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Robocalls target of new Michigan Attorney General effort

“Nessel is also seeking legislative changes, including updating Michigan law to reflect robocall technology and increasing penalties for illegal robocalls” writes Emily Lawler for mlive.com. Nessel announced she had established the Robocall Crackdown Team and announced 12 initiatives designed to curb illegal robocalls.Wisam Naoum, an assistant attorney general in the AG’s Corporate Oversight Division, said the state has taken up two cases involving robocalls recently. Source: mlive.com

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US risks sliding back into illegal torture methods, warns real-life star of The Report

“Instead his extended investigation became an obstacle as the Senate researchers could not talk to officials subject to the Durham investigation” writes Julian Borger for theguardian.com. You don’t go up the chain.” Another villain, albeit unseen, in The Report, is John Durham, a prosecutor tasked with a Department of Justice investigation into torture.The author of the Senate report on CIA torture, dramatised in a new film released on Friday, has said the failure to punish those responsible makes it more likely the US could again resort to illegal and ineffective…

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Should marijuana be legalized across all sports?

“However, marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in multiple states” writes The Tylt for mlive.com. Some players use marijuana to treat debilitating conditions like Crohn’s disease—and it is extremely unfair to penalize them for that.As long as marijuana is still illegal, no professional sports league should allow its players to take it, even for medicinal purposes.Allowing marijuana into the league would make athletes test their boundaries with what else they can do. Source: mlive.com

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Illegal migration at southern border remains a “crisis” despite slowdown, U.S. says

“American officials have also credited the Mexican government, which agreed to boost cooperation on illegal immigration to avoid threatened U.S. trade sanctions” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. President Donald Trump has made restricting immigration a centerpiece of his first term and his 2020 re-election campaign.That’s still at crisis levels,” Morgan said. Source: 95kqds.com

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North Carolina’s congressional map is illegal Republican gerrymander, court rules

“(Reuters) – A North Carolina court on Monday temporarily blocked the state from using its congressional map in next year’s elections and strongly suggested it would eventually rule the districts were illegally gerrymandered to favor Republicans” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Numerous state constitutions, like that of North Carolina, contain language that goes further than the U.S. Constitution in governing the way elections are held. Source: 95kqds.com

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Russia says U.S. presence in Syria illegal, protects oil smugglers

“U.S. troops and private security companies in eastern Syria are protecting oil smugglers who make more than $30 million a month, the statement said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar Assad and has helped him turn the tide of a bloody civil war, has long insisted that the U.S. military presence in Syria is illegal.”Therefore Washington’s current actions – capturing and maintaining military control over oil fields in eastern Syria – is, simply put, international state banditry,” it said.MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s defense ministry…

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California struggles to keep illegal guns and ammunition from crossing state lines

“Inside the vehicle, state Justice Department agents found 18 high-capacity magazines, some capable of holding 30 rounds, according to court records” writes Patrick Mcgreevy Covers for latimes.com. The Justice Department reported in March that there were 23,222 people in the database who are prohibited from owning firearms.During that operation, Justice Department special agents dressed as civilians mixed with the crowd inside the gun show. Source: latimes.com

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Illegal RV sewage dumping in Seattle pollutes waterways and poses a public-health hazard | Op-Ed

“It is time to stop ignoring the impacts of unregulated RV encampments and illegal raw-sewage dumping” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. However, the data indicates that unchecked dumping of untreated waste into Seattle’s stormwater system threatens to undo decades of cleanup and restoration. Source: seattletimes.com

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Strongsville council candidate removes illegal ballot photos

“STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Spenser Vago, a candidate for Strongsville City Council, illegally posted photos of his absentee ballot on his campaign Facebook page earlier this month” writes Rsandrick Yahoo Com for cleveland.com. The law doesn’t specifically ban the posting of ballot photos or ballot selfies, but posting a photo of a ballot on social media is certainly showing the ballot to others.When told last week that he had violated state law, Vago removed the photos from his Facebook page. “I didn’t realize it was illegal,” Vago told cleveland.com. “I apologize.Circuit…

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