Border Patrol agent shoots Russian man in Arizona

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian man in ArizonaThe U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and wounded a Russian man suspected of crossing the border illegally in Arizona. The Border Patrol says the unidentified agent attempted to arrest the man Thursday just east of the border town Lukeville. The Border Patrol has faced criticism over its use of force in the past, but the number of shootings has fallen over the past few years.



Texas parole board recommends delaying Rodney Reed execution

Texas parole board recommends delaying Rodney Reed executionThe Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday recommended delaying the execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubts about his guilt. The parole board unanimously recommended a 120-day reprieve for Reed. The board’s decision now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott.



Republican Elise Stefanik tangles with Schiff to defend Trump during hearings

Republican Elise Stefanik tangles with Schiff to defend Trump during hearingsRepresentative Elise Stefanik, once best known for becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress, stepped into center stage this week as a vocal defender of President Donald Trump during televised impeachment hearings. The three-term congresswoman has been one of the sharpest questioners of the three American diplomats who testified at public hearings on Wednesday and Friday, overshadowing some colleagues better known for their vociferous defense of the president. Stefanik, 35, has been rated as one of the most bipartisan members of the House, representing a district in northern New York that backed Democratic President Barack Obama in 2012 before going for Trump in 2016.



UPDATE 1-Iran gasoline rationing, price hikes draw street protests

UPDATE 1-Iran gasoline rationing, price hikes draw street protestsIran introduced gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 percent on Friday, drawing sporadic protests and widespread worries over rising inflation despite official promises that the revenue would be used to help needy families. Iran, which has some of the world’s cheapest fuel prices due to heavy subsidies and the fall of its currency, has been fighting rampant fuel smuggling to neighbouring countries. State television said the price of a litre of regular gasoline was increased to 15,000 rials (12.7 U.S. cents) from 10,000 rials and the monthly ration for each private car was set at 60 litres.



Democrats accuse Trump of witness intimidation for trashing former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during impeachment hearing

Democrats accuse Trump of witness intimidation for trashing former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during impeachment hearingHouse Democrats accused President Donald Trump of intimidating a witness testifying as part of an impeachment inquiry into his behavior after the president trashed his former ambassador to Ukraine on Twitter Friday. "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," Trump tweeted about the ambassador, as she testified before the House Intelligence Committee.





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