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‘Brooks Was Not Running Away’: Attorney For Atlanta Officer Defends Cop Charged With Murder

Rayshard Brooks offered “extreme violence” to the officer now charged with murder, the former Atlanta police officer’s defense attorney said on Fox News Wednesday. An attorney for former Atlanta Police officer Garret Rolfe, who faces felony murder charges for the shooting, defended against claims that the shooting of Brooks was not justified on Fox’s “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday. “Mr. Brooks ...

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Cincinnati CBP Finds Meth in Industrial Equipment from Mexico

CINCINNATI—On June 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati intercepted methamphetamine smuggled inside an industrial cylinder at a local express consignment facility. While checking incoming freight from Mexico, CBP Narcotic Detector Dog Betty alerted to a shipment manifested as “new industrial damper.” The package contained a large metal cylinder with two threaded plugs on either end. Officers ...

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28 Congressional Democrats Sign Letter Demanding Department Of Education Allow Biological Males In Girls’ Sports

Twenty-eight congressional Democrats signed a letter Wednesday condemning the Department of Education for ruling that public schools that allow biological males who identify as transgender to play girls’ sports are violating Title IX civil rights legislation. Democratic Conn. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined 27 House Democrats in signing the letter, which charged that the department’s order “discriminates against transgender youth” by ...

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‘Completely Crazy’: Lighthizer Disputes Bolton’s Claim About Trump-Xi Meeting

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer denied Wednesday that President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2019 for help in the upcoming presidential election, an allegation that former national security adviser John Bolton levels in his forthcoming memoir. “Absolutely untrue, never happened. I was there, I have no recollection of that ever happening. I don’t believe it’s true, ...

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Team Telecom Recommends that the FCC Deny Pacific Light Cable Network System’s Hong Kong Undersea Cable Connection to the United States | OPA

Team Telecom today recommended to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), based on national security concerns, that the FCC partially deny the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) subsea cable system application, to the extent it seeks a direct connection between the United States and Hong Kong. Team Telecom, which is formally known as the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation ...

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Tulsa Officials Say Trump’s Saturday Campaign Rally Could Be A ‘Super Spreader’

Tulsa, Oklahoma officials warn that President Donald Trump’s campaign rally scheduled for Saturday will exacerbate a spike in coronavirus cases in the state and the rally venue has sued in an attempt to force the campaign to abide by social distancing guidelines. “It’s the perfect storm of potential over-the-top disease transmission,” Bruce Dart, the executive director of the Tulsa health ...

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Trump Administration Sues John Bolton To Delay Publication Of White House Tell-All

The Trump administration sued John Bolton Tuesday to delay the release of the former national security adviser’s forthcoming tell-all book about his stint in the Trump White House. Justice Department lawyers asserted in the complaint that Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is “rife” with classified information. “This is a civil action by the United ...

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Liberal FAIL: Iowa Grandma Attempts To Troll Trump Into Speaking In Front Of An Empty Auditorium

A 51-year-old Iowa woman has led an effort get President Donald Trump to address an empty auditorium when he speaks at a campaign rally next week. Mary Jo Laupp posted a video on video sharing platform TikTok last week encouraging her followers to register for Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma and then not attend. The plan is designed to purchase ...

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $1 Million at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge intercepted hard narcotics totaling over $1 million in street value. “Seizures like these are a prime example of the importance that CBP officers play in our overall national border security mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Gregory ...

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Google Bans Ads On The Federalist After NBC News Raises Concerns About George Floyd Protest Articles

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Google will no longer run ads on The Federalist and Zero Hedge after NBC News raised concerns to the tech giant about articles that the conservative websites published regarding rioting and looting that occurred alongside the protests over the death of George Floyd. According to the NBC report, Google banned the websites from its advertising platform, Google Ads, after the ...

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New York Disbands Plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit, Reassigns 600 Officers

The New York Police Department’s anti-crime unit has been disbanded, the department announced on Monday. The citywide unit was comprised of roughly 600 plainclothes officers tasked with removing illegal guns from the streets, NBC News reported. The change represents “a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city,” Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news ...

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Texas family sentenced for their roles in massive illegal gambling, money laundering enterprise

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Northeast Texas businessman, his wife and son were sentenced Friday for their roles in a massive illegal gambling and money laundering enterprise. Larry Earnest Tillery, 70, Judy Kay Tillery, 63, and Brian Tillery, 47, all of Beaumont, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of ...

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Top Mueller Prosecutor To Testify As Whistleblower Against Attorney General Barr

Aaron Zelinsky, a top prosecutor on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on June 24.  Zelinsky will testify as a whistleblower against Attorney General William Barr, Democrats announced.  He resigned in protest earlier this year as a prosecutor on the case against Roger Stone after Barr intervened to revise a recommendation for a steep ...

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Hickenlooper Faces Criticism For Ethics Violations Ahead Of Primary

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, now a candidate for U.S. Senate, has faced growing criticism over alleged ethics violations two weeks out from the state’s primary election. During two debates last week, Hickenlooper, who is running against former state representative Andrew Romanoff in the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November, repeatedly defended himself over an ethics ...

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