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CBP identifies 10-year-old girl who died in US custody in September

A 10-year-old Salvadoran girl who died in Department of Health and Human Services custody last September was identified Friday by a US Customs and Border Protection official as Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle. On Thursday, HHS spokesman Mark Weber had announced the girl’s death but did not provide her name. After she was apprehended nine miles west…MORE

Washington Post: Two prosecutors connected to Assange case argued against espionage charges

Two federal prosecutors connected to the Justice Department’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disagreed with the department’s decision to pursue espionage charges against Assange, arguing that the charges “posed serious risks for First Amendment protections,” The Washington Post reported Friday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post said James Trump, “one of the…MORE

Farewell, infrastructure week

We’ll never forget you, infrastructure week. The in-joke among political observers came back to bite this week, as President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Democrats for a second round of talks about how to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. Never mind that infrastructure…MORE

Trump’s Citizenship and Immigration Services director out

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna is leaving the agency in the wake of a major shakeup in the last month among the leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, according to an email sent to agency employees Friday evening. “At the request of the President, I submitted my resignation today, effective…MORE

Trump nominates top police official for ATF director

President Donald Trump nominated a top police official on Friday to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, elevating a key supporter of a White House-backed sentencing measure to the federal agency. The White House said Trump would nominate Kenneth Charles “Chuck” Canterbury, currently president of the National Fraternal Order…MORE

Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The Trump administration has declared an emergency to bypass Congress and expedite billions of dollars in arms sales to various countries — including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — citing the need to deter what it called “the malign influence” of Iran throughout the Middle East. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally told…MORE

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. In issuing a preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the law “threatens immediate harm to women’s rights, especially considering most women do not seek abortions services until after…MORE