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Chicago sues over sanctuary city crackdown

by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/07/17, 10:58 am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sued the Trump administration on Monday, protesting its immigration clampdown. Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department would begin suppressing so-called sanctuary cities, revoking Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants from mayors who refuse to enforce immigration laws. Sessions said U.S. cities stand to lose millions unless they give federal immigration officials unlimited access to local jails and give them 48 hours notice before releasing undocumented immigrants.

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Hundreds hurt in New Jersey commuter train crash

Disaster | Witnesses say train never slowed as it pulled into Hoboken station
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/29/16, 10:58 am

A New York commuter train crashed into a New Jersey station during rush hour this morning, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others.

The train barreled through the backstop barricade at the Hoboken station at about 8:45 a.m. without even slowing down, witnesses said. The carriages came to a stop between the station’s indoor waiting area and the platform, causing a metal structure covering the area to collapse.

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Taxation on carbonation

Government | Politicians successfully sell Philadelphia’s soft drink tax
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/05/16, 04:38 pm

I like a soda pop every now and then, especially with greasy food. I hope my habit doesn’t offend any of you. It offends some people. That’s why the city of Berkeley, Calif., enacted the first-ever tax on sweetened soft drinks two years ago. The city leaders believe you ought to be punished if you drink too much sugar, so that you will learn your lesson and stop it. They also believe they can really use the money your continuing self-indulgence rakes in. So there is understandably some schizophrenia involved here.

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