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Friday, July 01, 2016

The State Department has sought to delay the court-ordered release of emails between four of Hillary Clinton's top aides and officials at the Clinton Foundation and a closely associated public relations firm.

The motion, filed in federal court by the Justice Department late Wednesday, seeks to put off the release of the emails by 27 months. It was first reported on by The Daily Caller.

In the filing, the State Department says it originally estimated that approximately 6,000 emails and other documents were exchanged between the aides -- identified as former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, former Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin -- and the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a communications shop that former President Bill Clinton helped launch. read more


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Deputies with Spartanburg County said a man faces multiple attempted murder charges after opening fire outside a nightclub early Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at Playoffz nightclub on Inman Road in Lyman. Deputies said 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man and fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of the club. "His rounds struck 3 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg," Lt. Kevin Bobo said. Bobo said the man who shot Thompson has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and won't be facing any charges.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. "The court finds there is insufficient evidence that the defendant gave or intended to give Mr. Gray a rough ride," said Judge Barry G. Williams, reading his ruling softly but clearly in a cavernous downtown courtroom. Judge Williams said that had not been "evidence presented at this trial that the defendant intended for any crime to happen." The officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., sat very quietly watching the judge as the verdict was read. Afterward, he hugged his family and some of the other officers charged in the case.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A 19-year-old British man was arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas after he tried to grab an office's gun and told police it was because he wanted to shoot the candidate. Michael Steven Sandford, 19, said he drove from California to Las Vegas with that goal in mind. He went to a gun range four days earlier to learn how to fire a gun. A public defender said Sandford has autism and previously had attempted suicide. He was unemployed, living out of a car and in the U.S. illegally, officials said.


Monday, June 20, 2016

The first two votes in a series of four dueling gun control measures in the Senate were defeated Monday evening in the first proposed legislation in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.

The first vote was on the amendment by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to enhance funding for an existing gun background check system which needed 60 votes to pass. The final vote tally was 53 to 47.

The second vote was on a measure by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., to expand gun background checks and close the so-called gun show loophole where firearm purchases are not tracked. The final vote tally was 44 to 56.

The Senate will still vote on a measure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to keep people on a government terrorism watch list or other suspected terrorists from buying guns. The Justice Department has endorsed her legislation. read more


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