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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seen on Aug. 16, announced Monday that the administration would once again supply local law enforcement with military-style equipment, reversing an Obama-era restriction. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Lifts Limits On Military Hardware For Police

The move, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, is part of a push to boost federal support for local police departments and crack down on crime. It reverses an Obama-era restriction.

Stolen Moments The Six Parts Seven
Les Apaches (feat. Moth Equals) The Cancel

Former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seen in 2010, was pardoned by President Trump on Friday. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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After Arpaio, 4 Answers To Questions About How Pardons Are Supposed To Work

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Youth AKAY
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Open Up Eric Lau

Baltimore removed four statues with Confederate ties on Aug. 16 under the cover of darkness, in a five-hour operation ordered by Mayor Catherine Pugh. Merrit Kennedy/NPR hide caption

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Baltimore Took Down Confederate Monuments. Now It Has To Decide What To Do With Them

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Bet She Looks Like You Nick Hakim
BUS RIDE KAYTRANADA feat. Karriem Riggins, River Tiber

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seen on Aug. 16, announced Monday that the administration would once again supply local law enforcement with military-style equipment, reversing an Obama-era restriction. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Lifts Limits On Military Hardware For Police

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Game of Thrones (Main Theme) Flatt Lonesome
Center Your Love Machinedrum & Machine Drum
Copperfield Joe Corfield
Ah Ouia Exile

The damage to Houston's economy from Harvey's torrential rainfall will be by one estimate more than $30 billion, a staggering sum. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Impact Of Harvey Could Be Felt Nationwide Before It's Over

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Facebook, Twitter Replace 911 Calls For Stranded In Houston

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Get It Right Tidus
Vienna Thom Sonny Green
Montreux Sunrise The Elder Statesman

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Syringe Exchange Program Aims To Slow Hepatitis C Infections In Alaska

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Antifa members and counterprotesters gather during a right-wing No-To-Marxism rally Sunday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Berkeley, Calif. Amy Osborne/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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I Saw His Humanity: 'Reveal' Host On Protecting Right-Wing Protester

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Outside the Box 40 winks