Complaint: Affair affected Nashville mayor’s police policy

Complaint: Affair affected Nashville mayor’s police policy

A Nashville community group has filed an ethics complaint alleging that Mayor Megan Barry’s extramarital affair with the then-head of her security detail unduly influenced her criminal justice policy. News outlets report Community Oversight Now said in its complaint filed Wednesday that Barry’s relationship with Sgt. Robert Forrest led her to protect the interests of Metro Nashville police over those of the community. The complaint specifically cited Barry’s response to the February 2017 fatal police…

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Public defenders walk out in protest of ICE court arrests

Public defenders walk out in protest of ICE court arrests

More than 100 New York City public defenders have walked out in protest of their clients getting detained at the courthouse by federal immigration officials. The Thursday protest took place outside a Bronx courthouse, where attorneys say Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers are arresting their clients with no distinct pattern. WABC-TV reports the protest was sparked after ICE arrested Dembele Lanier, who was leaving the courthouse. His wife, Zaquera Lanier, says the federal agents were…

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Major winter storm continues to pound Midwest

Major winter storm continues to pound Midwest

The biggest snowstorm of the season hit the Midwest hard overnight, where up to 9 inches of snow has already fallen with more to come. But today’s storm is not the end, as yet another storm is forecast to hit Midwest, parts of the South and the Northeast this weekend. Because of all the snow — and flooding forecast — storm alerts are issued for 20 states from Wyoming down to Georgia and into New…

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Kim Yo Jong, North Korean delegation arrive to Olympics with much fanfare

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean delegation arrive to Olympics with much fanfare

North Korea’s government delegation of 22 high officials, led by the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrived with all the fanfare of a celebrity entourage in South Korea on Friday. The arrival, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, came ahead of Friday night’s opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The high-level delegation from North Korea flew over the western sea toward rival South Korea in a private plane…

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Winter Olympics 2018: Opening ceremony kicks off Pyeongchang Games

Winter Olympics 2018: Opening ceremony kicks off Pyeongchang Games

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games officially kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, today, a glittery spectacle featuring a parade of participating nations. Although competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics began Thursday, the much-anticipated opening ceremony started today at 8 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET), at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in the sleepy mountain town of Hoenggye, located in the Gangwon province of Pyeongchang County. Spectators at the 35,000-seat temporary venue were provided with several…

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Two of the ISIS executioner ‘Beatles’ captured in Syria

Two of the ISIS executioner ‘Beatles’ captured in Syria

Two notorious British ISIS members believed to be involved in the brutal torture and beheadings of Western hostages are being detained by U.S.-backed rebel forces in Syria, U.S. officials confirmed. The pair were part of a group of four ISIS members from the United Kingdom nicknamed “The Beatles” by their hostages because of their English accents and origins. According to two U.S. officials, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were recently captured by the Syrian…

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Masked attacker sought in fatal stabbing of couple outside their NYC home

Masked attacker sought in fatal stabbing of couple outside their NYC home

A masked attacker was being sought by New York City police Thursday night in connection with the stabbing deaths of a couple who was apparently ambushed as they arrived home from work on Wednesday evening, officials said. Stephenson Bonaparte, 65, and his wife, Hazel Brown, 59, were both stabbed multiple times around 6:40 p.m. at their home near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, police said. Police officials said they do not suspect the killings were random, but…

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Dems go back to their roots in 2018 message

Dems go back to their roots in 2018 message

After a year of contemplation and hand-wringing, Democrats have decided to go back to basics and return to their roots for the 2018 midterm cycle. Their message going into this election year is about the fundamentals of their party and the country. While Republicans are eager to run on issues like tax reform, jobs and immigration, Democrats are doubling down a push for increased federal spending to rebuild roads and bridges and to expand broadband…

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Congress on edge as midnight funding deadline nears

Congress on edge as midnight funding deadline nears

As the clock edged closer to midnight Thursday, when the government technically runs out of money, the timing of a Senate vote on a budget deal was still unclear, and members of the House, who would need to vote on what the Senate passes, were warned they might need to do so between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m Friday. The Senate vote was being delayed by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul as he tried to force…

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Man hopeful after in-laws arrested for allegedly working with ex-wife to kidnap son

Man hopeful after in-laws arrested for allegedly working with ex-wife to kidnap son

The parents of a woman accused of illegally keeping her 8-year-old son in Brazil and away from his father in Houston, Texas, have been arrested in Miami, Florida. Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes were apprehended by federal agents Wednesday at Miami’s airport after their flight landed from Brazil. The two now face charges of alleged conspiracy and international parental kidnapping in Texas. According to a criminal complaint filed in Texas, the two allegedly helped their daughter…

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