Man accused of killing black man in ‘practice run’ charged with terrorism

Man accused of killing black man in ‘practice run’ charged with terrorism

The Guardian

James Jackson – who is accused of attacking Timothy Caughman from behind with a sword in New York – said he intended to deter interracial relationships

A white suspect accused of the fatal stabbing of a black man on a Manhattan street has been indicted on a charge of murder as an act of terrorism.

James Harris Jackson, 28, appeared briefly in court on Monday and did not speak. Prosecutors had previously also charged him with murder as a hate crime. Jackson’s attorney had no comment.

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Prisons watchdog condemns lack of action on rising female suicides

Prisons watchdog condemns lack of action on rising female suicides

The Guardian

Nigel Newcomen says reforms proposed 10 years ago to prevent vulnerable women killing themselves were not implemented

The prisons and probation ombudsman has hit out at a “lack of concerted and sustained action” following a rise in suicides among female prisoners.

Nigel Newcomen said lessons identified in a new review of cases had been highlighted previously by his office and other inquiries but had not been implemented.

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Immigration levels will sometimes rise after Brexit, says David Davis

Immigration levels will sometimes rise after Brexit, says David Davis

The Guardian

Brexit secretary says on BBC Question Time special that number of immigrants will go up ‘from time to time’ according to economic need

Immigration levels will not necessarily come down consistently after Britain leaves the European Union, the Brexit secretary has indicated.

Concerns over the net migration level were thought to be central to many people’s decision to vote in favour of Brexit last year, with many wanting to see the numbers cut drastically.

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Tom Brady willing to play another seven years, says Patriots owner

Tom Brady willing to play another seven years, says Patriots owner

The Guardian

In February, at the age of 39, Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl. According to the New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, there could be a few more to come. 

“As recently as two to three days ago, [Brady] assured me he’d be willing to play six to seven more years and at the level he performed,” Kraft said on Monday at the NFL’s annual meeting. “There’s no one that would be happier than I, and our fan base.”

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Liverpool hire jet for return of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino

Liverpool hire jet for return of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino

The Guardian

• Two players on international duty with Brazil in São Paulo
• Players should arrive back on Thursday to prepare for Everton

Liverpool are taking no risks in their preparations for Saturday’s Merseyside derby by hiring a private jet to return Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino from international duty in Brazil.

The influential attacking duo are preparing to play in Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Paraguay in São Paulo on Tuesday. The game is scheduled to start at 9.45pm local time – 1.45am on Wednesday BST – leaving them only two full days to prepare for Everton’s visit in the 12.30pm kick-off.

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Klieg lights on Kushner | The minute

Klieg lights on Kushner | The minute

The Guardian

Kushner the latest in the Trump universe to have Russia ties revealed … Nunes faces questions over disappearance … Trump looks to taxes for a win after healthcare collapse and everything else in today’s politics. By Jamiles Lartey

10.55pm BST

Donald Trump announced his son-in-law Jared Kushner would lead a White House “American Innovation” office designed to overhaul the federal government with input from the private sector. It was also announced Monday Kushner would testify before Congress about a meeting he took with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

10.54pm BST

Embattled House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes is also facing scrutiny after he allegedly “disappeared” from an Uber ride with a staffer and viewed sensitive documents regarding the House investigation into Trump’s Russia ties on White House grounds.

Nunes’s ‘Peculiar midnight run’

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As Jared Kushner ascends White House ladder, Senate Russia inquiry adds scrutiny

As Jared Kushner ascends White House ladder, Senate Russia inquiry adds scrutiny

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Trump’s son-in-law will lead Office of American Innovation to privatize certain government functions, as he agrees to testify in Russia election investigation

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, found himself back in the spotlight for better and for worse on Monday as the US president appointed him to a new White House role, and it was revealed he will testify before a committee investigating Russian interference in last year’s election.

Related: Ivanka Trump’s expanded White House role raises ethical issues

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Jeff Sessions threatens termination of federal grants for sanctuary cities – video

Jeff Sessions threatens termination of federal grants for sanctuary cities – video

The Guardian

US attorney general Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may see cuts in grants from the justice department. ‘Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators,’ Sessions told a White House news briefing

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Dustin Johnson’s self-belief is sky-high on the road to Augusta | Ewan Murray

Dustin Johnson’s self-belief is sky-high on the road to Augusta | Ewan Murray

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World No1’s third title in a row at WGC Match Play in Austin makes him short-priced favourite for the year’s first major, the Masters

The only certainty relating to Dustin Johnson’s epic run is that it will come to an end. Even recent history tells us that much. Fascination and uncertainty relates to precisely when the world No1’s streak will conclude and, more pertinently, if it can be sustained to the point where the 32-year-old wins the Masters for the first time.

Johnson’s statistics make stunning reading. Victory at the WGC Match Play in Austin was his third in as many starts. Since last June, when Johnson won his first major by claiming the US Open, he has lifted six trophies from 17 events played.

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NFL’s addiction to free public money fuels Raiders move to Las Vegas

NFL’s addiction to free public money fuels Raiders move to Las Vegas

The Guardian

Lost in the bombast of the Raiders’ exit from Oakland is the not-so-subtle admission by the NFL that their opposition to gambling was always temporary

For decades the NFL wanted nothing to do with Las Vegas. As the city boomed in the Nevada desert and other professional team sports at least dabbled with the idea of a Las Vegas franchise, the world’s most lucrative league stayed away. Even talking about Las Vegas meant opening the door to gambling and the NFL wasn’t going down that alley.

But now that Nevada has $750m of public money to offer the Oakland Raiders for a gleaming new stadium, the NFL is embracing Sin City. Even championing it. When the league’s owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas on Monday their 31-1 vote was a formality. The NFL had already signaled their full acceptance of America’s gambling mecca.

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