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U.S. Cancels Program For Recent Haitian Immigrants; They Must Leave By 2019
They have 18 months until their temporary protected status — or TPS — is terminated in the summer of 2019.
A statement from The Department of Homeland Security says the 18-month lead time is to "allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019." It adds that the decision by acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, follows then-Secretary John Kelly's announcement that Haiti was recovering and that the status likely would end after a final six-month extension issued earlier this year.
Assad and Putin Meet, as Russia Pushes Endgame for Syrian War
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Thanking Russia for the military intervention he credited for “saving Syria,” President Bashar al-Assad met with President Vladimir V. Putin in Russia amid preparations for new talks aimed at ending the civil war.
Mr. Assad’s visit on Monday to the Russian resort town of Sochi was made public on Tuesday, a day before a summit meeting there for the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Russia, who have taken an increasingly prominent role in diplomacy with Syria while the United States has put Mr. Assad’s fate on the back burner.
Russian officials have said that their aim is to ensure Mr. Assad’s support for a political process to end a conflict that began more than six years ago.
But Mr. Assad has consistently resisted compromise with his Syrian opponents, and doubts remain about how much Russia is willing, or able, to push him to accept changes.
"Still traumatized": Powerful women speak out on sexual harassment
CBS News has suspended "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose over claims of sexual misconduct, made by several women at his private production company. This story brings new emphasis to the #MeToo campaign, which is giving a voice to many women who say they've experienced sexual harassment and abuse. CBS News' Alex Wagner met with five women, all leaders in their fields, who say they're speaking out to help others. The group she spoke with includes Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway; Sallie Krawcheck, who before founding the financial firm Ellevest, was the CFO of Citigroup; Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival; Elaine Welteroth, editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue; and Jessica Howard, a three-time national
rhythmic gymnastics champion.
Howard, along with several teammates, accuse her former team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault while she was
competing. All of them shared their experiences and offered insight on how they hope to help more women as they continue coming forward.
SALLIE KRAWCHECK: When I started work on Wall Street I remember one day leaning over a desk to work on a spreadsheet and turning around and there was a guy behind me pretending to perform a sex act on me with all the other guys watching and all the other guys laughing. And this sense of incredible shame.
Harvard affirmative action 'investigated by Justice Dept'
A DoJ letter sent to Harvard earlier this month, and obtained by US media, accuses the university of failing to co-operate with the inquiry.
The probe reportedly stems from a civil lawsuit alleging that Harvard limited admissions of Asian-American students. The DoJ said it "may file a lawsuit" if Harvard does not comply.
The letter, dated 17 November, was first obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
It said the Ivy League college is being investigated under
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination on the basis of race or national origin for organisations that receive federal funding, the newspaper reported on Tuesday.
US Judge permanently blocks Trump's sanctuary city order
A US judge has permanently blocked a presidential order that would have cut funding from US cities refusing to co-operate with immigration officials. The California judge, who temporarily blocked the order in April, ruled that it was a violation of constitutional rights and separation of powers. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara County. It is considered a blow to Mr Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. US District Judge William Orrick said on Monday the executive order was "unconstitutional on its face". "The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the Executive Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds," he wrote. "Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the President disapproves." The executive order was issued just days after Mr Trump took office in January. It sought to withhold funds from cities that would not cooperate with federal immigration requests to turn over any individual arrested for a crime who are suspected of entering the US illegally.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule
A letter from Mr Mugabe read out by the speaker of parliament said the decision was voluntary
and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power.
The news abruptly halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him.
The ruling Zanu-PF party says former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa will succeed Mr Mugabe, in power since 1980.
Mr Mnangagwa's sacking earlier this month triggered a political crisis.
It had been seen by many as an attempt to clear the way for Grace Mugabe to succeed
her husband as
leader and riled the military leadership, who stepped in and put Mr Mugabe under house arrest.
After the resignation announcement, lawmakers roared in jubilation.
Mr Mugabe, 93, was until his resignation the world's
He had previously refused to quit despite last week's military takeover and days of protests.
According to the constitution his successor should be the current vice-president, Phelekezela Mphoko, a supporter of
But Zanu-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke told Reuters news agency that Mr Mnangagwa would be in office "within 48 hours".
Chicago cop gets five years in federal prison for firing barrage of bullets at teens
CHICAGO — A former Chicago police officer was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for using unreasonable force in an incident in which he unleashed a barrage of gunfire at a car full of teenagers. The sentencing for Marco Proano, 42, comes after he was convicted in August of using unreasonable force and causing bodily injury when he fired into the stolen vehicle as it backed up after being stopped for speeding. Dashcam video of the incident from a police squad played a crucial role in Proano’s conviction. The video of the 2015 incident in which Proano, a 11-year veteran of the police force, fired 16 times on the car of teens became public after The Chicago Reporter, a news organization that focuses on issues of race and poverty, obtained footage from a former state judge, who heard a criminal case involving one of the teens involved in the incident. The sentencing for Proano comes during a trying period for the Chicago Police Department, which earlier this year was slammed by the U.S. Justice Department during the final days of the Obama administration for being beset by widespread racial bias, poor training and feckless oversight of officers accused of misconduct.
Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman shares why she went public in exclusive interview
Leigh Corfman, the woman who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter when she was 14 — and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney — said she feels "a weight has been lifted" since going
public with her story, even though it has cost her personally and financially.
In an exclusive television interview, her first since The Washington Post revealed her story earlier this month, Corfman addressed
critics who have questioned why she failed to raise her allegations earlier, telling TODAY's Savannah Guthrie,
"It's very simple, really — I did tell people," including her friends and family and, later when she was an adult herself, her children.
Corfman is one of nine women who have accused Moore of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an adult. Moore has denied all of the allegations. He also said he specifically does not know Corfman.
"I wonder how many 'me's' he doesn't know,"
Corfman said Moore first approached her outside an Alabama courthouse as she was waiting for her mother inside. He asked for her phone number and later arranged to meet her pick her up and he took her back to his house.
Sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country
NASHVILLE – When Kirsten Anderson submitted a memo detailing her concerns about sexual harassment at the Iowa Capitol, she expected comments about women in the office – their sex lives, breast sizes and the length of skirts worn by teenage pages – to stop.
Instead, Anderson was fired seven hours later from her job with the Iowa Republican Senate Caucus.
After four years of litigation that ended in September, the state agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle her claim, leaving taxpayers footing the bill. Her case is among the first in a recent wave of high-profile sexual harassment cases that have roiled state legislatures around the nation, highlighting the moral and financial liability states faces as claims pile up.
Since last year, at least 40 lawmakers – nearly all men – in 20 states have been publicly accused by more than 100 people of some form of sexual misconduct or harassment, a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found.
Trump Campaign Coordinator And 'Family Values' Republican Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Trafficking, Faces Life In Prison
will plead guilty to a
child sex trafficking offense
for soliciting sex from
a 17-year-old boy in March.
In exchange for his guilty plea, government prosecutors
have agreed to drop three
counts of child pornography
Shortey is scheduled to
plead guilty on November 30,
two weeks before
his trial was set to commence
on December 5.
Sex trafficking of a minor
carries a minimum sentence
of 10 years in prison,
but Shortey faces the possibility of being sent to life in prison
for the offense at a sentencing hearing in early 2018.
Shortey is married and has four children.
“Mr. Shortey feels this is a necessary step in putting this painful and humiliating ordeal behind him, for both himself, his family and for the state of Oklahoma,” Shortey’s attorney Ed Blau said on Friday.
Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant. Earlier robots had failed, getting caught on debris or suffering circuit malfunctions from excess radiation. But the newer version, called the Mini-Manbo, or “little sunfish,” was made of radiation-hardened materials with a sensor to help it avoid dangerous hot spots in the plant’s flooded reactor buildings.
The size of a shoe box, the Manbo used tiny propellers to hover and glide through water in a manner similar to an aerial drone.
After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor.
There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at the bottom of the reactor and, on the floor beneath it, clumps of what looked like solidified lava: the first images ever taken of the plant’s melted uranium fuel.
Women Testify Against Mexican Police For Sexual Torture In International Court
The abuse happened in May 2006 following a clash between protesters and state forces in the state of Mexico. There are 11 women
involved in the case, seeking justice for abuse they suffered in the towns of San Salvador Atenco and Texcoco.
During the police crackdown on demonstrators, ordered by then-governor, and current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, two people were killed and many were injured.
The women say they were beaten, tortured and raped following the confrontation. During the court proceedings, which were posted online, the Mexican government said the state recognized the abuse and accepted responsibility in 2013, offering monetary reparations to the women. The "Women of Atenco," as they are called, refused the offer, saying they wanted those responsible to be held accountable instead. To date, no one has been held accountable for the violence.
Cross-border wedding held as California 'Door of Hope' opens
SAN DIEGO — A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for only an hour or so every year. Saturday's wedding at Border Field State Park in San Diego was a first for an opening of the gate known as the Door of Hope. Evelia Reyes, wearing a white wedding dress with train and veil, embraced Brian Houston of San Diego after signing documents that made them husband and wife.
"It's a statement that love has no borders," Houston told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Even though we are divided by a giant fence here, we can still love each other on both sides of the fence."
Houston, a U.S. citizen, said he couldn't go into Tijuana for reasons he declined to explain but spoke daily with his bride. The couple has an attorney who is trying to obtain a green card for Reyes to join Houston in the U.S., Houston said, although that could take more than a year.
Border Patrol agents opened the gate in the border wall at noon for an hour, allowing waiting family members from the U.S. to walk partly through and meet and embrace relatives in Mexico for a scant three minutes each before tearfully saying goodbye.
A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.
By the late winter of 2014, James Dempsey had served in a world war, raised children, buried a wife and seen the best of his health behind him. As he prepared for a stay at a nursing home on the outskirts of Atlanta, the 89-year-old began to feel nervous.
So his family hid a camera in his room at Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation, Dempsey’s son later told WSB-TV.
His father knew about it, he said, but the nurses didn’t. James Dempsey died in that room
Feb. 27, 2014, in front of the secret camera.
What his family saw on the video made them sue the facility.
Portions of the hidden video were aired this week by another news station, NBC 11 Alive.
The clips appear to show Dempsey gasping for air,
begging for help and collapsing that morning while
nurses barely attempt to revive him and at one point laugh over his bed.
LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, was elected the next mayor of New Orleans in a landslide victory.
The historic election made her the first woman mayor in the city's 300-year history.
"This win tonight is not for me nor my family.
This win tonight is for the city of New Orleans. Yes! Absolutely!"
Cantrell said as she addressed supporters at the New Orleans Jazz Market.
Cantrell defeated fellow Democrat Desiree Charbonnet with 60% of the vote in the two-person runoff to take the city's top elected spot after a monthlong campaign.
Cantrell said she congratulated Charbonnet not only on her campaign but for making history with her because both runoff choices were women.
Turkish capital Ankara bans all gay rights functions
The Turkish capital Ankara has banned all gay festivals, screenings, forums and exhibitions on security grounds. The governor's office said on Sunday that it also wanted to protect public order and sensitivities. The announcement follows a move last week to ban a festival of German-language gay films also due to have been held in the city. Homosexuality is legal in Turkey but activists say homophobia is rampant. ["From Saturday] 18 November until further notice, all film and theatre events, screenings, panels, colloquium, exhibitions, etc... have been banned,"
the city administration said on its website.
It argues that such functions in Ankara and its surrounding province are
"provoke reactions within certain segments" of society and are also at risk of being targeted by "terrorists".
The announcement is likely to increase concern among gay activists in Turkey that their rights are being curtailed under the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), which is rooted in conservative Islam.
Protesters gather near Libyan Embassy after CNN report on migrant auctions
We can't let this kind of thing happen,"
one protester told France 24 at the rally
"Did we really need to see such shocking pictures before taking a stand?
I don't think so."
After obtaining footage of an auction,
CNN's Nima Elbagir and her crew went to Libya in October to investigate further.
"How can it be
that in the 21st century, we're selling human beings like merchandise?" one woman at the Paris protest said.
"I cannot get my head around that!"
Libyan authorities this week launched a formal investigation into the auctions,
overseen by the government's Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency. close dialog Receive Fareed Zakaria's Global Analysis including insights and must-reads of world news
"Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts,
but also to identify the location of those who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin," Anes Alazabi, an official with the agency, told CNN.
The threat to close the office could be a point of leverage for the US, as the Trump administration seeks to engage the Palestinians in peace talks with Israel. But speaking to CNN, Khatib questioned the "credibility of the American administration" as it pursues a regional peace deal. "We are actually wondering how can we still talk to the American side while our offices in Washington are closed," Khatib said.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.
Trump defense lawyer John Dowd said that following payments by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the president began paying the bills and now wants to make the party "even."
Top-ranked Baltimore officer cleared in police van death 11/22/17
Zero Accountability for the
Death of a American Citizen
Analysis: Trump mocks Franken, reticent on Moore, despite his own history 11/19/17
The Good, Bad, and
The Ugly, Exposed by today's Media
Former NJ police chief accused of espousing violence toward African-Americans
Racism..., with Black Americans
as the Target...
Asked if DNC system was rigged in Clinton's favor, Warren says 'yes'
Cost America It's Morals
Every Corner of Trump's World, include "Perverted Individuals"
"Criminal Activity, Immoral Behavior, or Questionable Seedy Alliance".
From Trump's Father, the KKK Member, to his own Daughter, who was brought into her dad's world with the introduction to his fraudulent adventure in Panama, to Trump's Lawyers, who had direct contact and services with Russian Bankers, everyone in Trump's Industry, has some degree of flawed traits.
One ought not be surprised, if we find out that the dossier constructed on Trump..., that included some acts and actions by Trump..., that would greatly be appreciated in the world of
"Porn and Debauchery".
One member of the Trump team has plead guilty to "purgery", another is being charged with
"fraud and a lower level of treason", and many others, have been taped acting against members of this nation's political system during the run up to the 2016 election, in what can now be very easily described... in a system, and willingness to act against this nation, to promote Russian interest.
Thus, I guess, having a "Child Sex Traffic" individual associated with Trump, ought not be that big of a deal to acknowledge.
Trumps says "No" to alcohal and drugs,
but "Yes" to every other type of perversion that one would conceive.
The Power of Words Being Heard by "ALL"
For the existence of these United States of America,
abused, exploited, raped, and devalued
by men sitting in power positions.
So long as no one would believe the weak and meek woman, these men abused them, with impunity, and these same men, and men who have always been in the seats of power,
have inflicted their abusiveness on all those who could not stand against their position of power, be it, the office that they wield, of be it, the money that they have which allows them to "buy" silence, or "buy" the like minded members of the "Justice Industry".
Exposure has always been the anti abuser, and Exposure, in the past, has only been tools controlled by a very few others ...who also wield their power ....to abuse and exploit.
Control over all media between the 1920s thru 2005, ensured that only a few small media outlets were able to expose the exploits of the rich, the powerful, and the politically positioned.....
but today, "thousands" of small media entities like "ASKFMB",
provide options that can't be bought, and provide the truth when the big media conglomerates..., that have been bought and paid for.... since the 1950s, are forced to tell the real stories that take place daily, because they must follow us.
We have begun the
"CLENSING OF EVERY CORNER OF AMERICA"
Defending More, is Defending Himself
Trump is a very simple person. He has never been an individual that has decided for himself, because he is a follower, a individual that serves only to please others, just like a person in a minstrel, because Trump has never been an individual.
Others dictate to Trump "how to feel",
"how to act", and all his life, Trump has been a puppet to these two acts, constantly performing based on a script, and not based on internal and emotional individual thought.
Having a KKK Member as a "Father", molded him mentally, and as a adult, Trump has never known what being an individual is, or what it means to believe in what "he chooses".
To acknowledge that More is a immoral sexual deviant, is to acknowledge Trumps own personal mirror.
To acknowledge that Putin has used Trump like a tool, is to acknowledge that Trump's mirror has failed him and placed him in a position of being "used like the chump"
that he accuse others of being.
Trump is a "Lost Individual" that only knows to strike first, or strike back, because he has never been educated on what it means to
"forgive, understand, decide, or learn".
Those of you who believe in Trump, are also lost.
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