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Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections
News ImageAutomated bot accounts that spread disinformation and sowed disgust and confusion among voters during the 2016 presidential election are poised to wreak havoc again in this years midterm elections, according to Samuel Woolley, a leading expert.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:48 -0400
Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear
News ImagePresident Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:43:44 -0400
Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy
News ImagePresident Trumps controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:31:06 -0400
How to help separated families on the border
News ImageIn response to President Trumps zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:41:43 -0400
Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'
News ImageSens. Chris Van Hollen and Jeff Merkley recently visited the Mexican border to witness President Trumps new policy of separating families crossing illegally into the U.S.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:11:59 -0400
Patrolling the border, where immigrants wait to be caught
News ImagePhotojournalist Sergio Flores recounts his day with U.S. Border Patrol near McAllen, Texas.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:13:33 -0400
Trump: 'You have to take the children away'
News ImagePresident Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has no choice but to separate children from parents who cross the U.S. border illegally before essentially admitting it does.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:44:17 -0400
In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake
News ImageIts a week before an election, and the firebrand candidate takes the podium to speak to a small, private crowd of loyal supporters. Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, Erdoans stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdoan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:11:36 -0400
He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican-American lawyer denounces his policy on migrant children
News ImageJake Monty, a former member of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, said its troubling to see the Trump administration let the fate of undocumented immigrants be determined by a political agenda.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:52:34 -0400
Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of separating families at border, but most Republicans support it
News ImageTwo out of three Americans disapprove of the Trump administrations policy of separating children from their parents when families illegally cross the southern U.S. border, two new national polls show. But the majority of Republicans support it.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:12:09 -0400
Ecstasy-assisted psychotherapy is bringing peace to people with PTSD
News ImageSouth Carolina firefighter Ed Thompson says his life was saved after undergoing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD from his job. Researchers are starting phase three clinical trials this summer to get FDA approval for the legal prescription of MDMA for inpatient therapy.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:00:49 -0400
Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference
News ImageIt 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.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:22:08 -0400
Nielsen: Separating families isn't a 'policy,' it's just something we do
News ImageHomeland 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.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:02:40 -0400
Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny
News ImageHarvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New Yorks most selective public schools, because the citys mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nations most competitive schools become evermore competitive Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New Yorks Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:56:30 -0400
Crying for 'Mami' and 'Pap' at a Border Patrol detention center
News ImageProPublica has a recording of 10 children ages 4 to 10 who had been separated from their parents and brought to an unnamed facility within the previous 24 hours. An article describes the children crying Mami and Pap over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:23:11 -0400
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