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North Korea could turn to trafficking crystal meth to fund its weapons programs
January 19th, 2018

North Korea may be on its way to becoming the world’s most prominent crystal meth dealer if the rogue state’s army of highly skilled hackers shift their talents to selling the deadly substance on the dark web, according to an expert on money laundering. Kim Jong-un’s administration might attempt to imitate the Taliban in Afghanistan…

Federal appeals court rules in favor of deported Mexican mother who was threatened by drug cartels

CINCINNATI (Associated Press) – federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she was threatened by a Mexican drug cartel. A three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of…

Homeland Security asks federal prosecutors to pursue charges against leaders of sanctuary cities
January 18th, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed that her department has requested that federal prosecutors lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that decline to cooperate with federal deportation measures. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Nielsen said while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Her confirmation took place after California’s…

Donald Trump lawyer allegedly planned to pay adult film star Stormy Daniels $130K to keep quiet about extramarital affair
January 13th, 2018

An attorney for Donald Trump planned to pay more than $130,000 in hush money to ex-porn star Stormy Daniels just one month before the presidential election to keep her quiet about a tryst that she had with the married future president of the United States. Michael Cohen, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, organized the…

U.S. State Department issues new “Do Not Travel Alert” for five Mexican states
January 10th, 2018

A revamped U.S. State Department system unveiled on Wednesday issued the sternest “do not travel” advisory, placing five Mexican states on the same level as war-torn regions such as Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The latest actions taken by U.S. officials comes after Mexico experienced its highest levels of violence in a decade in 2017. The…

Democratic-led investigation to expose illegal online firearm purchases fails miserbly
January 9th, 2018

A Democrat-supported study intended to expose illicit online gun sales instead showed the opposite — with barely any sellers taking the bait when undercover agents tried to set up dozens of illegal online firearm purchases. Representative Elijah Cummings, along with U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, and Brian Schatz had requested that the Government Accountability Office investigate…

Report: Russia looking to Influence upcoming Presidential elections in Mexico

A new report released by a top Mexican news outlet reveals to a complex effort put forth by Russian operatives to impact the crucial upcoming the 2018 presidential election in Mexico. The attempts seem to be based on the use of misinformation to create friction within the country, according to Reforma. A recent statement made…

Federal prosecutors to decide on crackdwn on legal marijuana after Sessions recindes Obama-era rules
January 7th, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions declares war on legal marijuana DENVER (AP) — Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states’ top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or…

Acting ICE Director: Charge lawmakers in sanctuary cities with crimes
January 6th, 2018

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) acting director announced that it is time to begin charging officials in sanctuary cities with crimes. The director also threatened a significant enforcement action in California, which is considered a sanctuary state. “I think we charge some of these sanctuary cities with violating federal law,” acting ICE Director Tom…

Former Canadian Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle charged with sexual assault, unlawful confinement
January 4th, 2018

Police charge former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle with sexual assault, confinement The Canadian man who was abducted while backpacking with his wife in Afghanistan has been taken into custody and is facing at least a dozen charges, one of which includes sexual assault. Joshua Boyle, his wife Caitlan Coleman, and their three children — all…