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Report Suggests Russia Hackers Breached Voting Software Firm [ASSOCIATED PRESS]

A classified NSA report leaked late Monday hinting Russia did indeed tamper with the 2016 US Presidential election. So what happens next? Will impeachment proceedings begin for Trump?

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Over 55,000 Haitians in Danger of Facing Deportation From US

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-May 4, 2017- The deadline to extend the Temporary Protected Status program, or a program temporalily granting refugees asylum from their home country, is in a few weeks. It’s up to the Trump administration to extend it. Over 55,000 refugees from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti face possible deportation when the TPS expires July 22. TPS, created in 1990, offers temporary immigration in the United States under the following circumstances: Ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war) An environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane), or an epidemic Other…

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Finance Law and Order politics Uncategorized 

New Overtime Bill Passed by House to Affect Working Class

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-May 3,2017- New bill H.R. 1180, or Working Families Flexibility Act 2017-2018, proposes working class earn compensation for paid time off instead of being paid time and a half for overtime. The bill, presented by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) and 17 other co-sponsors, is backed by the Trump Administration and was passed yesterday in a 229-197 vote, with no democrat in favor and 4 representatives not voting at all.  H.R. 1180- Working Families Flexibility Act H.R. 1180 amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to give private-sector employees the…

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Law and Order 

Texas Police Officer Shoots into Vehicle, Killing 15-Year-Old

Via CBS Dallas Fort-Worth: BALCH SPRINGS (CBSDFW.COM) – An investigation continues in Balch Springs after a police officer shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. The shooting happened over the weekend as a group of teens left a party. Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said his department will conduct an internal affairs investigation, but that the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department would take the lead on the officer involved shooting case. So far police haven’t released the name of the victim, but family members have identified him as 15-year-old Jordan Edwards….

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Health & Wellness Law and Order politics 

Lawmakers Revisiting Requiring Those on Medicaid To Work [Associated Press]

WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple question — should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety net. The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents — about 1 in 5 — including an increasing number of working-age adults. In a break from past federal policy, the Health and Human Services Department under Secretary Tom Price has already notified governors it stands ready to approve…

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Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Dead After Hanging Self in Cell [Associated Press]

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement. The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about…

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Ex-NFL Star Hernandez Aquitted in Boston Double-Murder [Associated Press]

BOSTON (AP) — Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a spilled drink. The former tight end for the New England Patriots wept quietly as the verdicts were read in Boston. A few moments later, he looked back at his fiancee and nodded somberly as relatives of the victims sobbed loudly. A defense attorney hugged him. After six days of deliberations, the jury found Hernandez not…

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Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–April 7, 2017–Trump-appointed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been officially confirmed by the Senate as Supreme Court Justice in a 54-45 vote. Gorsuch will fill the 14-month-vacancy seat previously held by Justice Antonio Scalia due to his death in February 2016. Former President Obama attempted to fill the seat with Merrick Garland but was blocked by republicans last year.  Democrats held a filibuster which was blocked by republicans just 24-hours prior by invoking a nuclear option. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ignited a simple majority vote, which ultimately…

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The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative

11 national partner organizations join forces to collect data on hate incidents and provide services to impacted communities across the U.S. WASHINGTON, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the disturbing spike in hate incidents across the United States. As part of this initiative, the organizations are launching a database to bring visibility to hate incidents and helping victims…

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Supreme Court Tosses Transgender Bathroom Case

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school. The case had been scheduled for argument in late March. Instead, a lower court in Virginia will be tasked with evaluating the federal law known as title IX and the extent to which it applies to transgender students.

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