Trump Administration Is Transporting More Migrants From Border To Other U.S. Cities

Since Dec. 21, the official said, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released roughly 180,000 migrants into the U.S. interior, transporting them by plane, bus or van from the border to other cities in Texas and Southern California. Since March, CBP has released “more than 40,000 family units” on the condition they agree to appear before an immigration judge at a certain date. All the migrants who have been transported away from the border have undergone “initial intake,” the official said, which includes gathering their biographical information and carrying out a medical screening to ensure that they can travel. told USA Today he was alerted Thursday by local Border Patrol officials to expect flights beginning in about two weeks. “This is a …

The Awful, Perfect Timing Of The Abortion Battle

They went off. While many of the many Democratic men running for president also issued statements, there was something different ― more personal, more passionate ― about the way the women responded. It felt unprecedented. Powerful. There was more than just talk of preserving Roe v. Wade. Sen. Warren proposed Congress pass laws to protect abortion and outlined what that would look like. Gillibrand also said she’d take legislative steps to protect choice, including overturning the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds to pay for abortions, except in rare cases. Photo Illustration: Isabella Carapella/Huffpost; Images: Getty The leading women in contention for the 2020 Democratic nomination spoke out against the recent tide of abortion restrictions. During the 2018 …

US ‘nuclear coffin’ on island in the Pacific could be ‘leaking’ radioactive sludge into the sea

A huge concrete dome was built over a crater left by a nuclear blast on Runit Island. (EPA) The island nation was where 67 American nuclear weapons tests were conducted, which included the 1954 “Bravo” hydrogen bomb, the most powerful ever detonated by the U.S. and about 1,000 times bigger than the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. In the Marshall Islands, many residents were forced to leave their land and thousands of others were exposed to radioactive fallout. “I’ve just been with the president of the Marshall Islands [Hilda Heine], who is very worried because there is a risk of leaking of radioactive materials that are contained in a kind of coffin in the area,” Guterres, who is touring the South …

Colorado, Maryland Officials Call For Alabama Boycott

enacting a law Wednesday that effectively bans abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest. That includes pulling business from any investment managers, brokers and consultants who have a headquarters ― or even a regional office ― in the state, Franchot said. published on Facebook Thursday morning. In one particularly damning section, he writes: “It is my hope that this will put the ‘leaders’ of Alabama, and those of other states who may be contemplating abusing public laws for theocratic gratification, on notice that this is, indeed, 2019,” Franchot concludes. “Gratuitous attacks on the freedoms and the well-being of women will come at a prohibitive price.” AAron Ontiveroz via Getty Images Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold …

Kate offers ‘peek’ at Back to Nature Garden

Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden was co-created with Andree Davies, Adam White and the RHS In a letter to experts, she wrote that it was “heart-breaking” to know there is a “long way to go” to ensure all children grow up “happy, healthy, and equipped to be able to take every opportunity that comes their way”. Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden will be filled with forest scenes Earlier this year, landscape architect Ms Davies told the Daily Telegraph that the duchess had brought the idea of forest bathing to the discussions. The Japanese concept is the practice of spending time in woodland to help relaxation. The garden features a swing seat hanging below a high-platform treehouse, …

Mississippi law banning abortions as early as 6 weeks heads to federal court

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN)It was only six months ago that federal district Judge Carlton Reeves struck down a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, holding that the state was “wrong on the law” and that its Legislature’s “professed interest” in women’s health amounted to “pure gaslighting.” “We have come very far in the last two years,” Trump tweeted. Reeves is no stranger to the President’s tweets. He gained national prominence last month when he delivered a speech at the University of Virginia Law School evoking the history of the South to publicly criticize Trump for his attacks on judges. Quoting from Trump’s tweets, campaign speeches and interviews, but never using the President’s name, Reeves said: “When politicians …

Jameela Jamil Slams Georgia Abortion Ban, Reveals She’s Had Abortion Herself

Jameela Jamil is speaking out against Georgia’s anti-abortion law that Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed earlier this month. series of tweets, the “Good Place” actress said the ban is “upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing [them] to carry the baby of their rapist.” “So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel.” Georgia’s so-called “heartbeat bill” would ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, which typically occurs around six weeks into pregnancy. Many women are not yet aware of their condition at that time. And several civil liberties …

Hillary Clinton: Abortion bills in Alabama and other states are ‘appalling attacks on women’s lives’

Washington DC (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called the recently signed abortion law in Alabama, and other pieces of legislation that restrict access to the procedure, an example of “appalling attacks on women’s lives and fundamental freedoms.” “None of us should accept a future in which our daughters and granddaughters have fewer rights than we do. Choose a way to help, ask a friend to join you, and let’s get to work,” Clinton added, pointing her followers to advocacy groups and organizations that are working “to elect pro-choice candidates” and “organize for the future.” The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6 late Tuesday night and it found its way to Ivey’s desk on Wednesday. The measure appears aimed at setting up …

How 3 Other States Are Attacking Abortion Rights After Alabama’s Ban

Kay Ivey (R) signed into law a abortion, sending shockwaves across the country Wednesday as abortion rights groups prepared to launch a massive legal battle.  Several other governors have signed restrictive abortion bans this year, including some that outlaw it as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, and more state bills are hanging in the balance. Here are three pending measures that could move forward in the coming days. This cutoff date of eight weeks, except in cases of medical emergency for the woman. The legislation would prohibit minors from obtaining an abortion without written parental consent in most cases, and it would outlaw doctors from performing abortions if they know the patient is seeking the abortion because of …

Praise after TV star tells of brain tumour

The charity tweeted its support on Saturday, following Chapman’s interview in the Mail. Image Copyright @BrainTumourOrg @BrainTumourOrg Symptoms of a brain tumour severe, persistent headaches. seizures (fits) persistent nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. mental or behavioural changes, such as memory problems or changes in personality. progressive weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. vision or speech problems Source: NHS Image Copyright @Botanygeek @Botanygeek Report Report Chapman said she was “devastated” not to be able to work on this year’s Chelsea Flower Show – which she has co-hosted for 13 years – but was following doctor’s orders. “You have to give yourself the best possible chance to heal,” she said. “You don’t get a second chance to recover.” The RHS …

What does the menopause do to the body?

But as women age and their store of eggs declines, ovulation, periods and pregnancies stop. And the body gradually stops producing oestrogen, which controls the whole process. This doesn’t happen overnight though. It can take several years for this crucial hormone to fall to low levels – and then it stays that way. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bones become weaker after the menopause, increasing the risk of osteoporosis When oestrogen production stops altogether, there is a long-term effect on the bones and heart. Bones can weaken, making fractures more likely, and women can become more vulnerable to heart disease and stroke. That’s why women are offered hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, which boosts oestrogen levels and helps to …

Maisie Williams Says Game Of Thrones Fame Made Her Hate Herself

Maisie Williams is opening up about how portraying one of television’s most famous characters impacted her sense of self-worth. Happy Place podcast released on Monday, the 22-year-old “when she was only 12 years old, spoke at length about how becoming famous at such a young age negatively affected her mental health and self-esteem. Many of these negative thoughts were sparked by what Williams would read about herself on social media, the actress added. Charles McQuillan via Getty Images Maisie Williams attends the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 screening in Belfast, Northern Ireland in April. “It gets to a point where you’re almost craving something negative, so you can just sit in a hole of sadness,” she said. Now as an adult, Williams …

Ocasio-Cortez: GOP Doesnt Care About Brown, Black Or Poor Babies

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday attacked the GOP when she claimed it “doesn’t care about babies at all — especially brown, black or poor ones.” Alabama’s strict new abortion law in a series of tweets in which she accused “the GOP extremists trying to invoke ‘the unborn’ to jail people for abortion” of hypocrisy for not supporting her signature policy proposal, the Green New Deal. Green New Deal aims to make the U.S. carbon-neutral attempted to paint it as a ruse to prevent people from driving cars or flying by airplane. “If they were truthful about their motives, they’d be consistent in their principles,” she added. “They’re not.” If the GOP really did care about babies, it would co-sponsor the …

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Police Lt. Steve Dorris said Tuesday that the officer shot at Turner after she hit him in the groin with the Taser. Turner did not fire the stun gun but it shocked the officer when it struck him, Dorris said. The lieutenant said police have since learned from the medical examiner’s office in Harris County that Turner, who was 44 and black, was not pregnant. She was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. A spokeswoman with the medical examiner’s office declined to comment. The officer, who police have not identified by name, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said. The department is reviewing whether the shooting was in line with its policy on the use of deadly …

More than 800 cases of measles in US, with NY outbreak continuing to lead

(CNN)The number of measles cases in the United States is now at 839 for the year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly measles update. Some good news this week is that no new states reported cases, leaving the number unchanged at 23. The states that have reported measles cases this year are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee and Washington. But still troubling: Sixty-six of the 75 new cases were in New York, according to a source familiar with the measles situation in the United States. Of those, 41 were reported by New York City, and …

It’s Trump vs. Xi in the China trade war — and it’s personal

(CNN)Neither Donald Trump nor Xi Jinping can afford to blink. Both see the honor of their nation at stake at a crucial moment in the history of US-China relations, as the emerging competition between two great powers becomes sharper than ever. While Trump has said the two sides were on the verge of a deal last week before China backed out, the gulf in intention between the two giant economies will complicate future talks. Trump — lambasting Chinese intellectual property theft and support for state industries — believes he has to change the global trading system itself because it is a massive ripoff for the United States. And Trump thinks the strength of the US economy gives him an edge …