Mueller’s First Indictments Suggest Broad Scope of Russia Probe

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Section of Lansing street changed to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

(link to post)LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A section of roadway in Lansing has been renamed after civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. The Lansing State Journal reports that the city council approved the renaming Monday night of East Grand River beginning at Oakland to Washington and West Grand River beginning at Washington to Pine. Street signs…

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Private prisons firm to lobby, campaign against recidivism

(link to post)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The nation’s largest private prison operator is announcing a stepped-up effort to lobby for government programs and policies to keep former inmates from returning behind bars, saying it doesn’t want the repeat business burdening prisons nationwide. CoreCivic also announced Tuesday that its campaign contributions would prioritize political candidates who…

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Maine governor's deputy chief of staff stepping down

(link to post)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his longtime deputy chief of staff is stepping down. Kathleen Newman also served as LePage’s legislative director. The Republican governor said on Monday that Newman has decided to leave her position. Newman had previously been the president of Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine,…

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Injunction sought as Australian refugee camp closure looms

(link to post) SYDNEY (AP) – Lawyers for the asylum seekers living at Australia’s detention center on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island sought a court injunction Tuesday to keep the facility open, as fears mounted of violence amid reports of looting and rock-throwing by local residents. Papua New Guinea authorities said they would cut off…

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Injunction sought as Australian refugee camp closure looms

(link to post) SYDNEY (AP) – Lawyers for the asylum seekers living at Australia’s detention center on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island sought a court injunction Tuesday to keep the facility open, as fears mounted of violence amid reports of looting and rock-throwing by local residents. Papua New Guinea authorities said they would cut off…

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Robert Mueller indicts Paul Manafort, Richard Gates

(link to post) The special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election last year dropped two bombshells Monday, announcing a guilty plea from a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian operatives, and unsealing charges of money laundering and tax evasion against two top Trump campaign figures.…

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The Latest: California officer: Guns don't fire on their own

(link to post)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Latest on the trial of a Mexican national charged with murder in the death of a woman on a San Francisco pier. (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A veteran police inspector and shooting instructor testified Monday at a San Francisco murder trial at the center of an immigration…

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The Latest: Jury picked in lawmaker's corruption trial

(link to post) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The Latest on the trial of former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A jury has been selected in the trial of former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego on accusations he used his elected position to profit from the sale of…

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Facebook, Twitter and Google to testify about Russia's 2016 ads

(link to post) Silicon Valley’s hypercompetitive tech giants are expected to show a unified front when they face their first public grilling from Congress over the Russia’s manipulation of their ad services to meddle in last year’s presidential election. Facebook, Twitter and Google’s leading lawyers are scheduled to appear before the Senate and House intelligence…

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