Texas Bounty Hunter Accused of Sex Trafficking

A Cuban-American bail bondsman who calls himself the best bounty hunter in Houston is on the other side of the law, appearing in court Monday to face federal charges that he and his girlfriend ran a sex-trafficking ring that forced four Colombian women into prostitution and debt bondage.

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Alaska Tribe and Conservation Groups Take Feds to Task on Mining

The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, along with local and national conservation organizations, sued the Bureau of Land Management in federal court, accusing it of disregarding federal laws requiring consideration of the full impacts of mineral mining when it approved a mine exploration plan.

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‘Liking’ Racist Posts Merits Students’ Suspension, Judge Rules

A federal judge Wednesday found a Bay Area High School properly disciplined most of the students embroiled in a racist Instagram posting scandal that compared black classmates to gorillas, and referred to nooses and lynchings — even if some of the students merely “liked” the posts.

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Trump’s Ban on Transgender Military Service Blocked by Second Judge

A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration’s order barring transgender people from the military, saying it “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest,” and that President Trump’s announcing it on Twitter was “capricious, arbitrary and unqualified.”

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