The FBI has arrested the leader of a militia group that recently sparked backlash for detaining migrants at the US-Mexico border at gunpoint.
Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, a leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the FBI said.
The group's actions has prompted outrage in recent days, after a video showed a group of nearly 300 migrants sitting on the ground near Sunland Park, New Mexico, as members of the group shone flashlights in their faces.
But they are getting impatient about launching an infrared space telescope called NEOCam. It has a very specific mission: Spotting near-Earth objects—astronomical bodies, most commonly asteroids, whose orbits around the sun could pass close to Earth and potentially collide with our planet, some of which could damage or destroy civilization itself. It’s not speculative; a major meteoric impact is inevitable, and we need to keep a better eye on the solar system...
An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who alleged she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in her office.
Guion-Pledgure had worked for the Department of Community Justice since 2011 as a corrections technician. She originally sought $420,000... Guion-Pledgure’s lawsuit said Blue Lives Matter “co-opts” Black Lives Matter and “repurposes it to shift focus to law enforcement – a chosen profession, not a racial identity – and thus denigrates, dilutes, and demeans the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement”.
“He was like, I don’t want you to go crazy with it,” Ai’Janae Parker, 12, recalled hearing Dempsey tell her and other students during the lesson, “but I do want you to slice it down my back and make me bleed.”
Parker said the whole demonstration made her feel “weird” and told NBC News that “Jesus did that for us so we wouldn’t have to go through it. And that’s the part I don’t understand.”
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Senate Bill 54, otherwise known as the California Values Act, overriding the federal government’s assertion that it violates the Constitution’s supremacy clause that states federal law preempts state law when the two are at odds.
The court also upheld two other laws named in the suit, AB 103 and AB 450, which allow the state attorney general to limit expansion of immigration detention facilities and require employers within the state to tell workers when their citizenship may be inspected by federal officials, respectivel
The quake hit about 67 km northeast of Camalu, Mexico, on the Baja California peninsula at about 7:15 a.m., or about 145 miles from San Diego's border. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the shakeup at a depth of about 10 km...
In a tweet published earlier this week from Library Journal’s verified account, the trade publication announced to its 202,000 followers that... "If you look at any United States library’s collection, especially those in higher education institutions, most of the collections (books, journals, archival papers, other media, etc.) are written by white dudes writing about white ideas, white things, or ideas, people, and things they stole from POC and then claimed as white property.
Library collections continue to promote and proliferate whiteness with their very existence and the fact that they are physically taking up space in our libraries. They are paid for using money that was usually ill-gotten and at the cost of black and brown lives via the prison industrial complex, the spoils of war, etc. Libraries filled with mostly white collections indicates that we don’t care about what POC think, we don’t care to hear from POC themselves, we don’t consider POC to be scholars, we don’t think POC are as valuable, knowledgeable, or as important as white people."
As frustration with M5S grows, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, considered by many to be the most influential figure in contemporary Italian politics, is once again clashing with his fellow Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio, prompting senior officials within his own party to push for elections in June to try and capitalize on the League's growing popularity and push M5S out of the government.
One of the nation’s oldest Major League Baseball teams suspended playing a classic patriotic song, which has existed for more than 80 years, because the singer was recently accused of racism.
The New York Yankees will not play the late Kate Smith’s 1938 hit “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch until an investigation into claims that her music promoted racist views has ended.
While the vast majority of migrants transiting through Mexico on their way to the United States come from Central America, hundreds are from African countries such as Congo, Cameroon and Ethiopia.
The Mexican government says it does not have statistics on the number of African migrants who have crossed into the country in recent months, and such flows are not new. The country has for years been a transit point for asylum seekers and economic migrants from around the world, and it sees periodic surges in migration from countries in Africa and Asia.
Officials confirmed that the Mexican troops were armed with what seemed to be assault riffles. They drew their weapons when they saw the two U.S. soldiers and ordered the U.S. troops to return their weapons to a military vehicle. According to officials, the two Americans obliged "in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation."
While the two U.S. troops were on the south side of the security perimeter, officials say that they were still north of the Rio Grande and thus were firmly inside American territory... "...the Mexican military members believed that the US Army soldiers were south of the border,"...
Numerous politicians, officials, political experts, and media outlets in the US have been pushing a narrative about an alleged conspiracy between President Donald Trump and Moscow for the past three years. Their speculations were cut short by the publication of Special Counsel Mueller's report - which indicates there were no signs of collusion.
“The PLA Navy ship and aircraft to be revealed are the Liaoning aircraft carrier, new types of nuclear submarines, new types of destroyers, as well as fighter aircraft,” Vice Admiral Qiu Yanpeng said, according to the Times. “Some vessels will make their public debut," he reportedly added...
According to the report, Prince, who is the brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and founder of military contractor Blackwater, traveled to the Seychelles on Jan. 11, 2017. There he met with Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and a known contact of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting was reportedly reportedly orchestrated on Dmitriev's behalf by businessman George Nader as part of Dmitriev's effort to reach out to the incoming administration.
"[W]e want to start rebuilding the relationship in whatever is a comfortable place for them," Dmitriev told Nader, according to the report. "We understand all of the sensitivities and are not in a rush."
Prince reportedly told Dmitriev he was looking forward to resolving conflicts between the two countries, and spent the initial meeting explaining his relationship to Steve Bannon and the transition team...
Kuczynski, who served as Peru's President from 2016 to 2018, was detained on April 10, as part of an ongoing investigation into bribery charges against Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. The company allegedly bribed government officials in exchange for favours, according to Xinhua. According to Peru's judicial authority, the former Peruvian President "is being investigated for money laundering...being a part of a criminal organisation."...
Debt collecting is an age-old business but it may soon receive a 21st-century revamp when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created in the wake of the financial crisis to protect consumers, proposes new rules for the industry. Among the changes may be whether debt collectors can text and email borrowers as they pursue overdue funds.
BuzzFeed News is attempting to explain its botched bombshell claiming President Donald Trump directed lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress after Mueller’s report on Russia collusion revealed the story not to be true.
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