6/23/2017

NPR News: Federal Judge In Michigan Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Iraqis Who Fear Torture

Federal Judge In Michigan Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Iraqis Who Fear Torture
The Iraqi nationals were rounded up in the Detroit area in recent weeks by immigration authorities. They all had final deportation orders as well as criminal convictions, and many are Christians.

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6/22/2017

NPR News: Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act
Ethics watchdog groups say that White House staffers' reported use of encrypted messaging apps to communicate prevents presidential records from being archived, as required by law.

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NPR News: Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Wins Federal Appeals Court Case

Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Wins Federal Appeals Court Case
A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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NPR News: Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar For Revoking U.S. Citizenship

Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar For Revoking U.S. Citizenship
The Supreme Court said Thursday an immigrant's citizenship could not be revoked because of an untrue statement to authorities that was immaterial to the granting of citizenship.

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NPR News: 'Washington Post' Reporter Describes 'Social Contract' Of Police-Involved Shootings

'Washington Post' Reporter Describes 'Social Contract' Of Police-Involved Shootings
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post, about his newspaper's police-involved shooting database and why guilty verdicts for police officers are so rare.

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NPR News: 'Pizzagate' Gunman Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

'Pizzagate' Gunman Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison
Edgar Maddison Welch pleaded guilty in March after entering the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., brandishing a rife in order to "investigate" a baseless conspiracy theory.

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NPR News: Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court On Grounds For Stripping U.S. Citizenship

Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court On Grounds For Stripping U.S. Citizenship
"We have never read a statute to strip citizenship from someone who met the legal criteria for acquiring it," Justice Elena Kagan wrote. "We will not start now."

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