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Man Planned To Drive U-Haul Truck Into Crowd in National Harbor In The Name of Islam, Feds Say

The FBI arrested a man in March who allegedly planned to commit an act of terrorism by driving a U-Haul truck into a crowd in National Harbor, Maryland. Computer expert Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown, Maryland, quit his job on March 26 with the intent to commit an attack inspired by Islamic State propaganda, according to Department of Justice Monday. ...

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico

A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily barred the Trump administration from enforcing its “Remain in Mexico” policy which returns asylum seekers back to Mexico while they await a hearing. San Francisco Judge Richard Seeborg ordered the administration on Monday to halt the deportation of asylum seekers and gave federal officials until Friday to contest the decision, according to The Associated ...

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Guatemalan Migrant Recruiter: It’s ‘Never Been Easier’ To Get Illegals Into The US

Illegal aliens with children

Word is spreading among Central Americans that, if you reach the U.S.-Mexico border with a child and claim asylum, it’s fairly easy to evade deportation. “It’s never been easier for us to get families in,” said Germán, a client recruiter for human smugglers, in an interview with the Guardian. Germán works in Huehuetenango, a Guatemalan district that has experienced the ...

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ICE arrests 123 Criminal Aliens in New Jersey During Nationwide Operation

NEWARK, N.J. — A Mexican national who was previously deported, with convictions for indecent assault of a minor and DUI, is among 123 foreign nationals taken into custody during a month-long operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey. The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal ...

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NY Lawmakers To Introduce Bill That Would Force Trump To Release State Tax Returns

Trump taxes

Democratic New York lawmakers are set on obtaining President Donald Trump’s tax returns and will propose this week yet another bill aimed at doing so despite a number of failed previous efforts at the federal level. New York lawmakers are seeking the president’s state tax returns rather than federal tax returns in an effort to access information that they believe ...

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Beto Calls Netanyahu A ‘Racist’ Who Doesn’t Represent The ‘True Will’ Of Israelis

2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist” who has sided with a “far-right racist party” on Sunday. The remarks were made to reporters after a campaign rally in Iowa, during which the former Democratic Texas U.S. Representative was asked about the conflict in the region, according to a CNN report. “I don’t think Benjamin ...

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Who Is Kevin McAleenan, The Upcoming Leader Of Homeland Security?

Kirstjen Nielsen will officially vacate her position atop the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, leaving Kevin McAleenan as the acting head. President Donald Trump, frustrated over the growing immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border, accepted Nielsen’s resignation after meeting with her at the White House on Sunday. The president went on to announce that McAleenan, the current commissioner of Customs ...

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Everyone Doubted Three Year Old’s Story Until A Housing Renovation Ended In A Murder Charge

A Florida man who allegedly murdered his wife in 1993 is set to go on trial Monday after the biological son found his mother’s skull during a housing renovation in 2014. No one believed Aaron Fraser when he recounted the incident as a 3-year-old, The Washington Post reported Monday. “Daddy hurt her,” Fraser allegedly said to a child protection service ...

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Grassley Explains Why He Doesn’t Want To See Trump’s Tax Returns

Sen. Chuck Grassley explained why he wasn’t interested in seeing President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “Listen, you’re asking me as chairman of the Finance Committee, we would have an opportunity to see [Trump’s tax returns] too. I don’t want to see them,” he said. “I am not going to request them. And you’re asking ...

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Pelosi: Democrats Will Maintain Control Of The House In 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will maintain control of the House in 2020, saying she will have the necessary seats secured by November. In an interview with The Washington Post, Pelosi said she will have the majority of the House fully controlled by November of this year, one year ahead of the 2020 presidential elections, saying “I’m ...

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Devin Nunes To Make Criminal Referrals To DOJ For ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Global Media Leaks’

California Rep. Devin Nunes said Sunday he plans to submit eight criminal referrals to the Justice Department this week related to the Obama administration’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation. Nunes said on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that the referrals will be made for alleged leaks of classified information to the media, for manipulating intelligence and for misleading foreign intelligence surveillance ...

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Sen. Hassan Aide Installed Keyloggers To Steal Gigabytes Of ‘High Value’ Data, Worked With Accomplice To Burglarize Office At Night

A vengeful, fired IT aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan mounted an “extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme” against the office including installed “keylogging” devices that picked up every keystroke, then worked with an unnamed accomplice — who was at the time a current Hassan employee employee — who gave him a key that he used to enter the office at night and ...

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Man Charged For Pretending To Be Missing Boy Timmothy Pitzen

A 23-year-old man was charged Friday for pretending to be missing Illinois boy Timmothy Pitzen, a claim that was quickly disproved through DNA evidence. Brian Rini, an ex-convict, could get up to eight years in prison after being charged with making false statements to federal authorities, reported CBS News. Rini was treated at a center for people with mental health ...

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Tolerance: Muslim Asylum Seeker Imprisoned For Killing Wife Who Converted To Christianity

A U.K. court sentenced a Muslim Iranian asylum seeker to jail Thursday for stabbing his wife to death, allegedly for her having converted to Christianity. Iranian asylum seeker Dana Abdullah stabbed Avan Najmadiein, his estranged wife and 32-year-old mother of four, 50 times in October and left her to die after discovering that she refused to support his application to ...

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Massachusetts Allocates Funds to Prop-Up Planned Parenthood

Massachusetts is the first state to set aside funding to compensate for the possible loss of federal contributions supporting women’s reproductive health clinics following a new rule under the Trump administration that prohibits federally funded family planning offices from sharing space with an abortion provider or merely suggesting having the procedure. The law approves $8 million in funding to prepare ...

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