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Two Guard Put On Leave And Warden Reassigned As Epstein’s Death Is Investigated

On Tuesday, the Justice Department said that two guards who were assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself have been placed on administrative leave and the warden has been reassigned to an office post. The announcement comes as both the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are investigating Epstein’s death. The Justice Department also said the warden of another facility in upstate New York has been named the acting warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein was being held. ... [Read Full Story]

Concern Mounts Over Plan By Trump Administration To Weaken Laws Protecting Endangered Species

President Donald Trump’s administration has finalized rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The changes include removing a rule that automatically conveys the same protection to threatened species and endangered species, and allowing information on economic impact to be gathered when making determinations on how wildlife is listed.... [Read Full Story]

Federal Charges Filed Against Friend Of Dayton Gunman

Federal charges have been filed against the friend of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, last week. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the friend – identified as Ethan Kollie — told federal agents he bought him body armor, a gun accessory and a 100-round magazine earlier this year. The charging document says Kollie bought the items for suspect Connor Betts and kept them at his apartment so his friend’s parents would not find them.... [Read Full Story]

Reports Say Jail Protocols For Monitoring Jeffrey Epstein Before Suicide Were Not Followed

According to reports, jail protocols requiring routine checks on the wellbeing of accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein appear to have not been followed in the hours before he was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. Epstein should have been checked on by a correctional officer every 30 minutes, according to Bureau of Prison protocols. But sources say that protocol was not followed prior to Epstein’s death by suicide.... [Read Full Story]

Twitter Locks Down McConnell Campaign Account After Their Posts Of Protester Threats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign blasted Twitter on Thursday after their account was locked for sharing a video of protesters making threats against McConnell outside his home. A Twitter spokesperson said: “The users were temporarily locked out of their accounts for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.”... [Read Full Story]

Puerto Rico Swears In Third New Governor In Less Than A Week, Wanda Vázquez

Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as Puerto Rico’s latest governor, hours after the island’s Supreme Court overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as governor. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. Puerto Rico’s Senate sued to challenge Pierluisi’s legitimacy as governor, arguing that its approval was also necessary, and the Supreme Court held in favor of the Senate.... [Read Full Story]

Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sending Pipe Bombs To CNN, Top Democrats

Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who sent pipe bombs to CNN and prominent Democrats last fall, was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison.” data-reactid=”19″ type=”text”>On Monday, the Florida man who sent pipe bombs to CNN and prominent Democrats last fall, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in March to mailing 16 explosive devices to targets including George Soros, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Robert De Niro and former vice president Joe Biden. Sayoc also sent packages to CNN, one of which was intercepted at a postal facility. No one was injured.... [Read Full Story]

Explosion At Houston-Area Exxon Mobil Refinery Causes Fire, Injuries

On Wednesday, a fire broke out at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas; the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area, injuring at least six people. The fire began around 11 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil facility in Baytown, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Houston. The city of Baytown said the fire is in an area that contains polypropylene material and that Exxon Mobil has requested some nearby residents to shelter in place as a precaution.... [Read Full Story]

Capital One Reports Data Breach Affecting 100 Million Customers

Capital One reported a massive data breach affecting 100 million people in the US that exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses used on their credit card applications. A 33-year-old Seattle woman named Paige Thompson allegedly exploited a vulnerability in Capital One’s online databases to steal the credit card application documents, according to the criminal complaint filed by the FBI.  Approximately 140,000 credit card customers in the US had their Social Security numbers stolen in the breach. Another 80,000 customers had their bank account numbers exposed.... [Read Full Story]

Federal Government Resuming Executions Of Death Row Inmates After Two-Decades

capital punishment.” data-reactid=”17″ type=”text”>Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that the federal government will be resuming capital punishment. In the announcement, the U.S. Department of Justice said the decision was made related to “five death-row inmates convicted of murdering, and in some cases torturing and raping, the most vulnerable in our society — children and the elderly.”... [Read Full Story]

ICE Arrests 35 In Operation Targeting 2,000 Migrants

Officials on Tuesday said Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 35 people as part of an operation targeting families with deportation. Of those 35 arrested, 18 were members of families with court-ordered removal orders targeted by the operation and 17 were collateral arrests of people found during enforcement actions, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence said during a news teleconference Tuesday morning.... [Read Full Story]