Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned

WASHINGTON — Lazelle Maxwell, 48, is nearly 12 years into a 30-year sentence for a nonviolent crack cocaine charge, a penalty exacerbated by previous run-ins with law enforcement that led to his designation as a career offender. Three years into remission after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, Mr. Maxwell has no major disciplinary infractions on his […]

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The Latest: Italy governor wants people to quarantine, trace

ROME — The governor of Italy’s northeastern Veneto region says he’ll crack down on people who test positive but refuse to quarantine or give details to health authorities about recent contacts for tracing. After days of fewer than a dozen daily confirmed infections, Veneto’s new cases increased to 20 on Thursday. Gov. Luca Zaia says […]

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Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by “anarchists.” Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference […]

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Heavy rain leads to garbage-filled neighborhood in Nigeria, Lagos officials vow crackdown

Authorities in the largest city in Nigeria are vowing to crack down on illegal dumping after heavy rain over the weekend inundated one neighborhood with garbage. The Surulere neighborhood in Lagos was left filled with trash piles along waterways after heavy rainfall flooded the area on Sunday. Photos showed massive amounts of waste that reportedly washed into the area […]

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US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries `lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh straight night of both peaceful demonstrations […]

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‘I’m Outraged’: D.C. Bishop Sounds Off On Trump for Using Historic Church as ‘Prop’

Minutes after announcing plans to mobilize the military to violently crack down on the millions of Americans who since last week have been demonstrating against police brutality, President Trump sauntered over to Washington, D.C.’s historic St. John’s Episcopal Church to have his picture taken with a Bible. His path was cleared by the tear-gassing of […]

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Trump Signs Executive Order on Social Media, Claiming to Protect ‘Free Speech’

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to empower federal regulators to crack down on social media companies like Twitter and Facebook and potentially take away the legal protections that shield them from liability for what gets posted on their platforms. Mr. Trump and his allies have often accused Twitter and Facebook of bias […]

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EU banking watchdog to crack down on ‘cum-ex’ trading schemes

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s banking watchdog has proposed an action plan to crack down on so-called cum ex trading schemes that could pose a threat to financial markets and national budgets. These schemes have been a focus in Germany, with the country estimating that they have cost the state more than 5 billion […]

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Joseph Baena, 22, Hilariously Attempts To Crack Open An Egg Using Just His Muscular Arms

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s look-alike son Joseph Baena took on a challenge to crack an egg with just his incredibly buff arms. He showed in a video that it’s harder than it looks. Apparently there’s a new challenge going around Instagram as people remain bored in home lockdowns. Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s look alike bodybuilder son Joseph Baena is […]

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Fantasy baseball: What to do without Mets’ Noah Syndergaard

Thursday was supposed to be the first day we heard the crack of the bat and umpires screaming “Strike three” after the emphatic pop of the catchers’ glove. It was supposed to be the day we heard the roar of the crowd, cheering for the home team on Opening Day. Instead, there was silence. Thursday […]

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Jay Cutler reveals NFL broadcasting preference with Kristin Cavallari

Jay Cutler would like to take another crack at broadcasting, The former NFL quarterback, who left a first-time TV gig at Fox in 2017 without calling a game to attempt a comeback with the Miami Dolphins, said this week on his reality show that networks have expressed interest in him for the 2020 NFL season. […]

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NASCAR suspends races as one of last sports to bend to coronavirus

NASCAR became the latest league to crack on Friday morning as coronavirus fears spread, announcing it was suspending the season two days ahead of a scheduled race in Atlanta. The plan was to run races without fans, but for now the next two races have been delayed. “NASCAR has decided to postpone the race events […]

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Trevor Bauer tipping pitches to prevent another Astros mess

You can’t steal signs if you already know what’s coming. In an effort to crack down on sign-stealing, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer intentionally tipped his pitches during an at-bat Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bauer was seen moving his glove around while facing Dodgers outfielder Matt Beaty, and teammate Derek Dietrich confirmed the […]

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