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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Libya militia inside U.S. Embassy compound - YouTube

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Stabbing in south KC leaves 1 injured | Local News - KMBC Home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Police said one person was injured in a stabbing early Sunday in south Kansas City.

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Stabbing in south KC leaves 1 injured | Local News - KMBC Home

KHP trooper kills suspect during Barton County confrontation | Local News - KMBC Home

GREAT BEND, Kan. —A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been placed on administrative leave after the fatal shooting of an armed suspect Saturday evening.

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KHP trooper kills suspect during Barton County confrontation | Local News - KMBC Home

Does Iraq need a second Sunni Awakening? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Does Iraq need a second Sunni Awakening? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Israeli foreign minister: I didn't agree with ceasefire – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Israeli foreign minister: I didn't agree with ceasefire – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Documents Show NSA and GCHQ Spied on Partner Turkey - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal wide-scale spying against Turkey by America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ. They also show the US worked closely with Ankara to battle Kurdish separatists.



Documents Show NSA and GCHQ Spied on Partner Turkey - SPIEGEL ONLINE

"Disproportionate focus" on Israel? - YouTube

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"Disproportionate focus" on Israel? - YouTube

A CNN Host Let a Muslim Cleric Speak Freely. What He Said about Journalism, Terrorism and Sharia Law in America Left the Host Speechless | Video | TheBlaze.com

British Muslim activist Anjam Choudary appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday morning, and while host Brian Stelter seemed as if he was working hard to give the cleric a fair shake, the veteran journalist couldn’t help but get exasperated as Choudary steadfastly defended his radical Islamic ideology — and joked about 9/11.
Besides saying that he thought he won his epic shouting match with Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier in the week, Choudary refused to condemn the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State.


A CNN Host Let a Muslim Cleric Speak Freely. What He Said about Journalism, Terrorism and Sharia Law in America Left the Host Speechless | Video | TheBlaze.com

Man shot, killed in confrontation with Kansas City police - KCTV5

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

One man is dead after he was shot by Kansas City police early Sunday morning on the city's northeast side.
Police were called to the area of Independence and Myrtle avenues about 4:45 a.m. on a suspicious man possibly armed with a gun.
Initially, police could not find anyone, but minutes later a foot chase began with the man, and the shooting took place a block south at East Sixth Street and Myrtle Avenue.


Man shot, killed in confrontation with Kansas City police - KCTV5

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya - KCTV5

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.
An Associated Press journalist saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the residential compound, remainders of weeks of violence between rival militias over control of Tripoli that sparked the evacuation.


Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya - KCTV5

Hillary's summer: Five takeaways | TheHill

The political world is still waiting for a decision from Hillary Clinton on the 2016 presidential race.
But observers have recently got a preview of what would lay in store from, and for, Clinton should she take the plunge.
Over the summer months, she released a book, “Hard Choices,” about her time at the State Department and waded into domestic policy for the first time in four years.
So, what did we learn?


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Hillary's summer: Five takeaways | TheHill

Poll: McConnell leads Grimes by 4 points | TheHill

A new poll shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) widening his lead over his Democratic opponent, the second time the Bluegrass Poll has had the Republican ahead.
With just two months away from the midterm election, the poll released Saturday found that McConnell would get 46 percent of likely voters, compared with Grimes’s 42 percent, the Courier Journal reported.


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Poll: McConnell leads Grimes by 4 points | TheHill

Celebs gin up votes for midterm push | TheHill

With young voters more apathetic about voting and government than ever, several organizations are trying to woo the “selfie generation” to the polls this fall. 

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Celebs gin up votes for midterm push | TheHill

US mounts new wave of airstrikes | TheHill

The U.S. military launched a new round of airstrikes and emergency aid drops to help a beleaguered city in Iraq thwart Islamic militants, the Pentagon announced late Saturday night.

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US mounts new wave of airstrikes | TheHill

Feinstein: Obama ‘too cautious’ on ISIS | TheHill

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said that President Obama has perhaps been “too cautious” in confronting the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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Feinstein: Obama ‘too cautious’ on ISIS | TheHill

Obama sets his own pace in a world whirling with crises - The Washington Post

Short of world war, it’s rare that a chief executive goes through a foreign policy month like President Obama’s August.
U.S. warplanes struck in Iraq for the first time in years, as U.S. diplomats struggled to establish a new government in Baghdad. Islamic State militants beheaded an American journalist in Syria and spread their reach across the Middle East.


Obama sets his own pace in a world whirling with crises - The Washington Post

Burger King deal gives Dems appetite to tackle tax gambit | TheHill

Congressional Democrats will intensify their efforts to stop corporations from fleeing offshore to slash their tax bill when lawmakers return next month.
Democrats argue that that the pounding Burger King, the most prominent U.S. company yet to announce plans to reincorporate abroad, has taken on social media illustrates that the normally obscure tax maneuver known as an inversion can fuel voter outrage ahead of November’s midterm elections.


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Burger King deal gives Dems appetite to tackle tax gambit | TheHill

Seven influential voices shaping the immigration debate | TheHill

Even the most ardent immigrant rights advocates are saying it: Reform legislation is dead this year — and for the foreseeable future. 
With that in mind, all eyes have shifted to the White House, where President Obama is weighing unilateral changes to his immigration policies in the face of congressional inaction.


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Seven influential voices shaping the immigration debate | TheHill

Defendant Charged in Investment Scam Yielding Millions of Dollars from Investors and Miami Heat Tickets

FBI Miami Division Press Release:

Defendant Charged in Investment Scam Yielding Millions of Dollars from Investors and Miami Heat Tickets

U.S. Attorney’s OfficeAugust 29, 2014
  • Southern District of Florida(313) 226-9100
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that Haider Zafar, 36, formerly of Miami-Dade County, has been charged with five counts of wire fraud in connection with an investment scam that yielded millions of dollars from investors and Miami Heat premium ticket package.
If convicted, Zafar faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each wire fraud count.
According to the indictment, Zafar would introduce and portray himself as Haider Zafar Haswhani, a member of a wealthy and influential Pakistani family that operated several hotels, including the Marriott Hotel bombed in Islamabad, Pakistan, textile plants and oil businesses. He claimed he lived in a penthouse in The Essex house in New York, but also had residences at The Setai, the Mondrian, and 10 Museum Park, across the street from the American Airlines Arena.
In approximately October of 2012, Zafar approached a Miami Heat sales executive and said he wanted to purchase a premium three-season ticket package, which would cost $1,055,000, along with other items related to the Miami Heat and games played at the American Airlines Arena. He was provided the package in anticipation of later payment.
Shortly thereafter, and using this same identity, the indictment alleges Zafar obtained a loan and millions of dollars from investors wanting to invest in an investment opportunity he proposed to them. Zafar, according to the indictment, never invested anything, and instead used the money provided for personal expenses and to pay a portion of what was owed for the Miami Heat tickets.
Though at the time of this offense Zafar was living in Miami-Dade County, Zafar is presently incarcerated in Ohio awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges there.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Luis M. PĂ©rez.
An indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida atwww.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.
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FBI Releases Photographs of a Bank Robbery in Sunny Isles

FBI Miami Division Press Release:

FBI Releases Photographs of a Bank Robbery in Sunny Isles

FBI ColumbiaAugust 29, 2014
  • Special Agent Michael D. Leverock(305) 944-9101
The FBI is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that took place August 29, 2014, at approximately 11:43 a.m. at the TD Bank branch at 16830 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles, Florida.
A robber entered the bank and demanded money from a bank employee.  There were no injuries.  Money was taken, but the amount will not be released at this time.
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The robber left the bank on foot.
Anyone who has information as to the identity of this bank robber is urged to call the FBI at (305) 944-9101 or Crimestoppers.

Former CFO of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, and Adler P.A. Sentenced for Conspiracy to Launder Money and to Defraud a Financial Institution

FBI Miami Division Press Release:

Former CFO of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, and Adler P.A. Sentenced for Conspiracy to Launder Money and to Defraud a Financial Institution

U.S. Attorney’s OfficeAugust 29, 2014
  • Southern District of Florida(313) 226-9100
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Donnell Young, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that Irene Shannon, formerly known as Irene Stay, 50, of Miami, was sentenced today in Miami by U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro to five years in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release.
On May 21, 2014, Shannon pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, through the operation of the former Fort Lauderdale law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler, P.A. (RRA). Shannon was the Chief Financial Officer of RRA. In 2009, it was discovered that RRA was being utilized by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott W. Rothstein, to commit a massive Ponzi scheme stemming from the sale of fictitious confidential settlements.
When she entered her guilty plea, Shannon admitted that she oversaw the accounting functions of RRA, including the deposits and withdrawals made by RRA and Rothstein at TD Bank and other financial institutions. In furtherance of the Ponzi scheme, Shannon transferred hundreds of millions of dollars obtained from investors to pay prior investors in the scheme and to supplement and support the operation and activities of RRA, among other purposes. The defendant further admitted that she was well aware that hundreds of millions of dollars were not being held in trust accounts for investors, contrary to what those investors had been told, and that the funds were instead being disbursed to further Rothstein’s fraudulent scheme. The defendant also admitted that she utilized her position to float checks between and among certain bank accounts maintained by RRA in a form of bank fraud commonly known as “check kiting.”
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the IRS-CI and FBI. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lawrence D. LaVecchio, Paul F. Schwartz, and Jeffrey N. Kaplan.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida atwww.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.
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International Fraud Scheme Now Targeting Houstonians

FBI Houston Division Press Release:

International Fraud Scheme Now Targeting Houstonians
‘Virtual Kidnappers’ Use Fear and Intimidation to Pressure Victims into Wiring Money 

FBI HoustonAugust 29, 2014
  • Special Agent Shauna Dunlap(713) 936-7638
A version of this press release is available in Spanish after the English text.
The Houston FBI seeks to warn the public about a rise in “virtual kidnapping” fraud schemes and the recent targeting of Houstonians in these schemes. Over the past several years, the FBI and law enforcement agencies around the country, and particularly along the border, have received reports from the public regarding extortion or fraud schemes, often referred to as virtual kidnappings. These schemes typically involve an individual or criminal organization who contacts a victim via telephone and demands payment for the return of a “kidnapped” family member or friend. However, no actual kidnapping has taken place. It’s all a fraud scheme designed to scare victims into wiring them money.
The callers often use co-conspirators to convince their victims of the legitimacy of the threat. For example, a caller might attempt to convince a victim that his daughter was kidnapped by having a young female scream for help in the background during the call. Callers, sometimes representing themselves as members of a drug cartel or corrupt law enforcement, will typically provide the victim with specific instructions to ensure the safe “return” of the allegedly kidnapped individual. These instructions usually involve demands of a ransom payment. Most schemes use various techniques to instill a sense of fear, panic, and urgency in an effort to rush the victim into making a very hasty decision. Instructions usually require the ransom payment be made immediately and typically by a wire transfer. These schemes involve varying amounts of ransom demands, which often decrease at the first indication of resistance.
Callers will often go to great lengths to engage victims in ongoing conversations to prevent them from verifying the status and location of the “kidnapped” individuals. Callers will often make their victims believe they are being watched and were personally targeted. In reality, many of these calls are originating outside of the United States. The fraudsters are simply making hundreds of calls, possibly using phone directories or other phone lists, knowing at least some of those targeted will fall for the scam.
While the reported number of virtual kidnapping schemes appears to be increasing, a recent trend indicates perpetrators of these schemes may be targeting physicians—to include dentists, general practitioners, and various specialists—in Houston and across Texas. During the past few weeks, the FBI has fielded calls from victim physicians located in the Houston area. In June and July, the FBI received multiple reports indicating physicians in McAllen, Laredo, Brownsville, and Del Rio, Texas, were targeted in similar virtual kidnapping schemes.
Due to the rising prevalence of these types of incidents, coupled with the increased victimization of members of the medical community in the Houston area and across Texas, the FBI is attempting to raise awareness within the health care industry and the public at large.
To avoid becoming a victim of this extortion scheme, look for the following possible indicators:
  • Incoming calls made from an outside area code
  • Multiple successive phone calls
  • Calls do not come from the kidnapped victim’s phone
  • Callers go to great lengths to keep you on the phone
  • Callers prevent you from calling or locating the “kidnapped” victim
  • Ransom money is only accepted via wire transfer service
If you receive a phone call from someone who demands payment of a ransom for a kidnapped victim, the following should be considered:
  • Stay calm
  • Slow the situation down
  • Avoid sharing information about you or your family during the call
  • Listen carefully to the voice of the kidnapped victim
  • Attempt to call or determine the location of the “kidnapped” victim
  • Request to speak to the victim
  • Ask questions only the victim would know
  • Request the kidnapped victim call back from his/her cell phone
If you have any question about whether the call is a scheme or a legitimate kidnapping, contact your nearest FBI office immediately. Tips can also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov. All tipsters may remain anonymous.

Raymond Man Sentenced for Diverting Fentanyl at Exeter Hospital

FBI Boston Division Press Release:

Raymond Man Sentenced for Diverting Fentanyl at Exeter Hospital

U.S. Attorney’s OfficeAugust 29, 2014
  • District of New Hampshire(603) 225-1552
CONCORD, NH—Peter McGlynn, 46, of Raymond, New Hampshire, was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 42 months of probation for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
McGlynn pleaded guilty to the charge on May 22, 2014. At the plea hearing before Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph Laplante, McGlynn admitted that on or about January 16, 2013, while working as an Emergency Medical Technician at Exeter Hospital, McGlynn volunteered to administer fentanyl (a powerful opiate) to a patient who was being treated at the Emergency Department of the hospital. Although he obtained 100 micrograms of fentanyl and claimed to administer the drug to a patient, the patient did not obtain any pain relief. A nurse suspected that the drug had not been provided to the patient. A drug test was performed on McGlynn. The test detected the presence of fentanyl in his system.
McGlynn’s crime took place just six months after another Exeter Hospital employee, David Kwiatkowski, was arrested for diverting fentanyl and tampering with consumer products. Kwiatkowski’s criminal activities resulted in the infection of dozens of people with Hepatitis C. On December 2, 2013, Kwiatkowski was sentenced to 39 years in prison for his conduct. The investigation of McGlynn did not reveal any evidence indicating that he had infected patients or exposed patients to any disease.
United States Attorney John P. Kacavas said, “My office remains committed to stopping drug diversion by health care workers. The Kwiatkowski case demonstrated that health care workers who divert or tamper with drugs can jeopardize the health and safety of their patients. Not only do drug diversion and tampering create the potential for patients to become infected with diseases, but it also can cause patients to experience unnecessary pain. Health care workers who divert drugs and ingest them on the job can also put patients at risk because their judgment can be clouded by the drugs they have taken. This can lead to errors that can have life-threatening consequences. I encourage all health care facilities to be alert to potential drug diversion incidents and to report them promptly to law enforcement officers. That is what Exeter Hospital did in this case.”
This investigation involved the cooperative efforts of federal and local law enforcement entities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Exeter Police Department, and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Farley.
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FBI Seeks Man Wanted in Connection with Stabbing of Man and Mysterious Disappearance of Woman

FBI Baltimore Division Press Release:

FBI Seeks Man Wanted in Connection with Stabbing of Man and Mysterious Disappearance of Woman

FBI BaltimoreAugust 29, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Amy Thoreson(410) 277-6689
The FBI Baltimore Violent Crime Task Force and Baltimore County Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for stabbing another man; the subject is also wanted in connection with the disappearance of his girlfriend. These events took place in the Lansdowne community in Baltimore County, Maryland on August 28. The United States Attorney’s Office in Maryland has issued a warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for Rony Leonel Deleon, who is charged in Baltimore County with first and second degree assault and use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

Investigators say they found a man who had been stabbed outside an apartment in the 3000 block of Bero Road. The victim told police that Deleon had stabbed him and then ran into an apartment Deleon shared with a woman named Damaris Noemi Chavez-Calderon. Chavez-Calderon has not been seen since, and detectives are concerned for her safety. The victim was treated for his injuries and is expected to recover.
Chavez-Calderon is 24 years old, Hispanic, about 5’5” tall, and 140 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
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Investigators believe Deleon is no longer in the Baltimore area and likely fled the state. If you have any information about Deleon or Chavez-Calderon, you are asked to call the FBI Baltimore Division at (410) 265-8080, or the Baltimore County Police Department at (410) 887-2222. You could receive a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Deleon.
The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is made up of FBI agents, Baltimore City Police detectives, Baltimore County Police detectives and Anne Arundel County Police detectives. They investigate significant violent crimes, including kidnappings, robberies of commercial institutions, armored car and bank robberies, extortions, and fugitive felons.

Reward Offered for Information Concerning Armed Robbery in Baltimore

FBI Baltimore Division Press Release:

Reward Offered for Information Concerning Armed Robbery in Baltimore

FBI BaltimoreAugust 29, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Amy Thoreson(410) 277-6689
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that will help them identify a man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 879 East Fort Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 27. The robber passed a note the teller, demanded money, and left the bank. No one was hurt.
Witnesses describe the robber as a black man in his 50s, heavy set, and about 6’3” tall. They say he was wearing a ball cap, blue jeans, and a denim shirt. He was seen leaving the scene in an older model olive green Ford Explorer.
 
If you have any information about the robber or the robbery, you are asked to call the Baltimore FBI at 410-265-8080. You could receive a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.
The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is made up of FBI agents, Baltimore City Police detectives, Baltimore County Police detectives, and Anne Arundel County Police detectives. They investigate significant violent crimes, including kidnappings, robberies of commercial institutions, armored car and bank robberies, extortions, and fugitive felons.

Kim Case, once a victim herself, is changing the way we care for Missouri victims | The Kansas City Star



As Kim Case drives the blacktop to this Holt County seat in northern Missouri, a beaded necklace on the dash peeks back through the steering wheel.
It’s so close and brightly colored, Case can almost hear the little girl’s voice.
“Kim, best friends forever,” the necklace says.
The girl was 12 when she made it. Her name is not being used in this story because her father allegedly pimped her out to a truck driver friend who raped her in the sleeper of his Kenworth rig at various stops between the girl’s Holt County hometown and Salt Lake City.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article1331998.html#storylink=cpy


Kim Case, once a victim herself, is changing the way we care for Missouri victims | The Kansas City Star

Saturday, August 30, 2014

‘They Will Reach Europe in a Month and America in Another Month’: A Muslim King’s Dire Warning | TheBlaze.com

The man who now leads them warned his American captors, “I’ll see you guys in New York.”
They could exploit the porous southern U.S. border for an attack, and on Thursday President Barack Obama said, “We don’t have a strategy yet” to fight them.
The Islamic State has blitzed its way into control across a huge swath of Syria and Iraq in recent months, and on Friday, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a dire warning: Jihadists could reach Europe and America in a matter of months.


‘They Will Reach Europe in a Month and America in Another Month’: A Muslim King’s Dire Warning | TheBlaze.com

Did Vladimir Putin Just Casually Threaten Nuclear War? | TheBlaze.com

Those who grew up during the Cold War know what it feels like to constantly worry about nuclear annihilation.
It seems Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to bring back those memories.


Did Vladimir Putin Just Casually Threaten Nuclear War? | TheBlaze.com

In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse

From the New York Times:


The nation’s highest immigration court has found for the first time that women who are victims of severe domestic violence in their home countries can be eligible for asylum in the United States.

The decision on Tuesday by the Board of Immigration Appeals in the case of a battered wife from Guatemala resolved nearly two decades of hard-fought legal battles over whether such women could be considered victims of persecution. The ruling could slow the pace of deportations from the Southwest border, because it creates new legal grounds for women from Central America caught entering the country illegally in the surge this summer in their fight to remain here.

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McConnell campaign manager resigns amid Iowa bribery scandal | TheHill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned Friday amid growing speculation over his involvement in a vote-buying scandal when he led former Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) 2012 presidential campaign.

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McConnell campaign manager resigns amid Iowa bribery scandal | TheHill