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Sister: Weakened 'Sandra Bland Act' in Texas 'gut-wrenching'

Sister: Weakened 'Sandra Bland Act' in Texas 'gut-wrenching'

But lawmakers believe it is still a good first step. Texas counties will also have the autonomy to create programs that would place people with mental illnesses in facilities instead of jails. The Texas Senate passed the Sandra Bland Act on Thursday. Encinia was ultimately fired from the Texas Department of Public Safety after he "failed to refute disciplinary charges", including failing to act courteously, prolonging Bland's detention, violating general orders and perjury .



Russian Federation claims it has transcript of Trump-Lavrov meeting

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Trump should release the alleged transcript "if [he] has nothing to hide". This latest crisis to hit the White House comes on the heels of the firing of Comey , who was overseeing an FBI investigation into the relationship between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the U.S.


Texas state senator says he's innocent of federal charges

Texas state senator says he's innocent of federal charges

Her legal team, which included Uresti, secured the wrongful-death settlement in 2013, and about a year later, she said she chose to invest the bulk of the money into FourWinds at Uresti's urging. In that case in Hidalgo County Court, Denise Cantu accuses Uresti of defrauding her of $900,000 in Four Winds. Paxton is similarly charged with misleading investors and failing to register as a securities broker.



North Carolina voting law falls as Supreme Court turns down GOP appeal

The United States Supreme Court has declined a bid by Republican lawmakers in the eastern US state of North Carolina to revive a state law requiring voters to present identification at polling places. "More than half of all voters there use early voting, and African-Americans do so at higher rates than whites". Roberts said the refusal wasn't a judgment on the court's view about the law's substance.



Around the NHL: Pair of Game 5s Coming for Conference Finals

The Ducks took advantage of their first power play to take a 1-0 lead with 4:25 left in the second period. "To start the game, it didn't feel like the conference finals, to be honest", Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano said Saturday after a short practice at the Ducks' training rink.