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Police chief says officer faked shooting, distress call

Police chief says officer faked shooting, distress callAn Alabama police officer staged a shooting last month to make it appear as though he was under attack, a police chief said Thursday.



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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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, spokesman leave her office

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, spokesman leave her officeSaikat Chakrabarti to work for climate change non-profit



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Chief apologizes over hiring of officer who shot black man

Chief apologizes over hiring of officer who shot black manA Louisiana police chief apologized Thursday to his city and to the family of a black man shot and killed by a former police officer in 2016, saying the officer should have never been hired. During a news conference, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul and a police lawyer detailed repeated problems with Officer Blane Salamoni that they said should have raised red flags long before Alton Sterling was shot and killed. In particular, the lawyer, Lee Hamilton, said Salamoni had been arrested for a physical altercation prior to joining the police department, which normally would have prevented him from being hired.



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Chris Wallace Confronts WH Chief of Staff on Trump’s Racist Baltimore Tweets: There’s a ‘Clear Pattern Here’

Chris Wallace Confronts WH Chief of Staff on Trump’s Racist Baltimore Tweets: There’s a ‘Clear Pattern Here’Fox NewsPressed by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday to defend President Trump recently calling Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district a “rodent infested mess,” acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney claimed that the president’s attacks had “absolutely zero to do with race."With the president doubling down on his tweets on Sunday morning, Wallace began his Fox News Sunday interview with Mulvaney by asking “what is the president talking about” when he says no “human being would want to live” in Baltimore, especially considering Cummings’ district is in the upper half nationally in per capita income.Mulvaney insisted that the president was merely “fighting back” against the Maryland congressman for what he sees as “illegitimate attacks about the border” last week, prompting the Fox anchor to push back.“Nobody objects to the president defending his border policy but this seems to be the worst kind of racial stereotype,” Wallace stated. “Black congressman, majority-black district. ‘No human being would want to live there.’ Is he saying people that live in Baltimore are not human beings?”The top White House staffer objected, claiming it was “right for the president to raise the issue” of poverty in Baltimore. He went on to say that when he was in Congress, he would have been “fired” if his home district looked like Cummings’.“I think the president’s right to raise that and it has absolutely zero to do with race,” Mulvaney added.“You say it has little to do with race, there is a clear pattern here,” Wallace shot back, noting that Trump has made similar remarks about other congresspeople of color, such as Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and the so-called Squad.“Infested,” Wallace said. “It sounds like vermin. It sounds subhuman and these are all six members of Congress who are people of color.”Mulvaney, however, told Wallace that he was “spending too much time reading between the lines.”“I’m not reading between the lines,” Wallace countered. “I’m reading the lines.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Border Patrol Chief Asks Congress for New Laws for Migrant Kids

Border Patrol Chief Asks Congress for New Laws for Migrant Kids(Bloomberg) — The head of U.S. Border Patrol told lawmakers that supplemental funding is a temporary solution for the crisis at the southern border, which will only be solved when Congress passes legislation to address how children and families are detained and processed.“To make a lasting impact Congress must make the changes to the legal framework that we have outlined time and time again,” said Carla Provost, the Border Patrol chief. “A Band-Aid is simply not enough.”At Wednesday’s hearing, Provost told the House Appropriations Committee that by the time Customs and Border Patrol could access the $ 4.6 billion in supplemental funding approved by Congress last month, the agency had been dealing with an influx of migrants for eight months.She said that while the additional money has helped, Congress has to change the legal agreement, known as the Flores Settlement, that sets conditions for how migrant children are to be handled while in custody,Part of that court settlement says migrant children can’t be held in CBP custody for more than 20 days. Provost said smugglers are convincing more families to cross the border with children because the CBP can’t hold a child for more than 20 days, and they cannot separate a family unit.“We need to be able to hold families together, not in a border patrol facility let me be very clear, in a family residential center throughout an expedited immigration process if we are truly going to address this issue,” Provost said.Family SeparationRepublicans on the committee supported Provost’s demand for a change to the Flores settlement while Democrats questioned the treatment of children in custody and the continued separation of migrant families since President Donald Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy that ended more than a year ago.Provost said children are separated from the relatives they’re traveling with if those family members are neither a parent nor a legal guardian.“We do have many children that are either coming with other siblings, some are coming with other siblings that are minors, aunts, uncles,” Provost said. “By law, I cannot keep those individuals together.”Members of the committee also questioned Provost’s membership in a Border Patrol Facebook group where agents mocked migrants and made crude comments about members of Congress.Provost said she did not realize she was a member of the group, as she was added to several groups when she first became the chief. She said she never saw the comments from the Facebook group until they were exposed by ProPublica but, she does not support the comments and she does support the continuing investigation into the members involved.To contact the reporter on this story: Jarrell Dillard in Washington at jdillard11@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Anna Edgerton, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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UPDATE 1-Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief

UPDATE 1-Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chiefIran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran’s navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site. Iran and the United States came to the brink of war last month after the Islamic Republic shot down a U.S. drone, nearly prompting a retaliatory attack which U.S. President Donald Trump called off at the last minute.



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'Horrific for all': Pentagon intelligence chief says Iran does not want war

'Horrific for all': Pentagon intelligence chief says Iran does not want warA U.S. Marines helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the USS Boxer during its transit through Strait of Hormuz. ASPEN, Colo. — As tensions in the Persian Gulf continued to ramp up on Friday afternoon amid news that Iran had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, concluded that Iran does not want to start a war with the U.S. or its allies. Answering a question posed by CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto in Aspen, Colo., about the latest incident, Ashley declined to give a specific response to the news, but later said that none of the United States’ major adversaries or competitors, including Iran, China and Russia, wants to start a war.



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From Russia, No Love for EU's New Chief and her Hawkish Stance

From Russia, No Love for EU's New Chief and her Hawkish Stance(Bloomberg) — Ursula von der Leyen won’t be getting a bear hug from the Kremlin.Russia’s top diplomat was asked during a visit to Germany about the incoming president of the European Commission and her “strict” view of his country. His frosty response was that the decision by the European Union’s leaders and Parliament was one “we simply acknowledge.”“Show me anyone who isn’t critical of Russia nowadays,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Thursday at a conference in the city of Koenigswinter. “We are pragmatists, we want to focus on practical matters, not on public statements.”Von der Leyen takes over at the helm of the EU’s executive arm in November and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s defense minister staked out a hawkish stance on Russia. She’s led calls for a common European military strategy since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and is a staunch backer of sanctions.“The Kremlin doesn’t forgive weakness,” von der Leyen told Die Welt in an interview Thursday. “From a position of strength we should stand by Russian sanctions.”Lavrov’s language was calculatingly neutral, saying President Vladimir Putin will react to EU policy rather than dwell on verbal volleys.“I hope that the new composition of the European Commission will conduct an inventory of relations with Russia, and when they express their position on the long-term development of relations with us, we will of course respond,” Lavrov said.\–With assistance from Henry Meyer and Tony Halpin.To contact the reporter on this story: Patrick Donahue in Koenigswinter, Germany at pdonahue1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ben Sills at bsills@bloomberg.net, Flavia Krause-Jackson, Richard BravoFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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AOC to DHS chief: Border agents shared 'images of my violent rape' in secret Facebook group

AOC to DHS chief: Border agents shared 'images of my violent rape' in secret Facebook groupRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about the whereabouts of Border Patrol agents who threatened her in a secret Facebook group.



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