New study suggests Shroud of Turin a fake, supporting study retracted. A pair of Italian researchers, one a forensic anthropologist, the other a chemist, has conducted tests to determine the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin and report that their analysis indicates that the shroud is a forgery.
In their paper published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Matteo Borrini and Luigi Garlaschelli describe the tests they conducted and what they found. A separate paper published last year has been retracted; it was originally published on the open access site PLOS One by another team claiming to have found evidence of trauma to the body of the person seen on the shroud.
DHS is opening a new office in California specifically to strip naturalized immigrants of their citizenship. Congress has long been at odds when it comes to addressing the rising number of mass shootings in the U.S.
Negotiations over gun control measures frequently grind to a halt, so Capitol Hill staffers have officially begun preparing for the worst. Congress' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, an initiative led by House Democrats, is hosting "Stop the Bleed" sessions, where congressional staffers will learn to control bleeding and potentially save lives, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday.
The goal is that Hill staff will be able to treat gunshot wounds and keep victims from bleeding out, should tragedy strike. Free Washington Post: Ways To Get a Free Subscription. EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland. The European Union is preparing punitive tariffs on iconic U.S. brands produced in key Republican constituencies, raising political pressure on President Donald Trump to ditch his plan for taxing steel imports.
Targeting 2.8 billion euros ($3.5 billion) of American goods, the EU aims to apply a 25 percent tit-for-tat levy on a range of consumer, agricultural and steel products imported from the U.S. if Trump follows through on his tariff threat, according to a list drawn up by the European Commission and obtained by Bloomberg News. The list of targeted U.S. goods -- including motorcycles, jeans and bourbon whiskey -- sends a political message to Washington about the potential domestic economic costs of making good on the president’s threat.
Paul Ryan, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, comes from the same state -- Wisconsin -- where motorbike maker Harley-Davidson Inc. is based. Other U.S. politicians will also feel the pressure. National Security Pros, It’s Time to Talk About Right-Wing Extremism. We have been too quiet about a threat that is regularly killing our fellow citizens.
Ask any of us who works in national security what to do about ISIS, and we’d have no problem pitching you ideas. Even if we lack expertise in the topic or don’t work directly on it, we’d still have opinions and thoughts, because we’ve been swimming in a sea of articles, op-eds, books, hearings, programs, and overall research and debate for years. But ask us about right-wing extremism, a violent ideology that’s killed more Americans than ISIS in the last decade, and most of us would pause — either because we were unaware of the problem or, worse, we were afraid to speak openly about it.
This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump. Three sheriff's deputies remained outside school during Parkland shooting. While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about arming teachers. This week’s news was once again dominated by coverage of the horrific high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the relentless activism of young teens and the unprecedented momentum in the long-simmering debate over gun control.
That’s in addition to the mounting violence in Syria, which barely registered in the news cycle. But through it all, the Trump administration continued to work behind the scenes to carry out its agenda in ways that were under-reported and under-covered. 'He works for nothing!' Trump launches rambling defense of Jared Kushner amid security clearance scrutiny. Parkland Survivor To Melania Trump: Stop Donald Trump Jr. From Cyberbullying Me. NRA slams gun-background system flaws it helped create. "This madman passed a background check.
How was he able to pass a background check? He was able to pass a background check because we have a system that's flawed," Loesch said on stage. "It is not federal law for states to report convictions to the NICS system. It is not federally mandated. That's the big question, and I wish that this network had also covered this more. " In fact, it was the NRA that led the effort to block the federal mandate, by financing and arguing the US Supreme Court case that let states off the hook. The Brady Act, passed in 1993, established the federal system that screens firearm purchases at licensed dealers. However, the NRA teamed up with local sheriffs in Montana and Arizona to challenge the law, saying local law enforcement shouldn't be forced to work for the feds.
Why the NRA is so powerful on Capitol Hill, by the numbers. And when the NRA has aimed to block any new gun legislation in the wake of mass shootings, it's so far succeeded in thwarting such efforts.
Partly because more than half of congressional incumbents have gotten money and organizational help from the group, with many members having long-standing financial relationships with the NRA that date back years. According to federal election data compiled by the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics, eight lawmakers have been on the receiving end of at least $1 million in campaign contributions from the NRA over the courses of their careers. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is among them. And when 17-year-old student Cameron Kasky took the microphone at CNN's town hall on Wednesday night to ask Rubio if he'd refuse to accept further campaign donations from the NRA, the senator hesitated.
Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did. No, Trump Didn't Botch the Puerto Rico Crisis - Bloomberg. "Send in the cavalry.
" That was the advice retired Army General Russel Honore gave President Donald Trump this week about responding to the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. And Honore's opinion was well informed: in 2005, President George W. Bush sent him to bail out New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina's 30-foot storm surge overran its levees. And by Honore's judgment, Trump has fallen short: "This is a hit on White House decision making," he told Bloomberg News. What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs - NYTimes.com. Donald Trump criticises mayor of Puerto Rican capital for 'poor leadership' 1/35 29 September 2017 An Indian police officer chases Shi'ite Muslim mourners as they run after they tried to participate in a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura, in Srinagar Reuters/Danish Ismail 2/35 27 September 2017 Ugandan opposition lawmakers fight with plain-clothes security personnel in the parliament while protesting a proposed age limit amendment bill debate to change the constitution for the extension of the president's rule, in Kampala Reuters/James Akena 3/35 26 September 2017 Military and local security personnel keep Rohingya refugees in line as they queue for aid at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Reuters/Cathal McNaughton 4/35 24 September 2017 Cliff Marisma of Australia and Per Estein Prois-Rohjell of Norway compete in the World Jousting Championships in Sydney, Australia.
The World Jousting Championships sees Australia's best jousters go head-to-head with their international counterparts. NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Trump defaulted on payments for his Puerto Rico golf course, leaving the territory with a $33 million tax debt THE FACTS: The Trump International Golf Club in Puerto Rico had the president’s name on it, but he never owned the facility, despite the claims of several outlets. Don Lemon Confronts CNN’s Ed Martin For Bashing NFL Protests: ‘What Protest Is Acceptable?’ During an at times heated CNN panel discussion on Trump’s feud with the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem, anchor Don Lemon confronted political commentator Ed Martin over what exactly constituted an acceptable protest.
After Martin stated that Trump’s attacks on NFL players for protesting racial injustice had helped create a conversation and that we had seen progress already with the gestures of solidarity by NFL teams, he added that people just want to see more respect for the anthem. Lemon countered by highlighting that Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ hats are violating the flag code by using the American flag for advertising purposes and apparel.
Martin didn’t see this as an issue as Trump violating the flag code was still a celebration of the flag and not a protest, leading guest Michael Eric Dyson to shoot back that the players weren’t protesting the flag or the anthem. “Can I say something? “There are other ways to protests — what protest is acceptable?” Trump Sent Judges to the Border. Many Had Nothing to Do. On September 4, immigration judge Denise Slavin followed orders from the Department of Justice to drop everything and travel to the U.S. -Mexico border. She would be leaving behind an overwhelming docket in Baltimore, but she was needed at “ground zero,” as Attorney General Jeff Sessions called it—the “sliver of land” where Americans take a stand against machete-wielding, poison-smuggling criminal gangs and drug cartels.
As part of a new Trump administration program to send justices on short-term missions to the border to speed up deportations and, Sessions pledged, reduce “significant backlogs in our immigration courts,” Slavin was to spend two weeks at New Mexico’s Otero County Processing Center. Story Continued Below But when Slavin arrived at Otero, she found her caseload was nearly half empty. The insane news cycle of Trump's presidency in 1 chart - Axios. The back story: Influential personalities on the right and left are saying platforms like Google and Facebook have become such influential forces in the way people interact, get news, shop and work, that they should be regulated as though they are essential public utilities, like electricity or water. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was a fan of the idea.
Why it matters: Calls to reign in tech giants get louder as the companies get bigger and more powerful. Not helping matters is the fact that they are embroiled in new controversies around fake news, their role in moderating content, their influence in elections, and the personal data they trade for ads. What they're saying: Commentators on the right, like popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson, as well as those on the left, like University of Southern California professor Jonathan Taplin (who authored a recent book about large tech companies), have pushed the idea of regulating platforms, specifically Google, as a utility. Sen. Steve Bannon’s exit from the Trump White House, explained. Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and one of his most controversial advisers, is exiting the Trump administration after a tumultuous seven-month stint. The White House released a statement Friday saying that Bannon and White House chief of staff John Kelly had “mutually agreed” that this would be Bannon’s last day in his job.
Chicago bishop wants George Washington's name taken off park in black neighborhood. The pastor of a prominent Chicago church is calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove the name of President George Washington from the name of a park in a black neighborhood. Bishop James Dukes, pastor of the Liberation Christian Center, says it’s no longer appropriate for statues of American presidents who owned slaves to be commemorated in African-American neighborhoods. Dukes is calling on Emanuel to remove such names from parks on the South Side. A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.
The pastor also said President Andrew Jackson’s name should be removed from nearby Jackson Park. “When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people that fought for the justice and freedom of white America, because at that moment, we were still chattel slavery, and was three-fifths of humans,” he said. Republicans Assail Trump For Defending Confederate Monuments. (Bridgewater, N.J. /WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump decried on Thursday the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy that has inflamed racial tensions. Trump and Charlottesville: ‘He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting’ Actually, Robert E. Lee was against erecting Confederate memorials - CNN. Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues. Trump reportedly thought first Charlottesville statement was fine, resisted second condemning white nationalists.
Poll: Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it. Trump’s Favorite News Outlet Is Not Who You Think ... and You Should Be Worried. ICE detained a U.S. citizen named Davino Watson for three years. Alex Wong/Getty Images This is the story of Davino Watson—a U.S. citizen—via NPR: Immigration and Customs Enforcement kept Watson imprisoned as a deportable alien for nearly 3 1/2 years.
"Give me your tired, your poor": The Statue of Liberty’s unexpected transformation into a beacon for refugees and immigrants — Quartz. Border Patrol Ordered to Block Congressmen During Travel Ban. On the chaotic day the Trump administration’s travel ban went into effect, high-level Homeland Security officials directed their staff at airports around the country to stiff-arm members of Congress and treat lawyers with deep suspicion. URGENT – MISSOURI TRAVEL ADVISORY – Missouri NAACP. NAACP Missouri travel advisory is the first issued for a state.
The organization is circulating a travel advisory after the state passed a law that Missouri's NAACP conference says allows for legal discrimination. What Is The RAISE Act? Trump's Newest Immigration Legislation Is Dangerous & Inhumane. Trump backs proposal to curb legal immigration. Image copyright EPA. The Military Spends More on Viagra Than on Transgender Soldiers' Medical Expenses.
Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL hero: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy' See how much transgender services really cost as a proportion of military spending. Trump to ban transgender people from all military service. The response to Justine Damond’s killing by Mohamed Noor. Trump lifted the cap on H-2B worker visas. Then his businesses asked for 76 of them. Kobach email confirms goal of voter fraud commission to gut NVRA.
To My Fellow Plutocrats: You Can Cure Trumpism. The New York Times published the flimsiest defense of Trump’s apparent emoluments violations. War on ISIS Under Trump Set to Double Civilian Death Toll Compared to Obama. Trump's tax proposal would push US below Greece on inequality index. Gender pay gap for White House staff triples under Trump. All the damning Trumpworld excuses for the Don Jr. meeting. In Arkansas, Women Now Need Permission From Men To Get Abortions. Is this a smoking gun and other Trump Jr questions. Afghan students denied US visa to attend robot competition. America's 100 Other Declarations of Independence. Trump at G-20: What to know about the president's upcoming trip to Europe. Feds will now target relatives who smuggled in children. There are two countries that prefer Trump to Obama. Take a wild guess. 'Black Lives Matter' cases: What ended up happening after police killings. The six lines of text that could demolish Medicaid.
James McGill Buchanan’s terrifying vision of society is the intellectual basis of the far-right. Kamala Harris got shushed and became a hero. Do liberals want to hear what she has to say? Education Department Is Rejecting University Grant Applications Because Of Double-Spacing. I Survived World War II. Nationalism Is a Path to War. Disbanding the NCFS will lead to worse outcomes. The Policy Proposal Behind Trump's Solar-Powered Border Wall - The Atlantic. Inside Trump's secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid. Defying Trump, California forms climate alliance with 2 states. “Misunderstanding Terrorism”: How the Us vs. Them Mentality Will Never Stop Attacks. The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail - Motherboard. Deported man's wife and friends rethink voting for Trump. Jezebel. Trump's crackdown focuses on people in the U.S. illegally – but not on the businesses that hire them.
Anti-Islam note leaves Des Moines community shaken. Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas? Uk.businessinsider. Donald Trump's "America First" budget increases military spending and cuts State Department, EPA, Amtrak, and Meals on Wheels — Quartz. The White House still insists Obama manipulated the jobs numbers. U.S. Rep. Steve King Tweets In Favor Of White Nationalism, Gets Little Pushback From Colleagues. A Nixon scholar compares the early days of Trump’s presidency with Nixon’s. How America Became a Colonial Ruler in Its Own Cities. A graphic novel adaptation of the Senate Torture Report. Donald Trump fact check: Almost every big claim he made in his Joint Address to Congress was false.
Psychology Says This is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent – Arizona Capitol Times. When Japanese Americans Were Caged: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066. Trump's Attack on Media as 'Enemy of the People' Has Historic Echoes. Top cops are trying to appeal to Donald Trump’s brain on criminal justice reform. The Republican Party’s twitter account is celebrating Lincoln’s birthday with a fake quote. Historian Richard Evans says Trump’s America isn’t exactly like the Third Reich—but it’s too close for comfort. Five things Americans can do to beat Trump. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In strategy is spectacularly mismatched to a President Trump. Trump's New FCC Chair Is Screwing Everything Up as Fast as He Can. U.S. Army Corps Gives Eviction Notice to Dakota Access Protest Camp.
The Democrats can’t block Neil Gorsuch. Here’s what they can do. Talking with boys about Donald Trump and sexual assault. Watch Jared Kushner’s grandmother talk of refugee plight, warn against another Hitler. Poll: Trump reaches majority disapproval in eight days. Twitter Users Plead: 'Stop President Bannon' Team Trump just "All Lives Matter"ed the Holocaust. New York taxi union declares work stoppage in protest of Donald Trump's Muslim ban.
Judge Blocks Part of Trump’s Immigration Ban After His Own Lawyers Can’t Justify It.