Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ?History is not on your side?
An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation?s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community?s concerns about ICE?s collaboration with local law enforcement.
Pictures of Iraq: Photojournalists bear witness to horror in ISIS-occupied Mosul
The lives of countless Iraqis were upended when ISIS seized Mosul in June 2014. As the Iraqi army fights to liberate this key northern city from the terrorist group, photojournalists are on the ground bearing witness to the waking nightmare.
China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China Sea
There was "no such thing" as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes. China, which claims most of the resource-rich region, has carried out land reclamation and construction on several islands in the Spratly archipelago, parts of which are also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. "Most of the building is for civilian purposes, including necessary defensive facilities." The South China Sea is generally stable at present, but some countries outside the region are anxious about this and want to hype things up and create tensions, Wu said, using terminology that normally refers to the United States.
13 killed, 2 hurt when church bus and truck crash in Texas
UVALDE, Texas (AP) ? A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 13 people and injuring two others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
?I am a child of refugees?: New Yorkers stage tent protest of Trump travel ban
Trump?s initial travel ban was met with a swift backlash and stymied by the courts. ?We?re spending just one night here and we can always go inside if we get cold, if we get wet, but refugees don?t have that option available to them,? said Amaha Kassa, executive director of African Communities Together, as rain began to beat down on the makeshift tent city. ?Trump?s executive orders are going to cut the heart out of these programs,? said Kassa, who came to the U.S. from Ethiopia at age 4 as an asylum seeker.
The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights now
Grab your rim-salted margarita glass and your galoshes because there is now a cloud that can answer all of your Happy Hour prayers. The Mexico Tourism Board and the creative agency LAPIZ have partnered to create a manmade cloud that produces raindrops of actual tequila. The first cloud that rains tequila. ? #tequilacloud #visitmexico A post shared by VisitMexico (@visitmexico) on Mar 9, 2017 at 5:41am PST SEE ALSO: Drought drives huge, deadly cobra to calmly drink from a villager's water bottle The boozy puff was developed as a promotional stunt to attract German tourists to Mexico and was put on display at an art gallery in Berlin called Urban Spree. Unfortunately, the cloud can't float freely and meet you at your favorite bar. It's actually formed by a tequila-based mist held together by a plastic container to help it keep its fluffy cloud shape. According to The Huffington Post, the LAPIZ team used ultrasonic humidifiers to "vibrate" the tequila at a rate that turns the alcohol into a visible mist that is filtered into the container. #tequilacloud Serving free shots of delicious Silver Tequila since 2016. Come to Urban Spree, Revaler Strasse 99 for a taste #mexico #travel #tequila #art #berlin A post shared by Ernesto Adduci (@eadduci) on Mar 10, 2017 at 7:31am PST The vapor of the tequila then condenses inside of the plastic and drops from the cloud. It was also synched with the local weather patterns so when it rained in Berlin, the tequila poured down, too. Drinkers can hold their glasses under the cloud for an alcoholic rain shower shot. If that seems like too much work to get your buzz, there is a spout beneath the cloud for anyone who doesn't want to wait for the storm. A post shared by pøj pøj (@pojpojberlin) on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:07am PST A post shared by Cristina Zambet (@cristinazambet) on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:17pm PST We predict that we'll see this cool cloud trick tried by amateur bartenders everywhere before your next crawl. It's 5 o'clock somewhere and it might just be in the clouds. [H/T: The Huffington Post ] WATCH: The Raindrop Cake is back and this time it's a bright shade of purple
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U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers
(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.
I.Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity
An Ivory Coast jury on Tuesday acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life. "A majority of the jury declared Simone Gbagbo not guilty of the crimes of which she has been accused, pronounced her acquittal and ordered that she be immediately freed if she is not being held for other reasons," said the head of the country's top criminal court, judge Kouadjo Boiqui. The prosecution in summing up its case against the 67-year-old wife of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday had called on the jury to find her "guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentence her to life imprisonment," said prosecutor Aly Yeo.