Justice Department Warns 'Sanctuary Cities,' With Grant Money At Risk

The U.S. Justice Department has escalated its approach to so-called sanctuary cities, writing at least eight jurisdictions Friday to put them on notice they could be failing to cooperate with immigration authorities. Alan Hanson, the acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's grant-making arm, warned the cities that they're required to submit proof that they comply with federal immigration law. "Failure to comply with this condition could result in the withholding of grant...

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Egyptian-American Aid Worker, Released From Cairo Jail, Returns To U.S.

Updated at 2:41 p.m. ET An Egyptian-American aid worker and her Egyptian husband have returned to the U.S. after being imprisoned for nearly three years in Egypt, over charges of child abuse that were widely regarded as specious. U.S. officials had unsuccessfully advocated for Aya Hijazi's release for years. When Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited President Trump at the White House earlier this month, officials said Hijazi's case would be among the topics of discussion between...

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Buchanan, NY – 24 hour air patrols have resumed in the skies over New York City - and the Hudson Valley's Indian Point nuclear power plant. But plant critics say that won't be enough to protect the plant from a terrorist attack. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

Albany, NY – Americans turn to the television and radio media to get their news about what's going on in the world. Maurice Hinchey returns to the Congressional corner to talk about the media in America today. Alan asked Maurice to tell us about the consolidation of media outlets.

Monticello, Ny – Oral arguments on the lawsuit over the constitutionality of expanded gambling will be heard in New York's highest court this week. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

Easthampton, MA – A Friday afternoon meeting in Easthampton, Massachusetts allowed Berkshire County environmentalists an opportunity to discuss concerns with state officials. Restructuring plans and changes in state funding procedures topped their list of questions. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana files this report.

Burlington, VT – Thousands of war protesters stopped traffic in downtown Burlington Saturday afternoon. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was amid the marchers.

Albany, NY – U.S. Intelligence officials believed that Saddam Hussein, and other top Iraqi officials, were in the compound in southern Baghdad that was the target of a cruise missile attack. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to a former U.S. Army General for a better look at the strengths and drawbacks of military intelligence in the war with Iraq.

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Pittsfield, MA – The Romney Administration, through the Board of Higher Education, has proposed massive budget cuts at state colleges and community colleges. In the Berkshires, The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts would lose about a third of its annual budget while Berkshire Community College would see one-fourth of its state appropriation slashed. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

Plattsburgh NY – Peace activists are protesting the start of the war in Iraq. Montpelier, Burlington and Brattleboro were among the Vermont cities that saw protests Thursday. Towns across New York's North Country also saw protests. The groups plan to continue vigils and protests as long as the Bush administration continues its war in Iraq. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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