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Sessions says border crossers will face prosecution

SAN DIEGO (AP) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that the Department of Homeland Security had agreed to refer anyone who enters the United States illegally on the Mexican border to his office for prosecution. “And the Department of Justice will take up as many of those cases …

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Judge allows key testimony at Missouri Gov. Greitens’ trial

By JIM SALTERAssociated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) – A woman involved in an extramarital affair with Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens will be allowed to testify at his felony invasion of privacy trial next week, a St. Louis judge ruled Monday. Circuit Judge Rex Burlison rejected claims from Greitens’ attorneys …

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States await election security reviews as primaries heat up

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDYAssociated Press With the midterm congressional primaries about to go into full swing, the Department of Homeland Security is playing catch-up in helping to ensure that state election systems are secure against cybertampering by the Russians or others bent on mischief. The department said it has completed …

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Zimmerman charged with stalking Trayvon film investigator

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say George Zimmerman threatened a private investigator working for a documentary filmmaker. Court records show Zimmerman was issued a summons for a May 30 arraignment on a charge of misdemeanor stalking. A sheriff’s report says the investigator contacted Zimmerman in September on behalf of Michael …

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Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and REESE DUNKLINAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged. Members of Congress expressed alarm and demanded answers after an Associated …

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Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages

By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a “megaphone …

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Iran-Contra figure Oliver North named president of the NRA

By LISA MARIE PANEAssociated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, the gung-ho Marine at the center of the Iran-Contra affair three decades ago, was named president Monday of the National Rifle Association, giving it star power as it faces a powerful backlash over the massacres in Florida …

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Black Airbnb guests questioned by police serve notice to sue

By AMANDA LEE MYERS and JANIE HARAssociated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – A lawsuit is planned by three black people briefly detained by police in Southern California after a 911 caller wrongly reported they might be burglars. The Rialto Police Department said Monday that it has received notice of legal …

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Hassan calls for more resources at US-Mexico border

By STEPHANIE MORALESAssociated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A recent five-day trip to the U.S.-Mexico border has made Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire a firsthand witness to how many more tools are needed to combat the flow of illicit drugs and fight the opioid crisis. Hassan visited the …

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