New rules aim to toughen state law requiring transparency

(link to post)BOSTON (AP) – Some changes are in store for the state law that requires transparency on the part of governmental bodies in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey says new regulations attached to the Open Meeting Law will make the law easier to understand and enforce. They go into effect next Friday. Included among…

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Stormfront, web's oldest white-supremacist site, reemerges after row with registrar

(link to post) Racists are returning in droves to Stormfront, the internet’s longest-running white supremacist site, more than a month after the online neo-Nazi hub nearly went dark over a dispute with its domain registrar. Stormfront administrator and former Ku Klux Klan leader Don Black has reclaimed the site’s original web address, Stormfront.org, meaning white…

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More arrests of New England immigrants without past crimes

(link to post)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Federal arrests of immigrants without criminal records but in the U.S. without legal permission have tripled in New England through mid-July compared with the same period last year. The Bangor Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2xO3y0w ) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 631 immigrants in New England without a…

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Donald Trump's attack on San Juan mayor triggers angry tweets from Lin-Manuel Miranda, others

(link to post) Critics tore into President Trump after he targeted the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda among the loudest lashing back in response to the president’s Saturday morning Twitter rant. “You’re going straight to hell,” the acclaimed playwright of Puerto Rican heritage tweeted at the president Saturday. “No long…

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Students form group after citizenship program suspended

(link to post)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A new advisory committee at the University of Minnesota aims to help international students who are uncertain of their futures after the federal program they were involved in to gain citizenship was suspended. Minnesota Daily reports the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program allowed international students to serve…

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Guam governor asks Defense Department to stop construction

(link to post)HAGATNA, Guam (AP) – Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has called for the U.S. Department of Defense to halt military construction projects on the island until the shortage of foreign labor is remedied. Federal immigration officials have denied most of the requests by Guam businesses to use temporary foreign labor under the H-2B visa…

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Immigration law gains interest from Nebraska students

(link to post)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The growing uncertainty immigrants are facing in the U.S. has created a secondary effect at the University of Nebraska’s law school in Lincoln. The school’s College of Law has seen a growing interest in immigration law since President Donald Trump took office in January and ordered a travel ban…

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Ohio online charter school fight becomes political football

(link to post)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s multimillion-dollar legal dispute with one of the nation’s largest online charter schools is seeping into the state’s top political races as the matter moves toward a showdown in court and fuels broader discussions about financial and academic accountability. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT as it’s commonly…

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Ex-head of Florida page program convicted of soliciting sex

(link to post)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The former coordinator of a Florida Legislature teenage page program has been convicted of soliciting sex from an undercover investigator he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Michael Chmielewski, convicted Friday in federal court in Tallahassee, faces between 10 years and life in prison at sentencing scheduled Jan. 5. According…

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Ex-head of Florida program convicted of soliciting teen sex

(link to post)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The former coordinator of a Florida Legislature teenage page program has been convicted of soliciting sex from an undercover investigator he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Michael Chmielewski now faces a sentence of between 10 years and life in prison after his conviction Friday in federal court in Tallahassee.…

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