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U.S. May Shut Down Most Refugee Admissions

The Trump administration is considering a virtual shutdown of refugee admissions next year, cutting the number to nearly zero, reports Politico. During a key meeting of security officials on refugee admissions, a U.S. Citizenship and…

Oakland Bans Facial Recognition Technology

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition by city departments, including police, making it the third city in the country to do so after San Francisco and Somerville, Ma., the San Francisco…

Overdose Deaths Down, First Drop in Decades

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last…

Warden of NY Jail That Lost Heat Is Promoted

Five months ago, a power failure brought darkness to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., amid the January cold. The Bureau of Prisons and the Justice Department Inspector General pledged to investigate. As those inquiries…

Cruz: Make ‘El Chapo’ Pay for Mexican Wall

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) renewed his calls for legislation to make Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and other drug lords pay for President Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, The Hill reports. Cruz cheered the life sentence handed down to Guzmán in…

Highest Opioid Death Rates Were in WVA, KY, VA

Death rates from opioids soared in towns, cities and counties that were saturated with billions of prescription pain pills from 2006 through 2012, according to federal data and a previously undisclosed database of opioid shipments made…

FL Jury Awards $700M to Murder Victim’s Family

Seven years after a Florida man was murdered, a jury awarded his family a $700 million wrongful-death verdict, reports WFTS-TV in Tampa. Aaron Doty was attacked at a house party in Sebring, Fl., in 2012. The two men convicted dragged his…