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Facebook Fundraiser To Reunite Families Separated At Border Brings In MillionsA fundraiser organized on Facebook to help immigrant families separated at the


6/19/2018 8:17:51 AM

Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' referenceIt was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., had to engage in a subtle act of censorship.


6/18/2018 7:22:08 PM

Children Separated From Parents At The Border Heard In Heartbreaking New AudioProPublica, a nonprofit news organization, published audio on Monday of


6/18/2018 2:27:14 PM

Gang shootout at New Jersey arts festival kills one, injures 22One of the shooting victims was a 13-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference. Three others were in critical condition. At least two people opened fire around 2:45 a.m. at the annual Art All Night event in Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City.


6/18/2018 12:50:37 AM

South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for AugustThe South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.


6/18/2018 10:06:12 PM

Nielsen: Separating families isn't a 'policy,' it's just something we doHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was “offensive” to imply that the administration had a “policy” of separating parents from children at the border — even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration.


6/18/2018 7:02:40 PM

The movement to arm teachersSince the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, a divisive idea has gained momentum as a way to stem school shootings: arm teachers. At some schools in Ohio, armed teachers have been in classrooms for as many as five years.


6/18/2018 1:55:18 AM

Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking EnglishA Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering


6/18/2018 12:19:38 PM

Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 ImmigrantsAt least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV


6/17/2018 4:11:09 PM

‘It’s disgraceful’: Some Trump supporters condemn family separations at borderSeveral of President Trump’s supporters have been speaking out against the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the U.S. border illegally.


6/18/2018 11:02:02 AM

'Wolf-Like' Animal That Baffled Officials Turns Out To Be A Regular WolfThe mystery of a seemingly bizarre "wolf-like" creature that was shot and


6/19/2018 9:45:30 AM

A Gunman Has Been Killed After Wounding Two People at a Walmart in WashingtonA bystander shot the gunman dead outside the store


6/18/2018 12:14:24 AM

Extreme volcanic eruptions could explain mysterious rock formation on MarsCould a volcanic eruption be the key to unlocking the mysterious geological history of Mars? Back in the 1960s, NASA's Mariner spacecraft discovered an extremely large and unusually soft rock formation. The makeup of the mass, now known as the Medusa Fossae formation, stumped researchers for decades because they were never able to determine how it got there.  SEE ALSO: Tiny NASA satellite bound for Mars snaps photo of Earth from thousands of miles away But now, new research seems to answer that question — and maybe many others.  More than 3 billion years ago, extreme volcanic eruptions on Mars dropped the huge deposit near the Martian equator, according to the new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. A 13-kilometer (8-mile) diameter crater being infilled by the Medusae Fossae Formation.Image: High Resolution Stereo Camera/European Space AgencyThe Medusa Fossae is about one fifth the size of the United States.  “This is a massive deposit, not only on a Martian scale, but also in terms of the solar system, because we do not know of any other deposit that is like this,” planetary scientist Lujendra Ojha, the lead author of the new study, said in a statement. Ojha and his colleagues used gravity data from spacecraft orbiting Mars to measure the formation density. Through this, they were able to determine that the rock was unusually porous, allowing them to rule out other potential compositions like ice.  On a basic level, the formation is a bunch of hills and mounds of sedimentary rock but because much of Mars’s history is shrouded in mystery, a finding like this is huge.  An isolated hill in the Medusae Fossae Formation. The effect of wind erosion on this hill is evident by its streamlined shape.Image: High Resolution Stereo Camera/European Space Agency.Eruptions of the magnitude suggested by the study would also have an enormous impact on the planet's climate as well. A considerable amount of “climate-altering” gases like hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide accompany most volcanic eruptions and would have spit out enough water to cover the red planet in a global ocean, the study says.  These findings paint a better picture of what habitability on Mars would look like, as well as the usefulness of gravity surveys.  “Future gravity surveys could help distinguish between ice, sediments and igneous rocks in the upper crust of the planet,” co-author and planetary scientist Kevin Lewis explained.   WATCH: NASA is attempting to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time


6/18/2018 11:23:48 AM

Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for IranA former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, said Gonen Segev was extradited from Guinea and arrested upon arrival in Israel last month on suspicion of "committing offenses of assisting the enemy in war and spying against the state of Israel." It said Mr Segev, a former energy minister, acted as an agent for Iranian intelligence and relayed information "connected to the energy market and security sites in Israel including buildings and officials in political and security organizations." Lawyers representing Mr Segev issued a statement that did not reject or accept the accusations, only saying that the indictment "portrays a different picture" than what the Shin Bet says. Mr Segev, who served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in the mid-1990s, was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 32,000 Ecstasy tablets from the Netherlands to Israel using an expired diplomatic passport.  Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin speaks with former energy minister Gonen Segev Credit: REUTERS/GPO A former doctor whose medical license was revoked, Mr Segev was released from prison in 2007 and had been living in Africa in recent years. The Shin Bet said Mr Segev met with his operators twice in Iran, and also met with Iranian agents in hotels and apartments around the world. Mr Segev was given a "secret communications system to encrypt messages" with his operators. The statement said that Mr Segev maintained connections with Israeli civilians who had ties to the country's security and foreign relations. It said he acted to connect them with Iranian agents who posed as businessmen. Israel and Iran are bitter enemies, and the allegations against Mr Segev are extremely grave. Israel considers Iran to be its biggest threat, citing Iranian calls for Israel's destruction, Iran's support for hostile militant groups like Hezbollah and its development of long-range missiles.


6/18/2018 1:39:50 PM

Pot growers refuse to let go of dream after Kilauea volcano eruptsDale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii’s Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.


6/18/2018 11:38:07 AM

Georgia Grandma Strangles Rabid Bobcat With Her Bare Hands While Granddaughter SleptDede Phillips must now get rounds of painful and expensive treatment to prevent rabies.


6/18/2018 6:31:23 AM

President Of American Academy Of Pediatrics Calls Trump Border Policy 'Child Abuse'The children separated from their parents at the border are experiencing


6/18/2018 2:04:03 PM

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facilityMcALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.


6/18/2018 11:46:07 AM

Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fireRichard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.


6/18/2018 12:48:01 PM

Seth Meyers On Immigration: A Little Sympathy For The Apostle PaulAttorney General Jeff Sessions used the Bible ― specifically the apostle


6/19/2018 6:01:44 AM

A Texas Sheriff's Deputy Sexually Assaulted a 4-Year-Old and Threatened to Deport Her Mother, Police SayInvestigators arrested the 47-year-old on suspicion of super aggravated sexual assault of a child


6/18/2018 2:00:37 PM

Barack Obama Gets School Named After Him In Former Confederate CapitalThe school board in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday night voted to rename an


6/19/2018 7:28:23 AM

Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. deniesBy Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible. The attack took place in al-Harra, southeast of the town of Albu Kamal, state news agency SANA said, citing a military source. A commander in the alliance fighting alongside Damascus told Reuters that drones that were "probably American" had bombed the positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.


6/18/2018 5:19:24 PM

Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted forAuthorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside. Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people as a result of the volcanic eruption on June 3, but another 197 remain unaccounted for. Guatemala's south-central region was also shaken on Sunday night by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake with its epicenter at Iztapa, on the Pacific coast near neighboring El Salvador, the civil protection agency said.


6/18/2018 12:11:18 AM

 

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