Vanessa Romo

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NYPD Judge Recommends That The Officer Involved In Eric Garner's Death Be Fired

Friday, August 02, 2019

NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo was found guilty of using a banned chokehold but not guilty of intentionally restricting Garner's breathing in 2014. The department says he has now been suspended.

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John Dillinger's Relatives Say They Have 'Evidence' The Buried Body May Not Be His

Thursday, August 01, 2019

"I have been presented with evidence that demonstrates that the individual who was shot and killed ... may not in fact have been my uncle," his nephew, Mike Thompson, said in an affidavit.

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Hawaii Extends Thirty Meter Telescope Permit Amid Protests

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"Because TMT construction is not imminent, I am withdrawing the emergency proclamation effective immediately," Ige said on Tuesday following a decision to allow an extra two years for construction.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló Names His Possible Successor

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"After much analysis, and taking into account the best interests of our people, I have selected Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia to fill the vacancy of Secretary of State," Rosselló tweeted Wednesday morning.

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TSA Officials Find Missile Launcher In Texas Man's Luggage

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The traveler who said he is an active member of the U.S. military told authorities the Griffin rocket launcher was a memento from Kuwait, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

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U.S. Citizen Detained For Weeks, Nearly Deported By Immigration Officials

Thursday, July 25, 2019

"He said the conditions were horrible, inhumane. And he was about to sign a deportation order ... even though he was born here," Francisco Galicia's lawyer told NPR.

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Just hours earlier, another judge ruled that the change could take effect because it was "in the greater public interest to allow the administration to carry out its immigration policy."

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Trump Administration Moves To Speed Up Deportations With Expedited Removal Expansion

Monday, July 22, 2019

The changes will allow ICE officials to deport undocumented immigrants who can't prove they have been in the U.S. for more than two years, without a hearing before a judge. It takes effect Tuesday.

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Suspected Arsonist In Japanese Animation Studio Fire Reportedly Had Criminal Record

Friday, July 19, 2019

Police officials said Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old from Saitama City near Tokyo, spent three and a half years in prison for robbing a convenience store in 2012.

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Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Friday, July 19, 2019

Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.

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Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we're not going to do that," Mark Morgan told NPR.

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Rare New Zealand Parakeet Population Doubles After 'Epic' Breeding Season

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The orange-fronted parakeet, known locally as the kākāriki karaka, is in the midst of a prolonged mating season after a beech seed boon. So far, more than 150 chicks have been born in the baby boom.

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Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against Actor Kevin Spacey In Sexual Assault Case

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said in court documents filed Wednesday that he was abandoning the case "due to the unavailability of the complaining witness."

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Drug In A Rug: Is That A Bag Of Cocaine Under Your Toupee?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Colombian man trying to sneak more than a pound of the drug into Spain was caught with the package (poorly) hidden under his fake hair, a police official told NPR.

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Puerto Rico Governor Defies Calls To Resign Amid Growing Protests Over Text Chats

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday marked three days of demonstrations against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after the publication of private conversations laden with misogynist and homophobic language, among other insults.

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Hawaii Protesters Block Access Road To Stop Construction Of Massive Telescope

Monday, July 15, 2019

Native Hawaiians chained themselves to a grate in a road to stop work on the controversial Mauna Kea project on what they say is sacred land. Development is scheduled to begin this week.

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U.S. Cities Prepare For Planned ICE Raids

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The operations are expected to take place in at least 10 major cities and last for days. According to reports, ICE is prepared to target about 2,000 recently arrived migrant families.

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Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate's Condition For Female Reporter: Bring A Man

Thursday, July 11, 2019

"I did not want there to be a perception that I was riding with another female and that something promiscuous was going on or anything like that," Robert Foster told NPR.

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University of Texas-Austin Promises Free Tuition For Low-Income Students In 2020

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The governing board voted to offer full tuition scholarships to in-state undergraduates whose families make $65,000 or less a year. They also extended financial assistance to middle class students.

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Disney Cable Channel Defends Casting Black Actress As New 'Little Mermaid'

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Certain circles of the Internet are aghast that the ingenue — actress and singer Halle Bailey — is African American. "Spoiler alert ... the character of Ariel is a work of fiction," Disney said.

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