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‘Nothing Is Off The Table’, Schumer Says About Scrapping The Filibuster

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer left the fate of the filibuster up in the air Thursday, saying that Democrats would “do what it takes” to advance their agenda should Democratic nominee Joe Biden win the presidency and the party retake the Senate majority. Schumer said that his party has a “moral imperative” to fulfill its promises made to the American ...

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Arrest of Human Smugglers Leads to the Capture of 50 Illegal Aliens

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers disrupt a significant human smuggling operation. Wednesday afternoon, DPS contacted the McAllen Border Patrol station and requested assistance with a vehicle stop in Mission, Texas. Agents assisted a trooper who stopped an unrefrigerated commercial box truck for a traffic violation. During the stop, the trooper ...

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Lyft, Uber Continue Operating In California After Court Delays Order Forcing Them To Reclassify Drivers

Uber and Lyft will continue operating in California after a court issued a stay on an order forcing the ride sharing apps to reclassify their independent workers as full-time employees, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Both companies had threatened to suspend services in California after a court gave them 10 days from Aug. 10 to make drivers employees, The Post ...

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Drivers Hauling Illegal Aliens Are Ineligible for Commercial Licenses FOR LIFE

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents are working in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety to reinforce consequences outlined in the “Texas Hold ‘Em” initiative. As the number of illegal alien apprehensions continue to rise in the South Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol have focused their efforts to curb the dangerous tactic of human smuggling while utilizing ...

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CBP Seizes $17 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility has once again hit it big with another sizeable load of alleged methamphetamine seized in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico. “Our officers’ continued resolve and dedication to the CBP mission of keeping dangerous drugs from crossing our borders has once again ...

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32 Illegal Aliens Arrested at El Paso Stash House

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents and Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) Agents discovered an El Paso stash house containing 32 illegal aliens. El Paso stash house arrests. El Paso Border Patrol Agents suspecting a smuggling scheme encountered three illegal aliens near the El Paso International Airport. Their arrest led to the discovery of additional aliens crammed inside a ...

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Wildfires, Blackouts And High Gas Prices: Californians Fight Familiar Foes Amid Pandemic

Wildfires are scorching California amid a massive heatwave, which is prompting citizens to consume more energy in hopes of staying cool. The increase in consumption resulted in rolling blackouts, as energy regulators managed an over-taxed energy grid.  The wildfires and blackouts are also coming amid a severe economic downturn caused in part by government-imposed lockdowns designed to slow the spread ...

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Puerto Rico Legislator and Two Capitol Employees Indicted for Theft and Bribery

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an eight-count indictment against legislator Nelson Del Valle Colon (Del Valle Colon), a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, as well as two of his employees, Nickolle Santos-Estrada (Santos) and her mother Mildred Estrada-Rojas (Estrada), for their alleged participation in a multi-year theft, bribery, and ...

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People Only See A ‘Snippet’ Of What’s Happening At Protests, Portland Police Sergeant Says

A Portland Police Bureau sergeant said it was time for someone with “firsthand knowledge” of what happened at the protests and riots to “speak up,” local outlet KGW8 reported. Sgt. Brent Maxey said in an interview that he disagrees with Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek’s claims that police contributed to violence at recent protests in an interview with KGW8 on ...

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1 In 5 Students May Defer Upcoming Academic Year, Axios Poll Shows

More than twenty percent of college students may defer the upcoming academic year, according to a recent Axios poll. The deferment data comes as prominent universities across the country move from in-person to online classes in response to campus-wide outbreaks of the coronavirus. Of the 21% of students who may not return, most are working full-time in the interim, Axios ...

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Ex-FBI Lawyer Kevin Clinesmith Pleads Guilty In Durham Probe

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to making false statements by altering an email related to former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. John Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, filed a criminal complaint against Clinesmith on Friday, alleging that he altered an email in June 2017 regarding Page’s past relationship with ...

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Former State Department Official ‘Destroyed’ Records At Request Of Christopher Steele

A former State Department official destroyed reports he received from former British spy Christopher Steele, according to a Senate report released on Tuesday. Jonathan Winer, who was Steele’s point of contact at the State Department, said that Steele asked him to destroy the records in January 2017, the same month that the Trump dossier became public.  The Senate report also ...

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‘Turn Up Your Damn Thermostat’: Former Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Californians How To Avoid Blackouts During A Heatwave

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown tweeted Tuesday that Californians can avoid further blackouts if they turn up their thermostat. “Hey California! We can avoid a blackout, but you have to turn up your damn thermostat!” Brown tweeted. The former Democratic governor’s suggestion comes as many citizens are subject to power outages due to heavy strain on the energy grid, CNBC ...

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More Attacks From BLM, Antifa Protesters

Police in Portland identified the man responsible for the brutal Attack of a truck drive Sunday night. The police are looking for Marquise Love, 25, whose alias name also includes “Keese Love.” for the vicious assault that was caught on video and then streamed on social media. The police said the events started around Southeast 4th Avenue & SW Taylor ...

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