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|Tuesday's Morning Email: Jeff Sessions' Bizarre Nazi Comparison
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POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 8:05 AM
|Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English
A Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering
POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 2:19 PM
|Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 Immigrants
At least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV
POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 6:11 PM
|Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls
TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.
POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 11:02 AM
|The movement to arm teachers
Since 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.
POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 3:55 AM
|FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidency
Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul. Duque, 41, polled 54 percent to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro's 42 percent with almost all the votes counted, electoral authority figures showed. Tensions over the deal became apparent in the immediate aftermath of Duque's victory, after the president-elect lost no time in pledging "corrections" to the peace deal.
POSTED JUNE 17, 2018 10:08 PM
|South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for August
The South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 12:06 AM
|Extreme volcanic eruptions could explain mysterious rock formation on Mars
Could 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
POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 1:23 PM
|Georgia Grandma Strangles Rabid Bobcat With Her Bare Hands While Granddaughter Slept
Dede Phillips must now get rounds of painful and expensive treatment to prevent rabies.
POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 8:31 AM
|Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference
It 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.
POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 9:22 PM
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|Trump Derides Border Security, but Calls Plan to Add Immigration Judges ‘Crazy’
Mr. Trump rejected a proposal by Senator Ted Cruz to end family separations by boosting personnel in immigration courts, suggesting that many of those judges could be corrupt.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 6:34 PM
|All 4 Living Former First Ladies Condemn Trump Border Policy That Separates Families
Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama have joined a chorus of criticism aimed at the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 11:54 AM
|How Anti-Immigration Passion Was Inflamed From the Fringe
Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller once shouted from the sidelines. Now they’re the driving force behind the policy separating immigrant children from parents.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 1:34 PM
|A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’
The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 1:30 AM
|Swift Frontier Justice for Migrants Brought to Federal Courts
President Trump’s new policy requiring criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally cross the border is flooding the court system with a new kind of defendant.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 9:00 AM
|Governors Refuse to Send National Guard to Border, Citing Trump’s Child Separation Policy
A growing number of governors have declared that they will not deploy troops, asserting their opposition to a policy they have called “inhumane.”
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 7:26 PM
|White House Sees U.S. Winning Trade War With China
The White House says China has more to lose in a trade war with the United States — but that’s little comfort to the companies and investors with billions of dollars on the line.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 6:24 PM
|Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. says his bet against the stock in a Kremlin-linked shipping firm was an effort to divest, not to profit from forthcoming news articles.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 6:07 PM
|Stocks Fall as Wall St. Turns Its Focus to Escalating U.S.-China Trade War
Investors are worried that worsening relations between the U.S. and China, the world’s two biggest economies, will affect global growth.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 3:48 PM
|How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country
In communities across the country, the billionaire conservatives are waging a sophisticated fight against new rail projects and bus routes.
POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 9:57 AM