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AG Barr Reinstates Federal Death Penalty, Immediately Schedules 5 Executions

AG Barr Reinstates Federal Death Penalty, Immediately Schedules 5 ExecutionsAttorney General William Barr on Thursday reinstated the federal death penalty, which lapsed 20 years ago, and immediately scheduled executions for five federal death row inmates convicted of murdering children and the elderly, while promising more to come.According to a Justice Department announcement, Barr directed Hugh Hurwitz, the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons, to adopt the revision to the Federal Execution Protocol, a maneuver that “[clears] the way for the federal government to resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse, and bringing justice to victims of the most horrific crimes.”Barr also directed Hurwitz to schedule executions for five death-row inmates at a federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana in December 2019 and January 2020.“Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President,” Barr said in a statement.“Under Administrations of both parties, the Department of Justice has sought the death penalty against the worst criminals, including these five murderers, each of whom was convicted by a jury of his peers after a full and fair proceeding.  The Justice Department upholds the rule of law—and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”The Justice Department identified the five inmates scheduled for execution:



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Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediatelyIran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. Iran has warned of reciprocal measures if the tanker is not released. Britain said on Thursday that three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz, which controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship.



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Iran's Zarif calls on UK to immediately release captured oil tanker

Iran's Zarif calls on UK to immediately release captured oil tankerThe capture of an Iranian oil tanker by Britain has set “a dangerous precedent and must end now”, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Monday. “Iran is neither a member of the EU nor subject to any European oil embargo. UK’s unlawful seizure of a tanker with Iranian oil on behalf of #B_Team is piracy, pure and simple.



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Iran's Zarif calls on UK to immediately release captured oil tanker

Iran's Zarif calls on UK to immediately release captured oil tankerThe capture of an Iranian oil tanker by Britain has set “a dangerous precedent and must end now”, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Monday. “Iran is neither a member of the EU nor subject to any European oil embargo. UK’s unlawful seizure of a tanker with Iranian oil on behalf of #B_Team is piracy, pure and simple.



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Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizens

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizensAhead of the first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president and Democratic polling leader introduced some of his immigration priorities Monday in a newspaper op-ed that blisters President Donald Trump for an “assault on the dignity” of the Latino community through policies and rhetoric designed to “scare voters” in 2020. Biden, who launched his 2020 campaign in April, calls for streamlining the asylum system for migrants and spending more on electronic security at borders instead of building Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.



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Court won't immediately stop wait-in-Mexico asylum policy

Court won't immediately stop wait-in-Mexico asylum policySAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court put a judge's order on hold Friday shortly before it would have stopped the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases move through U.S. courts.



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President Trump orders Defense Secretary James Mattis to leave immediately, names Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary

President Trump orders Defense Secretary James Mattis to leave immediately, names Patrick Shanahan as acting secretaryPresident Donald Trump had Defense Secretary Jim Mattis leave Jan. 1 in policy disputes rather than Feb. 28



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Severe weather poised to threaten southern US immediately after Christmas

Severe weather poised to threaten southern US immediately after ChristmasAfter drizzle puts a damper on Christmas Day, the threat for severe weather is expected to ramp up from Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley Wednesday into Thursday.



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Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North



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Immediately After Interviewing Parkland Students, Fox News Invites Criticism Of Them

Immediately After Interviewing Parkland Students, Fox News Invites Criticism Of ThemMinutes after interviewing a group of Parkland, Florida, students organizing marches in response to the mass shooting at their school, “Fox News Sunday” put conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh on the air to dismiss their plans and condemn them for trying to advance a “political agenda.”



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