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Privately funded border wall forced open by federal agency
iStock/CREATISTA (PHOENIX) -- A privately funded border wall in New Mexico is being forced by a government agency to keep a gate open during the day, although local authorities have decided the door can be closed at night, according to an agreement reached Friday with the builders. It’s the latest twist in a long-running feud between a group that wants to help President Donald Trump build his “big, beautiful wall” using GoFund Me cash and local officials who say it lacked the necessary permits. U.S. officials from the International Boundary and Water Commission said the barrier was blocking a government-owned...
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Former Miami assistant principal arrested in murder of fellow staffer who was his childhood friend: Officials
Miami Gardens Police Department (MIAMI) -- A former Miami high school assistant principal was taken into custody Friday in the murder of a school staffer who was his childhood friend, prosecutors said. Ernest Roberts, a former assistant principal at Miami Norland Senior High School, is charged with the murder of Kameela Russell, a "doting" mother who worked as a teacher and test proctor at Norland, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said at a news conference on Friday. Roberts and Russell knew each other since childhood and Roberts was godfather to Russell's two children, Rundle said. Russell's relatives considered Roberts...
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DOJ establishes transnational elder fraud strike force
iStock/monkeybusinessimages (WASHINGTON) -- the Justice Department has formed a transnational elder fraud strike force to combat the growing international problem of elder fraud. Elder fraud is when fraudsters prey on older victims who can be more susceptible to when approached to give money to sympathetic causes and in some cases threatened and harassed by criminals. Recently, three Peruvian men pleaded guilty to extorting older Americans through a Spanish-speaking call center. "For example, one such script directed the callers to falsely and fraudulently claim to be government attorneys and to state that the victims faced lawsuits and fines for not paying...
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