The Daily Populous

Saturday July 21st, 2018 day edition

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A Georgia police department is in hot water over the purchase of a Hellcat muscle car.

"We have not yet responded to that letter and we're examining all our options," department spokesperson Shannon Volkodav told Fox 5.

The Hellcat boasts a top speed of 204 mph.

The black sedan is being used as Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway’s official car, which the DOJ said differed from the use stated in the application for the funds as an “undercover/covert operations” vehicle.

The federal agency described it as an “extravagant expenditure,” which is not allowed under the program.

"Staff is working with the Sheriff’s Office to respond to the Department of Justice regarding the vehicle purchase.

Until the matter is resolved, the Sheriff’s Office has been cut off from the DOJ's seized asset reallocation program. »

State Department deletes a statement condemning Russia over MH17 downing right after Trump's Putin summit

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The State Department was silent this year – and Foreign Policy reports that a draft statement criticizing Russia was never made public.

The State Department created a draft statement that was critical of Russia over the 2014 attack that killed 298 people, but it was never released, Foreign Policy reported.

The State Department has issued a statement every year on the anniversary of the attack since it occurred in 2014. »