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Senators reportedly wore Apple Watches to the impeachment trial, seemingly violating the electronics ban

Senators reportedly wore Apple Watches to the impeachment trial, seemingly violating the electronics banThe senators, plus one aide, were reportedly wearing smart watches that could be used to text and make calls.



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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collection

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collectionThe Department of Education had been ordered to stop collecting on federal loans of students who attended Corinthian College, which closed in 2015.



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Connecticut College Students Charged With Violating State Law Prohibiting ‘Ridicule’ after Using Racial Slur

Connecticut College Students Charged With Violating State Law Prohibiting ‘Ridicule’ after Using Racial SlurUniversity of Connecticut students Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj were arrested by campus police Monday night and charged with violating a Connecticut hate crime statute for using a racial slur in an incident captured on video.One night earlier this month, Karal and Mucaj — both described by police as white — walked with another individual through the parking lot of a student apartment complex playing “a game in which they yelled vulgar words,” according to the incident report. Police allege that the two switched to saying “n*****” when they reached the parking lot, which was loud enough for two people inside to hear.The two were charged under a Connecticut State law that criminalizes ridiculing “any person or class of people on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality, or race.” The misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a fine of $ 50, or both. The third individual was not charged for saying the slur.It is unclear whether the statute violates First Amendment grounds. “It is supportive of our core values to pursue accountability, through due process, for an egregious assault on our community that has caused considerable harm,” UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas said in a statement late Monday.Karal and Mucaj were released after promising to return for a scheduled court date on October 30.After the video went viral online, Campus blowback was swift. The administration, which learned of the incident October 11, faced severe criticism from students and activists. On Monday, the university’s NAACP chapter published a letter to the editor in the campus newspaper lambasting the university’s administration.“If the university does not adequately address and handle these occurrences of racism appropriately, it will create a culture in which racism is tolerated and normalized,” the NAACP letter reads. “We demand for your full assurance that you will take appropriate measures to hold the students involved in these heinous acts of racism accountable.”On Monday afternoon, hundreds of students chanted “it’s more than just a word” during an on-campus march and rally. During the march, Katsouleas voiced support for the students and extended an invitation to discuss the incident during his open office hours scheduled for Friday morning.UConn’s president also announced a nationwide search for a chief diversity officer in a letter to students on Friday. But students and professors criticized the president for his slow and inadequate response.“No stance is a stance,” Conn senior Areon Mangan told the Chronicle. “Not saying anything says a lot.”In its letter to the campus newspaper, the NAACP released a list of eight demands, including new student guidelines and punishments for instances of racism, a new first-year course on diversity training, and increased hiring of black administration, faculty, staff, and police officers.Democratic State Senators Mae Flexer and Gregory Haddad, both UConn alums, voiced their support for students during the Monday rally.“White people can’t just say they care about this with words,”Flexer said. “You can’t just say you’re an ally. You need to be a co-conspirator.”“I’m here because I want to lift your voices up,” Haddad added.



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White House slams Comey for violating FBI policies and falsely claims the Russia investigation was launched because he 'shamefully leaked information to the press'

White House slams Comey for violating FBI policies and falsely claims the Russia investigation was launched because he 'shamefully leaked information to the press'The FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was well underway by the time Comey shared his memos with the media.



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US sanctions Chinese oil trader for violating Iran restrictions: Pompeo

US sanctions Chinese oil trader for violating Iran restrictions: PompeoThe United States is placing a leading Chinese oil importer on its sanctions blacklist for trading in Iranian crude, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday. “As part of that maximum pressure campaign, I am announcing that the United States is imposing sanctions on the Chinese entity Zhuhai Zhenrong and its chief executive Youmin Li,” Pompeo said in a speech.



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Speaker Pelosi accused of violating House decorum

Speaker Pelosi accused of violating House decorumHouse Majority Leader Steny Hoyer ruled Nancy Pelosi broke House rules when delivering remarks introducing the resolution condemning the president's remarks; Mark Meredith reports from Capitol Hill.



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Iran trying to 'blackmail' world by violating nuclear deal: Netanyahu

Iran trying to 'blackmail' world by violating nuclear deal: NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused Iran of breaching the nuclear deal in order to “blackmail” the international community into relieving economic pressure on the Islamic republic. “This week Iran openly violated the nuclear deal by increasing the stockpile of enriched uranium (to beyond that) allowed under the deal,” Netanyahu said at an early reception in Jerusalem marking the United States’ July 4 independence day. Iran said Monday it had exceeded a limit on its enriched uranium reserves set under a 2015 nuclear deal that has edged towards collapse.



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Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rights

Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rightsA California high school student who was banned from wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on campus is challenging her school district for impinging on her First Amendment rights. Maddie Mueller, who attends Clovis North High School in Fresno, is a member of Valley Patriots. The conservative activist group asked its affiliates to wear the well-known hat bearing Donald Trump’s campaign motto on Wednesday.



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Lebanese businessman pleads guilty to violating US sanctions

Lebanese businessman pleads guilty to violating US sanctionsWASHINGTON (AP) — A Lebanese businessman accused of providing millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group pleaded guilty Thursday and admitted his role in a money laundering conspiracy in an effort to evade U.S. sanctions, the Justice Department said.



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Stormy Daniels accuses Trump’s lawyer of defamation, violating campaign finance laws

Stormy Daniels accuses Trump’s lawyer of defamation, violating campaign finance lawsThe White House pushed back against Daniels’ allegations of a 2006 affair with Trump and refuted a claim made during an interview with 60 Minutes that she had been physically threatened to keep quiet about it.



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