By a vote of 87-12, the Republican-led Senate passed and sent to the House of Representatives the "First Step Act," which would ease the way for some prisoners to win early release to halfway houses or home confinement.
Juul's 1,500 employees are receiving a $2 billion bonus from Altria, averaging about $1.3 million each, as part of the tobacco giant's $12.8 billion investment in the e-cigarette maker, people familiar with the matter say.
President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to back down from a fight over his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying talk about the wall was distracting from the work being done by border patrol and the military.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a frequent defender of the president, said a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from Syria would be “a mistake”. “An American withdrawal at this time would be a big win for ISIS, Iran, Bashar al Assad of Syria, and Russia. I fear it will lead to devastating consequences for our nation, the region, and throughout the world,” Graham said in a statement. “It will make it more difficult …
A federal judge ordered Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, to surrender his passport, and to check with the court if he wants to travel more than 50 miles from Washington, D.C.