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Jeff Sessions says he does not ‘want’ to snatch kids: ‘If we build the wall we won’t face these terrible choices’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said that the lack of a border wall was to blame for President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant families.

In a speech to National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference in Louisiana, Sessions defended the administration’s “no tolerance” policy, which separates undocumented children from their parents.

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“The day I was sworn in as Attorney General, President Trump sent me a clear order,” Sessions said, according to prepared remarks published on Monday. “And, let me tell you, Donald Trump knows how to give a clear order. He told me to ‘reduce crime in America.’ Not to preside over ever-increasing crime. Take action and bring down crime.

Sessions falsely argued that a “loophole” in the law allows parents who cross the border with children to “effectively be given immunity from prosecution.”

“We do not want to separate children from their parents,” Sessions said. “But we do have a policy of prosecuting adults who flout our laws to come here illegally instead of waiting their turn or claiming asylum at any port of entry. We cannot and will not encourage people to bring children by giving them blanket immunity from our laws.”

The attorney general went on to say that the Department of Health and Human Services is “spending over a billion taxpayer dollars a year caring for these minors” in order to send “a message to those crossing illegally.”

“President Trump has said this cannot continue,” he concluded. “We do not want to separate parents from their children. If we build the wall, if we pass legislation to end the lawlessness, we won’t face these terrible choices.”

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How Lindsey Graham keeps lowering his standards for Trump

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As the coronavirus pandemic spread and death tolls increased across the United States over the last three months, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., repeatedly raised the number of deaths he would find acceptable in defense of President Donald Trump's botched response.
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White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car

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On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.

According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.

"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.

"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"

According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.

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July 4 re-opening still on after employee at private sports club owned by billionaire governor tests positive for coronavirus

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After at least three complaints alleging lax reopening practices at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s luxury resort hotel, a kitchen employee has tested positive for the coronavirus at a residential and sports club affiliated with The Greenbrier.

Local Health Department officials directed a 14-day quarantine for potentially exposed employees at The Lodge, a restaurant at the Greenbrier Sporting Club, and the venue will remain closed until July 10. Festivities planned at the club for July 4 will go on, but with food from other facilities.

"While the events of the past few days certainly have thrown us a curve ball, we have reached out to our friends and colleagues in the area to pull together a festival that will have something for everyone," the director of operations at the sporting club, Allen Wills, told its 400 members in a Tuesday night email, obtained by ProPublica.

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