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Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison populationDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation’s prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. “We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people,” Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. Sanders was promoting the plan during a weekend of campaigning in South Carolina, where the majority of the Democratic electorate is African American.



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Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles back

Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles backPolice say a Gainesville, Florida, mom of two young boys told a friend she was going to kill herself and her sons by crashing her car with everyone inside.



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Harris's $100 Billion Plan Aims to Help Black Families Buy Homes

Harris's $  100 Billion Plan Aims to Help Black Families Buy Homes(Bloomberg) — Taking aim at the racial wealth gap in the U.S., Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposed a $ 100 billion program to help black families and individuals buy homes.Speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, Harris said the program would help with down payments and other costs associated with purchasing homes.The program, she estimated, would help 4 million families who live or rent in historically red-lined areas, or those where loans are often refused because borrowers are seen as poor financial risks.“We must right the wrong, and after generations of discrimination give black families a real shot at home-ownership — historically one of the most powerful drivers of wealth,” Harris said.The program, which would be administrated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, would give grants of up to $ 25,000 to families with incomes of up to $ 100,000, or as much as $ 125,000 in high-income communities. Harris said the plan would, over time, reduce the wealth gap between black and white families by one-third.Rising in PollsHer campaign cited research from Demos, a progressive public policy group, showing that less than 50% of black households own their home while 75% of white ones do.Rising in the polls after her breakout debate performance in late June, Harris is seeking to dislodge Democratic front-runner Joe Biden and is especially trying to make inroads with black voters, a crucial constituency for Democrats and a voting bloc where Biden has deep support.Harris’ plan comes after Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, another Democratic candidate, announced a plan in March to provide grants to first-time homebuyers in formerly red-lined and low-income neighborhoods.Harris has previously laid out proposals to offer relief for renters and working families.To contact the reporter on this story: Tyler Pager in New Orleans at tpager1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in September

Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in SeptemberBoeing says it expects to finish work on updated flight-control software for the 737 Max in September, a sign that the troubled jet likely won’t be flying until late this year. A Boeing official said Thursday that the company expects to submit the software update to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval “in the September timeframe.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Boeing has not publicly discussed timing of the update. Once Boeing submits its changes, the FAA is expected to take several weeks to analyze them, and airlines would need additional time to take their grounded Max jets out of storage and prepare them to fly again.



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Venezuela's Guaido aims at control of PDVSA, Citgo as U.S. imposes sanctions

Venezuela's Guaido aims at control of PDVSA, Citgo as U.S. imposes sanctionsThe moves were aimed at intensifying pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, who was re-elected last year in a contest widely seen as fraudulent. Guaido proclaimed himself president last week, but without a source of revenue or control of the military, he faces difficult odds in assuming the post, despite support across most of the Western Hemisphere. Guaido, who has not yet appointed a Cabinet, faces the intricate legal challenge of nominating new leadership for PDVSA and its subsidiaries, including Citgo Petroleum, who would manage the companies during a transition.



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Elizabeth Warren’s Tax Proposal Aims at Assets of Wealthiest Americans

Elizabeth Warren’s Tax Proposal Aims at Assets of Wealthiest AmericansWarren, a Massachusetts senator who recently established an exploratory committee for the 2020 Democratic nomination, said she would use the revenue to rebuild the middle class, potentially by using the money to pay for child care or relieve student debt. The proposal underscores Warren’s economic populist message at the heart of her campaign to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. A former Harvard law professor, she has written extensively about the shrinking middle class and made enemies on Wall Street for pinning the blame for rising income inequality on the wealthy and large corporations.



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The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments

The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion commentsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local):



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House Democrats' 1st bill aims for sweeping reforms

House Democrats' 1st bill aims for sweeping reformsWASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package that would limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.



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U.N. aims for Yemen talks by year-end, not end of month

U.N. aims for Yemen talks by year-end, not end of monthA proxy war is playing out in Yemen between Iran and Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Iran-allied Houthi group. The United States and Britain last week stepped up calls for an end to the nearly four-year war that has driven impoverished Yemen to the verge of famine, raising pressure on Saudi Arabia as it faces a global outcry over the murder of a prominent Saudi journalist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.



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Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep South

Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep SouthPresident Trump focused his final week of campaigning before the midterm elections on helping the GOP in key Senate races, but on Sunday afternoon he made a detour to Georgia to help prevent what would be a massive upset for Democrats in the race for governor.



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