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At Least 27 Killed in Baghdad Suicide Bombing

On Saturday, a suicide bomber attacked Aden Square in northern Baghdad, killing and wounding several people, according to security officials. But the city has experienced a period of relative calm for months. 15, 2018. Iraqi security forces cordon off the area where a double suicide bombing killed more than 20 people in central Baghdad on Jan. A large crowd of laborers usually gather at the square each morning searching for day jobs — and the number of casualties is expected to rise. 33.312806
44.361488 Baghdad became a key target for attacks by ISIS fighters as the terror group gained swathes of territory in Iraq in 2014. Monday marked the second deadly attack to hit the city in just three days. (Credit: Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
In addition to those killed, about 100 people were wounded when two bombers detonated suicide vests at a square in the Iraqi capital, officials said. At least 27 people were killed Monday in a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Health. There has been no claim of responsibility for either attack — which come a month after a declaration of victory over ISIS by the Iraqi government.

Dental Health Myths Debunked

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Is brushing and flossing the best preventive method for dental health? Steven Lin joined us live to debunk myths about dental health. The book is available on Amazon and on Dr. Are braces are a necessary tool to ensure children grow up with properly aligned teeth? Lin’s website. Are Crooked teeth genetic? Sydney-based dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of “The Dental Diet” Dr.

No One Found Barricaded Inside Pasadena Restaurant After Police Response

@PasadenaPD #officers @pasadena take aim at the back entrance of Reyn Cafe. (Photo by Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
— Walt Mancini (@WaltMancini) January 15, 2018

-73.633360 Police told KTLA that the person who is barricaded inside has mental health issues, and it is unclear whether or not that person was armed. The incident was reported at Reyn Coffee Shop, 635 North Lake Avenue, according to a Pasadena Star-News photographer who is at the scene. Police had surrounded the building and some had their guns drawn, photos from the scene show. saying to avoid Lake Avenue between orange Grove Boulevard and Santa Barbara Street. Pasadena police officials sent out an alert about 8:05 a.m. No one was found barricaded inside a Pasadena restaurant after police has responded to the area Monday. They later sent out another alert saying the incident was over. A #barricaded #suspect inside the Reyn Cafe 600 block of North Lake Avenue in Pasadena. Police eventually entered the diner, but there was no sign of the person, officials said.

Scientists ID What May Have Killed Millions in Mystery Epidemic That Swept Through Mexico, Guatemala

“We cannot say that it definitively caused the epidemic,” Bos said. Typhoid fever has long been suspected due to the recorded symptoms, but this is the first identification of bacteria at the site. While the culprit diseases behind later epidemics, like smallpox, measles, mumps and influenza, have been well documented, earlier epidemics in the “New World” aren’t as well-characterized, creating debate among researchers. “The screening technique used here will be transformative for future work on archaeological disease — it’s no longer necessary to have a candidate pathogen in mind for molecular detection,” Bos said. This technique opens so many doors for us to learn about disease in the past.” But the case may not be closed. Symptoms of typhoid fever include high fevers, red spots dehydration, bleeding, vomiting and gastro-intestinal issues. This is largely due to the fact that they are fast-acting and take their toll very quickly before the skeleton can be deformed in any way. “It was the only pathogen that surfaced from our extensive analysis, and an enteric fever is consistent with the recorded symptoms of the epidemic. “This is the first time that ancient DNA has been successful in identifying a candidate pathogen for it.”
The Teposcolula-Yucundaa’s Grand Plaza cemetery is the only one known to be linked to this specific outbreak. Others could have been present that were not detectable by us through the techniques we used.”
The MALT technique is opening up new research possibilities for diagnosing diseases of the past, and solving centuries-old medical mysteries. “We intend to apply similar techniques to search for diseases in other archaeological samples from different time periods and locations. Identifying the bacteria supports the typhoid hypothesis. Ancient DNA and a new technique have been used to determine the likely cause of this mysterious epidemic that contributed to a “cataclysmic” population decline. But a new screening technique called the Metagenome analyzer (Alignment Tool, or MALT, allowed the researchers to search for all bacterial DNA present, rather than testing for each specific possibility — which can be tedious and disappointing. Infectious disease pathogens don’t leave telltale marks on skeletons, either, according to the researchers. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. “The cocoliztli is a mysterious historical epidemic, and over the years many have speculated on its cause,” said Kirsten Bos in an email, study author and group leader of molecular palaeopathology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany. “The flexibility offered by our approach is what’s needed to tackle many questions related to disease history and ecology, where you often don’t know what disease you’re looking for until you’ve found it. The epidemic was so devastating that the city was relocated to a nearby valley, which allowed the cemetery to remain untouched for centuries. But diseases and symptoms can change over the years, or the symptoms can be so broad and similar that it could be one of many causes. This would be the first known occurrence of salmonella in the Americas, according to a new study published in the journal Nature on Monday. Salmonella genomes, which cause typhoid fever, were recovered from DNA within the teeth of 10 skeletons buried in an undisturbed “cocoliztli” or “pestilence” cemetery in Oaxaca, Mexico. “After we identified traces of Salmonella enterica DNA using our new computational technique, we conducted further experiments and computational analyses that allowed us to study the whole genomes of the Salmonella enterica bacteria identified in the teeth of individuals included in our study,” Vågene said. This, along with the thick, protective floor of the Grand Plaza, created the perfect conditions for testing and research. The researchers also believe that the arrival of Europeans to what was then known as Mesoamerica caused the devastating epidemic. But it may not have been the only disease circulating in the population at this time. Other factors can also play a role. In the 16th century, an epidemic known as “cocoliztli” that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. When archaeological tissues sit in the ground for centuries, DNA from environmental sources can leach in, Bos said. “One limitation that we, and everyone else, face is that we can only look for pathogenic organisms that we already know exist and that have been genetically characterized today,” said Åshild Vågene in an email, study author and doctoral student in the department of archaeogenetics at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. It’s the classic “needle in a haystack” scenario. So when researchers look at skeletons like those in the pestilence cemetery, they have to search for possible causes based on what they know from historical accounts. “If the individuals that we studied from Oaxaca, Mexico, were infected by something that does not exist today or that has yet to be characterized, then we would not be able to detect it with out current method.”
MALT revealed Salmonella enterica Paratyphi C, the bacterial cause of enteric/typhoid fever, which has been the suspected cause of the epidemic for years. Europeans were susceptible to enteric fever, also known as typhoid fever, and it is very likely that they were carriers for the disease when they arrived to conquer Mesoamerica.

Aziz Ansari Responds to Anonymous Woman’s Allegation of Sexual Assault: ‘I Was Surprised and Concerned’

“I cried the whole ride home. But part of what women are saying right now is that what the culture considers ‘normal’ sexual encounters are not working for us, and oftentimes harmful.”
Others defended Ansari. “It was actually painful to watch him win and accept an award,” she said. CNN does not know the identity of the woman. The date continued at Ansari’s apartment afterward, where, according to the woman, she was repeatedly “pressured” by Ansari to have intercourse, which they didn’t, and to perform oral sex, which she did. “I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. In a column for The Atlantic, Caitlyn Flanagan, wrote that Ansari had been professionally “assassinated” on the basis of “one woman’s anonymous account.”
“Apparently there is a whole country full of young women who don’t know how to call a cab, and who have spent a lot of time picking out pretty outfits for dates they hoped would be nights to remember,” Flanagan wrote. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual,” Ansari wrote in a statement obtained by CNN on Sunday. At that point I felt violated,” she said, telling Babe she felt her experience with Ansari amounted to sexual assault. “In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned,” Ansari’s statement continued. We exchanged numbers. The allegations against the 34-year-old comedian, who wrote a 2015 book on dating called “Modern Romance,” have sparked debate about what constitutes sexual consent. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills. Feminist author Jessica Valenti tweeted: “A lot of men will read that post about Aziz Ansari and see an everyday, reasonable sexual interaction. “And absolutely cringeworthy that he was wearing the Time’s Up pin. I think that started a new fire, and it kind of made it more real.”
Time’s Up is a campaign by women in entertainment to heighten awareness of gender inequality issues and curtail sexual harassment across industries. It is necessary and long overdue,” Ansari’s statement concluded. When Ansari won a Golden Globe Award for his Netflix series “Master of None” earlier this month, the woman said she felt compelled to share her experience. The woman told Babe she used verbal and non-verbal cues to communicate she was “distressed.” Following the encounter, Ansari arranged for an Uber to pick her up, she said. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. Actor/producer Aziz Ansari attends the Official Viewing and After Party of The Golden Globe Awards hosted by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Jan. “They’re angry and temporarily powerful and last night they destroyed a man who didn’t deserve it.”


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‘For Too Long Women Have Not Been Heard or Believed’: Oprah Delivers Rousing Speech While Accepting Lifetime Achievement Award at Golden Globes “The next day, I got a text from her saying that although ‘it may have seemed okay,’ upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. (Credit: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
“Master of None” star Aziz Ansari has responded to an allegation of sexual assault by a woman he went out on a date with in the fall. “I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.”
In a story published by the website Babe on Saturday, a 23-year-old photographer, who shared her account anonymously, described meeting Ansari at an Emmy Awards event in September where she gave him her phone number. About a week later, the two went out to dinner.

A&E’s New Docuseries ‘Undercover High’ Shows Challenges Facing High School Students Today

Count Me In started as a school project and experiment for Shane to encourage his peers to get involved as a way to feel less isolated in high school. Hundreds showed up, and it went viral from there. Shane and five other young people went undercover back to high school for one semester to start an important conversation about life as an American teenager and pierce the teen bubble, because it’s become so difficult for adults to really see the world through the eyes of kids these days. Count Me In is a way for teens to have somewhere to turn, when they feel isolated. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
Renowned youth advocate, motivational speaker, producer and social entrepreneur Shane Feldman joined us live to talk about his role in the A&E documentary called “Undercover High”. Shane was bullied in high school, and getting involved turned his life around. Shane now travels the world giving keynote speeches. Only the school administrators and select members of the community knew their true identities. Shane is the CEO of Count me In, the largest youth-led organization in the world, and has inspired tens of thousands youth-led volunteer projects, equating to over 100-million hours of community service worldwide. All the undercover adults, including Shane, were stripped of their true identities, having to turn in credit cards, cell phones and were given a new phone and new fake social media accounts. For more information on Count Me In, you can go to their website. For more information on Shane and “Mentor My Teen” you can go to his website. You can catch Shane’s episode on Undercover High on Tuesday night at 10p on A and E. He thought a few people would attend his first meeting.

Alleged DUI Driver Arrested in Wrong-Way Crash on 405 Freeway in Westwood That Left 5 Injured

-121.005793 Close at the West Los Angeles CHP office at 310-642-3939. Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the major crash and rushed five people to local hospitals, according to an LAFD alert. A Chevrolet Tahoe driver was headed southbound in the carpool lane when he crashed head-on with a 2000 Ford Explorer going north, causing the second vehicle to spin out of control and strike a 2008 Honda Civic, the release stated. (Credit: ANG News)
The four-vehicle collision occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. 15, 2018. on the northbound 405 south of Wilshire Boulevard, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. Alnuaim, as among the injured. A fourth vehicle, a 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK250, was hit by debris from the Civic. Authorities later determined that the Beverly Hills resident was determined to be under the influence and arrested him, according to the release. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
A suspected drunken driver was arrested following a wrong-way crash on the 405 Freeway in Westwood that left five people injured early Monday, authorities said. CHP later identified the alleged wrong-way driver, 28-year-old Abdul Aziz M. “Alcohol and/or drugs do appear to be a factor in the collision,” the release read. Five people were injured following a wrong-way crash on the 405 Freeway in Westwood on Jan. Two of the patients were transported in critical condition, while three others suffered serious injuries in the crash, fire officials said. The crash remains under investigation, and anyone with additional information is asked to call Officer B.

Trump’s Disparaging Remarks Bring Some Miami Haitians to Tears

“That is what I intend to give them. “I felt so outraged … I cried,” Farah Larrieux said on Saturday. The remarks — which Trump denied amid wide condemnation in the United States and abroad — came during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers. “How is that possible?” she asked of Trump’s so-called “wonderful relationship” with her community. Take them out.”
In South Florida, scores of Haitians turned out Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck their homeland on January 12, 2010, killing as many as 300,000 people. 25.761680

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Marleine Bastien, the organizer of Friday’s event, could not bring herself to repeat the President’s disparaging description of her homeland. It leaves me offended. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. needed more people from Haiti and Africa. “I’m going to make sure we work to remember what he said in the midterm election … and clearly we will not have short memories in 2020,” she said. “Haiti is a proud nation.”
On Friday, Trump tweeted: “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Adonia Simpson, a program director with the nonprofit Americans for Immigrant Justice, said Trump’s remarks had filled Miami’s Haitian community with “a lot of disappointment, hurt and anger.”
“It’s pretty clear it was a racist comment regarding people of color,” she said. “It leaves me angry. His administration late last year announced it would end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti, potentially forcing tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants to either leave the U.S. “This is the real face of Donald Trump — the face of hate, racism.”
Trump this week voiced frustration behind closed doors about people coming to the U.S. A person familiar with talk at the meeting told CNN that Trump also said: “Why do we need more Haitians? or live in the shadows. from what he said were “shithole countries,” according to sources. Gov. No more. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”
Santcha Etienne, 37, was incredulous. On a week during which Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood remembered thousands of Haitian earthquake victims, racially tinged remarks attributed to President Donald Trump brought some to tears. Participants waved Haitian flags, sang the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome” and carried signs with messages such as “Haiti will not forget” and “Trump is a bigot.”
“For the American President who said he would be Haiti’s greatest champion … to stand up and make such a comment at this time… leaves me reeling,” community activist Gepsie Metellus said. In Little Haiti, the president’s remarks became a part of what’s usually a solemn event. Newsom Calls on President Trump to Resign Over ‘Shithole’ Comment
MLK Nephew Says Trump Is ‘Racially Ignorant and Racially Uninformed’ After Joining President in White House Ceremony It leaves me hurt and it leaves me wanting justice.”
Metellus referred to Trump’s September 2016 campaign stop in Little Haiti, where he promised “to be president of all Americans, that’s everybody, and whether you vote for me or don’t vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion and I will be your champion.”
“The Haitian people deserve better,” the then-candidate said. I will give them better.”
On Thursday, though, during White House talks about an immigration plan that would include protections for people from Haiti and other countries, Trump exploded with his “shithole” remarks, according to sources.. Trump asked why the U.S. As an immigration status allowed by law for certain countries experiencing dire conditions, such as a natural disaster, epidemic or war, TPS protects individuals from deportation and authorizes them to work in the U.S. Larrieux, one of the more than 20,000 Haitian tps recipients in South Florida who now face deportation, said she had given candidate Trump the benefit of the doubt. Metellus, the community activist, believes that pain and anger will be felt at the ballot box. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. “We are here to tell President Trump, Haiti is not what he called it,” she said.

Trey Gowdy Steps Down From House Ethics Committee, Citing ‘Workload’

Trey Gowdy walks into a news conference with fellow committee Republicans after the release of the Committees Benghazi report on Capitol Hill June 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Gowdy added, “I was happy to finish out the calendar year and conclude some matters then pending before the committee.”
Besides serving as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Gowdy serves on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees. 38.907192

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House Republicans Report on Benghazi Finds No Bombshell, Faults Administration Rep. Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong also said Gowdy requested to be relieved of his duties from the Ethics Committee if he won the Oversight Committee chairmanship given the increased workload. Trey Gowdy stepped down from the House Ethics Committee this week after five years of serving on the panel. The details of his resignation were published in the Congressional Record on Thursday and reported by news outlets later in the week. “Four committee assignments, including a chairmanship, is a challenging workload,” Gowdy wrote in his letter. When he was named Chairman of the House Oversight Committee in June, Gowdy asked House leadership to take him off of one of his four committees, according to a spokesperson for Gowdy. “We are grateful for his five years of service on the Ethics Committee and for agreeing to serve the remainder of the calendar year,” she said. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The South Carolina Republican tendered his resignation in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday.

How Emergency Alerts Are Supposed to Happen

Officials would then use AM-FM broadcast radios to provide information, the agency said. The detection triggers an instant Strategic Command, or STRATCOM, assessment process. In December, Hawaii began monthly testing of a nuclear warning siren system that would be used in case of an impending nuclear missile strike. The most recent test was Jan. military is in charge of detecting ballistic missile launches and maintains a complex and integrated network of sensors and detection capabilities in the Pacific to follow missile activity, a network that has been improved in recent years. The speed of a warning is critical for the Hawaiian islands, located about 4,600 miles from North Korea. At the same time, the Emergency Alert System would use Hawaii’s broadcast industry — such as cable TV and wireless cable — to send an emergency message. Saturday, the Wireless Emergency Alert system and the Emergency Alert System were used to warn of the false missile threat. That is followed by a one-minute Attack Warning Signal, or a wailing tone, that directs residents to seek immediate shelter, according to the agency. or its allies. The United States has not had to make a direct military response to recent North Korean launches because it’s been assessed they posed no threat to the United States. The warning went out to cell phones, television and radio, he said. 13, 2018. In the case of a real emergency, those two pieces would be joined by alerts from the Wireless Emergency Alert system. Related stories

‘Terrified’ Hawaii Residents, Vacationers Run for Cover Fearing Missile Attack
Hawaii Governor Attributes False Missile Warning to Employee Pushing ‘Wrong Button’ Hawaii’s emergency management system relies on the military because it does not have detection capability on its own. The tests use both of the above systems. If the missile is a threat, the president is brought in and response decisions are made. A screen shot taken by Hawaiian citizen Alison Teal shows the screen of her mobile phone with an alert text message sent to all Hawaiian citizens on Jan. “It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the changeover of a shift and an employee pushed the wrong button,” Ige said. If they did, missiles on ships in the Pacific, or other land-based missiles, could be launched to try to shoot down an incoming missile. Top military commanders join a conference call, with the top priority being to decide whether the missile is a threat to the U.S. Hawaii has a three-component emergency notification system, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Human error is blamed for a false alarm of a missile heading for Hawaii, but the scare left Americans wondering how the missile detection and emergency messaging systems are supposed to work — and what went wrong. That system delivers sound and text warnings to mobile phones, according to the agency. However, there were no reports of sirens going off in the state. 2. Some guests at hotels across the Hawaiian Islands were instructed to go to hotel basements after the false alert was sent out. A second emergency alert saying there was no incoming missile was sent to phones in Hawaii 38 minutes later. More than 90 percent of the population would survive the immediate effects of a nuclear explosion, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Taking shelter could protect survivors from residual radiation from nuclear fallout. The state would have about a 20-minute heads-up before a potential missile launch from Kim Jong Un’s regime hit the islands. “Pacific Command would take about five minutes to characterize a launch, where the missile is going, which means the population would have about 15 minutes to take shelter,” said Vern Miyagi, administrator for Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency. “It’s not much time at all. Even if the missile is not a threat, the president usually is notified quickly, while missiles are still in flight. This type of system is used with AMBER alerts or in weather emergencies, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command), STRATCOM, intelligence agencies and the National Security Council are involved in the decision-making. (Credit: ALISON TEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
The U.S. David Ige said human error caused the false alarm. Hawaii state lawmaker Kaniela Ing told CNN he had heard stories of people making tearful goodbye calls, and he said that a family had taken shelter in the sewers. Breakdown in procedure
Hawaii Gov. Missile launches are detected immediately by satellites that notice the infrared signature on the launchpad. Residents are instead instructed to go inside and remain sheltered for up to 14 days or until they are told it’s safe to leave. The assessment looks at where the launch is, the potential type of missile, trajectory, apogee, distance and potential targets in the path of the missile. How an alert goes out
The military shares all tracking and verification with civilian authorities. The first part of that system is that outdoor warning sirens sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal, or a steady tone, that informs residents to turn on a radio or television for information. Indeed, the false alarm on Saturday told Hawaii residents to “SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.”
Hawaiians rushed to areas with some physical protection. But it is enough time to give yourself a chance to survive.”
Hiding in basements
Given the time concerns, Hawaii’s emergency plan does not call for a mass relocation or evacuation.

H&M Closes All Its Stores in South Africa After Image of Black Child Modeling ‘Monkey’ Sweater Prompts Protests

The group’s leader, Julius Sello Malema, also shared images of the destruction and comments accusing H&M of racism. H&M issued a statement Monday: “[W]e apologize to anyone this may have offended.”
On Tuesday, the company said it would also “investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again.”
In its statement Saturday, H&M went further. “We continue to monitor the situation closely and will open the stores as soon as the situation is safe again.”

[JUST IN] Protests at H&M Sandton City by EFF members. H&M apologizes for using a black child to model a sweatshirt with a "coolest monkey in the jungle" slogan
— CNN (@CNN) January 8, 2018

Some social media users shared footage claiming to show demonstrators throwing racks of clothing to the ground. There’s no formula on how you should fight the oppressor, expect more action against all racists, individually and collectively this year.”


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H&M Apologizes for Using Black Child to Model ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ Sweatshirt “We stress that our wonderful store staff had nothing to do with our poorly judged product and image.”
The Economic Freedom Fighters, an opposition party, retweeted footage of protesters marching and singing in H&M stores. H&M stores across South Africa were shuttered Saturday, with local media reporting that protesters had swarmed several locations. “None of our staff or customers have been injured,” H&M said. According to the company’s website, H&M has 17 locations in South Africa. Images show merchandise in tangled heaps and toppled security sensors. H&M said in a statement that it’s “aware of the recent events inside several of our South African stores,” and it has “temporarily” closed all stores in the country. “We strongly believe that racism and bias in any shape or form, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable,” the statement reads. The protesters were reacting to an ad in which a black child wore a sweatshirt that bore the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle.” It appeared on the British version of the Swedish retailer’s online store. On Twitter Saturday morning, Malema wrote: “We will never be told by any fool on how to fight against our oppression particularly those who have never been at the picket lines. Two musicians, known as The Weeknd and G-Eazy, cut business ties with H&M in response. Video from eNCA's @YashPaddy
— eNCA (@eNCA) January 13, 2018

The ad, which has been deleted, met backlash earlier in the week when it was shared on social media.

Trump Administration Resumes Accepting DACA Renewals

President Donald Trump had criticized the judicial process, noting that the ruling could still be overturned. The Trump administration has resumed receiving renewal applications for individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 38.907192

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ICE Releases UC San Diego ‘Dreamer’ From Israel Who Was Arrested After Wrong Turn Into Mexico “It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts,” the President tweeted on Wednesday. The announcement comes days after a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to end DACA. The program protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
In a statement posted Saturday, the U.S. The agency said it won’t be processing applications for those who have never before received DACA protections and no new applications will be accepted. Citizenship and Immigration Services said the DACA program will be operated “on the terms in place” before it was rescinded last September. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), on Jan. 10, 2018. Activists rally for the passage of a “clean” Dream Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. “Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA,” the statement said.

Community Donation Efforts Begin to Help Montecito Mudslide Victims

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Real estate tycoon Rick Caruso, who is building a beach-side hotel in the area, has partnered with the American Red Cross, donating $250,000. Caruso and the disaster relief group aim to raise $1 million in coming weeks to address the most urgent needs and to help with long-term rebuilding efforts. “This is the time to invest in the resilience of this community,” said Jim McGee, chief executive officer for the Red Cross Central California region. 13, 2018. 34.436663

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North Korean State Media Hail Talks With South as Path to Reunification

His statement was seen as an olive branch after a year of aggression, with Kim overseeing advancements in Pyongyang’s nuclear and long-range missile technologies. The talks, held at the border village of Panmunjom in the Korean Peninsula’s heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone, were the first face-to-face discussions between the two countries in more than two years. 35.907757

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North Korea Accepts Offer From South Korea to Meet for Peace Talks Next Week After Tuesday’s discussions, the two nations released a statement agreeing the North would send a high-level delegation to February’s Games including “athletes, a cheering squad, and art troupe, a visitors’ group, a Taekwondo demonstration team and a press corps.”
The sides are set to meet again Monday at Panmunjom to discuss the North’s Olympic participation. 20 — with delegations from North and South Korea — to decide on the participation of North Korean athletes in the Feb. (The Winter and Summer Games were hosted in the same year until 1994.)
Since the 1988 Games, North Korea has participated in every Summer Olympics. The article concluded that North Korea “will open the door of dialogue, contact and travel to anyone in South Korea, including the ruling party and opposition parties, organizations and individual personages of all backgrounds, if they truly want national reconciliation and unity.”
Earlier this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said his goal during his term is to move Pyongyang toward denuclearization and to “solidify peace.”
Sides to negotiate North’s Olympic participation
This week’s thawing of relations came after Kim, in a New Year’s Day address, said he wanted his country to compete in the Olympics. 9-25 events. Despite climate and terrain favorable for participating in cold-weather sports, North Korea hasn’t sent a delegation to the Winter Olympics since 1992. It took home seven medals during the Rio Games in 2016. The peninsula has been split between North and South since the late 1940s after World War II, and the Korean War of the early 1950s technically is still ongoing, as no formal peace treaty has been signed. 9, 2018. The North said it would send a director of its arts and performance bureau, a conductor, the leader of North Korea’s orchestra and an orchestra administrator. (Credit: Korea Pool/Getty Images)
The article in state newspaper Rodong Sinmun said recent high-level talks “proved again that there is no problem unsolvable if the North and the South pool their efforts.”
In talks Tuesday, the North agreed to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions. The South said it would send a deputy minister for culture and arts, an art director at the Korean Symphony Orchestra and a Ministry of Unification director. The Rodong Sinmun article stressed the importance of “easing the acute military tension” between the North and the South, and of “creating a peaceful environment” on the Korean Peninsula to produce a “climate favorable for national reconciliation and reunification.”
“It is the most positive policy for reunification, as it correctly reflects the immensely increased comprehensive national strength of the DPRK, … the prevailing situation and the ever-growing desire for reunification,” the article said, using the acronym for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The International Olympic Committee will hold a meeting Jan. A North Korean state newspaper is celebrating the country’s leader over the resumption of face-to-face talks with the South, saying Kim Jong Un’s policy to improve relations were “brilliant” for “national reunification.”
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-Gyon, left, shakes hands with the head of the North Korean delegation Ri Son-Gwon after their meeting at Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on Jan.