France presents new security bill amid extremist threats
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France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe. Macron insists the bill discussed at a Cabinet meeting won’t infringe on freedoms, but rights groups fear France is heading for a permanent state of emergency. His government is seeking to … Continue reading

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Feds urged to investigate police shooting of black teen

The ACLU of Virginia and Roanoke branch of the NAACP are urging federal officials to investigate police practices in Roanoke County, where officers shot and killed a black teen in February. The groups said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s office this month that they want more information about the death of 18-year-old … Continue reading

Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers
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Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional Republican leaders are looking ahead to talks with President Barack Obama on a long-term budget pact. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he and House Speaker John Boehner spoke with Obama recently and that he expects talks to get … Continue reading