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Trump rolls back limits on military gear for police

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order reviving a program that provided local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming confrontations with protesters. The directive ...

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White Nationalist Rally, Violence Rock Virginia City; 1 Dead

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, sending at least 26 others to hospitals and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation. The chaos boiled over at what is ...

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Tennessee sues federal government over refugee resettlement

The state of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of its refugee resettlement program. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday by the Tennessee General Assembly, argues that the program is forcing the state to spend money on additional services for refugees, such as health ...

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Adele sweeps Grammys Awards with 5 wins, while Bowie wins 4

Even though Adele flubbed one of her live performances at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home all five awards she was nominated for Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year. She beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her ...

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Rival proposals may ‘divide and conquer’ Tennessee road plan

Legislative leaders warn that the introduction of several rival proposals could sink efforts to begin addressing a $10 billion backlog of road and bridge projects in Tennessee. The sticking point in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s funding proposal is an increase to the fuel taxes drivers pay at the pump. Haslam ...

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Lawmakers admonish ethics official over tweets

Lawmakers from both parties on Monday admonished a federal ethics official who sent a series of tweets commenting on President Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest. Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said the tweets by Walter Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, were ...

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