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Despite Trump’s pledge, governors expect little federal spending on infrastructure

President Trump again said Monday he was preparing to “spend big” on infrastructure. But even as he spoke, administration officials and congressional leaders are telling governors to expect little for new federal investment in public works. Instead, the administration plans to spur public-private partnerships, such as toll roads and transmission lines, by loosening environmental reviews and removing other red tape.

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Pepper-sprayed inmates allege excessive force, and Sheriff's office faces several lawsuits

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is facing eight lawsuits alleging misconduct against inmates at the jail. The Board of Commissioners have also asked the Department of Justice to investigate potential civil rights violations and allegations of improper use of force against inmates. Sheriff Phil Plummer is defending his office and employees.
Cristina Rayas / McClatchy
Pepper-sprayed inmates allege excessive force, and Sheriff's office faces several lawsuits 1:49

Pepper-sprayed inmates allege excessive force, and Sheriff's office faces several lawsuits

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland 0:34

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland

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Don't let a text wreck your life

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Dance helps D'Iberville boy overcome ADHD