Posts Tagged Political issues

State official: Clinton email practices ‘not acceptable’

Karen Kaiser, general counsel at The Associated Press, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary hearing on open records laws. Kaiser testified that despite promises of greater transparency by the Obama administration, most agencies are not abiding by their legal obligations under open records laws. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department assistant secretary said Wednesday it’s “not acceptable” for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.

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Man who shipped guns to ex-NFLer Hernandez to be sentenced

This undated file photo provided by the Seminole County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows Oscar Hernandez Jr., an associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is not related to Aaron Hernandez. Oscar Hernandez Jr., pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office, File)

BOSTON (AP) — A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison.

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Documentary on T-rex discovery leads to pardon request

In this June 26, 2013 photo provided by Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Peter Larson excavates a Triceratops femur in a quarry near Newcastle, Wyoming. Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there’s one black mark on his record _ a federal conviction that landed him in prison 20 years ago. His name could soon be cleared because a documentary released last year at the Sundance Film Festival has brought his legal blemish back into the public eye and spurred South Dakotans _ and Larson himself _ to push for President Barack Obama to clear his name with a pardon. (Timothy Larson/Black Hills Institute via AP)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there’s one black mark on his record: a federal conviction that landed him in prison almost 20 years ago.

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