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Morning Headlines: Trump Justice Dept. could shift drug prosecution policies

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Trump Justice Dept. could shift drug prosecution policies

An Obama administration Justice Department that emphasized the need to be "smart on crime" is being replaced with a Trump presidency that campaigned on being "tough on crime." The difference between those two philosophies remains to be seen, but one area where the divide is likely to be felt most acutely is in the thousands of drug cases the Justice Department prosecutes annually.

Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

In a blow to the Obama administration's labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season. As a result of Tuesday's ruling, overtime changes set to take effect Dec. 1 are now unlikely be in play before vast power shifts to a Donald Trump administration, which has spoken out against Obama-backed government regulation and generally aligns with the business groups that stridently opposed the overtime rule.

Scattered light rain chances for Wednesday

If you are going to be traveling for Thanksgiving be sure to download the WAFF 48 First Alert weather app. You can have it follow your location so you can get up to date weather updates wherever you go. And with rain in the forecast locally, the app can give you instant access to Live First Alert Doppler Radar. Scattered light to moderate showers will track east throughout the day today before tapering off tonight. 

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