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Nathan Layne

Florida, North Carolina declare emergencies as Hurricane Isaias nears

Jul 31 2020

MIAMI Florida and North Carolina declared states of emergency on Friday as Hurricane Isaias churned toward the U.S. East Coast, prompting authorities to close COVID-19 testing sites and people to stock up on essentials with heavy rains feared within hours.

Obama takes aim at Trump in fiery eulogy for Civil Rights icon John Lewis

Jul 30 2020

ATLANTA In a fiery eulogy for longtime U.S. Representative John Lewis on Thursday, former President Barack Obama took a series of thinly veiled shots at the actions of his successor that he said tore at the legacy of the Black civil rights icon being laid to rest. | Video

U.S. expands deployment of federal agents to Cleveland, Milwaukee and Detroit

Jul 29 2020

The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it would send dozens of law enforcement officers to Cleveland, Milwaukee and Detroit to fight violent crime, expanding the deployment of federal agents to major cities under a program promoted by President Donald Trump.

Anti-feminist lawyer, suspect in killing of judge's son, dead

Jul 28 2020

A self-described anti-feminist lawyer who investigators say killed a federal judge's son in New Jersey and wounded her husband was found dead on Monday after a manhunt, the FBI said. | Video

'Bait and switch': New Mexico Democrats distrust Trump's 'surge' against crime

Jul 23 2020

Even as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she would accept U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to send a "surge" of federal agents to fight violent crime in Democratic-led cities, Albuquerque, New Mexico's Tim Keller has rejected the deployment outright.

As federal deployment looms, Chicago mayor calls for end of violence

Jul 23 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday called on witnesses to come forward with information about an overnight shooting at a funeral and of a toddler, as the federal government stepped in to help the city curb a surge in violent crime. | Video

New York, Chicago promise court fight if Trump sends in unidentified federal agents

Jul 21 2020

The mayors of New York City and Chicago said on Tuesday they would take President Donald Trump to court if he sent unidentified U.S. government agents to police their cities, pushing back on a threat that has sparked widespread controversy over the use of federal force. | Video

Anti-feminist lawyer, sole suspect in killing of judge's son, dead

Jul 20 2020

A self-described anti-feminist lawyer, reported dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, is the sole suspect in the fatal shooting of a federal judge's son in New Jersey and the wounding of her husband, the FBI said on Monday. | Video

In wake of Floyd killing, screening of U.S. police recruits is under focus

Jul 17 2020

Amid the national conversation after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May, U.S. police departments will need to take a fresh look at the screening of aspiring officers as an early method for preventing police racism and brutality, law enforcement officials and experts say.

Seven U.S. states post record COVID cases, curfew ordered in Miami

Jul 03 2020

Alabama and six other U.S. states reported record increases in coronavirus cases on Friday as Florida's most populous county imposed a curfew ahead of the Independence Day weekend and Arkansas joined a push toward mandating mask-wearing in public.

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