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Police chief: Officer faked shooting, distress call

Police chief: Officer faked shooting, distress callAn Alabama police officer staged a shooting last month to make it look like he was under attack, a police chief said Thursday. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said that Officer Keith Buchanan made a distress call early July 21 while patrolling an isolated area. Shots could be heard in the background, and an abandoned police car was later found with a bullet hole.



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Beto Slams Warren’s ‘Mistaken’ Call to Decriminalize Border Crossings

Beto Slams Warren’s ‘Mistaken’ Call to Decriminalize Border CrossingsBeto O'Rourke criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday for suggesting that decriminalizing illegal border crossings is the most effective way to end family separations at the border.During the second round of Democratic primary debates Tuesday evening, Warren reiterated her support for eliminating the criminal statute prohibiting illegal entry into the country, which would ensure that only migrants who commit other, ostensibly more serious crimes can be detained.Asked about Warren's position during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, O'Rourke argued that the family separations that occurred at the border under the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” enforcement policy can be prevented without fundamentally altering immigration law.“I tried to correct the record, but wasn’t recognized to do this: Senator Warren mistakenly said that Donald Trump is using the criminal code to separate families and to cage kids and to visit this cruelty and inhumanity on our fellow human beings, and that’s just not right,” O'Rourke said.“You can use the civil code, the criminal code, or you could just look to one of the cruelest, most inhumane presidents that we’ve ever had. That’s the problem that we have right now. It’s not an immigration law that’s been on the books for decades,” he added.The former Texas congressman was one of just three Democratic primary candidates to demure when asked during the first round of debates whether they would support Representative Julian Castro's proposal to make illegal border crossing a civil, rather than a criminal, offense.O'Rourke, who grew up near the southern border in El Paso, Texas, defended his opposition to Castro's proposal by pointing out that section 1325 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which makes crossing the border a criminal offense, is primarily being used to detain people who are suspected of human or drug trafficking. In fact, only roughly ten percent of people caught crossing the border illegally this year were prosecuted under section 1325.



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Authorities have arrested a woman they call the 'Pink Lady Bandit' in connection with 4 bank robberies across the East Coast in 6 days

Authorities have arrested a woman they call the 'Pink Lady Bandit' in connection with 4 bank robberies across the East Coast in 6 daysAuthorities have arrested Circe Baez, 35, accusing her of robbing four banks in six days, occasionally while carrying a "distinctive" pink handbag.



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Authorities have arrested a woman they call the 'Pink Lady Bandit' in connection with 4 bank robberies across the East Coast in 6 days

Authorities have arrested a woman they call the 'Pink Lady Bandit' in connection with 4 bank robberies across the East Coast in 6 daysAuthorities have arrested Circe Baez, 35, accusing her of robbing four banks in six days, occasionally while carrying a "distinctive" pink handbag.



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Trump news – live: Unprecedented impeachment call issued as president renews attack on Mueller and invents imaginary word

Trump news - live: Unprecedented impeachment call issued as president renews attack on Mueller and invents imaginary wordDonald Trump has continued to lash out in the wake of Robert Mueller's explosive testimony in front of Congress, while taking the time to make up words and tweet about the imprisonment of A$ AP Rocky.The president is trying to undo the damage from the hearings involving Mr Mueller, who said he was not able to say that his report had cleared Mr Trump of any wrongdoing.He has also been wrapped in another controversy after he spoke in front of a bizarre version of the presidential seal, which included references to the Russian flag and a set of golf clubs.Yet more footage has emerged from that same Turning Point USA event, which showed the president being introduced by a bizarre campaign video that highlighted Mr Trump's sporting prowess and popularity among friends.It also comes as the president's administration announced it would begin federal executions for the first time in more than 15 years.Please allow a moment for the live blog to load



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Trump news – live: Unprecedented impeachment call issued as president renews attack on Mueller and invents imaginary word

Trump news - live: Unprecedented impeachment call issued as president renews attack on Mueller and invents imaginary wordDonald Trump has continued to lash out in the wake of Robert Mueller's explosive testimony in front of Congress, while taking the time to make up words and tweet about the imprisonment of A$ AP Rocky.The president is trying to undo the damage from the hearings involving Mr Mueller, who said he was not able to say that his report had cleared Mr Trump of any wrongdoing.He has also been wrapped in another controversy after he spoke in front of a bizarre version of the presidential seal, which included references to the Russian flag and a set of golf clubs.Yet more footage has emerged from that same Turning Point USA event, which showed the president being introduced by a bizarre campaign video that highlighted Mr Trump's sporting prowess and popularity among friends.It also comes as the president's administration announced it would begin federal executions for the first time in more than 15 years.Please allow a moment for the live blog to load



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Gabbard, AOC join lawmakers to call on Puerto Rican governor to resign over corruption scandal

Gabbard, AOC join lawmakers to call on Puerto Rican governor to resign over corruption scandalRep. Tulsi Gabbard has joined a growing chorus of lawmakers calling for the resignation of the Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.



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Putin and Macron call for efforts to save Iran deal: Kremlin

Putin and Macron call for efforts to save Iran deal: KremlinRussian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Emmanuel Macron agreed Thursday on the need to “consolidate efforts” to save the Iran nuclear deal following months of soaring tensions, the Kremlin said. In a phone call, Putin and Macron agreed the Iran deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was an “important factor in ensuring security in the Middle East and maintaining a non-proliferation regime,” the Kremlin said in a statement.



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House Votes to Allow Pelosi to Call Trump’s Comments ‘Racist’ After Floor Fight

House Votes to Allow Pelosi to Call Trump’s Comments ‘Racist’ After Floor FightHouse Democrats blocked an attempt to have Speaker Nancy Pelosi's speech in which she called several of President Trump's tweets "racist" stricken from the House record after fireworks erupted on the floor over her remarks excoriating the president."Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president's racist tweets," Pelosi said in an impassioned speech, referring to a resolution condemning Trump's tweets in which he tells several progressive congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from if they are unhappy with the U.S."Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color," the resolution reads.Democrats have rallied around the four Democratic congresswomen in question, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, who have shot back at the president that he is a racist."To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people. I urge a unanimous vote," Pelosi said on the floor.Republican congressman Doug Collins immediately asked the speaker if she would care to "rephrase her comment," to which Pelosi responded she had "cleared my remarks with the parliamentarian before I read them."Collins then requested a point of order that Pelosi's remarks were "unparliamentary and her words be taken down."After over an hour of consideration, Democratic presiding chair Emanuel Cleaver abandoned the chair in frustration."We don't ever, ever want to pass up, it seems, an opportunity to escalate, and that's what this is," Cleaver said. "We want to just fight. I abandon the chair."House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer eventually took over the chair and said Pelosi's remarks were found "not in order," but Democrats prevailed in a subsequent vote on striking them from the House record, meaning they will remain."Characterization characterizing an action as racist … should not be used in debate," Hoyer said.Pelosi doubled down on her remarks before the vote."I stand by my statement," she told reporters. "I’m proud of the attention that’s being called to it because what the president said was completely inappropriate against our colleagues, but not just against them, against so many people in our country."



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'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib — hit back at Trump and call for his impeachment

'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib — hit back at Trump and call for his impeachmentThe freshmen Democrats targeted by President Trump hold a news conference of their own.



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