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Three arrested in armed kidnapping scheme to target undocumented immigrants, Florida police say

Three arrested in armed kidnapping scheme to target undocumented immigrants, Florida police say

Three people were arrested in Florida in connection with a kidnapping, armed robbery and beating that police say may be part of criminal scheme to target undocumented immigrants. The South ...

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Trump’s acting attorney general tells Democrat his time is up in testy hearing

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker received gasps of astonishment when he told the head of the House Judiciary Committee at a testy hearing on Friday that his time for questioning had run out. "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," Whitaker told Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), a statement that drew groans and gasps at the packed committee hearing. "I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five minute rounds," he added. "In your capacity as Acting Attorney General, have you ever been asked to approve any request or action to be taken by the special counsel?" House Judiciary Chair Nadler asks. "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," Acting AG Whitaker answers. https://t.co/Ukgp5FywxQ pic.twitter.com/y4e9gkQeTh — ABC News (@ABC) February 8, 2019 Nadler appeared to start laughing himself at what was a breach of protocol for a witness testifying before a congressional panel, as the ranking member of the committee said it would be a good time for a break in the proceedings. Other lawmakers looked surprised at the quip. Rep. Jamie Raskin's (D-Md.) jaw dropped. @RepRaskin ‘s jaw dropped when Acting AG Whitaker told the chairman his “five minutes is up” pic.twitter.com/FxYJ2AvgkT — Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) February 8, 2019 Lawmakers routinely go over their five minute time limits for questioning, and it is normally up to the chair to limit the proceedings. It is very unusual for a witness to mention the time limit, and even more so for a witness to accuse the chairman of a panel to have gone over his time limit. Whitaker's quip came after Nadler, the first to question the acting attorney general, asked whether he has had a role in approving any "request or action to be taken by the special counsel." In response, Nadler said, "The committee will come to order. I will point out we didn't enforce the five minute rule on acting attorney general Whitaker."

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker received gasps of astonishment when he told the head of the House Judiciary Committee at a testy hearing on Friday that his time for questioning ...

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Fairfax accuser says consensual situation ‘quickly turned into a sexual assault’

Fairfax accuser says consensual situation 'quickly turned into a sexual assault'

Vanessa Tyson, a professor who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, issued her first statement Wednesday detailing her allegation against him. “What began as consensual ...

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Former NY Times editor Jill Abramson accused of plagiarism

Former NY Times editor Jill Abramson accused of plagiarism

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said Wednesday that she is standing by her work amid allegations that she plagiarized material for her new book, “Merchants of Truth.” ...

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Ivanka Trump to lead new White House global women’s empowerment initiative

Ivanka Trump to lead new White House global women's empowerment initiative

Ivanka Trump will lead a new White House initiative aimed at developing economic stability for 50 million women in developing countries around the world. The initiative, dubbed the Women’s Global ...

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Facebook is laughing all the way to the bank as Americans shrug off privacy concerns

Facebook is laughing all the way to the bank as Americans shrug off privacy concerns

You say you care about privacy, but you don’t really, and neither do millions of other Americans. This collective indifference is what keeps Big Data in business and keeps consumers ...

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crowds have gathered to protest of freezing and dark conditions inside the jail

crowds have gathered to protest of freezing and dark conditions inside the jail

For several days, crowds have gathered outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn to protest reports of freezing and dark conditions inside the jail after it partially lost power nearly ...

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Nearly 4,000 additional U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border

Nearly 4,000 additional U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border

Nearly 4,000 additional U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border to assist Customs and Border Protection, the Pentagon announced Sunday. According to a statement released by the Defense ...

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Inmates without power at New York federal prison shivering in their cells for days

Inmates without power at New York federal prison shivering in their cells for days

Many inmates at the federal detention center in the New York borough of Brooklyn were still sitting in their cold and dark cells Saturday because of a partial power outage, ...

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Police body cam footage shows cop fatally shooting 14-year-old boy from behind

Police body cam footage shows cop fatally shooting 14-year-old boy from behind

A police department in Tempe, Ariz., released body camera footage on Friday showing one its officers fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy from behind. In footage of the shooting from earlier ...

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