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Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border

Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico borderThe firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday. On Nov. 25, U.S. border agents fired tear gas to disperse a group of migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego when some rushed through fencing into the United States. A day after the incident, Mexico's foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to the U.S. government calling for "a full investigation" into what it described as non-lethal weapons directed toward Mexican territory.


Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assault

Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assaultAlvin Braziel, 43, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CST (0000 GMT), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said. Braziel was convicted and sentenced to death in 2001.


Jury recommends life in prison for white nationalist who killed a woman at 2017 Charlottesville protest

Jury recommends life in prison for white nationalist who killed a woman at 2017 Charlottesville protestA white nationalist who killed a woman by ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia last year should spend the rest of his life in prison, a jury said on Tuesday. The jury in Charlottesville, Virginia, found James Fields, 21, guilty of first-degree murder and nine other crimes for killing Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring 19 other people after the "Unite the Right" gathering on Aug. 12, 2017. The trial judge, Richard Moore, said he will decide whether to accept the jury's recommendation at a March 29 hearing.


Trump administration proposes weakening U.S. waterway protections

Trump administration proposes weakening U.S. waterway protectionsThe Trump administration proposed on Tuesday reducing federal protections for U.S. waterways, an action sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid lawsuits brought by environmentalists. The Environmental Protection Agency proposal would narrow the extent of protections in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that President Barack Obama's administration expanded in 2015 to cover a wide range of water bodies. President Donald Trump, who has accused Obama of over-reaching on regulations, made rolling back WOTUS one of his top policy priorities.


Number of people believed missing in California wildfire drops to three

Number of people believed missing in California wildfire drops to threeThe death toll from the so-called Camp Fire, remains at 85, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said. No human remains have been found since early December, but the search will continue, officials said.


Thousands without power in U.S. southeast after snow storm

Thousands without power in U.S. southeast after snow stormAt least three people had died and thousands of homes were left without power in the Carolinas and Virginia early on Tuesday after a storm dumped up to two feet of snow in parts of the southeastern United States. One person died from a heart condition while en route to a shelter and a terminally ill woman died when her oxygen device stopped working, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's office said in a statement. A motorist also died in southwestern North Carolina on Sunday when a tree fell on the vehicle, police said.


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