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HB2: North Carolina facing college sports boycott over 'bathroom bill'
The National Collegiate Athletic Association says the state will forfeit 133 applications for events if it is not repealed in two days, reports say.
Under House Bill Two (HB2), transgender people must use toilets that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates.
The bill also removed several anti-discrimination measures. North Carolina is under mounting pressure to repeal the bill, which has already led some businesses, entertainers and teams to boycott the state
Bridgegate: Christie aides Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly jailed
executive Bill Baroni was sentenced to two years for closing lanes on a busy New York City bridge.
Former Christie aide Bridget Kelly was handed a prison sentence of 18 months for her role in the 2013 scandal.
The traffic jam was arranged to target a local mayor who decided not to endorse Mr Christie's re-election bid.
Kelly and Baroni were convicted in November on counts including
wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes.
On Wednesday, Baroni told the judge he regretted his actions and that he
"I regret more than anything that I allowed myself to get caught up in this and fail to help those who need it,"
Baroni, 45, was the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey, which oversees airports, tunnels and bridges in the New York area. Christie aides initially tried to explain the four days of gridlock in September 2013 on the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and New York City as a legitimate traffic study.
2 women charge racial discrimination at Fox News
NEW YORK (AP) — Two black women who work at Fox News Channel have charged in a lawsuit that they were subjected to "yearslong relentless racial" hostility at the hands of a top financial executive at the network who has since been fired. Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, who sued this week in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, said their boss talked about her physical fear of black people, humiliated them by making them repeat words she believes blacks pronounce incorrectly and mocked the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Judith Slater, the executive involved, asked Wright, a mother of three, whether all of her children had the same father, the lawsuit alleges.
Fox said it fired Slater on Feb. 28. She was the network's controller and senior vice president of accounting.
"There is no place for inappropriate verbal remarks like this at Fox News," the network said in a statement. "We are disappointed that this needless litigation has been filed."
Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified'
So far, no single piece of evidence has been made public proving that the Trump campaign joined with Russia to steal the US presidency - nothing. But the FBI Director, James Comey, told a hushed committee room in Congress last week that this is precisely what his agents are investigating. Stop to let that thought reverberate for a moment. "Investigation is not proof," said the president's spokesman. Trump's supporters are entitled to ask why - with the FBI's powers to subpoena witnesses and threaten charges of obstructing justice - nothing damning has emerged. Perhaps there is nothing to find. But some former senior officials say it is because of failings in the inquiry, of which more later.
$97 Million Water Settlement Called Big Victory for Flint
Nashville judge faces federal criminal charges
NASHVILLE — The federal government on Tuesday filed criminal charges against a Tennessee judge, alleging he tried to bribe a woman to recant her allegations against him.
General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland, 59, was charged with attempting to obstruct justice through bribery and witness tampering, Acting U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee Jack Smith announced. Moreland was taken into custody Tuesday morning and appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.
The chains around Moreland's ankles, clanking on a tile floor, could be heard even before he was led into the courtroom. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Brown read the possible penalties Moreland is facing, including a maximum 20-year prison term.
"Do you understand what you're charged with and the possible punishment?" Brown asked.
"Yes sir," Moreland replied, seated in a button-down and khakis next to his lawyer, Peter Strianse of Nashville. Asked for comment as he was leaving the courtroom, Moreland did not respond.
Moreland will next appear in court Friday afternoon for a hearing to determine if he will remain in custody pending trial. Moreland, a judge since 1998, was the subject of an FBI investigation related to allegations that he helped people he knew in exchange for things — including sexual favors, travel and lodging. Among the allegations documented in police reports and accounts were that he intervened in a traffic stop for a woman he had a personal relationship with and waived jail time for his future son-in-law.
Teen's Plot for Mass Shooting Stopped by Her Parents
A shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials including nails and fireworks were found at Nichole Cevario's home in Thurmont on Thursday, Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins said at a news conference.
There is no evidence that anyone else was involved, Jenkins said.
One of the teen's parents notified Catoctin High School officials Thursday of a potential threat of violence and Cevario was removed from the classroom and turned over to investigators, the Frederick County sheriff's office said in a statement. Cevario was later taken from the school to a hospital for an emergency evaluation and remains hospitalized, officials said.
"This attack was prevented by the parents, who stepped forward," Jenkins said.
Cevario's journal "clearly spelled out" detailed plans for an attack she had been working on for some time, including a timeline of the attack with her expectations for each stage, officials said. She had set April 5 as the day of the attack, the sheriff said. She was acquiring the materials and compiling details about school emergency procedures associated with drills conducted by school staff and on the school resource deputy.
'Dreamer's' post on paying taxes goes viral
PHOENIX — On Sunday morning, Arizona State University junior Belen Sisa posted a simple Facebook update that she paid her taxes.
By Sunday night, dozens of strangers were messaging her that she is a criminal and a liar, and that they reported her to be deported.
Sisa, 23, is a "dreamer" — her parents visited the U.S. from Argentina when she was 6 and overstayed their visas — but she is shielded from deportation by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
young undocumented immigrants without serious criminal records who were brought to the U.S. as children to register their personal information with the government, and in exchange receive federal work permits and a two-year reprieve from the threat of deportation, which allows them to get a Social Security number and a driver's license.
S.C. Man Killed by Police Shot 17 Times In Back: Suit
The sister of a South Carolina man who was killed by police after a high-speed car chase claims in a lawsuit that three officers shot her unarmed brother 17 times in the back — as he lay on the ground.
Waltki Cermoun Williams "did not have a weapon" and was struck in total by 19 of the two dozen shots fired at him during the deadly confrontation on Dec. 10, according to a lawsuit filed in Sumter County.
"Sumter Police Department officers had the obligation and opportunity to refrain from utilizing inappropriate and unnecessary deadly force," the lawsuit states.
"However, the officers in question made the conscious decision to use inappropriate and unnecessary force." What happened to Williams, the suit goes on to state, "is so extreme and outrageous that it shocks the conscience." The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Williams' sister, Tomekia Kind, seeks unspecified damages.
Bill O'Reilly apologizes after making racially charged joke about congresswoman
During an appearance on "Fox & Friends," O'Reilly reacted to a clip of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) delivering a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.
"I didn't hear a word she said," O'Reilly said of Waters. "I was looking at the James Brown wig."
"If we have a picture of James Brown -- it's the same wig," he added.
The remarks were widely denounced as both racist and sexist on Twitter, where O'Reilly's name was trending Tuesday morning and afternoon.
In a statement Tuesday afternoon, O'Reilly expressed regret for the remarks.
"As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs," he said. "I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her 'old school.' Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize."
First on CNN: Border wall ask: $1 billion for 62 miles
Mosul: 112 civilian bodies pulled from site of coalition airstrike
ACLU: In Portland, ICE agents arrest 'dreamer'
Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities early Sunday grabbed Mexican native Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, where he lives in southeastern Portland, the ACLU of Oregon said.
A native of Morelia in the state of Michoacan, Rodriguez arrived in the United States at age 5 and has been part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
since 2013, the ACLU said.
The DACA program, created in 2012 by President Barack Obama's executive order, is meant to shield from deportation certain people brought into the United States illegally when they were children. The program allows undocumented immigrants to legally obtain driver's licenses, enroll in college and secure jobs.
President Donald Trump has vowed to preserve protections for DACA recipients, who often are called "dreamers," a reference to the proposed bill that would give DACA participants permanent legal status. But Trump also has decried purported abuses of the DACA program while expanding the power of immigration officers and insisting that no one in the country illegally is safe from removal.
White House keeps up sanctuary cities pressure with funding threat
Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined Monday how the Trump administration will use federal funds to crack down on "sanctuary cities" and states that choose not to comply with federal immigration laws, as it has threatened to do since January.
The comments came after the Trump administration has made a concerted effort to pressure the so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions as part of its aggressive push to enforce immigration laws.
The term refers to jurisdictions like major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia that have policies in place that limit cooperation in enforcing federal immigration laws and protect local immigrant populations. One of the biggest areas of disagreement between cities and the federal government is over allowing federal immigration officers to make arrests in local jails and prisons.
'Fluke, Not a Conspiracy': Trump Tweet Wasn't Dissing Ryan, Aides Say
Call white supremacist violence by its name: Terrorism
(CNN)This week a 28-year-old white supremacist traveled to New York for the express purpose of killing a black man. Any black man.
Within hours, Timothy Caughman, a black man from Queens, stumbled to a midtown police station bleeding. He had been stabbed, ultimately fatally, with a 26-inch sword. "What are you doing?" Caughman had asked his assailant.
James Harris Jackson gave police officers his answer: He hates black men and has since his youth. His plan was to kill more people than Caughman. He considered taking an officers' gun and shooting more black men.
The tragic killing of Timothy Caughman is a heinous hate crime. It is also an act of domestic terrorism. And it matters that we begin to name white supremacist murders in this way.
His crime bears eerie similarity to that of Dylann Roof, who committed mass murder in Emanuel AME Church in April 2015. Like Roof, Jackson chose the location for his alleged crime to heighten the public significance of his act. New York, Jackson told police, was ideal because it is the "media capital" of the country. Roof, who lived in North Carolina, chose Emanuel Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina, after he learned about the historic significance of the church. Jackson claims to have left a manifesto, like Roof, on his computer, which he says will "explain" his actions.
Crimes like these certainly seem to be acts of terrorism, but our federal terrorism law doesn't account for prosecution of true homegrown terrorism, that which comes from Americans, against Americans, and without foreign influence.
House Intel Chair met with source of Trump monitoring claim on White House grounds day before revealing it
announcement that he saw information suggesting that communications
of then-President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers may have been swept up in surveillance of other foreign nationals.
The California Republican confirmed to CNN
in a phone interview Monday he was on the White House grounds that day -- but
he said he was not in the White House itself.
(Other buildings, including the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, are on the same grounds.)
U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Tuesday he will not divulge - even to other members of his panel - who gave him intelligence reports that indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection.
In Lawsuit After Lawsuit, It’s Everyday People v. Trump
the reality is that the demand for coal in the United States has been declining for years due to capitalism, not government regulations. The falling price of natural gas is the primary reason for the plunge in use of coal by utilities. Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are also becoming more competitive.
Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn 3/26/17
Obstructionist, Dysfunctional &
Here's what Trump's budget proposes to cut 3/18/17
Trump's Voters will reap most
of the harm of the
Steve King: Blacks and Hispanics 'will be fighting each other' before overtaking whites in population 3/18/17
Poor Character Traits is displayed in
Behavior, Decisions, & Judgment
She Voted for Change, and She Got first hand Change
Realisms of backing a person of
"Flawed Character", who has an extensive history of poor behavior, anointed to be the President of the United States of America ...,by your own hands,
IS A BITCH.
When your husband is deported because he is an Hispanic Man who came to America "Illegally"
The word "Stupid" comes to mind when thinking that a woman would vote for a man who preaches the removal of the type of person that your husband "is".
However, it's always ok to back people of poor character when you are not the person who will be the object of the flawed person's focus.
Birds of a feather flock together....
Well, the answer is, people who are racist, are comfortable around other racist.
People who are thieves are comfortable around other people who are thieves.
People who are sexist, or adulterous, feel comfortable around others who would commit the same types of acts and actions.
As Human Beings, we just simply prefer to be around people who think and act in the same manner that the we do.
Thus, Trump, a "Fraud & Liar",
two character traits of a person of poor character,
have brought to the office of Presidency and the Presidential Cabinet, like minded people, who could only be around Trump, because they feel and act in the same manner as Trump.
UN-Intended Consequences will cost "$Millions"
will rise... based on either, the lack of bodies available to gather the products, or farmers will have to hire American's to pick their product and pay the real price for the labor.
Either way it goes, we will pay more.
Those of you who agree with a child of a migrant grandparent who preaches against migrants in the name of President,
remind yourself that it is your warped values that will lead to the
$6 Dollar Cantaloupe, $10 Bag of Grapes, $4 Head of Cabbage.
The lost value of quality and willing labor
who gladly do the job of harvesting crop at a very cheap wage, will
be the first to complain about the high costs of produce as the result of your own actions.
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