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Motel 6 To Pay $12 Million After Improperly Giving Guest Lists To ICE

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| Washington state's attorney general said Motel 6 shared information on about 80,000 guests in the state and that guests faced questioning from ICE, detainment and deportation as a result.

Despite Multiple Scandals, Top Virginia Officials Aren't Going Anywhere Soon


Virginia lawmakers wrapped up the final details of the legislative session this week, with three leaders who have drawn criticism and controversy still at the helm.

Australia Criminalizes Failure To Remove Violent Content From Internet Platforms


The bill that passed on Thursday is intended to hold companies responsible for videos and audio such as the livestream of two mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Texas Prosecutor Drops All Charges In 2015 Biker Shootout That Killed 9


The McLennan County district attorney said he aims to "end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in this county." Prosecutors were not able to win any convictions after indicting 155 bikers.

Amid Scandal, Baltimore Mayor Takes Indefinite, Health-Related Leave


Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a political scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars for her self-published children's books. She says she needs to "focus on her health."

Murder Charge Dropped Against Vietnamese Woman In Death Of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother


Doan Thi Huong will plead guilty to a lesser charge. All charges against her Indonesian co-defendant, Siti Aisyah, were unexpectedly dropped last month. North Korea likely ordered the killing.

Census Bureau Must Be 'Totally Objective' On Citizenship Question, Director Says


Responding to President Trump's tweet defending the controversial question, Steven Dillingham says his job will be "to conduct a census whether the question's in there or if it isn't."

New Zealand Introduces Gun Control Bill Expected To Become Law Within Weeks


The bill would ban most types of semi-automatic guns, including those used in massacres at two mosques in March. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the proposed changes shortly after the attacks

Afghan Vice President Survives Second Assassination Attempt In Less Than A Year


Taliban insurgents attacked the convoy of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Saturday. Afghan officials said he was unharmed but at least one of his guards was killed.