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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime and gang violence at the Federal Courthouse Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Boston. Sessions has called crime groups, like MS-13, "one of the gravest threats to American safety." (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Violent crime, homicides in U.S. on rise: FBI

- The Washington Times

Violent crime rose by 4 percent and homicides by 8 percent in the United States in 2016, marking the second consecutive year of increases those categories, according to FBI crime data released Monday.

In this July 24, 2013, file photo, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves his apartment building in New York. Weiner was sentenced Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl in 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

- Associated Press

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency.

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