Officials in Colorado will not likely bring murder charges against a woman who cut open another woman’s abdomen, removed her baby, and left the baby girl in a bathtub. The attacker’s husband found the girl and rushed her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Until a thorough investigation is completed, it will not be known if the baby died during the removal from her mother, or afterward.
The first 10 of 30 Humvee armored vehicles that the United States has agreed to supply to Ukraine arrived in the country’s capital of Kiev on March 25. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko personally took possession of the vehicles at Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport.
After largely failing to prod state governments into developing a national identification system known as “REAL ID,” Republican lawmakers in Congress are yet again quietly pushing another Obama-backed scheme that would more directly force every American to have a national ID card containing sensitive biometric data. The controversial plan, embedded in an immigration-enforcement bill, has been in the works for years, but has consistently been met with stiff opposition from liberty-minded grassroots organizations and activists. While the plan has failed in previous Congresses thanks to a groundswell of opposition, critics of the measure say that without prompt action, the unconstitutional scheme could soon become a reality.
The legislation, officially dubbed the "Legal Workforce Act" (H.R. 1147), is ostensibly aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining jobs in the United States.
House Republicans passed a budget on Wednesday after employing the very unusual “Queen of the Hill” rule. The budget that earned the most votes was the one dubbed “Price 2,” which matches the one passed in the House Budget panel last week but includes a $20 billion increase in defense spending.