Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs

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Body on beach is that of federal prosecutor

A federal prosecutor who worked at the U.S. attorney's office in Miami has been identified as the man found dead along Hollywood beach this week in a case being investigated as a crime. Hollywood police confirmed that the deceased man is Beranton J. Whisenant Jr., 37, and that he may have suffered a head wound caused by a gunshot or other type of trauma.

ICE agents compliment chef, then arrest restaurant workers * The owner of a Michigan restaurant said U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast and complimented the chef before arresting three of the restaurant's workers. The Ann Arbor News and WJBK-TV reported the men arrested Wednesday at Sava's Restaurant remained in custody. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said agents were doing "a targeted enforcement action" at the Ann Arbor restaurant. ICE officials said two of the men had entered the country illegally and another had overstayed his visa.

Wisconsin governor wants to drug-test some Medicaid applicants * Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to make his state the first in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model. Walker's plan, which needs federal approval, comes as he prepares to run for a third term next year.

Eighth stay of execution for Alabama man * Convicted murderer Tommy Arthur called the "Houdini" of death row by some after escaping seven prior execution dates was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening in Alabama as his attorneys filed a flurry of last minute appeals. Arthur, 75, was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. Late Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary stay "pending further order" from the justices as they consider Arthur's request.

California parents sue over schools' alleged favoring of Muslims * Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. …

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