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Trump to change his family separation policy ... by indefinitely jailing kids with their parents

After repeatedly insisting that his administration’s policy of taking asylum-seekers’ children from them at the border is required by law and all the fault of Democrats, Donald Trump will sign an order shifting the policy to one of indefinitely detaining
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Trump to change his family separation policy ... by indefinitely jailing kids with their parents

After repeatedly insisting that his administration’s policy of taking asylum-seekers’ children from them at the border is required by law and all the fault of Democrats, Donald Trump will sign an order shifting the policy to one of indefinitely detaining families without separating them. The New York Times reports that Trump, “furious about the pummeling he has taken in recent days, has been casting about for an escape from the crisis, people familiar with his thinking said.” It’s illegal to put kids in jail with their parents, and, the Washington Post reports, three existing family detention centers are already almost full, “meaning ICE would potentially need to place children in its much larger network of immigration jails for adults.” Because releasing people while their asylum cases are heard is unthinkable, if you’re as cruel as Trump. Indefinitely detaining children will face strong legal challenges, but Trump isn’t willing to do the right thing (ha) and back all the way down by ending the “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting all asylum-seekers for the misdemeanor of illegal entry into the United States. Ending that policy is something he could easily do now—or never have started to begin with—because family separation is 100 percent a Trump administration creation. The administration now appears ready to challenge earlier court decisions limiting the amount of time children can be kept in detention. A few of the big questions now are the details of how this will work out, how quickly the court challenges will proceed, and whether families that have already been separated will be reunited.

Paul Ryan trolls nation about tax cuts while Trump takes babies hostage

House Speaker Paul Ryan spent his morning tweeting about the great economic gains since the GOP tax scam was passed. This while news was breaking that Donald Trump is creating concentration camps for babies. Never mind that job growth has been continuing sin
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Paul Ryan trolls nation about tax cuts while Trump takes babies hostage

House Speaker Paul Ryan spent his morning tweeting about the great economic gains since the GOP tax scam was passed. This while news was breaking that Donald Trump is creating concentration camps for babies. Never mind that job growth has been continuing since 2012, and that unemployment has been shrinking since the Obama administration and that his tax bill is adding trillions to the debt. But mostly Trump. Is. Taking. Babies. Hostage. And Ryan is ruling out the possibility of doing any kind of stand-alone bill that would stop Trump from putting babies in cages. Because, he says, «Right now we’re focused on getting this bill passed. … If other things happen, we'll cross those bridges when we get to it.» If other things happen like infants being ripped away from their mothers and sent thousands of miles away. This bill, he says, is «action to keep families together while we enforce our immigration laws.» It does not prevent the administration from ripping families apart, because it still allows Trump to prosecute asylum seekers who enter the US between ports of entry as criminals, allowing their children to be separated. The families that would stay together would be held in actual prisons. Indefinitely. It shouldn't be shocking that the guy who is willing to allow American kids to go hungry doesn't care if immigrant babies are torn from their families and imprisoned. But that he's willing to troll the nation about it on Twitter has earned him a suite in hell. Fight back. Help unseat House Republican maniacs with your $1 contribution to our candidates. Can you give $5 to help keep immigrant families together—or bring them back together after separation?

Is this where the girls are? Being spirited away, literally under cover, in the dead of night

We still haven't seen any government-released photos of little girls who have been kidnapped from their families, though we know now the toddlers are being sent to so-called «tender age» facilities.  But NY1 reporter Josh Robin got a tip that so
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Is this where the girls are? Being spirited away, literally under cover, in the dead of night

We still haven't seen any government-released photos of little girls who have been kidnapped from their families, though we know now the toddlers are being sent to so-called «tender age» facilities.  But NY1 reporter Josh Robin got a tip that some girls who had been separated from their families at the southern border were being brought to a facility in East Harlem just before 1 AM, early Wednesday morning. Robin was unable to confirm exactly what was happening in the video below, but multiple sources have told him an agency called the Cayuga Centers is helping to care for U.S.-detained children, and Robin said the group was speaking Spanish as they walked down the street. All that aside—just watch the video below. At first, we see five little girls holding hands with workers as they walk down the desolate city street at about 12:45 AM. Then about an hour later, several of the girls are spirited into a car with their heads covered so they cannot be seen. Possibly, they are being taken to foster care, but that is unclear. Robin was unable to confirm anything with the caregivers themselves, one of whom denied the girls had been separated from their families. Frankly, it doesn't matter what exactly is happening in the video below—what's crystal clear is that something extremely wrong and even sinister is taking place in our country and the U.S. government obviously does not want any documentation of it.

Former head of ICE warns: If families aren't reunited soon, kids may never see their parents again

If the families the Trump administration has separated aren’t quickly reunited, many children may never see their parents again, a former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement head warns.  “If the administration doesn’t reunify these children ve
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Former head of ICE warns: If families aren't reunited soon, kids may never see their parents again

If the families the Trump administration has separated aren’t quickly reunited, many children may never see their parents again, a former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement head warns.  “If the administration doesn’t reunify these children very quickly, which is logistically very hard to do, you’re going to have a lot of permanent separations,” [John] Sandweg said. He explained that the children and adults are put into separate legal systems that move at drastically different paces. “The parents can be sent back very quickly to Central America, whereas the kids are staying in the United States for years while they’re going through the immigration process,” he explained. That’s why ending the policy NOW, before more families are torn apart, is so important. That’s something Donald Trump can do on his own, without Congress. It could happen now.  It’s also one more reason it’s so important to know where children are being kept—so they can be returned to their parents rather than lost in the system.  We have to fight for these children. Can you give $5 to help reunite them with their parents?

Watch Thomas Homan, acting ICE director, freeze when asked if family separation policy is 'humane'

Campaign Action When he’s not busying chit-chatting with a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated hate group founded by eugenicist John Tanton, Thomas Homan—the soon-to-retire acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—lies
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Watch Thomas Homan, acting ICE director, freeze when asked if family separation policy is 'humane'

Campaign Action When he’s not busying chit-chatting with a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated hate group founded by eugenicist John Tanton, Thomas Homan—the soon-to-retire acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—lies. He prefers to do this on state television, where he can do it without push-back and with the aid of television personalities complicit in his ethnic cleansing agenda (*cough Tucker Carlson cough*). But, when he appears on basically any other network, it can be a different story. When he was asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during a live television interview if the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy—which has brutally ripped thousands of children from the arms of screaming migrant parents at the U.S/Mexico border—was “humane,” Homan momentarily froze, and lied: After pausing a stumbling a bit, Homan deflected and said, “I think—I think it is the law.” “I think”? “I THINK”? If you’re going to lie to our faces, can you at least lie with the confidence of Kellyanne Conway or Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who will tell you over and over again that “look, cats bark,” and then gaslight you to the point where you actually start to doubt your own sanity and question yourself, “wait, maybe cats really do bark? Shit! Get it together, man!” So, for the millionth time, this is Trump policy, and one that he could end as quickly as he started it. Homan knows it, he’s just a liar, and a bad one to boot. When Blitzer again asked whether “the policy … is humane,” Homan yet again froze and momentarily stared off what must be the empty, barren bleakness that is his soul. “I think it’s the law,” he again claimed. Honestly, fuck off, dude. Fucking retire already, and enjoy getting publicly shunned for the rest of your life like you deserve.

The Trump team has been very clear: Child separation is intended as 'deterrent' to refugees

Urgent: We’re raising money to help keep immigrant families together—or bring them back together after separation. Can you give $5? On Monday Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who is a liar, flatly denied the assertion that the separation of
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The Trump team has been very clear: Child separation is intended as 'deterrent' to refugees

Urgent: We’re raising money to help keep immigrant families together—or bring them back together after separation. Can you give $5? On Monday Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who is a liar, flatly denied the assertion that the separation of asylum-seeking families at the border, placing the children in separate detention camps. was meant to be a «deterrent» to future asylum-seekers, turning the prospect of seeking refugee status in America into a more frightening, and potentially dangerous, prospect. She had good reason to make that denial: International human rights agreements forbid the use of inhumane treatment of refugees as deterrent to others seeking asylum; the Convention on the Rights of the Child specifically bars policies of child separation. The United States is, by international standards, in extremely dodgy territory here. But Neilsen was lying, because the record of the administration publicly and privately stating that the cruel punishment was meant is deterrent is ample. As early as the beginning of March papers were reporting the plan, cited by administration officials as an effort «to deter mothers from migrating to the United States with their children.» White House chief of staff John Kelly was telling interviewers even at that time that the new policy of child separation would be intended as deterrence: Yes, I am considering it in order to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network. I am considering exactly that. They will be well cared for as we deal with their parents. By May, Kelly was even more blunt about the then just-announced policy, and was was openly, and soon-to-be-infamously, asserting the same «deterrent» effect. According to Kelly, a large part of administration thinking was not to deter criminals, but because the refugees were «overwhelmingly rural people» who they believe would not «easily assimilate into the United States». [NPR:] Are you in favor of this new move announced by the attorney general early this week that if you cross the border illegally even if you're a mother with your children [we're going] to arrest you? We're going to prosecute you, we're going to send your kids to a juvenile shelter? [Kelly:]The name of the game to a large degree. Let me step back and tell you that the vast majority of the people that move illegally into United States are not bad people. They're not criminals. They're not MS-13. Some of them are not. But they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society. They're overwhelmingly rural people in the countries they come from – fourth, fifth, sixth grade educations are kind of the norm. They don't speak English, obviously that's a big thing. They don't speak English. They don't integrate well, they don't have skills. They're not bad people. They're coming here for a reason. And I sympathize with the reason. But the laws are the laws. But a big name of the game is deterrence. Again, targeting a non-criminal group of refugees with cruel and unusual punishment as «deterrent» to their entry is an international human rights violation, and targeting children is, of course, worse. It does not make it better that the targets have identified as undesirable («overwhelmingly rural people») or «don't have skills.» This is the rhetoric of ethnic nationalism–or worse. But there was, to repeat, no question as to where the administration stood or what their motives were:

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Trump reverses family separation policy after tech, political backlash - CNET

The president says he will sign «something» in the near future that will change how his administration applies immigration rules.
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Trump reverses family separation policy after tech, political backlash - CNET

The president says he will sign «something» in the near future that will change how his administration applies immigration rules.

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Ötzi the Iceman Had Just Sharpened His Tools Days Before His Murder

Days before his violent murder in the Italian Alps about 5,300 years ago, Ötzi the iceman re-sharpened his tools, likely with his right hand, according to a new analysis of the cut marks on his belongings.
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Ötzi the Iceman Had Just Sharpened His Tools Days Before His Murder

Days before his violent murder in the Italian Alps about 5,300 years ago, Ötzi the iceman re-sharpened his tools, likely with his right hand, according to a new analysis of the cut marks on his belongings.

Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads

Instagram is ready to compete head on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to 1 hour in length, up from the previous 1 minute limit. And to house the new longer-form vid
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Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads

Instagram is ready to compete head on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to 1 hour in length, up from the previous 1 minute limit. And to house the new longer-form videos from content creators and the general public, […]

Sesame Workshop will produce children’s shows for Apple

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind beloved public television series Sesame Street, will be creating children’s TV programs for Apple . The partnership will involve multiple shows, including live action and animated series, as well as a s
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Sesame Workshop will produce children’s shows for Apple

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind beloved public television series Sesame Street, will be creating children’s TV programs for Apple . The partnership will involve multiple shows, including live action and animated series, as well as a show with puppets. The deal does not include Sesame Street. I’m guessing that many (most? all?) of you […]

Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September

Instagram’s meteoric rise continues, dwarfing the stagnant growth rates of Snapchat and Facebook. Today Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion monthly active users, after reaching 800 million in September 2017 with 500 million daily users. Th
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Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September

Instagram’s meteoric rise continues, dwarfing the stagnant growth rates of Snapchat and Facebook. Today Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion monthly active users, after reaching 800 million in September 2017 with 500 million daily users. That massive audience could be a powerful draw for IGTV, the longer-form video hub it’s launching for creators […]

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Unique ‘Platypus Fish’ Fossil Found in Australian Reef

What do you get when you cross a platypus and a fish? One very bizarre-looking ancient fossil. Uncovered near Australia’s Brindabella Ranges, the so-named Brindabellaspis stensioi fossil features partitioned eyes and a long […] The post Unique 
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Unique ‘Platypus Fish’ Fossil Found in Australian Reef

What do you get when you cross a platypus and a fish? One very bizarre-looking ancient fossil. Uncovered near Australia’s Brindabella Ranges, the so-named Brindabellaspis stensioi fossil features partitioned eyes and a long […] The post Unique ‘Platypus Fish’ Fossil Found in Australian Reef appeared first on Geek.com.

AdamTots Presents: Kiki’s Dealer Service

Be sure to follow Adam on his other platforms: Twitter: @moby_dickhead Instagram: @adamtots TeePublic: @adamtots Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The post AdamTots Presents: Kiki’s Dealer Service appeared first on Geek.com.
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AdamTots Presents: Kiki’s Dealer Service

Be sure to follow Adam on his other platforms: Twitter: @moby_dickhead Instagram: @adamtots TeePublic: @adamtots Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The post AdamTots Presents: Kiki’s Dealer Service appeared first on Geek.com.

Behind the Scenes with HuffPost’s Photography Director

Christy Havranek speaks about the “craft” of visual journalism, the indispensability of photo editors, and the importance of knowing your audience when you’re putting together a pitch. 
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Behind the Scenes with HuffPost’s Photography Director

Christy Havranek speaks about the “craft” of visual journalism, the indispensability of photo editors, and the importance of knowing your audience when you’re putting together a pitch. 

Oscar Mayer is Paying Someone in a Jet Pack to Deliver Hot Dogs

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Hotdogger! Oscar Mayer is once again expanding its WienerFleet—this time adding the world’s first-ever jet pack-powered “high-flying hot dog hero.” […] The
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Oscar Mayer is Paying Someone in a Jet Pack to Deliver Hot Dogs

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Hotdogger! Oscar Mayer is once again expanding its WienerFleet—this time adding the world’s first-ever jet pack-powered “high-flying hot dog hero.” […] The post Oscar Mayer is Paying Someone in a Jet Pack to Deliver Hot Dogs appeared first on Geek.com.

US forest in Colorado to re-open after fire danger ends

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A sprawling forest closed because of extreme fire danger in southwestern Colorado will re-open Thursday after getting steady rain. An announcement from the San Juan National Forest Wednesday said that up to 1.5 inches of rain fell in som
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US forest in Colorado to re-open after fire danger ends

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A sprawling forest closed because of extreme fire danger in southwestern Colorado will re-open Thursday after getting steady rain. An announcement from the San Juan National Forest Wednesday said that up to 1.5 inches of rain fell in some parts of the 2,800 square mile (7,252 ...

Hands-On: Hitman 2 Keeps the Stealth Game Genre Alive

The stealth genre isn’t doing so great these days. With Metal Gear Solid becoming nearly unrecognizable and Splinter Cell taking an extended vacation, there’s very few options when it comes to playing AAA […] The post Hands-On: Hitman 2 Keep
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Hands-On: Hitman 2 Keeps the Stealth Game Genre Alive

The stealth genre isn’t doing so great these days. With Metal Gear Solid becoming nearly unrecognizable and Splinter Cell taking an extended vacation, there’s very few options when it comes to playing AAA […] The post Hands-On: Hitman 2 Keeps the Stealth Game Genre Alive appeared first on Geek.com.

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Messi’s mom: World Cup pressure makes him 'suffer and cry'

Argentina star Lionel Messi has often been criticized for his lack of success on the international stage, and his mother says it’s taken a toll on him.Celia Cuccittini told Argentine television network El Trece that her son puts immense pressure on himself
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Messi’s mom: World Cup pressure makes him 'suffer and cry'

Argentina star Lionel Messi has often been criticized for his lack of success on the international stage, and his mother says it’s taken a toll on him.Celia Cuccittini told Argentine television network El Trece that her son puts immense pressure on himself to win the World Cup, and that it is his primary goal.“His aim is to bring the Cup home, to win the World Cup,” Cuccittini said, via Adriana Garcia of ESPN FC. “It’s one of his biggest desires. We see him suffer and cry at times.“He is the first who wants to bring the Cup with him. He more than anyone would give everything for this to be his World Cup.”Messi has been criticized for what some believe is insufficient devotion to the national team, but his mother also feels that this is unfair.“We suffer from all the criticism that Leo receives,” Cuccittini said. “When people say that he doesn’t feel it or that he plays for the national team out of obligation, that hurts as a mother and as a family. Luckily, people love him a lot and they transmit that to him

Spurs are reportedly considering offers for Leonard

Despite a meeting between San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and star forward Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday, it’s looking more and more like the All-Star will be dealt.Through leaks to the media, Leonard made it known last week that he wants the Spurs t
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Spurs are reportedly considering offers for Leonard

Despite a meeting between San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and star forward Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday, it’s looking more and more like the All-Star will be dealt.Through leaks to the media, Leonard made it known last week that he wants the Spurs to trade him. At that point, we had not received anything of real substance from the Spurs’ organization.That’s now changed. According to Yahoo! Sports NBA insider Chris Mannix, the Spurs are not openly shopping Leonard to other teams. Though, San Antonio is considering offers for the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year. This is San Antonio’s way of making it clear the team will only consider moving Leonard if it receives a huge package in return. That falls in line with previous reports suggesting that the Spurs would only trade him for a “grand-slam” offer.With just over 24 hours remaining until the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, rumors of a potential Leonard deal will continue to heat up. A recent report suggesting that he plans on signing with one of th

Mickelson apologizes 4 days after violating golf rules

NEW YORK (AP) Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open.
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Mickelson apologizes 4 days after violating golf rules

NEW YORK (AP) Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open.

Brad Keselowski & Matt Dibenedetto react to Noah Gragson's dive-bomb move in Iowa

Brad Keselowski talks with Daryl Motte on 'Ride to Race Hub' about Noah Gragson's daring move to win the Truck race in Iowa.
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Brad Keselowski & Matt Dibenedetto react to Noah Gragson's dive-bomb move in Iowa

Brad Keselowski talks with Daryl Motte on 'Ride to Race Hub' about Noah Gragson's daring move to win the Truck race in Iowa.

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