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Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandalsaying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s an astonishing defeat for Attorney General Dana Nessel, who took office …

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RI cop allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rally after Roe ruling

A male off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate physically attacked his female political opponent at an abortion rights rally, she said. Providence Police said Saturday that they have placed the cop, Jeann Lugo, on paid administrative leave as they launched a criminal investigation into Friday night’s alleged assault, which was …

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WeatherTech shooting: “More than one” person shot at facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois

CNN — A suspect is in custody following a deadly shooting at a WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois, on Saturday morning, according to the Bolingbrook Police Department. One person was killed, while another shooting victim remains in critical condition, Bolingbrook Police Captain Anthony Columbus said. A third victim has been released from the hospital. Bolingbrook …

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Brian Laundrie admitted to killing Gabby Petito in his notebook: report

Brian Laundrie admitted to killing girlfriend Gabby Petito in a notebook left in the Florida swamp where he committed suicide — but Laundrie insisted it was an act of “mercy,” according to a report Friday. “I ended his life,” he proclaims in the note, which was recovered by the FBI in October, according to Fox …

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Jan. 6 hearing to spotlight Trump’s pressure on DOJ and plan to replace attorney general

Clark pushed Trump to install him as acting AG, promising to find fraud Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, September 14, 2020. Susan Walsh | AFP | Getty Images Witnesses described a dramatic Jan. 3, 2021, Oval Office …

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Jan. 6 hearing to spotlight Trump’s pressure on DOJ and plan to replace attorney general

‘There is much more to come’ from Jan. 6 probe, Cheney says Committee Vice Chair US Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) gives her opening statement during the public hearing of the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, June 9, 2022 . …

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South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

PIERRE, SD (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. Ravnsborg, a first-term Republican who only recently announced …

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Trump had ‘direct and personal role’ in pushing states to overturn Biden win, Jan. 6 panel says

Trump lawyer Eastman urged Bowers to decertify election results ‘and let the courts sort it out’ Former lawyer of former President Donald Trump, John Eastman, appears on screen during the fourth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June …

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Uvalde elementary school shooting: Texas Public Safety director says police response was ‘abject failure’

CNN — The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday slammed the law enforcement response to last month’s mass shooting in Uvalde as an “abject failure” and harshly criticized the decisions of Uvalde school district police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo. “There is compelling evidence that the law enforcement response to the attack …

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