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TV actor Michael Jace gets 40 years to life for murder of wife

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Actor Michael Jace, best known for playing a policeman on the TV drama “The Shield,” was sentenced on Friday to 40 years to life for shooting his wife dead in front of the couple’s two children at their Los Angeles home, a court official said.

Jace, 53, received a credit of 754 days served for his time spent imprisoned since his arrest for the May 2014 killing, Los Angeles criminal court clerk Melody Ramirez said.

Ramirez said family members of the victim, April Jace, gave emotional statements in court on Friday, though she could not provide transcripts.

The actor was upset that his wife wanted a divorce when he shot her once in the back and twice more in the legs, according to prosecutors.

He then called authorities and reported that he had shot his wife, prosecutors said. The couple’s sons, ages 8 and 5 at the time, watched the killing in the family’s South Los Angeles home, prosecutors said. She was 40 years old when she was slain.

Jace’s attorneys acknowledged in court that he shot his wife, arguing instead that the shooting was not premeditated. Jace was convicted of second-degree murder, an intentional killing that was not premeditated, in May.

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(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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Citing CIA’s dark history, librarians protest agency’s recruiting at their conference

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"Everything they stand for is a violation of the values of librarianship, so we protested."

A group of librarians demanded the American Library Association abide by its values on Friday as they staged a protest of the CIA's presence and recruitment at the professional organization's annual conference.

At the convention, which is taking place June 20-25 in Washington, D.C., the CIA is among the hundreds of exhibitors.

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It’s Biden vs rest of Democrats in 1st 2020 debate clash

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For Democrats seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, the rubber meets the road in Miami this week, where Joe Biden will defend his frontrunner status as presidential candidates finally square off face to face.

Americans are bracing for the nation's biggest political debate since the slugfests of 2016, a two-night showdown beginning Wednesday with 20 Democrats vying for a breakout moment that could showcase their talents, or see them stumble on the world stage.

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How Texans in Congress feel about Trump’s delay of family deportations depends on their party affiliation

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Republicans say the postponement will be successful at bringing Democrats to the negotiating table. But Democrats say the president is making people pawns in a political game.

President Donald Trump's abrupt delay in launching a massive deportation effort aimed at families in several American cities — including Houston — drew responses divided along partisan lines.

After exchanges via news release, Twitter and a phone call, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi successfully lobbied Trump to hold off on deporting immigrants around the country. Trump announced the delay in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids via Twitter on Saturday.

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