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O’Fallon Man to be Sentenced in CIA Leak

Red Latina. 05-11-2015 ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions is making his final pitch for a lenient sentence. Jeffrey Sterling of O’Fallon, Missouri, is scheduled for sentencing Monday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria. He …

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Justice Department launches Baltimore police investigation

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department launched on Friday a pattern or practice investigation into the methods of the Baltimore Police Department, weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday the investigation, which will look into whether the police department has used excessive force and conducted …

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Missouri senator seeks reforms for police military equipment

St. Louis (AP) – Two Democratic members of Missouri’s congressional delegation are seeking to reform federal programs that provide military equipment to police, responding to allegations that local law enforcement overreached by using armored vehicles and high-caliber weapons during Ferguson protests. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill introduced the Protecting Communities and …

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2016 a Hopeful Year for Immigration

Red Latina 05-07-2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration, a prominent issue as the presidential campaign begins in earnest, is a complicated, emotional and broad subject. But for political purposes there’s a very real question to be answered: What to do about the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. With …

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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Recognizes the Latino Leaders in St Louis

Red Latina. 5-4-2015 St. Louis – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet as well as eight St. Louis community business leaders, and companies were recognized by The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis on May 1st at the Annual Adelante Awards dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton. …

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