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Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

NEW DELHI (AP) - Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged. M

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Mom from family separation lawsuit says traumatized daughter screams 'Mama, mama' in the night

A child’s first plane ride should be a fun one, perhaps part of a journey to visit grandma, or maybe a trip to Disneyland. But for “L.E.A.,” it was one that tore her away from her mom. The child and her mother, Leticia, fled Guatemala last May, only
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Mom from family separation lawsuit says traumatized daughter screams 'Mama, mama' in the night

A child’s first plane ride should be a fun one, perhaps part of a journey to visit grandma, or maybe a trip to Disneyland. But for “L.E.A.,” it was one that tore her away from her mom. The child and her mother, Leticia, fled Guatemala last May, only to be separated by U.S. agents at the southern border. Leticia was sent to Nevada, while L.E.A. was flown, by herself, thousands of miles away to New York. They would not see each other again for months. Leticia now joins Elena, “Dania,” and three other families in seeking millions in damages after being forcibly separated and traumatized by the Trump administration. “The government intentionally subjected these six parents and their children, who were as young as five, to extraordinary trauma that will have life-long implications,” law firm Arnold & Porter said in a statement. L.E.A. is that 5-year-old. Leticia said that during the first part of their separation, not one official gave her information on her daughter’s whereabouts, or if she was even alive. She was only able to find her because a fellow detainee gave her the number of a social worker, who was then able to locate the girl in New York. “About one month after being forcibly separated from her daughter,” a legal filing in the case states, “Leticia and L.E.A. were finally able to speak to each other on the telephone.” It would still be months until they were reunited. During this time, officials tried to deport Leticia after she failed her initial asylum interview through no fault of her own. “The asylum officer, claiming they were out of time, ended the interview before Leticia finished explaining why she feared for her life in Guatemala.” By then a federal judge had ordered the reunification of separated families, but officials threatened Leticia with a taser unless she signed their documents. It took an emergency filing from her attorney to block her imminent deportation. Leticia and L.E.A. were finally reunited after four months and a day, but the separation has taken its toll despite their being together again. “L.E.A.’s suffering has continued since her release,” the legal filing continues. “She has nightmares. Leticia is often woken by her daughter in the middle of the night, still asleep and sweating, screaming, ‘mama, mama.’” Friday, Feb. 15, marks 204 days since a federal judge’s reunification deadline, but children stolen from families at the border are still in U.S. custody. Family separation remains a crisis.

AOC and Joaquin Castro promise a resolution to terminate Trump’s idiotic ‘national emergency'

Even as reports began to filter out on Thursday that Donald Trump would likely agree to sign off on a bipartisan bill to keep the government from shutting down, Trump’s gang of miserable racists also floated the rumor that he would declare a national emerge
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AOC and Joaquin Castro promise a resolution to terminate Trump’s idiotic ‘national emergency'

Even as reports began to filter out on Thursday that Donald Trump would likely agree to sign off on a bipartisan bill to keep the government from shutting down, Trump’s gang of miserable racists also floated the rumor that he would declare a national emergency in order to fund his dumb wall. With that in mind, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) announced that he was ready to present a congressional resolution that would terminate Trump’s national emergency declaration. “Historically, Presidents have declared national emergencies for urgent matters of national security. President Trump would unconstitutionally usurp congressional authority by declaring an emergency based upon unfounded hype rather than any substantive emergency. Border crossings are lower than they have been in four decades. There are more law enforcement officers at the border—some stationed there simply to make good on politicians’ anti-immigrant rhetoric—than ever before. Further, such a baseless declaration by President Trump would set a dangerous precedent regarding the constitutional balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches.” Bloomberg News reports that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has signed on as a co-sponsor of the resolution. x.@JoaquinCastrotx and I aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight. https://t.co/iPlcVVsm6U— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 15, 2019 The Washington Post explains that the resolution would be discussed in the House, and then would likely make its way to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might find himself trying very hard to keep some soon-to-be-campaigning Republican senators on board for what is clearly a waste of power and resources. There are people trying to make America a better place.

Democrats saved butterfly sanctuary from Trump’s wall, but Trump might come for it anyway

On Feb. 14 it was reported that a federal judge had dismissed the North American Butterfly Association’s lawsuit against the Trump administration, also also nullifying a temporary restraining order filed earlier this week. However, elected officials hav
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Democrats saved butterfly sanctuary from Trump’s wall, but Trump might come for it anyway

On Feb. 14 it was reported that a federal judge had dismissed the North American Butterfly Association’s lawsuit against the Trump administration, also also nullifying a temporary restraining order filed earlier this week. However, elected officials have been paying attention, and while the House and Senate negotiated their border security funding package, one Democrat decided to add some important language about the issue to the bill. According to the Texas Tribune, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar says he was able to add language to the bill that would prohibit “fencing at five major landmarks in the Rio Grande Valley.” Those landmarks are the 100-acre National Butterfly Center preserve; the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and birdwatching site; the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (already technically protected in last year’s budget); the La Lomita historic Catholic chapel, which had been fighting the border wall and losing; and a section of land that has been earmarked to become the SpaceX transportation company’s “commercial spaceport.” The excitement over this revelation was short-lived, as the Trump administration is now arguing that, with Trump’s national emergency declaration, all bets are off, telling the Wall Street Journal that the “restrictions only to apply to the $1.375 billion appropriated in that spending package, and that the other $6.625 billion could be used without those restrictions.” The Trump administration has been as opaque about where it actually plans to build this wall, but places like the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge may offer up fewer legal hurdles than would private property. H/T to nickrud for the good news! H/T to me for the bad news. :(

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been interviewed by Mueller's team

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been barely working recently, with the blessing of her media-combative dictator in chief. CNN reports that Sanders did answer a few questions about whether or not she had been asked to speak with the special counsel’s investigato
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been interviewed by Mueller's team

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been barely working recently, with the blessing of her media-combative dictator in chief. CNN reports that Sanders did answer a few questions about whether or not she had been asked to speak with the special counsel’s investigators. She told the news outlet that she “was happy to voluntarily sit down with them.” According to CNN, the interview came around the same time former White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed. Remember him? What Sanders spoke about with the Mueller team is not known. CNN speculates that she was asked about how she receives her marching orders, who tells her what to say, and what Donald Trump’s place is in that process.  This isn’t a bombshell, but it does show how thorough the Mueller investigation has been in trying to create a detailed understanding of the corrupt hierarchy in the White House. Considering that Sanders has frequently lied on behalf of the Trump administration, either as directed or by her own design, not only might she know a little bit about buried bodies, but she might be liable for other public lies as well.

Trump’s made-up immigrant murder rate doesn’t come close to deaths from gun violence and overdoses

Donald Trump has declared a national emergency for a fake crisis at our southern border. His No. 1 sticking point is that undocumented immigrants are coming into our country and committing crime. More specifically, they are committing heinous, gang-related a
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Trump’s made-up immigrant murder rate doesn’t come close to deaths from gun violence and overdoses

Donald Trump has declared a national emergency for a fake crisis at our southern border. His No. 1 sticking point is that undocumented immigrants are coming into our country and committing crime. More specifically, they are committing heinous, gang-related acts of murder, rape, and mayhem. The numbers and the data he cites in his speeches are not simply wrong: They do not exist. Even his own government and the agencies he claims to be getting his evidence from produce completely different facts than their bigot in chief. When Trump first began drumming up his fake border crisis months ago, he would throw around that “63,000 Americans have been killed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks by people who came to the U.S. illegally.”  Besides being a false statistic, it pales in comparison to the number of Americans killed by firearms—just last year. The New York Times reported in December that almost 40,000 Americans were killed by guns in 2017, a historic 50-year high. 2018 saw the worst year in school shootings that our country has on record. Just this February, The Trace and the Miami Herald released an accounting of children killed by guns since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Data collected by youth reporters found that almost 1,200 American children ages 0-18 were killed by guns in the last 12 months. In December, the CDC reported that more than 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017. That’s just one year. Trump’s fake 63,000 “Americans killed” number—WHICH IS A FAKE NUMBER—covers 17 years! There are reasons to declare a national emergency in order to give much-needed funds to American institutions, but those institutions should not build walls and imprison families. The American institiutions that need national support provide mental healthcare, education, training, and safety to some of our most desperate friends and loved ones. Whether it’s from gun violence, domestic violence, or addiction, we have real public health and safety issues in our country, and a make-believe wall isn’t simply racist and stupid, it’s a waste of much-needed resources.

Groups sue Trump admin over policy forcing vulnerable asylum seekers to return to Mexico

The Trump administration’s inhumane and illegal policy forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico to wait out their cases will undoubtedly cost lives. Just weeks ago—and just days before the U.S. announced the “Migration Protection Protocols” policy
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Groups sue Trump admin over policy forcing vulnerable asylum seekers to return to Mexico

The Trump administration’s inhumane and illegal policy forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico to wait out their cases will undoubtedly cost lives. Just weeks ago—and just days before the U.S. announced the “Migration Protection Protocols” policy—two Honduras teens who were a part of the so-called migrant caravan were murdered in Tijuana. Now, a coalition of leading groups is suing.  “This new policy severely undermines the very purpose of our asylum system,” said Blaine Bookey,  of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, “endangering rather than safeguarding the lives of our individual plaintiffs and others fleeing persecution.” The group, along with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of 11 asylum seekers who have been forced into Mexico. One plaintiff, a Honduran man identified as “Ian Doe” for his own safety, is a former police officer who worked undercover to stop drug trafficking. But when his identity was revealed, he fled for his life. Mistaking him for Ian, drug traffickers then killed his brother. Now, after being forcibly removed to Tijuana by the Trump administration, Ian continues to fear for his life. This comes as the administration has illegally blocked asylum seekers at U.S. ports of entry in a process called “metering,” where agents allow as few as 20 people a day to exercise their right to ask for asylum at the border. Thousands of others are then left to wait weeks, sometimes months for their turn. The only crisis at the border is the treatment of families by our government. The fact is that the administration’s “Migration Protection Protocol” is anything but protection. It’s a logistical nightmare that will put already vulnerable people in further danger. “This is no longer just a war on asylum seekers, it’s a war on our system of laws,” said Melissa Crow, an attorney in Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen. “This misguided policy deprives vulnerable individuals of humanitarian protections that have been on the books for decades and puts their lives in jeopardy.”

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Cognizant to pay $25 million to settle India bribery charges

The SEC also alleges that Cognizant authorised the construction firm to make two additional bribes totaling more than $1.6 million.
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Cognizant to pay $25 million to settle India bribery charges

The SEC also alleges that Cognizant authorised the construction firm to make two additional bribes totaling more than $1.6 million.

Germans go gaga for Russian food discounter Mere amid nostalgia for ‘Iron Curtain’ era

A Russian grocery retailer was nearly forced to close during its grand opening week in Germany when a huge crowd of Leipzig locals arrived and gobbled up almost the entire inventory. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Germans go gaga for Russian food discounter Mere amid nostalgia for ‘Iron Curtain’ era

A Russian grocery retailer was nearly forced to close during its grand opening week in Germany when a huge crowd of Leipzig locals arrived and gobbled up almost the entire inventory. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson, whos
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Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson, whose career was somewhat famously derailed in the fall of 2017 when a former girlfriend wrote a Facebook […]

Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision

Scientists have developed dozens of new graphene-based prototypes. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices.
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Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision

Scientists have developed dozens of new graphene-based prototypes. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices.

The prospects of American strawberries

Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable the development of general and region-specific
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The prospects of American strawberries

Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable the development of general and region-specific educational and production tools.

Hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs

Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic diversity.
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Hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs

Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic diversity.

Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases

Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists that puts knowledge sharing and medication affordability ahead of patents and profits.
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Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases

Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists that puts knowledge sharing and medication affordability ahead of patents and profits.

Drug to rejuvenate muscle cells

Researchers have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a new study.
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Drug to rejuvenate muscle cells

Researchers have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a new study.

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Met Museum says it's returning stolen coffin to Egypt

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it's returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011. The Met said Friday that the Manhattan District Attorney's office found evidence that the museum was gi
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Met Museum says it's returning stolen coffin to Egypt

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it's returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011. The Met said Friday that the Manhattan District Attorney's office found evidence that the museum was given a false ownership history for ...

J.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Set

Fans will have to wait until Dec. 20 to watch Star Wars: Episode IX, but director J.J. Abrams just shared a new heartwarming photo from the movie’s last photography day. On Friday afternoon, […] The post J.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From &
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J.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Set

Fans will have to wait until Dec. 20 to watch Star Wars: Episode IX, but director J.J. Abrams just shared a new heartwarming photo from the movie’s last photography day. On Friday afternoon, […] The post J.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Set appeared first on Geek.com.

Add a Universal Heads-Up Display (HUD) to Your Car for Just $32

Use your smartphone as a dash-mounted GPS? Though convenient, this setup is also dangerous. You can improve safety with the HUDWAY, now price dropped to $39.95. Plus you can save a further 15% […] The post Add a Universal Heads-Up Display (HUD) to Your
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Add a Universal Heads-Up Display (HUD) to Your Car for Just $32

Use your smartphone as a dash-mounted GPS? Though convenient, this setup is also dangerous. You can improve safety with the HUDWAY, now price dropped to $39.95. Plus you can save a further 15% […] The post Add a Universal Heads-Up Display (HUD) to Your Car for Just $32 appeared first on Geek.com.

Amazon Teases ‘Middle-earth Map’ for Its New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

There aren’t many details available on Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series. However, Amazon just teased a Middle-earth map on Twitter, and it might give some clues about the show. On Wednesday, […] The post Amazon Teases ‘Middle
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Amazon Teases ‘Middle-earth Map’ for Its New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

There aren’t many details available on Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series. However, Amazon just teased a Middle-earth map on Twitter, and it might give some clues about the show. On Wednesday, […] The post Amazon Teases ‘Middle-earth Map’ for Its New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series appeared first on Geek.com.

Jason Momoa Joins Cast of ‘Dune’ Sci-Fi Reboot

Aquaman’s Jason Momoa is joining the cast of Denis Villenueve’s Dune, a sci-fi reboot movie that’s based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Momoa, who will play swordmaster Duncan Idaho, […] The post Jason Momoa Joins Cast o
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Jason Momoa Joins Cast of ‘Dune’ Sci-Fi Reboot

Aquaman’s Jason Momoa is joining the cast of Denis Villenueve’s Dune, a sci-fi reboot movie that’s based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Momoa, who will play swordmaster Duncan Idaho, […] The post Jason Momoa Joins Cast of ‘Dune’ Sci-Fi Reboot appeared first on Geek.com.

Rare ‘Firefall’ Returns to Yosemite for Two Weeks This February

For a couple of weeks every year, thousands of nature lovers and photographers flock to Yosemite National Park in California to spot (and capture on film) a spectacular phenomenon that looks like a […] The post Rare ‘Firefall’ Returns to Yos
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Rare ‘Firefall’ Returns to Yosemite for Two Weeks This February

For a couple of weeks every year, thousands of nature lovers and photographers flock to Yosemite National Park in California to spot (and capture on film) a spectacular phenomenon that looks like a […] The post Rare ‘Firefall’ Returns to Yosemite for Two Weeks This February appeared first on Geek.com.

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Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Thanks to a landmark television deal, a massive snowstorm and a spectacular ending, the 1979 Daytona 500 was instrumental in broadening NASCAR's southern roots
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Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Thanks to a landmark television deal, a massive snowstorm and a spectacular ending, the 1979 Daytona 500 was instrumental in broadening NASCAR's southern roots

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