Photo credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017. Picture taken on February 7, 2017. (Courtesy Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via Reuters)
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New memos from the Department of Homeland Security outline the priorities for addressing undocumented immigrants crossing the border. They expand the category of people who are eligible for deportation to practically anyone who doesn’t have papers.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department has identified 300 deputies with histories of misconduct. That’s 3 percent of the department, which has more than 9000 deputies. Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to send that list to prosecutors. But a court said no after the deputies union objected.
Ann Ravel, one of the Democratic members of the Federal Election Commission, has resigned in protest to the agency’s failure to enforce campaign finance laws. She says because of Republican obstruction, it’s impossible for the commission to do its job.
Journalist and author Lisa Dickey traveled to Russia over 20 years to document the changes outside Moscow. She found a lot of support for Vladimir Putin, even among gay Russians.
Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss. She installed a familiar face as the new president of basketball operations.
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