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Suit dismissed over faulty gun check before church shooting

Charleston Church Shooting Lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina church. But U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also blasted the federal government for what he called its...


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Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Ohio Campaigns Probe Retaliation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio telemarketing company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned. An explosive memo...


Government

Lewandowski doubles down after comment about disabled child

Immigration Lewandowski

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump is doubling down on his dismissive comment regarding a girl with Down syndrome. Corey Lewandowski tweeted on Wednesday that he “mocked a liberal who attempted to politicize children” after he appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to...


Government

Trump says he'll be 'signing something' on detained children

Trump Immigration

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be “signing...


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Lawsuit: Georgia is denying equal access for deaf inmates

Deaf Inmates Lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia isn’t doing enough to help deaf and partially deaf people communicate while they’re locked up and after they’re released, which can lead to longer incarceration and more returns to prison, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. The complaint filed by the American...


Government

Methodists, prosecutors scold Sessions over border policy

APTOPIX Sessions Sheriffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ church have denounced him over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border. Members of the United Methodist Church from across the...


Government

Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s postponing this week’s picnic for members of Congress, saying the timing “doesn’t feel right.” The annual event for lawmakers and their families had been planned for Thursday night. He did not say when it would be rescheduled. Trump said Wednesday...


Government

The Latest: Trump to sign 'something' on migrant children

Brexit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 12 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll be signing something “in a little while” to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border. Trump said during a...


Business

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

School Shooting Video Game-1

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of “Active Shooter” were “temporarily disabled” as its representatives...


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Trump said to support narrow bill ending family separations

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump would support narrow legislation halting his administration’s harshly criticized policy of separating children from their parents when they’re caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico, an administration official said. The president still...


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