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The head of the populist-nationalist Russian party LDPR has asked Vladimir Putin to terminate the friendship treaty with Ukraine as a document which had lost all of its urgency and was not working in practice anyway. Read Full Article at RT.com
More than 2,000 migrant kids have been separated from their parents at the U.S/Mexico border since Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III announced the administration’s brutal “zero tolerance” policy earlier this year, and a disturbing report from Reveal and The Texas Tribune finds that some have been sent to facilities, operated by private companies through contracts from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), that have been “accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and sexual and physical abuse”: In Texas, where the resettlement agency awarded the majority of the grants, state inspectors have cited homes with more than 400 deficiencies, about one-third of them serious. That includes “staff members’ failure to seek medical attention for children,” including kids who have suffered burns, broken wrists, even a sexually transmitted infection. Another facility, run by Southwest Key, was cited after an employee drove to work drunk. “A drug test later found he was over the legal alcohol limit to drive. That was among the 246 violations state inspectors found at Southwest Key’s facilities, including rotten bananas and shampoo dispensers filled with hand sanitizer.” Southwest Key’s contract should have been canceled immediately. This is child abuse. Instead, one of its largest facilities, a former Walmart in Brownsville, has increased its capacity from 1,200 to 1,500 in order to cope with the administration’s surge in arrests. Another facility in Florida, which briefly shut down after an employee “was sentenced to 10 years in prison in November for engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior with minors,” reopened earlier this year after a $20 million contract from ORR. Taxpayers have paid these companies “more than $1.5 billion in the past four years,” and legislators who have visited facilities say staffers who actually are dedicated to protecting children under their care have not been given any assurances they’ll get resources they need.
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The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● WV-Sen: New Jersey-based Monmouth University has just published the first independent poll of the West Virginia Senate race, and it has good numbers for Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin no matter how you slice it. The survey finds Manchin beating Republican Joe Morrisey by anywhere from 7 to 11 points, depending on the model used and whether disgraced coal baron Don Blankenship is included as a third-party candidate. However, we still need to explain what all these models mean. Monmouth offered up no fewer than three different portraits of the race, just as it has with other recent polls, which is an interesting way to disclose the uncertainty inherent in any polling model but unlikely to leave us with much clarity. The first of these models, the school explains, reflects what it calls «potential voters,» which includes anyone who has voted in at least one primary or general election between 2010 and 2016, or first registered to vote in January of 2016 or later—a screen that captures 73 percent of registered voters. The others Monmouth describes as «likely voter» models, one reflecting historical midterm turnout and a third that attempts to forecast «a turnout surge in areas where Democrats tend to perform more strongly»—in other words, what a Democratic wave (or at least, a strong Democratic year) might look like. These tighter screens each reflect about 60 percent of registered voters. Ultimately, though, it doesn't make too much difference which model Monmouth uses. In a two-way race with Morrisey, Manchin leads 49-42 among potential voters, 50-43 with historical midterm turnout, and 51-42 under the «Democratic surge» model. These various sets of numbers aren't too different from a mid-May internal poll for Manchin that had him ahead 47-40. Manchin's allies at the DSCC also released a poll last month giving him a wider 52-40 lead. The only GOP poll we've seen here, by contrast, was a survey taken just after the early May primary that found Morrisey ahead 46-44. None of those matchups included Blankenship, who finished third in the GOP primary but still claims he's waging a third-party bid in the general election (even though it seems like West Virginia law may bar him from doing so). Monmouth, however, did test Blankenship under the Constitution Party line, and while he doesn't register much, he does hurt Morrisey a bit. Manchin leads his Republican opponent 48-39 with potential voters, while Blankenship manages just 4 percent of the vote. Similarly, Manchin beats Morrisey 49-40 and 50-39 under the historical midterm turnout and Democratic surge models, respectively, while Blankenship grabs a mere 2 percent in each. In other words, with Blankenship in the race, Manchin's margin in every matchup is 2 points wider than without him. If Monmouth is accurate, however, Morrisey is in a tough spot even if Blankeship doesn't appear on the ballot.
Guards at a Virginia juvenile detention center that holds some young immigrants appear to be determined to re-enact Abu Ghraib, based on federal court filings. About half the kids detained at the center are undocumented immigrants who face radically worse treatment than the local kids who are the other half. The immigrant teens, some of them as young as 14, face beatings and being shackled naked for days at a time: “When they couldn’t get one of the kids to calm down, the guards would put us in a chair — a safety chair, I don’t know what they call it — but they would just put us in there all day,” the teen said in a sworn statement. “This happened to me, and I saw it happen to others, too. It was excessive.” A 15-year-old from Mexico held at Shenandoah for nine months also recounted being restrained with a bag over his head. “They handcuffed me and put a white bag of some kind over my head,” he said, according to his sworn statement. “They took off all of my clothes and put me into a restraint chair, where they attached my hands and feet to the chair. They also put a strap across my chest. They left me naked and attached to that chair for two and a half days, including at night.” Some of the immigrant teens were sent to the Virginia facility because they were suspected of gang activity. But guess what: “The youth were being screened as gang-involved individuals. And then when they came into our care, and they were assessed by our clinical and case management staff ... they weren’t necessarily identified as gang-involved individuals,” said Kelsey Wong, a program director at the facility. She testified April 26 before a Senate subcommittee reviewing the treatment of immigrant children apprehended by the Homeland Security Department. Instead, many are teenagers coping with trauma after fleeing violence in their countries of origin who now face abuse, violence and deprivation in a U.S. detention center after being falsely identified as gang members rather than offered treatment and support. The AP report couldn’t determine if any kids taken from their parents under the Trump administration’s family separation policy had been sent to this detention center (yet), but there’s no reason to believe these abuses are an isolated instance.
Authorities cannot deny requests for rallies on grounds that the events might bring inconvenience to local residents or when another event is held in the same place at the same time, according to Russian Supreme Court experts. Read Full Article at RT.com
The ride-hailing company says more passengers now hand over tips.
The surprise move comes after he disclosed a consensual relationship with an Intel employee.
A photo of a crying toddler went viral on social media and helped put a face on a controversial story. It’s not the first time.
The German government signed a letter of intent with executives from both companies.
Pop Art meets pop-up shop.
Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.” Founded in 2014 by former Google and Instagram engineers, Smyte offers tools to stop online abuse, harassment, and spam, and protect user accounts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this […]
Since finally launching in-app tipping for drivers last year, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in tips to its drivers. In August, Uber hit $50 million in tips. Since introducing mid-trip ratings and tips in May, there has been a 30 percent increase in tipping, Uber product manager Dhruv Tyagi wrote […]
In a press release touting “another record year,” Intel dropped a a bombshell, announcing that CEO Brian Krzanich is resigning, amid revelations of a “past consensual relationship” with an employee. “Intel was recently informed that Mr. Krzanich had a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” the company notes in the release. “An ongoing investigation […]
Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, wants to serve the world’s freshest cheesebuger for just $6. On June 27th, after 8 years in development, Creator opens its first robot restaurant. We […]
AT&T this morning announced the launch of a second TV streaming service, called WatchTV, days after its merger with Time Warner. The lower-cost alternative to AT&T’s DirecTV Now will offer anyone the ability to join WatchTV for only $15 per month, but the service will also be bundled into AT&T wireless plans. This $15 per […]
While French banks are just catching up to Apple Pay, French startup Lydia is adding support for Samsung Pay. If you have a recent Samsung phone, you can now add a virtual card to Samsung Pay and pay using your phone in your favorite stores. Lydia started as a peer-to-peer payment app. It works more […]
The Beat ‘Em Up genre is one of the most celebrated in gaming. However, even ardent fans will admit it lacks innovation and suffers from being repetitive. If you’ve played one Beat ‘Em […] The post Hands-On: Treachery in Beatdown City Breathes New Life Into the Beat ‘Em Up Genre appeared first on Geek.com.
GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) - A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that speakers will include Till's cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till's 1955 abduction. The sign defaced last year stands near the spot where the ...
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Naples Zoo has been inducted into TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame. The Naples Daily News reports the new status comes after the zoo earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence award five years in a row. That award is given to hotels, restaurants and attractions and is based ...
Injuries are no joke. They can be utterly debilitating — in the most literal and extreme terms. And, as such, it can often be a wonder why every animal can’t just regrow itself […] The post Scientists Find Brand New Type of Cell in Worms That Can Regrow a Full Animal On Its Own appeared first on Geek.com.
Matter, in its most basic forms, is pretty counter-intuitive. Electrons are really probability distributions instead of something solid that whirls around a central body like many of us may have been taught. But […] The post Scientists Propose New Form of Matter Forged in the Heart of Neutron Star appeared first on Geek.com.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - AAA says it expects nearly 1.6 million people from Michigan to travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home for the July 4th weekend. The auto club says Thursday it's a 5.5 percent increase from the number of people from the state who traveled during ...
Techeetah driver Vergne was among five drivers to be penalised in Zurich for speeding during a Full Course Yellow, dropping him down to 10th and allowing nearest title rival Sam Bird to finish second.Bird now trails Vergne by 23 points with 58 left up for grabs in the New York double-header, having won both races at the Brooklyn track last season."I feel like they made up a rule ... Keep reading
Sette Camara crashed on his final qualifying run at St. Devote at Monaco in May, injuring his right hand.When assessed by medical staff before the first race of the weekend, they stopped the Brazilian from competing.After surgery – which included putting a metal pin in his hand – in Barcelona, the ex-Red Bull junior is targeting consistency as F2 begins a stint of three back-to-back ... Keep reading
Ricciardo's current deal with Red Bull runs out at the end of the year, and while the team is keen to keep him on board, the Aussie has also been linked to F1's other powerhouses Mercedes and Ferrari.But the interest in Ricciardo is not limited to the top three teams, as Renault had tried to sign him as part of the engine deals reshuffle of last year, while a possible McLaren bid for ... Keep reading
REPINO, Russia (AP) The English national team's underappreciation of flair players goes back years, with Matt Le Tissier and Glenn Hoddle among those failing to win the number of appearances their talent deserved.
SARANSK, Russia (AP) With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception.