Keith Ellison and cops … where to begin? Let’s start with this: It’s complicated. Some police officers speak well of Ellison on a personal level. And a number of county prosecutors are strong supporters. Several area police chiefs are allies of Ellison. But to some rank-and-file officers — perhaps many — Ellison is persona non grata. This matters now because Ellison is about to become Minnesota’s attorney general, a post often described as the state’s highest law-enforcement official. As the passions subside from the November election — and Ellison’s battle against Republican Doug Wardlow was an impassioned contest — and as Ellison’s swearing-in next month approaches, there are signs that a reconciliation of sorts might be in the offing. ELLISON’S UNIQUE BACKGROUND Ellison’s résumé is unprecedented for a Minnesota attorney general. While Democrats have held the office since 1971, law-and-order … [Read more...] about A lot of cops don’t like Keith Ellison. How’s that going to work when he’s attorney general?
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Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press Updated 9:36 pm PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. less The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The fight over … [Read more...] about Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms
"Today more than 400,000 are in employment or training... even I am surprised at how quickly it's progressing," Ingo Kramer, head of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper. "The vast majority are in jobs subject to social security contributions, and that integrates them into society," he added. "Business leaders are getting it done." Kramer's optimistic tone matches that from the Federal Labour Agency (BA), which counts 30,000 young refugees currently in training. But some 177,000 refugees were still registered as unemployed in November. SEE ALSO: How Germany plans to fight worker shortage with new immigration law German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose in late summer 2015 not to close Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the Middle East and Africa. The decision stoked support for the anti-immigration populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD), ultimately ushering a potent far-right political … [Read more...] about Germany integrating migrants quickly, according to business chief
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Goodwin and Jess Bidgood Globe Staff November 30, 2018 WASHINGTON — As House Democrats gathered last Wednesday morning to pick their leaders for the next Congress, at least one incoming freshman was already lost, confounded by the warren of tunnels and sparingly marked doors that led to the basement auditorium where the vote was set to take place. It wasn’t Ayanna Pressley. The congresswoman-elect strode purposefully into the meeting, joined by a single aide, having already leveraged her vote in the looming speaker’s race to push for a gun bill and to secure herself a spot on a House task force aimed at addressing gun violence. Pressley has shown an unusual savvy and cut a remarkably high profile for a lawmaker who has yet to be sworn in. While many freshmen were quite literally getting their bearings, she finagled the gun bill promise from … [Read more...] about Ayanna Pressley quickly finds footing in Washington
Viet Nam News Phùng Đức Tiến, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks to Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper on the role played by enterprises in the development of animal husbandry What are the most salient points in the Law on Animal Husbandry? The Law on Animal Husbandry was the fourth law adopted by the National Assembly in its recently concluded sixth session. It took the Vietnamese lawmakers more than two years to prepare the law. With its approval, Việt Nam now has four laws on its primary industry – the Law on Cultivation, the Law on Fisheries, the Law on Animal Husbandry and the Law on Forest. The adoption of the Law on Animal Husbandry once again demonstrates that the Government recognises the importance of the animal husbandry sector. The law has eight chapters with 83 articles. I am confident that when it comes into force, it will serve as an impetus to help Vietnamese animal husbandry fly … [Read more...] about New Law on Animal Husbandry promises progress