, weigh whether the defendant would pose a danger in the future. Buck had tried for years to get federal courts to look at his claim that his rights were violated when jurors were told by a defense expert witness that Buck was more likely to be risky in the future because he is black.