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Prison, Jail
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L.P. Phillips
April 09, 2019 - 5:06 pm
AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - A proposed bill in Austin would give more resources to inmates who claim they are serving a prison term for a wrongful conviction. It has the support of Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot. "We want to make certain that individuals who are indigent, who have a...
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IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government during a hearing, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 09, 2019 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax returns (all times local): 4:30 p.m. IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig says it's his decision — though under the supervision of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — whether to comply with a request by Democrats to turn over President Donald...
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In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking office, and amid intense speculation over his review of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 09, 2019 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General William Barr's testimony to Congress (all times local): 11 a.m. Attorney General William Barr is defending his decision to send a letter to Congress detailing special counsel Robert Mueller's principal conclusions because the public would not have...
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Opioid epidemic, painkillers, drugs, pills
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Alan Scaia
April 09, 2019 - 12:13 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $24 million grant to combat opioid abuse. Since the Texas Health and Human Services Commission launched its "Texas Targeted Opioid Response Program" in May 2017, the federal government has sent $176 million in...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, a container ship is loaded at the harbor in Hamburg, Germany. The United States is considering putting tariffs on $11 billion in EU goods per year to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for planemaker Airbus. While the size of the potential tariffs is relatively small compared with the hundreds of billions of goods the U.S. and China are taxing in their trade war, it suggests a breakdown in talks with the EU over trade. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
April 09, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump administration to use tariffs to reshape global trade in its favor. The World Trade Organization ruled last year that the...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Ruth Aracely Monroy walks with her sons in Tijuana, Mexico. After requesting asylum in the United States, the family was returned to Tijuana to wait for their hearing in San Diego. A U.S. judge on Monday, April 8, 2019, blocked the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases but the order won't immediately go into effect. Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request by civil liberties groups to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward. He put the decision on hold until Friday, April 12 to give U.S. officials the chance to appeal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 08, 2019 - 11:30 pm
A U.S. judge decided Monday to block the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases, but the ruling is on hold for several days. Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request on behalf of 11 asylum seekers...
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