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Family of slain man sues South Bend and officer who shot him

Family of slain man sues South Bend and officer who shot him

The family of a black man killed by a white police officer in South Bend, Indiana, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city and the officer involved in the shooting, accusing him of using excessive deadly force. Lawyer Brian Coffman filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of the family of Eric Jack Logan, requesting…MORE

Fact-checking the first night of the first Democratic presidential debate

Fact-checking the first night of the first Democratic presidential debate

The first 2020 Democratic presidential debate kicked off in Miami with 10 candidates trying to stand out in a crowded field. They took on taxes, equal pay, health insurance, gun control and immigration reform. Here are the facts. Insurance industry profits Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the insurance industry last year “sucked $23 billion in…MORE

New law lets California suspend a horse race for safety reasons

New law lets California suspend a horse race for safety reasons

New legislation is in place granting California the authority to suspend a horse race for safety reasons. State Senate Bill 469 allows for California’s Horse Racing Board to suspend horse racing licenses if the board deems, it necessary to protect the safety of horses or riders. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill Wednesday, weeks after…MORE

A boy was bullied with anti-immigrant taunts. His mom was beaten when she defended him

A boy was bullied with anti-immigrant taunts. His mom was beaten when she defended him

A 13-year-old New Jersey boy faces assault charges for allegedly attacking the mother of a classmate, after the classmate reported him to school officials for anti-immigrant taunts, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a media release. The mother, identified as Beronica Ruiz by her attorney, Daniel Santiago, told authorities she was walking down a…MORE

Asylum officers union opposes sending migrants back to Mexico

Asylum officers union opposes sending migrants back to Mexico

The union representing US asylum officers asked a federal court to end the Trump administration’s policy of returning some asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearing. “Asylum officers are duty bound to protect vulnerable asylum seekers from persecution. However, under the (Migrant Protection Protocols), they face a conflict between the directives…MORE

Former staffer says Duncan Hunter groped her at a party in 2014

Former staffer says Duncan Hunter groped her at a party in 2014

A former Capitol Hill staffer said Rep. Duncan Hunter grabbed her behind at a party in downtown Washington in 2014, adding a new element of impropriety alleged against the embattled California Republican, who is charged with using campaign funds to pay for vacations and to finance extramarital affairs. Rory Riley-Topping, a former subcommittee staff director…MORE

Air pollution in Malaysia forces 400 school closures, sickens more than 100 children

Air pollution in Malaysia forces 400 school closures, sickens more than 100 children

More than 400 schools in Malaysia have closed this week after air pollution caused vomiting in dozens of students, authorities said. Since Monday, 104 children have fallen ill in the southern state of Johor because of the pollution, according to local officials. Most cases were in the state’s Pasir Gudang district. “The department will continuously…MORE

Senate moves forward with first bipartisan health care plan

Senate moves forward with first bipartisan health care plan

A key Senate committee passed a sweeping, bipartisan bill Wednesday, marking the chamber’s first effort to address several major health care issues plaguing the nation. The Senate Health Committee voted 20-3 to advance the legislation, which seeks to tackle surprise medical billing, lower drug prices and increase transparency in the cost of health care. The…MORE

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