Man who yelled ‘get out of my country’ before killing Indian immigrant pleads guilty, faces life sentence – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Adam Purinton, who pleaded guilty in the Kansas bar shooting, appeared in court last year. (David Pulliam/Kansas City Star) A Kansas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to opening fire in a bar last year, killing one Indian man and injuring two other people in a crime that sparked international outrage and federal hate crime charges. Adam W. Purinton, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder in connection with the shooting at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan., in February of last year, according to Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe. He will be...

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$5,000 for a ‘decent chair’ for Ben Carson? Here are some less-pricey options. – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson tours a residential unit at the Hope Center in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 25. (Philip Scott Andrews for The Washington Post) Could an office chair really cost $5,000? That was the head-scratching question facing some Americans on Tuesday amid news that a Department of Housing and Urban Development official complained about the agency’s plans to redecorate Secretary Ben Carson’s office. Helen Foster, then HUD’s chief administration officer, wrote in her complaint that shortly before President Trump’s inauguration, Acting Secretary Craig Clemmensen told her that Carson’s wife, Candy, wanted Carson’s office upgraded. Foster told him...

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‘I bet she treats you well’: Trump calls over Irish reporter, compliments her ‘nice smile.’ – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Video of the bizarre moment when President @realDonaldTrump called me over during his call with Taoiseach @campaignforLeo Varadkar. @rtenews — Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) June 27, 2017 While President Trump spoke over the phone with Ireland’s new prime minister Leo Varadkar Tuesday, congratulating him on his recent win, he made eye contact with a female reporter in the room. “We have a lot of your Irish press watching us right now,” President Trump told Varadkar, informing him that the whole conversation was taking place in a room full of journalists with cameras running. He pointed at Irish reporter Caitríona Perry,...

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The Trump administration has deported a ‘dreamer’ for first time, advocates say – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23. (Courtesy of National Immigration Law Center). While Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23, was walking to a taxi station in Calexico, Calif., a Border Patrol agent on a bicycle stopped him, asking him for identification. Having accidentally left his wallet in a friend’s car, Montes says, he had no identification on him, and no way of proving his status as a “dreamer” allowing him to live in the United States legally. Another officer was called to the scene and took Montes into custody that night, Feb. 17, driving him to a station near the border. Hours...

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Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS David Robert Daleiden, right, is one of two antiabortion activists charged in California. (AP/Pat Sullivan) The two antiabortion activists who mounted a hidden-camera investigation against Planned Parenthood officials have been charged with 15 felony counts of violating the privacy of health-care providers by recording confidential information without their consent. In announcing the charges against David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on Tuesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the duo used manufactured identities and a fictitious bioresearch company to meet medical officials and covertly record the private discussions they initiated. “The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California’s Constitution,...

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Women, Hillary Clinton among them, stand up for April Ryan, Maxine Waters – they ‘were simply doing their jobs’ – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Addressing, American Urban Radio Networks Washington Bureau Chief April D. Ryan, White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended President Trump, saying, “You’re hellbent on trying to make sure whatever image you want to tell about this White House stays.” (Reuters) Only a few hours apart on Tuesday, two black women were confronted by white, male public figures in exchanges that many viewed as demeaning and disparaging. First, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday seemed to criticize Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) because of her appearance — comparing her hair to a “James Brown wig,” for which he later apologized. And...

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