US activist goes on trial for helping migrants on southern border

Scott Warren faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of harbouring two undocumented migrants in Arizona. An Arizona activist charged with harbouring two undocumented migrants faces trial on Wednesday in a case likely to set a precedent over what aid US citizens can give to undocumented migrants. United States Border Patrol agents arrested Scott Warren in a January 2018 raid near Ajo, Arizona after they found two migrants hiding in the shower of a ramshackle building used by humanitarian groups. The 36-year old faces two felony counts of…

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Mueller says charging Trump was ‘not an option’

In announcing his resignation, Mueller says were his office confident Trump didn’t commit a crime, it would’ve said so. US Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday that he is leaving the Justice Department now that he has concluded his Russia probe. In his first public statement on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Mueller said he is also closing the special counsel’s office. The announcement comes amid demands for Mueller to testify on Capitol Hill about his findings and tension with Attorney General William Barr over…

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Oklahoma calls drugmakers greedy

Pharmaceutical companies are on trial in Oklahoma, the first US state to take opioid makers to court. The first trial in the United States against pharmaceutical companies blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis is under way in the state of Oklahoma. Drugmakers are accused of downplaying the addictive risks of their drugs, as opioid overdose deaths shoot up nationwide. Michael Botticelli, the executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center and former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, speaks to…

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