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President Donald Trump?s comments last week that the United States should try to attract immigrants from places like Norway instead of ?shithole countries? like Haiti or El Salvador weren?t just racist.
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California 'House of horrors' children like 'clones' and were 'forced to march in circles'
The 13 children from the California 'House of Horrors' were forced to march in circles in the middle of the night, according to a former neighbour. A man named Mike, who used to live across the road from David and Louise Turpin, the couple arrested yesterday for torture, told the New York Post that the family was "like a cult." He said: "They would march back and forth on the second story at night. The light would be on the whole the time, and they would be marching the kids back and forth." Because he worked at a hospital, he often came back home in the early hours of the morning, which is when he says he saw the children engaging in the strange behaviour. Mike, who didn't give his last name, said he saw them being marched through the upstairs rooms between midnight and 3am. 'Clone' children 'spoke robotically and at the same time' David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, have been charged with nine counts of torture and 10 of child endangerment after being arrested at their home in Perris, California. It followed a dramatic rescue of thirteen children aged between 2 and 29 who were discovered starving and some chained to items of furniture in the ?filthy? and ?foul-smelling? house. Police uncovered the abuse after a 17-year-old girl fled the property through a window, stole a mobile phone and alerted officers to the children?s plight. She was so emaciated police thought she was only 10. Despite the fact Mike thought the situation was strange, he didn't feel anything serious enough to call the police was going on. He said: "My wife called them clones. They spoke robotically, in a monotone and at the same time." Family appeared 'obsessed with Disney' The family at Disneyland The Turpin family took multiple trips to Disneyland, and posted the evidence on Facebook. The children were seen in these pictures wearing matching Disney clothing. Reporters on Monday gained access to the family's back garden, where they saw Disney merchandise including pet food bowls (though it is not thought they had any pets) and a Mickey and Minnie Mouse fountain. Two cars parked outside the residence had personalised number plates, one reading DLand and another reading DL4ever. Although it is thought the first numberplate reads "Disneyland", the other could either mean David and Louise forever or Disneyland Forever. The family also appeared obsessed with Elvis Presley The Turpin couple renewed their vows three times, in the exact same location with the same Elvis impersonator performing their vow renewal ceremony. David and Louise Turpin renew their wedding vows at an Elvis chapel on their 30th anniversary on October 31, 2015 Credit: Elvis Chapel/YouTube They also wore the exact same outfits, at the Elvis Chapel in Downtown Las Vegas ? Mrs Turpin?s changing hairstyles being the only difference. Kent Ripley, the Elvis impersonator at the chapel, said he was "still disturbed" by the reports of abuse. "I mean they were sitting right around here three different times," he told Fox5 Vegas, indicating the rows of empty chairs in the chapel. The Elvis impersonator serenades the couple during the ceremony Credit: Elvis Chapel/YouTube "[The Turpins] seemed to care about each other and care about the kids. They seemed to smile, the kids were smiling they didn't hide behind themselves, they were very quiet." The couple stare into each other's eyes as their children look on Credit: Elvis Chapel/YouTube The family outings appear to have all stopped last July ? five months after Mrs Turpin?s mother, Phyllis Robinette, died aged 66 in Princeton, West Virginia. Shortly before she died, Mrs Robinette wrote on Facebook: ?Would love to come and see you all.? Louise Turpin's sister: we were not brought up like this Teresa Robinette, the sister of Louise Turpin told NBC News: "I've never felt such a diferent mixture of emotions. Like seriously I'm so heartbroken for my neices and my nephews. I'm so angry, I'm so mad, I'm hurt. "Our life wasn't perfect growing up but she didn't live like that. Neither did David, he was raised in a very wealthy home. "As a matter of fact my dad was a preacher at one point when I was very little ? they weren't raised like this. I don't know where it came from. I feel like it's a bad dream."
Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast
By Yuka Obayashi TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sees little chance of the oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker that sank on Sunday in the East China Sea reaching its shores, an official at the nation's environment ministry said on Tuesday. "Oil spills in general can have a big environmental impact if they reach the coast, but we think that there is little chance of that happening on Japanese seashores for now," the official who helps oversee the marine environment for the ministry told Reuters by telephone. The tanker had been adrift and ablaze after crashing into the freighter CF Crystal (IMO:9497050) on Jan. 6.
Leader of Britain's UKIP splits with girlfriend after "appalling" Markle comments
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Senator reaches for nonexistent glasses and takes them off anyway
Today's collective LOL at the expense of lawmakers came courtesy of Senator Orrin Hatch, who just reached for his glasses and, upon finding there were none there, decided to take them off anyway. SEE ALSO: This state senator wants to revive net neutrality in California The 83-year-old was deep in the middle of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when he made the gaffe. Of course Twitter pounced like a rabid fox on the nonsensical gesture. Here it is in all its glory. And here's perhaps the best of the inevitable jokes that followed. .@OrrinHatch we got you, dude pic.twitter.com/ymMhRuiiOS ? The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 16, 2018 Hatch?s communications director Matt Whitlock followed up the incident with a pretty boring explanation ? ?The senator wears reading glasses and normally reads over his notes one last time before questioning witnesses in a hearing? ? before his official account made a slightly funnier joke on Twitter. Oh you mean his invisible glasses from Warby Parker? They're new, you've probably never heard of them. pic.twitter.com/pygTRwbJl7 ? Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 16, 2018 The glasses episode was just a sideshow, however, to the most significant event of the hearing: New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker slammed Nielsen for refusing to corroborate reports that Trump used the word "shithole" to refer to African nations. "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity?: Sen. Cory Booker unleashes on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after she says she doesn?t remember President Trump using the word ?shithole? to refer to African countries at the DACA meeting https://t.co/tPCw1t4SSR pic.twitter.com/HY3ff6M637 ? CNN (@CNN) January 16, 2018 "Why am I frankly seething with anger?" he asked her. "The commander-in-chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African nations and Haitians with the most vulgar language ... that language festers." He finished with a devastating barb: "Your silence and your amnesia is complicit." WATCH: Someone shaved Donald Trump into the back of their head and it's frightening AF
In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism
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