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    Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator, dies at 58

    Alice Stewart, a CNN political commentator and veteran political adviser who worked on a number of GOP presidential campaigns, has died at age 58, the news network reported Saturday. Police in northern Virginia told CNN that Stewart’s body was found outdoors in the Bellevue neighborhood early Saturday morning and that no foul play was suspected. Officials believe Stewart suffered a medical episode, according to CNN. In an email to staff, the network’s CEO Mark Thompson called Stewart “a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN.” “A political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an…

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    David DePape sentenced to 30 years in hammer attack on ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband

    The man convicted of attempting to kidnap then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and attacking her husband with a hammer was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday morning. David DePape, 44, was given the 30-year sentence by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. Prosecutors had asked for a 40-year prison term. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, DePape stood silently as the sentence was handed down. DePape was tried late last year for attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official. Jurors convicted him on both counts on Nov.…

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    Justice Samuel Alito faces scrutiny over report about upside-down flag

    Justice Samuel Alito faces scrutiny over report about upside-down flag – CBS News Watch CBS News There’s mounting criticism of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito after a report that a symbol used by election deniers was once displayed outside his home. Scott Macfarlane has more on how Alito is responding. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

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    Nancy Pelosi asks for “very long” sentence for David DePape, who attacked husband Paul Pelosi with hammer

    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the court for a “very long” sentence for the man who attacked her husband in their home over a year ago, and Paul Pelosi says he’s still suffering dizziness, headaches, balance problems, nerve pain and walking challenges after being struck by David DePape with a hammer. Paul Pelosi revealed his ongoing health problems in a letter to a federal judge Friday before the sentencing of DePape, who was convicted last November of attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer in October 2022. The judge sentenced DePape to 30 years. “I walk slowly and have difficulty with my balance.…

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    U.S. announces effort to expedite court cases of migrants who cross the border illegally

    The Biden administration on Thursday announced an effort to shorten the time it takes for U.S. immigration judges to decide the asylum cases of certain migrants who enter the country illegally along the border with Mexico. Migrant adults released by federal border officials after crossing into the U.S. unlawfully will be eligible to be placed in the program, under a joint initiative between the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, which oversees the nation’s immigration courts. The effort’s objective, senior U.S. officials said, is to speed up the process of granting asylum to migrants with legitimate cases, and…

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    U.S. citizen accused of conspiring with North Korean IT workers to infiltrate 300 U.S. companies and get remote tech jobs, feds say

    5/16: CBS Morning News 20:34 Washington — An Arizona woman has been accused of conspiring with people tied to the North Korean government to illegally procure remote telework posts with U.S. companies, federal prosecutors said Thursday.  Christina Chapman allegedly worked with North Korean IT workers Jiho Han, Chunji Jin, Haoran Xu and others as part of a scheme to steal the identities of U.S. citizens and gain remote employment at American corporations using those false identities, charging documents said.  In all, Chapman and her co-conspirators allegedly used the identities of more than 60 individuals who lived in the U.S. to…

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    Trump appeals gag order in New York “hush money” trial

    Former President Donald Trump is seeking to have New York’s highest court intervene in his fight over a gag order that has seen him fined $10,000 and threatened with jail for violating a ban on commenting about witnesses, jurors and others connected to his hush money criminal trial. The former president’s lawyers filed a notice of appeal Wednesday, a day after the state’s mid-level appellate court refused his request to lift or modify the restrictions. The filing was listed on a court docket, but the document itself was sealed and not available. Trump presidential campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung said it’s…

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    U.S. announces new sanctions against Nicaragua over migration, human rights abuses, ties to Russia

    5/15: CBS Morning News 24:11 The Biden administration announced new sanctions and other restrictions on Nicaragua Wednesday, aiming to curb migration to the U.S. southern border and penalize the country for alleged human rights abuses and its close ties to Russia. Some of the actions against the country are being taken to address “significant concern about the government of Nicaragua and its continued repression of the people of Nicaragua and their exploitation of migrants,” a senior administration official told reporters this morning. U.S. officials accused the leaders of Nicaragua’s government — the husband-and-wife duo of President Daniel Ortega and Vice…

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    Boeing could be criminally prosecuted after it allegedly breached terms of 2021 agreement, feds say

    Washington — The Justice Department said it is determining whether it will prosecute airplane manufacturer Boeing after federal investigators accused the corporation of violating the terms of a 2021 deferred prosecution agreement, according to a letter filed in a Texas court Tuesday.  In January 2021 — following two crashes of 737 Max jets years earlier that killed 346 people — Boeing and the federal government entered into an agreement whereby the company agreed to pay a $2.5 billion settlement and abide by custodial stipulations in exchange for the Justice Department dropping a fraud conspiracy charge after three years.  That three-year…

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    Air Force instructor pilot dies after ejection seat activates during ground operations

    5/14: CBS Morning News 20:36 An Air Force instructor pilot died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained after an ejection seat activated during ground operations Monday afternoon.  The pilot was with the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. The Air Force is withholding the pilot’s name until family members have been notified.  According to the base, the incident occurred around 1:55 p.m. on Monday, when the ejection seat of the trainer aircraft, a T-6A Texan II, activated during ground operations.  The pilot was transported to United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, before succumbing to injuries…