Justice Department warns of a crackdown on ?sanctuary? policies
Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinforced President Trump?s call for an end to so-called ?sanctuary? policies Monday, urging state and local law enforcement agencies to comply with federal immigration laws or risk losing Justice Department grants. ?[I] strongly urge our nation?s cities, states and counties to consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and to rethink such policies,? Sessions told reporters during a surprise appearance at the daily White House press briefing.
Jeb Bush: Trump is ?a distraction in and of himself?
Jeb Bush says President Trump?s evidence-free claims are kneecapping his first 100 days in the White House. ?He should stop saying things that aren?t true, that are distractions from the task at hand,? Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday on Miami?s WFOR-TV. During the bruising campaign, Bush was a prominent critic of Trump ? who in turn relentlessly mocked the former Florida governor.
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U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family
The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker. Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by a car driven by British man, Khalid Masood, who went on to fatally stab an unarmed policeman at the parliament building. The couple from Utah had been due to return to the United States the day after the attack took place last Wednesday.
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Talks produce no progress in Scottish independence dispute
LONDON (AP) ? The leaders of Britain and Scotland met for talks Monday, but failed to resolve their differences over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union.
Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Some in the group ?would vote no against the Ten Commandments?
One of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus has resigned in protest of the hard-line conservative group?s opposition to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said that both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan reached out to the caucus and made changes to the GOP health care proposal several times. ?No matter what changes were made, the goalposts kept getting moved,? Poe said on ?Fox & Friends? on Monday.
Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground
By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing alarm persuaded the state government on Monday to warn some 25,000 people living in parts of Mackay, a city 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane, to head south to higher ground.
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