Nebraska human trafficking bill seeks to help survivors

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Sex trafficking victims with a prostitution conviction could clear their criminal record under a bill Nebraska lawmakers will consider this year, the latest step in a larger effort to protect people who were coerced into prostitution. The bill would allow human trafficking survivors to ask a judge to set aside their…

Scot Peterson blasted for not entering Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during shooting

Scot Peterson, the former Broward County sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront a gunman inside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Feb. 14 massacre, came under fire from all sides Sunday as a victim’s father labeled him a “coward,” the state’s governor said the entire state is “disgusted” by his handling of the…

Rick Scott on Trump plan to arm teachers: ‘I disagree with him’

As he pushes his own comprehensive package to address gun violence and school safety, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday pushed back hard against President Trump’s suggestion that some teachers be allowed to have their own firearms in the classroom. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Scott, a Republican, said giving teachers guns…

Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked in debate over wall

LAREDO, Texas (AP) – Agents who work at one of the Border Patrol’s checkpoints in South Texas, north of the U.S.-Mexico border, say that the checkpoint is undersized and sometimes overwhelmed by traffic. It’s a situation challenged constantly by smugglers, sometimes with deadly consequences. Top Border Patrol officials say President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall…

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

CHICAGO (AP) – Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men. At 39, she’s poised, photogenic and a skilled public speaker, yet she’s not softening the message of the NRA as it becomes an increasingly active voice in the nation’s culture wars, with…

Democrats’ memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The Democrats’ 10-page memo, released on Saturday in partially-redacted…

Democrat Intelligence Memo Released

Democrat Intelligence Memo Released February 24, 2018 OAN Newsroom The 10 page Democrat memo, intended to counter the GOP memo alleging FISA abuses by the FBI and the DOJ, is officially available to the public. Saturday’s release comes two weeks after President Trump decided against declassifying the Schiff drafted memo, claiming there were concerns over…