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Second plane carrying migrants lands in California, with officials blaming Florida

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A second plane carrying migrants arrived in Sacramento on Monday, according to California officials who say the transportation was arranged by the state of Florida.

Over the weekend, more than a dozen migrants from South America were flown on a chartered jet from New Mexico and dropped off in Sacramento.

Documents carried by the migrants ...Read more

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Lawyer: George Santos would rather go to jail than reveal names of people who secured his bail

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Congressman George Santos would rather go to jail than reveal the names of the people who secured the $500,000 bond in his criminal case, his lawyer said in a Monday night filing.

The Long Island Republican was released on bail May 10 after pleading not guilty to wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and making false statements to...Read more

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Ex-North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn pops up in 'Shiny Happy People' for his odd connection to Duggar family

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Former U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is making headlines this week for a connection to the Duggar family, stars of the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”

Cawthorn, 27, who served one term in Congress representing North Carolina, was given screen time in the new docuseries “Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets.”

Cawthorn’s ...Read more

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'I knew it was serious': SWAT officers describe the scene of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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PITTSBURGH — At the top of a maze of stairwells and hallways, Pittsburgh SWAT Officer Tim Matson stood on the hinge side of a classroom doorway. Fellow SWAT Officer Michael Saldutte stood on the other side. He tested the knob to see if it was unlocked.

“You good?” he asked Matson.

He nodded.

Matson stepped into the center of the doorway...Read more

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Mother of Virginia elementary school shooter charged in federal court with gun, marijuana charges

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The mother of the 6-year-old student who shot his teacher at Richneck Elementary School has been charged in federal court with felony gun charges related to marijuana use.

Deja Nicole Taylor — whose son shot 25-year-old ...Read more

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Trump subpoenaed for document cited in taped Bedminster meeting, report says

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Former President Donald Trump was reportedly hit with a subpoena for a classified document said to describe a potential U.S. plan to attack Iran — with his lawyers telling the feds they couldn’t find any such document.

The previously unknown subpoena was served in recent months, CNN reported Friday, as special counsel Jack Smith probes an ...Read more

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Young Thug's brother gets 9 years in prison for violating probation

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ATLANTA — Young Thug’s brother hadn’t yet paid his probation fines or completed any of his court-ordered community service when he was arrested last month, accused of having a gun in his car at a south Atlanta gas station.

Now he’s headed to prison for 9 1/2 years, the balance of his probation.

Quantavious Grier, 34, who last year ...Read more

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Massachusetts Guardsman Jack Teixeira's new attorney represented a Guantanamo Bay detainee

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BOSTON — Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira, who’s accused of leaking top secret military documents, has a new attorney who represented a Guantanamo Bay detainee.

Attorney Michael Bachrach, who is based in Manhattan, has been appointed as a lawyer for the 21-year-old federally detained Dighton man.

“Mr. Bachrach’s ...Read more

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Hundreds speak out against Atlanta's proposed public safety training center

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ATLANTA — Hundreds of people spoke out against Atlanta’s planned public safety training center at Monday’s City Council meeting — the second time this year an overwhelming number of residents have railed against a project they refer to derisively as “cop .”

It may have been the public’s last chance to make their feelings known to ...Read more

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Mayor Adams' controversial NYPD 'stop-and-frisk' teams make high percentage of unlawful stops, target mainly Black and Hispanic men, federal monitor says

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NEW YORK — Mayor Adams’ NYPD Neighborhood Safety Teams tasked with keeping illegal guns off the streets carry out a high number of unlawful stops that largely target Black and Latino New Yorkers, according to a damning federal monitor’s report filed Monday in the landmark NYPD stop-and-frisk case.

The court-appointed watchdog overseeing ...Read more

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Fifth -- and final -- suspect arrested in the Hollywood Beach shooting that left 9 hurt

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MIAMI — All five of the suspected gunmen involved in the Hollywood Beach Memorial Day shooting are now behind bars — ending a weeklong hunt for the alleged shooters.

Lionel Jean Charles Jr., the last suspect on the lam, was arrested Monday afternoon by Hollywood police. He’s facing one count of attempted murder in the first degree, eight ...Read more

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Texas sheriff recommends criminal charges in DeSantis' migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard

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A Texas sheriff’s department has recommended that the district attorney in Bexar County bring criminal charges after completing its investigation into the first iteration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ so-called migrant relocation program. Those flights sent 49 asylum seekers, most of them Venezuelans, from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard,...Read more

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper launches firearm storage program to address gun violence and thefts

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper launched a firearm safety education initiative Monday in an effort to curb gun deaths among children and firearm thefts in North Carolina.

The NC Secure All Firearms Effectively initiative primarily focuses on educating North Carolina communities about secure gun storage in cars and houses. The $2.5 million ...Read more

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Spy Robert Hanssen found dead in his prison cell

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Convicted spy Robert Hanssen was reportedly found dead in his prison cell Monday.

The 78-year-old the FBI called “the most damaging spy in Bureau history” was serving a life sentence in ADX prison in Florence, Colorado.

“Staff requested emergency medical services and life-saving efforts continued,” Bureau of Prisons Director of ...Read more

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At least 42 dead, thousands homeless in Haiti after a weekend of heavy rains, flooding

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A weekend of torrential rains and widespread flooding in Haiti have left at least 42 people dead, 11 missing and some 19,000 homeless, the government’s disaster response agency said.

The Office of Civil Protection said the weather has left at least 7,475 families affected, and flooded at least 13,633 homes across several regional departments....Read more

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Mother of Virginia elementary school shooter charged in federal court with gun, marijuana charges

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The mother of the 6-year-old student who shot his teacher at Richneck Elementary School has been charged in federal court with felony gun charges related to marijuana use.

Deja Nicole Taylor — whose son shot 25-year-old Abby Zwerner during class on Jan. 6 — is charged with possession of a controlled substance — ...Read more


Club Q victims plan to sue over El Paso County sheriff's refusal to use red flag law

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DENVER — Victims of the Club Q mass shooting plan to sue the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for refusing to use the state’s red flag law to prevent the suspected shooter from legally buying or possessing guns before the attack last year, according to legal notices obtained by The Denver Post on Monday.

Eleven survivors and family members...Read more

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Debt measure alters environmental law, but less than GOP hoped

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WASHINGTON — The limited language addressing permitting in the agreement to raise the debt ceiling will make the largest statutory changes to environmental law in decades even though it falls far short of Republican ambitions only a few months ago.

The most substantial changes to the 1970s law known as the National Environmental Policy Act ...Read more

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Denver woman challenges longstanding Colorado law requiring anti-abortion activists to give patients space at clinics

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DENVER — A Denver woman is mounting a new legal challenge to a longstanding Colorado law that prohibits anti-abortion activists from approaching within eight feet of people outside abortion clinics.

The law was crafted in 1993 by Colorado lawmakers to curb so-called “sidewalk counseling” — last-minute, one-on-one appeals by protesters ...Read more

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Movement calling for governors to ban all guns starts at Colorado Capitol

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DENVER — Demonstrators from across the country began gathering on Monday outside the Colorado Capitol as part of a sit-in protest, calling on Gov. Jared Polis to ban all guns in a move that the governor and supporters alike agree is unconstitutional.

Roughly 2,000 people were sprawled across the Capitol lawn in chairs and on blankets by early...Read more