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  • 7 Chicago officers given desk duty as cases linked to corrupt ex-cop are reviewed

    7 Chicago officers given desk duty as cases linked to corrupt ex-cop are reviewed

    Seven Chicago police officers who were once part of a crew led by a corrupt sergeant have been removed from their street duties while their conduct years ago is investigated. The decision to place the officers on desk duty came Thursday night, hours after Cook County prosecutors threw out the convictions...

  • U.S. general says nuclear launch order from any president can be refused

    U.S. general says nuclear launch order from any president can be refused

    The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International...

  • After backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy imports

    After backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy imports

    In a surprise move, the Trump administration will suspend its recent decision to allow hunters to bring elephant trophies back to the U.S. from parts of southern Africa, President Trump announced Friday night on Twitter. The move comes as celebrities, politicians and even some Trump supporters...

  • 10,744 more Kennedy assassination records released

    10,744 more Kennedy assassination records released

    The National Archives on Friday released 10,744 FBI records — some that have never been previously disclosed — related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. It's the fifth release of Kennedy assassination records so far this year. The National Archives said 8,336 documents...

  • In rare mass exoneration, 15 drug cases tied to corrupt Chicago ex-cop are thrown out

    In rare mass exoneration, 15 drug cases tied to corrupt Chicago ex-cop are thrown out

    In the wake of the mass exoneration Thursday of 15 men, attorneys vowed to continue to review potentially hundreds of convictions tied to a corrupt former Chicago police sergeant and his crew. The lead attorney for the 15 men whose drug cases were thrown out said as many as 500 additional convictions...

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