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GOP candidate drops out of congressional race after calling himself a 'white nationalist'

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:15

GOP candidate drops out of congressional race after calling himself a 'white nationalist'“I said I was a proud white nationalist," he in a video announcing his exit from the congressional race while wearing a red Trump hat.


Delta tug operator at JFK Airport killed on the job

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:15

Delta tug operator at JFK Airport killed on the jobDelta Air Lines is investigating after one of their employees was killed at JFK Airport on Wednesday.


'We have to do something': Mayor calls for gun control after Philadelphia shooting; suspect identified

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:14

 Mayor calls for gun control after Philadelphia shooting; suspect identifiedA gunman is in custody after shooting six Philadelphia police officers in an hourslong standoff that ended early Thursday. Here's what we know now.


14-year-old boy sucked into water park drain on a ‘dare’ nearly drowns, Texas cops say

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:09

14-year-old boy sucked into water park drain on a ‘dare’ nearly drowns, Texas cops sayA teenage boy is in a coma after he was sucked into a water park pool drain.


Why this Never Trump ex-Republican will vote for almost any 2020 Democratic nominee

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00

Why this Never Trump ex-Republican will vote for almost any 2020 Democratic nomineeI'm good with anyone who is mentally stable and in no way sympathetic or beholden to a hostile foreign power. That's it. Policy just doesn't matter.


Charlotte driver charged with involuntary manslaughter in pedestrian’s death

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:57

Charlotte driver charged with involuntary manslaughter in pedestrian’s deathA 55-year-old woman who lay critically injured in a busy Charlotte road after a driver hit her and kept going died this week at Carolinas Medical Center, and police charged the driver with involuntary manslaughter.


Trump urged Israel to ban 'Squad' members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:45

Trump urged Israel to ban 'Squad' members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the countryTrump tweeted that it would "show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit."


How a deceased heiress is still influencing anti-immigration politics in the US

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:44

How a deceased heiress is still influencing anti-immigration politics in the USShe was an heiress without a cause — an indifferent student, an unhappy young bride, a miscast socialite. Her most enduring passion was for birds.But Cordelia Scaife May eventually found her life’s purpose: curbing what she perceived as the lethal threat of overpopulation by trying to shut America’s doors to immigrants.She believed the US was “being invaded on all fronts” by foreigners, who “breed like hamsters” and exhaust natural resources.She thought that the border with Mexico should be sealed and that abortions on demand would contain the swelling masses in developing countries.An heiress to the Mellon banking and industrial fortune with a half-billion dollars at her disposal, Ms May helped create what would become the modern anti-immigration movement.She funded the nation’s three largest restrictionist groups — the Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA and the Centre for Immigration Studies — as well as dozens of smaller ones, including some that have promulgated white nationalist views.[[gallery-0]] Fourteen years after May’s death, her money remains the lifeblood of the anti-immigration movement, through her Colcom Foundation.It has poured $180 million (£148 million) into a network of groups that spent decades agitating for policies now pursued by current US president Donald Trump: militarising the border, capping legal immigration, prioritising skills over family ties for entry and reducing access to public benefits for migrants.“She would have fit in very fine in the current White House,” said George Zeidenstein, whose mainstream population-control group Ms May supported before she shifted to anti-immigration advocacy.“She would have found a sympathetic ear with the present occupant.”The New York Times has unearthed the most complete record of her thinking through reading her unpublished writings which reveal her evolution into an ardent nativist. Chatty, handwritten notes about luncheons and overseas trips gradually gave way over the years to darker exchanges with fringe figures who believed that black people were less intelligent than white people, Latino immigrants were criminals and white Americans were being displaced.But Ms May disputed the notion that she was racist, writing in 1994: “Can we not put imaginary paper bags over the immigrants’ heads, see them as colourless consumers, and count only their deleterious numbers?”Restrictionist groups she financed have blocked immigration reform bills in congress over the years.For example, they fought for Proposition 187 to deny education, routine health care and other public services to immigrants in the country without permission in California. They have argued against in-state tuition for the children of undocumented workers in Utah. “We occupied the space before anybody, and the people who helped found the organisation and fund the organisation, including Ms May, were people of enormous foresight and wisdom,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).“They would be gratified over the fact that we’ve seen these ideas championed at the highest level.”FAIR said in a federal tax filing last year that Mr Trump’s election presented “a unique opportunity” to enact its long-standing agenda of “building the wall, ending chain migration, rolling back dangerous sanctuary policies, eliminating the visa lottery” and more.“Without Cordy May, there’s no FAIR,” said Roger Conner, the organisations’ first executive director. “There was no money without her.”Ms May started out at Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh, later joining the board of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.In her spare time, she flew around the world on nature expeditions.Her twin passions, protecting natural habitats and helping women prevent unplanned pregnancies, merged over time into a single goal of preserving the environment by discouraging offspring altogether.“The unwanted child is not the problem,” she would later write, “but, rather, the wanted one that society, for diverse cultural reasons, demands.” Ms May joined the board of the Population Council, a group founded by John D Rockefeller III that emphasised family planning and economic development as ways to lower birthrates around the world.One day, however, her top aide delivered a stern message to Mr Zeidenstein, the group’s new president, saying family planning and famine relief were a waste of money.Instead: “The US should seal its border” with Mexico.According to a memo by Mr Zeidenstein, Ms May’s views were becoming so radicalised that “one got the impression” she favoured compulsory sterilization to limit birthrates in developing countries.She then moved onto funding the Environmental Fund, which pushed mainstream concerns about overpopulation to the fringe and stoked opposition to immigration.She met John Tanton, a charismatic eye doctor and environmentalist from Michigan, who would leverage Ms May’s financial resources to propel the budding anti-immigration movement forward.Immigration surged in 1978, when the Border Patrol apprehended 863,000 unauthorized immigrants, the most in over two decades. Another 601,000 legal immigrants also arrived.Mr Tanton wrote a nine-page proposal that November asking for funding from May to start a group called the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR.“We plan to make the restriction of immigration a legitimate position for thinking people,” he wrote. Ms May provided $50,000 to get the group off the ground.FAIR’s early policy goals, some reflected decades later in proposals pursued by the Trump administration, called for not only an end to illegal immigration, but also a sharp reduction in legal migration.The group advocated increased funding and staffing for Border Patrol to police the southern frontier, campaigned against Cuban refugees and pushed to restrict public benefits for undocumented immigrants.In 1996, a 68-year-old Ms May established a new foundation, Colcom, to pursue her most important goals even after her death.According to tax documents, Colcom has funded not only FAIR and other large organisations May helped create, but also lesser-known ones like the American Immigration Control Foundation, which has likened immigration to a “military conquest” with the effect of “substantially replacing the native population”.Colcom has also funded the International Services Assistance Fund, whose focus is promoting chemical sterilisation of women around the world, and VDare, a website that regularly publishes white nationalists.Though her money and activism seeded the political landscape for Trump’s nativist policies — he argues that “the country is full,” claims Mexicans are “dirty” and “dangerous” and immigrants are stealing jobs — the heiress did not live to see him ascend to presidency.Ms May, who had pancreatic cancer, died at her home in 2005, aged 76. Her death was ruled a suicide by asphyxiation.Because of how she invested her vast inherited fortune, Ms May’s ideas and causes survive her.“The issues which I have supported during my lifetime have not been popular ones in many cases, nor do I anticipate that they will be so in the future,” Ms May wrote to Colcom’s board members. calling on them “to exercise the courage of their convictions” after her death.The New York Times


Kamala Harris says 'it's been sort of strange' seeing meme of her waving go viral

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:44

Kamala Harris says 'it's been sort of strange' seeing meme of her waving go viralKamala Harris addresses viral meme of her waving, saying it was a "heartbreaking" moment as she was denied entry to child migrant detention center.


In a split-second, a CMPD officer shot my husband and saved my life

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:43

In a split-second, a CMPD officer shot my husband and saved my lifeOfficer Wende Kerl, who shot and killed Danquirs Franklin on March 25th in a Burger King in West Charlotte, will not be charged. I believe that’s good news for us all.


Fox News Anchor Pushes Back After Guest Rants About Immigrant ‘Invasion’ at Border

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:39

Fox News Anchor Pushes Back After Guest Rants About Immigrant ‘Invasion’ at BorderLess than two weeks after the El Paso mass shooting in which the accused shooter targeted Mexicans after complaining of a “Hispanic invasion” of America, Fox News anchor Sandra Smith confronted a guest on Thursday for using similar rhetoric, telling him “people will take issue with you for calling it that.”Appearing on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, National Border Patrol Council vice president Art Del Cueto directly blamed critics of ICE and Border Patrol for recent attacks on ICE facilities.“It’s disgusting to see something like that,” he said in reaction to video of last month’s incident at a Washington facility. “And I think it’s been triggered by way too many individuals that have had a platform to speak against the men and women that are trying to defend our nation’s borders, the law enforcement communities. That is where it comes from.”Del Cueto, however, took issue with studies showing how conservatives' anti-immigration rhetoric echoed that of the shooter, claiming he and Fox News were just “talking about actual facts.”“And the facts that we spoke about are simple,” the frequent Fox News guest declared. “When you have individuals in large quantities that enter another country by force or illegally, waving the flag of another country, that is an invasion. I stand by those words.”“Hold on now,” Smith quickly interjected. “Obviously, we have to push back on comments like that. People will take issue with you calling it that. It is obviously a sensitive issue right now."The Fox anchor went on to steer the conversation back towards the recent incidents at ICE buildings and what steps should be taken moving forward.Smith’s pushback against Del Cueto comes just a day after Fox Nation host Todd Starnes not only doubled down on saying migrants are invading the United States but also likened immigrants to Nazis.In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting, meanwhile, Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade defended the network’s repeated use of the term “invasion” to describe immigration, claiming it was not “anti-Hispanic” but was instead a “fact.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Israel bans Omar and Tlaib after Trump says 'it would show great weakness' to let them in

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:32

Israel bans Omar and Tlaib after Trump says 'it would show great weakness' to let them inThe Israeli government on Thursday announced that it will bar Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., from entering the country after President Trump urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ban them from visiting.


Neighbor's home surveillance camera captures chaotic scene during Philadelphia shooting standoff

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:13

Neighbor's home surveillance camera captures chaotic scene during Philadelphia shooting standoffThe chaotic moments shots first rang out in a standoff that would subsequently injure nine police officers, six by gunfire, in North Philadelphia were captured on a neighbor's surveillance camera.


Syria regime forces inch closer to key jihadist-held town: monitor

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:38

 monitorSyrian regime forces captured a string of insurgent-held villages in northwest Syria on Thursday, inching closer to a key jihadist-run town in the Idlib region, a war monitor said. Over the past week, pro-regime fighters have advanced on the southern edges of Idlib province, controlled by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). On Thursday, regime loyalists stood just three kilometres (1.8 miles) away from the key town of Khan Sheikhun, after capturing five villages to the northwest overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.


The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:29

 UN Security Council to discuss KashmirThe U.N. Security Council has scheduled a rare meeting on Kashmir in response to requests by China and Pakistan following India's revocation of the region's special constitutional status and downgrading of its statehood to a territory. Poland holds the rotating presidency of the U.N.'s most powerful body and its spokesman said Thursday that the closed consultations will take place Friday morning. U.N. officials said the council session may be its first on Kashmir since the late 1990s, or possibly since the 1971 India-Pakistan war.


Philadelphia shooting injures 9 officers, 6 shot; suspect surrenders after hourslong standoff

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:18

Philadelphia shooting injures 9 officers, 6 shot; suspect surrenders after hourslong standoffA gunman surrendered early Thursday morning following a standoff with Philadelphia police that lasted more than seven hours leaving six officers shot and three others injured.


A Princess Cruises passenger died after falling overboard, and investigators are reportedly trying to figure out if she was murdered

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:07

A Princess Cruises passenger died after falling overboard, and investigators are reportedly trying to figure out if she was murderedThe woman fell from the 11th deck of the Sun Princess cruise ship and died on Friday, the Taiwanese news agency CNA reported.


Unexploded WWII bomb found in Kremlin

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:53

Unexploded WWII bomb found in KremlinAn unexploded World War II bomb was found in the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow during construction works on Thursday, Russian news agencies reported. "As you know, between 1941 and 1942 the Kremlin was bombed," Sergei Khlebnikov, the commandant of the Kremlin, told the Ria Novosti agency. The bomb was taken out of the Kremlin complex and will be liquidated, he said.


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