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'Suitcase killer' Heather Mack, 25, will be released from Bali prison three years early for good behavior after getting 10 years for murdering her Chicago socialite mom and stuffing body in luggage

An American woman convicted along with her boyfriend of killing her mother and stuffing the body in a suitcase at a luxury Bali hotel is set to be released from prison three years early, her lawyer announced on Monday. Yulius Benyamin Seran, the attorney representing Heather Mack, said the 25-year-old inmate will walk out of Bali's notorious Kerobokan prison in less than two months. 'Her sentence will be completed in October... and then she'll be completely free,' Seran told AFP, without giving a specific release date. In 2015, Mack, then aged 19, was handed a 10-year prison term while her then-boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, got 18 years for the murder of Chicago socialite Sheila von Wiese Mack on the Indonesian resort island. 'Suitcase killer' Heather Mack, 25, is set to be released from Bali prison in October - three years early - according to her lawyer Mack , was serving a 10-year sentence for the murder of her mother, socialite Sheila von Wiese Mack , whose cor

Border Patrol says morale is 'in the toilet' with just 12 guards protecting a 245-mile stretch of border in the Rio Grande during a historic influx in migrants

A dozen Border Patrol officers are reportedly responsible for patrolling a nearly 250-mile stretch of the southern border - hitting a new low for both staffing and morale as the number of migrants crossing into the United States shatters records month-to-month.  Customs and Border Protection has a force of roughly 19,000 officers.   Roughly half the agents stationed in Texas have been pulled from patrolling the border and instead tasked with processing migrants in custody.   Texas and New Mexico account for 60 percent of known border crossings.  'Morale is in the toilet,' National Border Patrol Council Vice President Jon Anfinsen told the Washington Examiner.  He said morale among CBP officers is low because they 'aren't allowed to do their job.' 'If our job is to be out patrolling the border in between the ports of entry and actively searching for people who have crossed illegally, but we're not allowed to go do that job, it basically creates this defeated

White House refuses to address Taliban's deadline AGAIN: National Security Advisor says it's 'up to Biden' and Psaki snaps at reporter for calling Americans in Kabul 'stranded' - even though she has no idea how many are still in Afghanistan

The White House repeatedly refused to address the Taliban's August 31 deadline to get US troops out of Afghanistan on Monday, dodging questions on the subject and snapping at reporters who asked how the government planned to save the remaining Americans stuck in Kabul.   The Taliban's spokesman issued the sternest threat yet to Biden on Monday morning, saying there will be 'consequences' if US troops - who are holed up at the airport in Kabul evacuating tens of thousands of people and fending off an increasingly desperate crowd - don't leave in the next eight days.  Biden and his administration have no idea how many Americans remain trapped in Afghanistan, unable to get to the airport to get on an evacuation flight out. With no numbers on how many Americans remain in the country, much less where those Americans are, it's growing increasingly unlikely that they will be able to fulfil their promise of getting everyone out in eight days. The longer the US citizens