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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Brother Of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Passes Away At 90

Thomas D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died at 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D’Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi said in a statement that she and her family are devastated, calling her brother “the finest public servant I have ever known.”... [Read Full Story]

Juul To Stop Selling Several Flavored Products In The U.S.

Juul Labs, a leading e-cigarette company, announced on Thursday that they will stop selling several flavored products in the United States. Only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain for sale. Juul’s mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store, the only place the company sold these products directly to 21-and-up consumers in the United States. It had pulled them from retail locations late last year. However, these flavored pods will continue to be sold abroad.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Defends Decision To Pull Back U.S. Troops Regarding Turkey-Syria Crisis

On Wednesday, President Trump continued to distance himself and the U.S. from tensions in northeastern Syria, telling reporters at a White House photo-op in the Oval Office, “It’s not our border.” Trump provided the many reasons why the U.S. should not be involved in the fighting, saying, “So, if Russia wants to get involved with the — with Syria, that’s really up to them. They have a problem with Turkey, they have a problem at a border. It’s not our border. We shouldn’t be losing lives over it.”... [Read Full Story]

Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean Resigns After Fatal Shooting Of Atatiana Jefferson In Her Home

A Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a woman in her home while she babysat her 8-year-old nephew has resigned from the force, and could still face criminal charges. Interim Police Chief Ed Krauss said on Monday that Officer Aaron Dean, who is white, would have been fired and is considered dishonorably discharged from the department. Krauss also said the U.S. Justice Department will examine the case for possible civil rights violations.... [Read Full Story]

Questions Remain After Fort Worth Police Officer Kills Black Woman In Her Own Home

Questions and demands for justice remain after a white police officer killed a black woman, 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, inside her own home in Texas over the weekend.  An attorney for Jefferson’s family, Lee Merritt, said after viewing video taken from a Fort Worth officer’s bodycam during the shooting that “You didn’t hear the officer shout, ‘Gun, gun, gun. He didn’t have time to perceive a threat. That’s murder.”... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Defense Analyst Arrested After Leaking Classified Information

Federal prosecutors have revealed that an employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency in northern Virginia was arrested Wednesday, charged with leaking top secret information to two journalists, one of whom he was romantically involved with. The Justice Department says Henry Kyle Frese, 30, of Alexandria, Virginia, leaked government secrets involving a foreign country’s weapons system in 2018 and 2019.... [Read Full Story]

Arrest Warrants Issues For Suspects Of Murder Of Witness In Amber Guyger Trial

Police said on Tuesday that arrest warrants have been issued for three suspects in the slaying of a man who testified at the high-profile trial last month of ex-police officer Amber Guyger in the wrong-apartment killing of Botham Jean. The witness, Joshua Brown, 28, was a former neighbor of Jean.  Brown was gunned down on Friday night in what police described as a botched drug deal.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Signs US-Japan Trade Deal

President Donald Trump signed a limited trade agreement on Monday with Japan, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office. U.S. farmers have been operating at a disadvantage in Japan since Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which had been negotiated by the Obama administration. The other 11 Pacific Rim countries, including big farm producers such as New Zealand and Canada, went ahead without the United States and were enjoying preferential treatment in Japan.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Sends Warning To Turkey After Syria Invasion

On Monday, President Donald Trump warned Turkey against “going too far” in Syria, one day after giving Ankara a green light to invade its southern neighbor. The Pentagon pulled back about two dozen of its forces from Syria’s northern frontier, where they serve as a buffer between the Turkish military and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, after Trump’s surprise announcement late Sunday that US forces “will no longer be in the immediate area.”... [Read Full Story]

Atlantic City, NJ Mayor Pleads Guilty To Fraud Over Stealing $87,000 In Donations From Youth Basketball Team

The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey admitted in federal court on Thursday that he stole $87,000 from a youth basketball team he founded.  Mayor Frank Gillam Jr. told the judge he stole funds raised from donors in Atlantic City and Philadelphia for the Atlantic City Starz for personal expenses between 2013 and 2018. He was elected mayor in 2017 after serving as a City Councilman.... [Read Full Story]

Jury Convicts Former Dallas Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Neighbor

On Tuesday, Amber Guyger — the white former Dallas police officer who said she fatally shot her unarmed, black neighbor after mistaking his apartment for her own — was found guilty of murder after just a few hours of deliberation by the jury.  The jury reached the verdict in Guyger’s high-profile trial for the killing of Botham Jean after six days of witness testimony... [Read Full Story]