The new Senate package includes language that lowers mandatory minimum sentences for drug felonies, including reducing the "three-strike" penalty from life behind bars to 25 years.
Under a sweeping overhaul soon to be released by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, those accused of sexual assault at colleges and universities will have new rights, including the ability to have an advocate cross-examine their accusers.
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The move could complicate Republicans’ hope of confirming dozens of conservative judges this year.
With Ryan’s backing — as well as close ties with President Trump — McCarthy prevailed over Jim Jordan, a leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
The nod for the prime minister's draft agreement, negotiated by British and European Union officials, comes after months of struggle and delay. The plan still requires endorsement by European heads of state and the British Parliament before Brexit happens at the end of March.
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Fueled by school shootings, campus safety has grown into a $2.7 billion industry. But little research has been done on whether the measures are effective. The Post surveyed schools that have endured a shooting since 2012 to ask what, if anything, could have prevented the violence.
Critics have said that Matthew G. Whitaker is not legally eligible to serve as the head of the Justice Department because he is not a Senate-confirmed official.
The defense secretary presented the mission as “nothing new under the sun” and told soldiers to ignore media coverage.
President Trump’s testy call with British Prime Minister Theresa May set the tone for turbulence in the French capital and more anger over the recent elections and media coverage of Trump's decision to skip a ceremony honoring the military sacrifice of World War I, officials said.
Jemel Roberson was working security at a bar near Chicago when he tried to stop a suspected shooter. Roberson was shot and killed by a police officer.
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