J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD Radio’s managing editor. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012 and eventually becoming WORLD’s Washington Bureau chief. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/11/18, 09:26 am

The city of Dallas is considering more serious charges for an off-duty police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his own apartment last week. Officer Amber Guyger now faces a manslaughter charge for shooting and killing 26-year-old Botham Jean. District Attorney Faith Johnson said investigators are still trying to figure out what happened. “We are going to unravel whatever we need to unravel,” she said. “We are going to unturn whatever we need to unturn. And we are going to present a full case to the grand jury of Dallas County.”

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Trump administration closes PLO office in Washington

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/11/18, 08:59 am

National security adviser John Bolton announced Monday that the Trump administration has ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. He cited the Palestine Liberation Organization’s refusal to engage in direct peace talks with Israel and efforts to prompt the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel as reasons for the move.

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Records detail FBI snooping on Trump aide

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/23/18, 12:40 pm

Top-secret government documents released over the weekend show the FBI requested permission in October 2016 to wiretap a former aide to then-candidate Donald Trump. Despite major redactions, the records show the FBI believed at the time that Carter Page had “been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.” Page told CNN on Sunday he did not know the Russians named in the secret application for the wiretapping warrant, which was approved under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. The wiretapping has been the subject of partisan clashes for months.

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