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Court: A man’s truck is his castle

Effective Compassion | Homeless crisis on West Coast spurs redefinition of ‘home’
by Rob Holmes
Posted 3/14/18, 04:53 pm

A Washington state court ruling may provide new legal protections for those using their vehicles as a dwelling. The case redefines what constitutes a home and what protections a person has at home—even if that home is a truck.

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Trump inspects border wall prototypes

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/14/18, 10:23 am

President Donald Trump made his official first visit to California on Tuesday to inspect models of his promised border wall. Peaceful protesters chanted, “No ban! No wall!” as Trump surveyed the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, the nation’s busiest border crossing. Officials briefed Trump on eight different wall prototypes. “If you didn’t have walls over here, you wouldn’t even have a country,” Trump said. The president’s trip comes during escalated tension between the liberal state and his administration.

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Mayor’s tip to illegal immigrants ires Justice Department

Effective Compassion | Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Oakland, Calif., is harboring criminals
by Rob Holmes
Posted 3/07/18, 02:22 pm

In a speech Wednesday in Sacramento, Calif., Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for tipping off illegal immigrants late last month about upcoming raids.

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