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Northeastern University faces student backlash over ICE contract

Boston, MA: By Christian Triunfo, Huntington News. Student activists are currently pressuring the NU administration to end a $ million contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a government agency that is facing significant criticism from the public after President Donald J. Trump’s immigration crackdown and family separation policy. “Northeastern is directly helping the organization that is tearing families apart,” said third year journalism major Michelle Faulkner,…
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ICE HSI Boston, Attorney General announce 25 arrests in large-scale document and benefit fraud scheme

BOSTON — Twenty five individuals were charged as a result of a Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe targeting offenders of document and benefit fraud. Peter C. Fitzhugh, HSI Boston special agent in charge, joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew E . Lelling in the announcement Thursday. Many of the defendants have prior criminal histories, including a…
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Nation – NTSB Initial Review of Branson Duck Boat Digital Video Recorder System Completed

Washington, DC: The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday the completion of the initial review of the digital video recorder system recovered from the DUKW “Stretch Boat 7” that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri. The “Ride The Ducks” amphibious vehicle had 29 passengers and two crewmembers aboard for a tour when weather conditions deteriorated on Table Rock Lake.   One crewmember and 16 passengers died in the accident.…
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US Courts Prohibit Proposed Drug Injection Sites

Boston, MA: “Supervised injection facilities” would violate federal laws prohibiting the use of illicit drugs and the operation of sites where illicit drugs are used and distributed. Employees and users of such a site would be exposed to federal criminal charges regardless of any state law or study. I cannot envision any scenario in which sites that normalize intravenous use of heroin and fentanyl would…
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WILLIAM GROSS NAMED BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of William Gross as the City of Boston's first African American Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD), who will assume the duties and responsibilities of Commissioner William B. Evans who is set to retire from the Boston Police Department on Saturday, August 4. Gross currently serves as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department. "On behalf…
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Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev Appeals Death Penalty

Boston, MA: Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has filed an US Circuit Court of Appeals motion to delay the death penalty appeal brief. More info on Docket No. 16-6001     History - Widespread pretrial publicity has so tainted the potential jury pool. United States Court of Appeals,First Circuit. IN RE: Dzhokhar TSARNAEV, Petitioner. No. 15–1170.     Decided: February 27, 2015 Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, TORRUELLA and HOWARD, Circuit Mizner,…
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NATION – DUCK BOAT DISASTER 17 Tourists Killed in Missouri Lake Tragedy

Repurposed Amphibious Military Surplus Boat Sinks and Traps tour Riders. 17 of the 31 riders killed, 9 from one family. Branson, MO: A tourist filled Branson Duck Boat sank in Table Rock Lake when the tour was hit by a flash storm. The amphibious vehicle crashed into high waves taking on water. Survivors report life jackets being handed out while boat was sinking. 17 of…
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Boston Medical Center, John Hancock Celebrate $5M Raised Through Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program

Boston, MA: – Boston Medical Center (BMC) is pleased to announce that Team BMC has raised $5 million through their partnership with John Hancock’s Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program. To commemorate the milestone, the institutions will unveil a 40-foot mural at the hospital depicting Team BMC runners on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:15 Team BMC has been a part of the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program for…
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Respect and Support for Fallen Officer

Weymouth Police Office Chesna, killed in the line of duty, funeral procession travels through Boston, MA. Officer Michael Chesna was hit with a rock and killed with his own revolver. The suspect is in custody. "OFFICER MICHAEL CHESNA FAMILY FUND" We have been receiving reports of possible scam phone calls collecting money for the family of fallen Officer Michael Chesna. An account has been set up…
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ICE removes Brazilian national wanted for murder with help of Martha’s Vineyard Police

BOSTON – A Brazilian national wanted for murder in Brazil was returned to his home country July 10 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers with the assistance of the Oak Bluffs Police Department on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Dorviro Rocha-Ribeiro, 47, a citizen and national of Brazil who was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for murder, was removed from…
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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Illegally Possessing a Sawed-Off Shotgun

BOSTON REGION - Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joshua Knight, 35, of Brunswick, Maine, was sentenced today in District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon. Knight pleaded guilty to the charge on January 5, 2018. According to court records and evidence…
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Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Captain Eric Doucette relieves Captain Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston, Massachusetts during a change of command ceremony, Friday, July 6, 2018 at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Rear Adm. Andrew Tiongson, Commander, First Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. ( Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hayden Hunt) BOSTON — Coast Guard Capt. Eric Doucette relieved…
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ICE works closely with Massachusetts Sheriff on arrest of criminal alien arrested on rape, assault and battery charges

BOSTON, MA – Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Boston served an arrest warrant for a Brazilian national after his arrest June 22 by the Barnstable County Sheriff’s office on charges of rape, assault and battery and solicitation of a felony. The man had been previously deported from the in 2007 and had since illegally re-entered the country a second time, will…
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DHS Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry

Washington, DC: The Department of Homeland Security released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s Proclamation 9645 Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats: “It is the duty of the government to ensure that those seeking to enter our country will not harm the American people. While we…
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NATION – National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals Responsible for Over $2 Billion in Fraud Losses

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Resulted in 76 Doctors Charged and 84 Opioid Cases Involving More Than 13 Million Illegal Dosages of Opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including…
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Illegal Immigration Crisis – DHS Secretary Nielsen’s Remarks

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen delivered remarks at the White House Press Briefing on the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border: SECRETARY NIELSEN: Good afternoon. It is my pleasure to be here because I would love to see if I can help explain some of what is going on and give you some of the facts. I know there have…
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Technology – Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Low-power design will allow devices as small as a honeybee to determine their location while flying. Cambridge, MA: MIT News by Jennifer Chu - Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption. The team, co-led by Vivienne Sze, associate professor in MIT's Department of Electrical…
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President Donald J. Trump is Acting to Enforce the Law, While Keeping Families Together

It’s about keeping families together, while at the same time, being sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border. President Donald J. Trump SECURING THE BORDER, KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER: President Donald J. Trump is using his existing executive authority to address family separation of illegal alien border-crossers. President Trump is committed to protecting our Nation’s borders during a historic influx of illegal alien…
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