February 24, 2021

Review Category : People

Florida shooting live updates: 17 dead in attack police believe involved AR-15 rifle – suspect named as Nikolas Cruz

Florida shooting live updates: 17 dead in attack police believe involved AR-15 rifle - suspect named as Nikolas CruzSeventeen people have been killed and more than a dozen injured after a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school. Aerial footage showed students streaming out of the school with their hands in the air before dropping their backpacks into a large pile next to police and sitting on nearby grass. Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County said the 19-year-old suspect - identified in media reports as Nikolaus Cruz - is in custody and that investigators are beginning to "dissect" what happened in the attack.


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Trump holds the line on immigration as bipartisan plan emerges

Trump holds the line on immigration as bipartisan plan emergesBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats promoted an immigration proposal on Wednesday to step up border security and protect young illegal immigrants, but its prospects appeared uncertain as President Donald Trump urged Congress to support a tougher measure. The developments underlined the difficult path any immigration plan faces as Washington remains starkly divided on one of Trump's signature issues. Congress has repeatedly tried and failed to overhaul immigration policy over the past decade.


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Attorney General lambasts U.S. Senate bill to reform sentencing

Attorney General lambasts U.S. Senate bill to reform sentencingBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a stark warning on Wednesday to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, urging it not to approve a draft criminal sentencing reform bill that Sessions claimed would reduce sentences for "a highly dangerous cohort of criminals." In a letter seen by Reuters, Sessions told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and fellow Republican Charles Grassley that he feared passage of the legislation would be "a grave error." Grassley's committee is slated to make edits to the draft bill at a hearing on Thursday, before it can be sent to the full Senate for a possible vote.


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