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DOJ Increases Power Of Agency Running Immigration Court System

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The changes follow the Trump administration's efforts to decertify the immigration judges' union and speed up deportations.

Oregon Justice Department Warns Supreme Court About Scrapping Unanimous Juries

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Oregon Department of Justice officials said Friday that “convictions in hundreds if not thousands of cases” would be invalidated if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the state’s unique non-unanimous jury law.

Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure'

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Clemson walloped the University of Alabama in college football's national championship last season. Now perennial powerhouse Alabama is trying to learn from the loss.

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Friend Of Dayton Shooter Will Remain In Jail After Judge Denies Motion For Release

Lawyers for Ethan Kollie asked the court to consider "less restrictive" options than jail. Law enforcement officials say he purchased body armor and an ammunition drum used in the Aug. 4 shooting.

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David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

Koch and his brother, Charles, built one of the nation's largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.

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Florida Could Serve As Example For Lawmakers Considering Red Flag Laws

Florida adopted a red flag law last year after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, courts there have approved about 2,500 risk protection orders.

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Feds Charge 80 People Over Massive Online Fraud Conspiracy

One of the victims is a Japanese woman who sent more than $200,000 to a person she thought was a U.S. service member in Syria, according to the federal complaint.

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California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains

The tepid results have prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to revise his office's estimates of how much money the state would net from its cannabis industry.

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Customs Agents Make 'Unusual' Seizure Of Nearly 53,000 Chinese Gun Parts

The illegal stocks, muzzles and other items were intercepted in recent months. "There was no attempt to hide the importation attempt," CPB spokesperson Jaime Ruiz told NPR.

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Putin To Russian Military: 'Prepare A Symmetrical Response' To U.S. Missile Test

His remarks come after a U.S. Defense Department test of a modified Navy Tomahawk cruise missile, and the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between Washington and Moscow.

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Nation's Largest Hispanic Journalist Group Drops Fox News Sponsorship

The conservative network ignored the Hispanic journalists group's concerns about its immigration coverage, NAHJ says. The break came when a Fox pundit compared migrants with Nazis who invaded Europe.

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More Rate Cuts? Powell Says Fed Is Ready To Help Economy Grow Amid Trade Tensions

The central bank will "act as appropriate" to sustain the economic expansion as the trade war with China takes a toll on global growth and parts of the U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says.

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When His Mom Was Deported In 2008, A Certainty Shattered: 'Where Is Home?'

Pedro Lopez, a 24-year-old born in Mexico, recalls when ICE agents raided the meatpacking plant in Iowa where his parents worked. "It was just shattering," he said.