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Undocumented immigrant found guilty in killing of San Antonio college student

Undocumented immigrant found guilty in killing of San Antonio college student | 13 Aug 2019 | A Bexar County jury found an undocumented Mexican immigrant guilty of murder Tuesday in the brutal killing of a San Antonio college student whose body was set afire in a North Side apartment. Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia was 20 last year when he was arrested and accused of killing Jared Vargas, also 20, a Northwest Vista College student who wanted to pursue cybersecurity studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

FBI investigating shooting at ICE office in San Antonio as 'targeted attack'

FBI investigating shooting at ICE office in San Antonio as 'targeted attack' | 13 Aug 2019 | The FBI is investigating a "targeted attack" in which shots were fired into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office and another facility associated with the agency in San Antonio, Texas early Tuesday. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at an ICE building where two floors that housed administrative and executive offices were targeted, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The outlet reported another shooting occurred at a separate facility where an ICE contractor was located. FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Combs said those responsible knew what they were shooting at.

Trump: Voter ID must play 'very strong part' in deal on election security

Trump: Voter ID must play 'very strong part' in deal on election security | 13 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Tuesday said Congress should not consider any "final agreement" on election security that does not include provisions mandating voters present identification while casting ballots. "No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!" Trump tweeted Tuesday.

Sanders overtakes Biden in New Hampshire poll

Sanders overtakes Biden in New Hampshire poll | 13 Aug 2019 | Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads the Democratic presidential field in New Hampshire with 21 percent in a Gravis Marketing poll released Tuesday. Sanders is followed by former Vice President Joe Biden with 15 percent and by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 12 percent. The poll stands in contrast from the most recent polls in New Hampshire compiled by RealClearPolitics, which have showed Biden leading in the critical primary state, followed by Sanders.

DOJ reassigns warden after Epstein's apparent suicide

DOJ reassigns warden after Epstein's apparent suicide | 13 Aug 2019 | Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily reassign the warden at the New York federal prison where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead over the weekend pending federal investigations into his apparent suicide. Two staff members assigned to Epstein's unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MMC) in lower Manhattan have also been placed on administrative leave, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Tuesday, noting additional actions may be taken if warranted. The Department of Justice (DOJ) disclosed the developments Tuesday afternoon, one day after Barr expressed outrage over Epstein's death and spoke of "serious irregularities" at the federal prison in New York.

Epstein jail guards suspected of falsifying logs

Epstein jail guards suspected of falsifying logs | 13 Aug 2019 | A person familiar with the probe of Jeffrey Epstein's death at a federal jail says guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates in his unit every half hour, when they actually weren't. Epstein is believed to have killed himself early Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where he was awaiting trial in a sex trafficking case. Surveillance video reviewed after the death showed guards never made some of the checks noted in the log, according to the person familiar with the investigation.

Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages of Documents, Laptop to DOJ

Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages of Documents, Laptop to DOJ | 13 Aug 2019 | A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms - in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content - delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division Friday...Several weeks prior, the insider mailed a laptop to the DOJ containing the same information delivered on Friday, they said. He told this reporter on his recent trip to Washington D.C. that the documents he turned over to the Justice Department will provide proof that Google has been manipulating the algorithms and the evidence of how it was done, the insider said.

22 states sue Trump over repeal of Obama-era power plant rules

22 states sue Trump over repeal of Obama-era power plant rules | 13 Aug 2019 | A coalition of mostly Democratic-led states has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing its rules for addressing power plant pollution are so weak they violate federal law. Attorneys general from 22 states and several major cities including New York City and Los Angeles argue that the Trump administration's rule violates the Clean Air Act by having virtually no impact on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had finalized the rule in June to repeal and replace a capstone Obama-era carbon pollution regulation they say exceeded agency authority.

Scaramucci dined with Nikki Haley days before dumping Trump

Scaramucci dined with Nikki Haley days before dumping Trump | 12 Aug 2019 | Did Nikki Haley recruit the Mooch to "the resistance?" Over the weekend, fleeting Trump comms chief Anthony Scaramucci forcefully broke up with President Donald Trump in interviews and on Twitter, comparing the president to a nuclear reactor on the verge of a meltdown, and suggested the GOP may need to run a candidate against him in 2020...Curiously, Page Six is told the Mooch dined with fellow Trump turncoat [Deep State dirt-bag] Haley at famed Harlem eatery Rao's 10 days ago, where a witness saw them "in deep discussion." Could they be plotting something? The administration's former UN ambassador also slammed POTUS recently after he mocked Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings after his home was burgled.

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Fukushima Is Running Out of Space to Store Its Tons of Radioactive Water | 12 Aug 2019 | The clean-up of the Fukushima nuclear power station is heading towards a major hurdle. Within just three years, the project will run out of space to contain its ever-increasing stores of radioactive water. As reported by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, authorities are now left struggling to know what to do with the water build-up before it's too late...There are currently over 1.15 million tons of this radioactive water being stored at the facility in 960 tanks and it's continuing to accumulate at a rate of about 150 tons a day, meaning the tanks could reach full capacity by the summer of 2022.

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Fukushima Is Running Out of Space to Store Its Tons of Radioactive Water

Fukushima Is Running Out of Space to Store Its Tons of Radioactive Water --It's expected to take another 30 to 40 years to decontaminate affected areas and complete the decommissioning of the plant. | 12 Aug 2019 | The clean-up of the Fukushima nuclear power station is heading towards a major hurdle. Within just three years, the project will run out of space to contain its ever-increasing stores of radioactive water. As reported by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, authorities are now left struggling to know what to do with the water build-up before it's too late...There are currently over 1.15 million tons of this radioactive water being stored at the facility in 960 tanks and it's continuing to accumulate at a rate of about 150 tons a day, meaning the tanks could reach full capacity by the summer of 2022.

Candidates scramble to qualify for third debate as deadline nears

Candidates scramble to qualify for third debate as deadline nears | 11 Aug 2019 | More than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates are at risk of missing their party's third primary debates in September and are clambering to make the cut ahead of a fast-approaching deadline in late August. Nine candidates have already qualified for the fall debates and two others are getting close, an analysis of fundraising and polling data by The Hill found. But for the other 13, the prospects appear increasingly dim...The candidates have until Aug. 28 to qualify.

Attorney general 'appalled' over Epstein's death, announces investigation

Attorney general 'appalled' over Epstein's death, announces investigation | 10 Aug 2019 | The Justice Department's inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Attorney General William Barr announced on Saturday. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Epstein's death, saying he was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday at New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. ET. The bureau's release called it "an apparent suicide," and said the FBI is investigating...Barr said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody awaiting trial.

Trump retweets post promoting 'conspiracy' theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death

Trump retweets post promoting 'conspiracy' theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death | 10 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Saturday retweeted a post promoting a conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death. The tweet, by Twitter user Terrence K. Williams, blamed the death on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton and does not provide evidence. [Right, the guy with the evidence was just 'suicided.'] The tweet included the hashtags #ClintonBodyCount and #ClintonCrimeFamily, as well as a photo of both the former president and former secretary of State.

Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence

Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence | 07 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Wednesday said he's "very strongly" considering commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), who is serving 14 years on federal corruption charges. "I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly," the president told reporters on Air Force One en route to Washington, D.C., after visiting the sites of recent mass shootings. "His wife I think is fantastic and I'm thinking about commuting his sentence very strongly," Trump added. "I think it's enough, seven years." Trump tweeted Thursday evening that he was considering the matter. [Blagojevich's actual 'crime' was trying to get cheaper prescription drugs for American citizens. That's why #CorruptComey, et al., took him down.]

Experimental 'isotope and liquid-propellant' engine blast kills 5 Russian nuclear experts - Rosatom

Experimental 'isotope and liquid-propellant' engine blast kills 5 Russian nuclear experts - Rosatom | 10 Aug 2019 | Five staff members of Russia's nuclear corporation Rosatom were killed and three suffered serious burns in the blast during a test of a liquid-propellant engine that resulted in a brief spike of radiation around the military testing site. The Rosatom engineering and technical team was working on the "isotope power source" for a propulsion system on Thursday, when the accident happened. The blast caused a background radiation spike, which quickly returned back to normal. "As a result of the accident at the military firing range in Arkhangelsk region during liquid reactive propulsion system tests, five employees of the state corporation Rosatom were killed," the company said. Three military and civilian specialists remain in serious condition, but their injuries are "not life-threatening."

'This smells very fishy': Skepticism ensues after shocking Epstein suicide death

'This smells very fishy': Skepticism ensues after shocking Epstein suicide death | 10 Aug 2019 | Many reactions to the Saturday morning suicide death of alleged sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein expressed suspicion around the circumstances of his death. Epstein allegedly hanged himself in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center early Saturday morning, despite previous reports that he was under suicide watch. He had been indicted on several charges of exploiting underage girls, sex trafficking, and other crimes related to activities that took place between 2002 and 2005 over several different locations, including the billionaire's private island in the Bahamas. His death follows the unsealing of 2,000 pages of documents on Friday that implicated many other high-profile individuals in Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring.

Trump calls US-South Korea military exercises 'ridiculous,' says he'll meet with Kim Jong Un on denuclearization soon

Trump calls US-South Korea military exercises 'ridiculous,' says he'll meet with Kim Jong Un on denuclearization soon | 10 Aug 2019 | President Trump said Saturday that he plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "in the not too distant future," alluding to a third possible summit between the two to leaders discuss denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Trump tweeted early Saturday that Kim had sent him a letter seeking a meeting to start negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following the conclusion of the United States' joint exercises with South Korea. "It was a long letter, much of it complaining about the ridiculous and expensive exercises," Trump wrote [and they are], adding that Kim apologized for testing short range missiles and claimed the "testing would stop when the exercises end."

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents --Court unseals 2,000 documents related to Jeffrey Epstein case | 10 Aug 2019 | A woman who has long claimed disgraced pedophile Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men named two prominent Democratic politicians - former Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson - in documents unsealed Friday by federal prosecutors in New York. Friday's revelations came from more than 2,000 documents that were unsealed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. The papers included affidavits and depositions of key witnesses in a lawsuit the now-33-year-old woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, filed against Epstein and his associate, Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015...In another deposition, Giuffre also reveals that she was "trafficked" to Mitchell, a former Senate Majority leader who represented Maine from 1980-95 and was later named special envoy to the Middle East by President Obama. A sworn affidavit by a former Epstein employee, Juan Alessi, also alleges Mitchell, 85, of having associated with Epstein.

Jeffrey Epstein hangs himself in his New York jail cell a day after lawsuit by his 'sex slave' was unsealed and named a host of his powerful friends and two weeks after he was put on suicide watch

Breaking: Jeffrey Epstein hangs himself in his New York jail cell a day after lawsuit by his 'sex slave' was unsealed and named a host of his powerful friends and two weeks after he was put on suicide watch --Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead inside his New York City jail cell --His body was found early Saturday morning, with three law enforcement sources saying his cause of death was suicide by hanging --He was placed on suicide watch following after a first attempt to take his own life inside his jail cell on July 24 | 10 Aug 2019 | Jeffrey Epstein has [allegedly] committed suicide inside his New York City jail cell. The billionaire pedophile was found dead around 7.30 am on Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan. The 66-year-old hanged himself, according to law enforcement sources. Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking and was being held at the high-security complex without bail...The shocking news of Epstein's death comes just two weeks after he was hospitalized following a first suicide attempt inside his prison cell...On Friday morning, a federal appeals court unsealed the explosive documents pertaining to a 2015 lawsuit that Virginia Roberts Giuffre had filed against Epstein's associate, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. Giuffre claimed Epstein and Maxwell kept her as a 'sex slave' in the early 2000s, whilst she was underage.

Joe Biden says 'poor kids' are 'just as talented as white kids'

Joe Biden says 'poor kids' are 'just as talented as white kids' | 09 Aug 2019 | Speaking in Iowa on Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden said "poor kids" are "just as talented as white kids," before correcting himself. Biden was addressing the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition, which has been meeting with Democratic presidential candidates as it prepares to make an endorsement next week.

EPA reauthorizes use of 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals

EPA reauthorizes use of 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals | 09 Aug 2019 | The Trump administration has [insanely] reauthorized the use of controversial traps dubbed “cyanide bombs” to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US. The Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it would allow, on an interim basis, the use of M-44 devices, which trap wildlife with bait before spraying sodium cyanide into their mouths, according to CBS News."Cyanide traps can’t be used safely by anyone, anywhere," said Collette Adkins, carnivore conservation director at the Center for Biological Diversity. [This horrific practice needs to be STOPPED!]

Springfield Police arrest armed person at Walmart on Republic

Springfield Police arrest armed person at Walmart on Republic | 08 Aug 2019 | (MO) The Springfield Police Department tweeted out Thursday that an armed man was arrested at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on W. Republic Road. Later, Lt. Mike Lucas with Springfield Police confirmed it was a white man in his 20s, armed with a rifle that was taken into custody. "His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business. In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest," he told reporters. Lucas said Thursday evening that no shots were fired and nobody was injured. However, the man is still in custody.

Trump calls for 'intelligent background checks' in response to mass shootings

Trump calls for 'intelligent background checks' in response to mass shootings | 09 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Friday called for "intelligent background checks" on gun purchases in response to a string of mass shootings across the country, expressing confidence that Congress would come together on action. "Frankly, we need intelligent background checks," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a fundraiser in the Hamptons. "This isn't a question of NRA, Republican or Democrat," he added. Trump said he's spoken with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who he said was "totally on board."

Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists

Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists | 08 Aug 2019 | Monsanto operated a "fusion center" to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal...The records reviewed by the Guardian show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to target Carey Gillam, a Reuters journalist who investigated the company's weedkiller and its links to cancer. [Monsanto *is* cancer.] Monsanto, now owned by the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, also monitored a not-for-profit food research organization through its "intelligence fusion center", a term that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies use for operations focused on surveillance and terrorism...Monsanto planned a series of "actions" to attack a book authored by Gillam prior to its release, including writing "talking points" for "third parties" to criticize the book and directing "industry and farmer customers" on how to post negative reviews. Monsanto paid Google to promote search results for "Monsanto Glyphosate Carey Gillam" that criticized her work.

Elderly couple in apparent murder-suicide indicated they could not afford medical care

Elderly couple in apparent murder-suicide indicated they could not afford medical care | 09 Aug 2019 | An elderly couple in Washington state was found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said, and police say they discovered notes about the couple's struggle to afford necessary medical care. A 77-year-old man living near Ferndale, Wash., called 911 Wednesday morning and told the dispatcher he was contemplating suicide, according to a Facebook post from the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office wrote that the dispatcher tried to keep the man on the line, but he hung up, saying, "We will be in the front bedroom."

Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debates

Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debates | 08 Aug 2019 | Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur running an outsider presidential campaign centered on the promise of a universal basic income, has qualified for the fall Democratic primary debates. Yang crossed the second of two required debate thresholds on Thursday, when he polled at 2 percent in a Monmouth University poll in Iowa. He had previously received at least 2 percent in three other polls approved by the Democratic National Committee and has hit the required 130,000 unique donor mark.

Treated water at Fukushima plant to hit storage capacity by summer 2022 at current rate

Treated water at Fukushima plant to hit storage capacity by summer 2022 at current rate | 08 Aug 2019 | Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has found that treated water from the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is expected to reach full storage capacity by around the summer of 2022 if produced at its current rate. Tepco will report the finding, the first time a specific time frame has been presented for the issue, at a government subcommittee on Friday, officials said...The advanced liquid processing system, or ALPS, cannot remove tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, forcing the company to store the water in tanks inside the plant premises. When combined with stored water containing strontium, another radioactive substance, some 1.15 million tons of water was stored at the plant as of July.

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues DOJ over dismissal

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues DOJ over dismissal | 08 Aug 2019 | Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sued the Justice Department and the FBI Thursday over his dismissal from the bureau last year, arguing that the agencies bowed to political pressure from President Trump...Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, 2018, after a Justice Department inspector general report found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The watchdog office referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, which has been investigating.

Hollywood Off the Rails: A Movie About Hunting, Killing Trump Supporters

Hollywood Off the Rails: A Movie About Hunting, Killing Trump Supporters | 07 Aug 2019 | The Hunt, a movie directed by Craig Zorbel is all about killing "deplorables." Hollywood is officially off the rails. Originally titled 'Red State vs Blue State,' the film follows a "group of globalist elites who meet at the remote Manor House to hunt down humans for sport. When one of the hunted fights back, the game changes." (The Film Stage)

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