Judge, HHS At Odds on Family Reunification

The federal judge overseeing the reunification of children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border berated the Trump administration, accusing it of using his ruling as “cover” to imply that speeding up the reunification process might potentially endanger children. Officials said they plan to return as many as 200 children a day to their parents to comply with the judge’s orders.


Violent Chicago Clash After Fatal Police Shooting

The shooting occurred after patrol officers saw a man who was “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person,” a police spokesman said. “They go to question him, and at that point a confrontation ensues and he is shot.’’ The spokesman blamed “inaccurate information that the individual was unarmed” for inciting the crowd.


Settlement Allows Public Access to 3-D Gun Making

With a green light from the State Department, Cody Wilson of Austin, Tx., is inviting anyone who wants access to his code to create firearms using a 3-D printer to come and take it. The settlement with Wilson’s nonprofit, Defense Distributed, as well as the Second Amendment Foundation, was announced last week.

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First Wave of Migrant Family Reunifications Complete

The Trump administration says it has complied with a judge’s order and reunited all of the eligible children under the age of 5 that it had in custody with their migrant parents. Officials said the government had reunited 57 of the 103 migrant children under the age of 5. The other 46 were deemed “ineligible.”


Sessions Steps Up Fentanyl Prosecutions in 10 Areas

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered prosecutors in 10 areas that have been especially hard-hit by overdose deaths from fentanyl to bring drug charges against anyone suspected of dealing the synthetic opioid, regardless of quantity. An additional prosecutor will be sent to each of the designated areas in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, California, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.


Safe Injection Advocates Fear DOJ Opposition

There are at least 13 efforts underway in cities and states to start an official supervised injection site — with advocates in several cities saying they want to be the first. The U.S. Justice Department has suggested that it might try to shut down such operations.

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