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Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police will do away with no-knock warrants, Chief Art Acevedo told residents at a testy town hall dealing with a drug raid that left two people dead and five officers hurt. He did not provide the specific timing for implementing the policy. “The no-knock warrants are going to be going away … and so…MORE

Snow and ice are expected to wallop more than 90 million people

Snow and ice are expected to wallop more than 90 million people

A potent winter storm is poised to deliver a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possible flooding across much of the Eastern US through Thursday. More than 90 million people from the Plains and Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are under some sort of winter weather watch, warning or advisory. Nearly 20 million…MORE

West Virginia teachers are back on strike after sparking protests nationwide

West Virginia teachers are back on strike after sparking protests nationwide

Less than a year after sparking teachers’ walkouts across the country, West Virginia teachers are back on strike. This time, they’re not demanding a raise or better health insurance. They’re fighting an education bill that would introduce charter schools to the state and allow some public money to go to private school tuition. After the…MORE

Man dies in Border Patrol custody

Man dies in Border Patrol custody

A 45-year old Mexican man who was taken into custody by border patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas earlier this month died Monday, US Customs and Border Protection said. CBP says the man was detained on February 2 after crossing the border illegally. He initially asked for medical attention from the Roma…MORE

Evidence, witnesses to be presented in Colorado missing mom case

Evidence, witnesses to be presented in Colorado missing mom case

Nearly three months after Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth went missing, evidence will be presented and witnesses will be called Tuesday during a preliminary hearing in Cripple Creek, Colorado, west of Colorado Springs. Berreth, 29, vanished last Thanksgiving near Woodland Park, a city between Denver and Colorado Springs. Authorities charged her fiancĂ©, Patrick Frazee, with murder…MORE

Help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

Help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

About 4.8 million people worldwide — roughly the population of Ireland — became victims of sex trafficking in 2016, according to the International Labour Organization. Sex trafficking is commercial sex induced by force, fraud or coercion or performed by a minor. Though US figures can be hard to pin down, 7,255 sex trafficking victims were…MORE

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