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Pompeo Says White House Will Bypass Congress For Massive Arms Deal With Saudis, UAE

The White House is planning to invoke a national emergency to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan in a move which would bypass Congress, according to Al Jazeera. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was necessary since a delay could increase the risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability due to Iran. “These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Pompeo said in a statement, adding the decision to circumvent Congress was meant to be a “one-time event.” President Donald Trump said there is a national emergency due to the ongoing…

Pompeo Says White House Will Bypass Congress For Massive Arms Deal With Saudis, UAE

The White House is planning to invoke a national emergency to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan in a move which would bypass Congress, according to Al Jazeera. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was necessary since a delay could increase the risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability due to Iran. “These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Pompeo said in a statement, adding the decision to circumvent Congress was meant to be a “one-time event.” President Donald Trump said there is a national emergency due to the ongoing…

Pompeo Says White House Will Bypass Congress For Massive Arms Deal With Saudis, UAE

The White House is planning to invoke a national emergency to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan in a move which would bypass Congress, according to Al Jazeera. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was necessary since a delay could increase the risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability due to Iran. “These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Pompeo said in a statement, adding the decision to circumvent Congress was meant to be a “one-time event.” President Donald Trump said there is a national emergency due to the ongoing…

Hundreds Of Animals Rescued From Fighting Ring In Indiana

Indiana investigators found nearly 600 pit bulls and roosters in two properties being trained for fighting this week, according to The Hill. Officials received an anonymous tip which said the animals were allegedly being trained and abused to host gambling events. Police seized one pit bull Thursday morning at the home of Martin Anderson, according to the Indianapolis Star, but more than 550 roosters and 9 more pit bulls were found at a farm also owned by Anderson in Owen County. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals assisted officials in recovering the animals. The dogs were tied down using heavy chains and “housed in a manner consistent with dogfighting,” the ASPCA…

Hundreds Of Animals Rescued From Fighting Ring In Indiana

Indiana investigators found nearly 600 pit bulls and roosters in two properties being trained for fighting this week, according to The Hill. Officials received an anonymous tip which said the animals were allegedly being trained and abused to host gambling events. Police seized one pit bull Thursday morning at the home of Martin Anderson, according to the Indianapolis Star, but more than 550 roosters and 9 more pit bulls were found at a farm also owned by Anderson in Owen County. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals assisted officials in recovering the animals. The dogs were tied down using heavy chains and “housed in a manner consistent with dogfighting,” the ASPCA…

Hundreds Of Animals Rescued From Fighting Ring In Indiana

Indiana investigators found nearly 600 pit bulls and roosters in two properties being trained for fighting this week, according to The Hill. Officials received an anonymous tip which said the animals were allegedly being trained and abused to host gambling events. Police seized one pit bull Thursday morning at the home of Martin Anderson, according to the Indianapolis Star, but more than 550 roosters and 9 more pit bulls were found at a farm also owned by Anderson in Owen County. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals assisted officials in recovering the animals. The dogs were tied down using heavy chains and “housed in a manner consistent with dogfighting,” the ASPCA…

Man Who Abducted Teen, Killed Parents, Gets Life Sentence

A Wisconsin judge on Friday handed a life sentence to a man convicted of abducting a 13-year-old girl after killing her parents, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Jayme Closs on Friday urged Barron County District Judge James Babler to deliver a life sentence to Jake Patterson, the young man who killed her parents in their western Wisconsin home before abducting the 13-year-old and holding her captive for nearly three months until her escape. Babler heard the pleadings of the teen and members of her family, and sentenced the 21-year-old Patterson to life in prison without the possibility of parole. “I was shocked by the brutalness,” said Babler, pointing out he has never seen a more…

Man Who Abducted Teen, Killed Parents, Gets Life Sentence

A Wisconsin judge on Friday handed a life sentence to a man convicted of abducting a 13-year-old girl after killing her parents, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Jayme Closs on Friday urged Barron County District Judge James Babler to deliver a life sentence to Jake Patterson, the young man who killed her parents in their western Wisconsin home before abducting the 13-year-old and holding her captive for nearly three months until her escape. Babler heard the pleadings of the teen and members of her family, and sentenced the 21-year-old Patterson to life in prison without the possibility of parole. “I was shocked by the brutalness,” said Babler, pointing out he has never seen a more…

Man Who Abducted Teen, Killed Parents, Gets Life Sentence

A Wisconsin judge on Friday handed a life sentence to a man convicted of abducting a 13-year-old girl after killing her parents, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Jayme Closs on Friday urged Barron County District Judge James Babler to deliver a life sentence to Jake Patterson, the young man who killed her parents in their western Wisconsin home before abducting the 13-year-old and holding her captive for nearly three months until her escape. Babler heard the pleadings of the teen and members of her family, and sentenced the 21-year-old Patterson to life in prison without the possibility of parole. “I was shocked by the brutalness,” said Babler, pointing out he has never seen a more…

Supreme Court Delays Gerrymandering Rulings In Michigan, Ohio

The United States Supreme Court agreed to put on hold lower court rulings that ordered new voting maps in Michigan and Ohio on Friday, according to Politico. The move was expected since the highest court in the country is considering similar cases concerning partisan gerrymandering out of Maryland and North Carolina. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on those cases by the end of the current term in June. Officials from Michigan and Ohio called on the court to step in to freeze the lower court orders while the justices consider the other cases; which the justices granted with no noted dissents.The cases concerning partisan gerrymandering are likely to be one of the most…