Photo: Attorney General Sessions delivers keynote remarks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Midyear Conference in Litchfield Park, Arizona, April 12, 2017
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In Moscow today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a long, private meeting with Vladimir Putin. Later he met the press with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
David Filipov, Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, says that Tillerson’s public attitude has been positive, even though they disagree on several issues -- including Syria.
Violent crime's at an all-time low, and President Trump's Attorney General says he wants to keep it that way — by removing federal limits on local police. Critics fear Jeff Sessions is going back to the "tough on crime" days and mass incarceration of non-violent drug offenders in American jails and prisons. But federal law-breakers are just 10% of the nation's criminals — and even Red States are cutting costs by reducing incarceration without increasing crime. Other, states have legalized recreational marijuana. Is America facing a cultural crisis over another "war on drugs?"
Sessions' remarks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Division
Sessions directs federal prosecutors to target most significant violent offenders
Horwitz on how Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs
Horwitz on Sessions ordering DOJ to review all police reform agreements
Chung on Sessions, beyond 'law and order'
Mac Donald on Trump, Sessions offering hope for a turnaround in public safety
Gelb on decline in adult incarceration rates
Pew Center on state reforms reversing decades of incarceration growth
In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to make good on a bipartisan objective: "free" college tuition for every qualified student. Today, he signed a bill into law with the support of Hillary Clinton.
We take a look at the the benefits and the limitations of today’s legislation with Will Doyle, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Vanderbilt University and a specialist in education costs related to family income around the country.
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