Alyssa Jackson

Alyssa is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Coast Guard member had hit list of Democrats

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/21/19, 12:11 pm

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant is set to appear in federal court Thursday after his arrest last week in connection with a domestic terror plot. Christopher Paul Hasson allegedly drafted an email in June 2017 in which he said he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth” and pondering how he might be able to acquire anthrax and toxins to create botulism or a deadly influenza, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland.

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Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/19/19, 12:49 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of the Venezuelan military that they risk their lives and their country’s future by continuing to back embattled President Nicolás Maduro. “Maduro is not a Venezuelan patriot, he is a Cuban puppet,” Trump said in a speech to a Venezuelan expatriate crowd in Miami. Florida is home to an estimated 190,000 Venezuelans, many of whom arrived in the past decade as their homeland slid into economic and political crisis under Maduro.

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Barr confirmed as attorney general

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/15/19, 11:18 am

William Barr was sworn in as attorney general Thursday night at the White House after the Senate confirmed him earlier in the day 54-45. Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted in favor of Barr’s confirmation, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was the lone Republican to vote against him, citing Barr’s record on privacy and surveillance issues.

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