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Idaho lawmaker booed, jeered on health care quip

Idaho lawmaker booed, jeered on health care quip

President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down", as the contentious debate over overhauling the US health care systems shifts to Congress' upper chamber, where a vote is potentially weeks, if not months, away.


No need for special prosecutor on Russian Federation scandal: White House

No need for special prosecutor on Russian Federation scandal: White House

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed an interview Sanders gave to ABC. Trump donated to Pirro's 2006 campaign, which she lost. We don't have them. Trump defended the inconsistency, tweeting Friday that "as a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of ...



Sessions directing US prosecutors to push for more, harsher punishments

Long sentences for low-level, non-violent drug offenses do not promote public safety, deterrence, and rehabilitation. Violent crime remains at a historic low nationally-violent and property crimes have dropped by a combined 14.6 percent between 2010 and 2015-although it spiked slightly between 2014 and 2015 according to Federal Bureau of Investigation figures; Sessions has used this as evidence that we ought to return to harsher sentencing practices.



ACLU slams Sessions' policy on tougher charges

According to the memo sent to all 94 United States attorneys' offices, Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to bring the most "serious, readily approvable offense" charge in all cases moving forward. He ordered prosecutors in most cases to stick to recommending sentences based on mandatory minimums. The move swiftly drew outrage from progressives.



Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

He was a father-of-six children, with a seventh on the way, the sheriff said. As deputies cleared the building, residents and employees were found barricaded in several places, Thorp said. Former presidential candidate and Ohio governor John Kasich also sent condolences, posting on his Twitter , " Ohio mourns the loss of Kirkersville Chief Eric Disario, who died in the line of duty".


Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman

Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman

The suspect was also found dead, according to WSYX in Columbus . 'I don't know if there was an exchange of gunfire '. He was a father of six, with another child on the way. Asked to comment on what led to Friday morning's shooting, Thorp said investigators were still trying to find a connection between the nursing home and the un-named shooter.