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Sessions Blasts Sanctuary Cities, Calls Miami ‘Good’ Example

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Wednesday to continue fighting cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities until local governments follow Miami-Dade County’s example and reverse policies.   Sessions aimed much of his frustration at Chicago, which last week sued President Donald Trump’s administration for denying federal grant money to cities that don’t share information with immigration officials.   “This state of lawlessness allows gangs to smuggle guns, drugs, and even humans, across borders and around cities and communities. Sanctuary jurisdictions provide safe harbor for some of the most dangerous…

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Trump Calls Corporate Chiefs Who Quit His Manufacturing Council ‘Grandstanders’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday branded corporate chief executives “grandstanders” for quitting his advisory manufacturing council to protest his comments on last weekend’s deadly white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hours later, Doug McMillon, chief executive of Walmart, the U.S.-based company that is the world’s largest retailer, joined the other executives in rebuking Trump for his initial comments Saturday about the Charlottesville unrest. McMillon said Trump “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists.” The Walmart chief added…

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Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University late Monday called off a planned white supremacist rally on its campus next month, citing concerns of a “major security risk” following the demonstrations that turned deadly over the weekend in Virginia. The decision came amid bipartisan pressure from Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature, where lawmakers said protecting free speech was important, but rejecting hate even more so. A former A&M student named Preston Wiginton had been organizing a “white lives matter” rally in College Station, Texas, saying he was … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Federal Report Calls For $275 Million To Stop Asian Carp

Enlarge this image Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., in June. John Flesher/AP hide caption toggle caption John Flesher/AP The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed spending $275 million to upgrade defenses against an invading force. The enemy? A fish. Specifically, Asian carp that are threatening to break through to the Great Lakes. In June, a live Asian silver carp was caught in the Illinois Waterway just 9 miles from Lake Michigan. Scientists fear that if…

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