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Concern Mounts Over Plan By Trump Administration To Weaken Laws Protecting Endangered Species

President Donald Trump’s administration has finalized rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The changes include removing a rule that automatically conveys the same protection to threatened species and endangered species, and allowing information on economic impact to be gathered when making determinations on how wildlife is listed. ...Read more

Federal Charges Filed Against Friend Of Dayton Gunman

Federal charges have been filed against the friend of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, last week. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the friend – identified as Ethan Kollie — told federal agents he bought him body armor, a gun accessory and a 100-round magazine earlier this year. The charging document says Kollie bought the items for suspect Connor Betts and kept them at his apartment so his friend’s parents would not find them. ...Read more

Reports Say Jail Protocols For Monitoring Jeffrey Epstein Before Suicide Were Not Followed

According to reports, jail protocols requiring routine checks on the wellbeing of accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein appear to have not been followed in the hours before he was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. Epstein should have been checked on by a correctional officer every 30 minutes, according to Bureau of Prison protocols. But sources say that protocol was not followed prior to Epstein’s death by suicide. ...Read more

Twitter Locks Down McConnell Campaign Account After Their Posts Of Protester Threats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign blasted Twitter on Thursday after their account was locked for sharing a video of protesters making threats against McConnell outside his home. A Twitter spokesperson said: “The users were temporarily locked out of their accounts for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.” ...Read more

Puerto Rico Swears In Third New Governor In Less Than A Week, Wanda Vázquez

Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as Puerto Rico’s latest governor, hours after the island’s Supreme Court overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as governor. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. Puerto Rico’s Senate sued to challenge Pierluisi’s legitimacy as governor, arguing that its approval was also necessary, and the Supreme Court held in favor of the Senate. ...Read more