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New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

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New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, immigration officials said on Wednesday. Jany Leveille, 35, was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Taos County, New Mexico, on Tuesday and must appear before a judge to resolve her immigration status, according to a statement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Leveille has been unlawfully present in the U.S. for more than 20 years after overstaying the validity of her …read more

White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

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White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

The decision on Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite came in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf more than one dozen transgender people serving or who want to serve in the military. Copperthite declined to decide whether President Donald Trump deserved a protective order for his own communications, pending a ruling on whether to dismiss Trump as a defendant. Andy Reuss, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, declined to comment.

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White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

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White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

The decision on Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite came in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf more than one dozen transgender people serving or who want to serve in the military. Copperthite declined to decide whether President Donald Trump deserved a protective order for his own communications, pending a ruling on whether to dismiss Trump as a defendant. Andy Reuss, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, declined to comment.

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U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

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U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Mexico will set up a joint team in Chicago targeting Mexican drug cartels and their leaders and finances, to try to stem a flow of drugs that has led to a spike in U.S. overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday. Mexico remains the principal highway for cocaine to the United States and has become the top source of heroin, which is fueling a surge in opioid addiction in the United States.

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New school year, new security at site of Florida massacre

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New school year, new security at site of Florida massacre

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has doubled its campus security detail to 18, including three uniformed sheriff’s deputies, and the school’s 3,200 students must wear identification badges as they funnel through three entrances when they arrive at the sprawling campus. On Feb. 14, in the third deadliest shooting by a single gunman at an American school, Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had once been expelled from the school, allegedly opened fire with an assault-style weapon. Cruz is awaiting trial on 17 counts of first-degree murder.

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Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze

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Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze

Storm clouds gathered over southern Oregon and northern California early on Wednesday, threatening to spark more wildfires with lightning strikes as emergency crews battled several deadly blazes, forecasters said. The clouds carried little rain and offered little chance of a break from the bone-dry conditions plaguing the region, the National Weather Service said. Elsewhere, crews made slow but steady progress against wildfires including one, called the Mendocino Complex, which has become largest in California’s history and killed one firefighter from Utah on Monday.

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Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

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Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

Far from U.S. President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, the people of a small coastal town in El Salvador on Tuesday celebrated half a century of their links to Washington D.C. – joined by the capital’s mayor. Sigfredo Chavez and Elba Salinas, along with their two sons, were the first migrants from Intipuca to make the long journey to the United States in 1967, ending up in Washington D.C. and paving the way for thousands of people from their town who would follow, local officials said.

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New Mexico Judge gets death threats after granting bail to compound members

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New Mexico Judge gets death threats after granting bail to compound members

Police raided the compound in Taos County on Aug. 3 following a tip-off that children held there were starving. Granting bail on Monday, district Judge Sarah Backus said prosecutors failed to show the defendants, all of whom are Muslims, posed a danger to the community. A caller subsequently told Backus “he wished her throat were slit”, New Mexico courts spokesman Barry Massey said.

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Wisconsin, Minnesota races could serve as barometer of voter intensity

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Wisconsin, Minnesota races could serve as barometer of voter intensity

Voters had their say in primary races in the upper Midwestern states of Wisconsin and Minnesota on Tuesday, two key battlegrounds in November’s congressional elections that could determine control of Congress. States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and voter turnout there and in neighboring Minnesota could serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the midterm elections. Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to win Wisconsin in 32 years, and he narrowly lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton in Minnesota.

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