Approximately 200 DHS volunteers have deployed to the border, amid other personnel shifts

(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security is shifting personnel from various agencies to the southern border to assist with the surge of migrants arriving from Central America, according to DHS officials. Volunteers include personnel from the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and US Secret Service. However, all DHS component agencies were asked to provide volunteers. The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Gary Peters, was critical of the moves, saying that “Congress must address the challenges at the Southern border without jeopardizing security at the Northern border or any of DHS’ other critical national security missions.” “Transferring resources and personnel from other vital agencies like TSA or FEMA are short-sighted, temporary fixes that could have …

Teens in care ‘abandoned to crime gangs’

As part of a special series of reports, Britain’s Hidden Children’s Homes, Newsnight has learned that – according to figures from the Department for Education – around 5,000 looked after children in England are living in so-called 16+ supported or semi-supported accommodation – up from 2,900 10 years ago. Children in care ‘unnecessarily criminalised’ Counting the kids in gangs Thousands of teens living alone ‘in care’ This type of accommodation is not inspected or registered by Ofsted, even though residents are in the care of the state. But because they are deemed to be receiving support, rather than care, the accommodation is not subject to the same checks and inspections as registered children’s homes. Local authorities can pay to place …

Man Charged With Urinating On Memorial For Boy Who Died Of Cancer

Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested on Sunday after the video taken in a Mays Landing park was flagged to the Hamilton Township police department, The memorial honors Christian Clopp, a local Cub Scout who died in 2012 from an inoperable brain tumor. It sits on a playground that was built in the boy’s memory, CBS Philly New Jersey men Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested after video showed one of the urinating on a child’s memorial, authorities said. Bellace’s father has meanwhile  “We apologized to the family … I’m sorry for his actions. I’m not proud of him,” he told the local paper. told the New York Post that he holds no ill …

Trump allies mobilize against congressman’s impeachment revolt

(CNN)Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash’s rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President “engaged in impeachable conduct” — the first by a GOP lawmaker — can gather momentum. The early signs are that Amash’s protest will not materially shift political dynamics in Washington that mean any attempt to impeach Trump remains a long-shot scenario. But it introduced an unpredictable dimension into the building political storm over potential House testimony by Robert Mueller as Democrats accuse Attorney General William Barr of slow rolling a decision on a date for the special counsel to appear. Amash accused Barr of “deliberately” misrepresenting Mueller’s report — an explosive charge that will ensure Mueller will face an uncomfortable spotlight whenever …

Tennessee Official Refuses To Apologize For Anti-Muslim Comments

Tennessee district attorney is refusing to apologize after Islamophobic beliefs in a series of social media posts.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations called Northcott “clearly unfit” to serve as a district attorney. said on Friday. criticism, it is hate speech,” AMAC’s middle Tennessee program manager, Sabina Mohyuddin, said in a statement.leads] to bullying in schools, discrimination, and hate crimes.” I am not resigning.”  Facebook / Craig Northcott District Attorney 14th Judicial District Craig Northcott is the district attorney for Tennessee’s Coffee County.  Daniel Berry, the chairman of Coffee County’s Young Republicans organization.  The independent Tennessee news website  Berry, who is running for local office, asked his followers if it is ever acceptable to stereotype an entire group and said it …

Trump’s argument to block McGahn from testifying is nuts

(CNN)On Monday, President Donald Trump launched a long-shot effort to prevent the public from hearing live testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn — the man who, perhaps more than any other, can bring to life Trump’s most flagrant alleged acts of obstruction of justice. This is the textbook definition of obstruction of justice, and McGahn’s testimony threatens to expose this to millions of Americans across the country who haven’t read the Mueller report.

Justin Amash’s impeachment call puts the Constitution ahead of Trump

(CNN)Finally, a deeply conservative member of Congress, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, has put the US Constitution before partisan loyalty to President Donald Trump. The question is — will this inspire other Republicans to do the same, or will they continue to defend Trump against any claims of wrongdoing arising from Robert Mueller’s investigation? If social media is any indication, it’s likely they will do the latter — at least for now. Cupp reacts to Amash tweet: This is big Amash is right. You don’t need to have a Ph.D. in political science to understand that if elected officials blindly defend the actions of a president simply because they are in the same political party, it’s a prescription for disaster …

US has the military might, but Iran will lean on proxies and militias if they get dragged into conflict

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group conduct joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations over the weekend. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Catie Coyle) The uptick in heated rhetoric and military posturing on the part of the United States could be a play to bring Iran back to the nuclear negotiating table and address Tehran’s other malign activities in the region, including its ballistic missile arsenal and its support for militias. Iran, however, considers these elements to be crucial components of its “resistance” minded foreign policy to thwart foreign influence in Iranian affairs. The actual threat of armed conflict between the …

Sex vouchers for migrants? The truth behind Europe’s fake stories

(CNN)It’s one of those stories you couldn’t make up — except someone did. It said the German government gives migrants free coupons for prostitutes, and the Greek government could follow suit. Populist figures meanwhile, say open and critical debate about different cultures is being sacrificed at the altar of political correctness. With populist parties tipped to make big gains in the upcoming election, fact-checkers from across the continent are now combining forces to debunk the tide of political misinformation. We spoke to some of them about their most startling stories — and what they reveal about the issues dividing a nation. Sex vouchers in Greece Velopoulos, the founder of the Christian nationalist Greek Solution party, is known by Greeks for …

414 million pieces of plastic found on remote Australian islands: Study

(CNN)Almost one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes — they’re among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean, according to new research. “Plastic pollution is now ubiquitous in our oceans, and remote islands are an ideal place to get an objective view of the volume of plastic debris now circling the globe,” Lavers said in a media release. “Islands such as these are like canaries in a coal mine and it’s increasingly urgent that we act on the warnings they are giving us.” Lavers said that the estimate of 414 million pieces was “conservative” as they had only sampled down to a depth of 10 centimeters, and could …

SAT to use ‘adversity score’ for students applying to college

Yale University is one of the schools that has used adversity scores. The Connecticut-based Ivy has pushed to increase socioeconomic diversity in recent years and has almost doubled the number of low-income students.  (istock) “There are a number of amazing students who may have scored less (on the SAT) but have accomplished more,” David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said. “We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT.” Yale University is one of the schools that has used adversity scores. The Connecticut-based Ivy has pushed to increase socioeconomic diversity in recent years and has almost doubled the number of low-income students. “This (adversity score) is literally affecting every application we look at,” …

Nadiya praised for showing anxiety battle

Report End of Twitter post by @samthom90 Skip Twitter post by @NigelSlater Such an important and well made programme by @BegumNadiya Huge congratulations to everyone concerned. 👏👏👏💕💕💕 #NadiyaAnxietyAndMe #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek — nigel slater (@NigelSlater) May 15, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @ClaireShrugged In Nadiya: Anxiety and Me, which was shown on Wednesday, she spoke about her regular panic attacks and voices in her head telling her she’s not good enough. Report End of Twitter post by @BegumNadiya During her cognitive behavioural therapy, she traced her problems back to when her brother and sisters both had life-threatening illnesses as young children, and the severe bullying she suffered at primary school. Racist bullies would pull her hair out, slam her fingers …

2,000-year-old remains of nomadic ‘royal’ unearthed by Russian farmer includes ‘laughing man,’ haul of jewels and weapons

An artificially deformed skull found by researchers in southern Russia. (East2West) “After inspecting the burial site we understood that it to be a royal mound, one of the sites where ancient nomads buried their nobility,” the museum’s scientific researcher, Georgy Stukalov, told the British news site. According to the museum, which has been leading a dig at the site for two weeks, it’s believed the burial belongs to a leader of a Sarmatian nomadic tribe. WHITEY BULGER LETTER DETAILING DECLINING HEALTH UP FOR AUCTION Treasures uncovered by a farmer in southern Russia. (East2West) The burial mound also contained other remains, including the skeleton of a young man with an artificially deformed, egg-shaped skull that was likely “molded” in some way …

Austrian leader: EU needs new treaty to enforce its rules

Kurz wrote that the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which took effect in 2009, couldn’t counter the crises of recent years properly “because it was conceived in the time before the crises.” He said a new EU treaty must contain clear rules and “sanctions that really kick in” on matters such as violating the EU’s budget rules, failing to register migrants or flouting rule-of-law requirements. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific