Chaos Prevails in Immigrant Detention Centers, with Children Under 5 Still Separated From Parents

Chaos Prevails in Immigrant Detention Centers, with Children Under 5 Still Separated From Parents

In South Texas, over the last week, chaos has prevailed in immigration detention centers housing parents who were separated from their children in May and June under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” program. Maria de la Cruz Hernandez Lopez was released on bond Monday evening, just as the parent-child reunifications were beginning at the Port […]

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

Media playback is unsupported on your device There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle. The […]

The Age-Old Tradition of Armenian Carpet Making Refuses to Be Swept Under the Rug

Twin sisters Sahkanush and Haykanush Stepanyan learned rugmaking while still teenagers at a craft center in Gyumri, Armenia’s second-largest city. Today at 23, they work for Tufenkian, a company that specializes in carpets made of hand-carded, -spun, -dyed, and -knotted wool. Under a hot July sun on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., they are […]

Smart IRA opportunities exist under new U.S. tax law, but hurry

Smart IRA opportunities exist under new U.S. tax law, but hurry

CHICAGO (Reuters) – (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) FILE PHOTO: Copies of tax legislation are seen during a markup on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein Ed Slott is a certified public accountant by training, but […]

God faces infinite fine under GDPR|Humor

It has emerged that God faces a record fine for failing to comply with GDPR. The maximum fine is 20 million euros, or four percent of turnover if higher, and with turnover in his case being the income of the entire universe, which is near as damn it infinite, then a fine of four percent […]

‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

Journalists, Obama’s former speechwriter and other public figures all quietly deleted their misplaced horror at images of caged migrant children in the US when they found out the picture was taken under President Obama. CNN journalist Hadas Gold, NYT Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and former LA […]

Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled television’s Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Thursday as the Academy Awards presenter responded to sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood. Cosby and Polanski are the first known members expelled for violating a conduct code the Academy adopted in December following […]

Convicted pedophiles face life sentences under Duma proposals

Convicted pedophiles face life sentences under Duma proposals

The Russian lower house Committee for Family, Women and Children has approved calls to hold a vote on introducing life sentences as possible punishment for sex crimes against children. If passed, the bill would change the current situation in which the maximum punishment for sex crimes against persons under 14 years of age is 20 […]