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Migrant parents separated from children: 'We came because we didn't want to be killed'

Márcio Goulart do Nascimiento stood shackled, wearing a blue jail jumpsuit, in federal court with eleven other men on Friday afternoon in El Paso, Texas.<p>Two weeks ago, just outside El Paso, border patrol agents caught Goulart do Nascimiento, trying to cross into the United States with Eliana, his …

Immigration

Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime

The events occurring now on our border with Mexico, where children are being removed from the arms of their mothers and fathers and sent to foster families or “shelters”, make me weep and gnash my teeth with sadness and rage. I know what they are going through. When we were children, my two …

Empathy

How To Use Apple Pay On iPhone: The Complete Guide For Reluctant Users

Apple Pay has been around since October 2014 in the US and July 2015 in the UK. More countries have followed suit since. It’s an Apple product so, as you’d expect, it’s intuitive and straightforward to use, right? Well, mostly, yes.<p>But I find a lot of people I talk to (really, a lot), don’t use it …

Apple Pay

Are Betsy DeVos’s policies exacerbating racial inequities in student debt? These lawmakers think so.

Senate and House Democrats are accusing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of exacerbating racial disparities in student debt by failing to help defrauded borrowers, enforce consumer protections and examine the root causes of debt inequity.<p>They point to <b></b>the rewriting of Obama-era regulations intended …

Education

Ex-CIA chief: I'm scared - CNN Video

Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency under presidents from both parties, explains why he is speaking out so passionately against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their families at the border.

National Security Agency (NSA)

When Donald Trump was separated from his family

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a psychodrama played out on a giant scale at the US border with Mexico, the Trump administration is wrenching immigrant kids away from their parents and locking them up. Officials explain it as a "zero tolerance" policy for those crossing into America illegally. To me as a biographer of …

Donald Trump

The Trump Administration’s Shifting Story on Family Separations

White House officials are sending mixed (and sometimes wrong) messages on their own policy’s origins.<p>The Trump administration struggled to contain the fallout as outrage over migrant children being separated from their parents at the border accelerated on Monday.<p>As more and more disturbing stories …

Immigration

FACT CHECK: Are Democrats Responsible For DHS Separating Children From Their Parents?

<b>Updated at 5 p.m. ET</b><p>Over Memorial Day weekend, President Trump tweeted that people should "put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that separates children from there parents once they cross the Border into the U.S."<p>The president implied that children were being separated from their …

Immigration

A Cozy Drink Reduces Glaucoma Risk

If the thought of losing your vision scares you as you get older, you’re not alone. Most people fear blindness more than losing a limb, and almost as …

Tea

'Prison-like' migrant youth shelter is understaffed, unequipped for Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy, insider says

Colleagues at a government-contracted shelter in Arizona had a specific request for Antar Davidson when three Brazilian migrant children arrived: “Tell them they can’t hug.”<p>Davidson, 32, is of Brazilian descent and speaks Portuguese. He said the siblings — ages 16, 10 and 6 — were distraught after …

Immigration

401(k) investors: Follow the 5% rule to protect your retirement savings

In my 44 years advising investors, some key questions keep popping up. They go like this: “I hold a lot of Company X. What do you think of it? Should I keep it?”<p>My opinion isn’t relevant. But here’s what is: If you hold more than 5% of your total portfolio value in any one stock, it's too much. …

Retirement

Instead of Trump’s propaganda, how about a nice ‘truth sandwich’?

Last week was a particularly rough one for journalists and truth-seeking citizens.<p>President Trump declared the news media the nation’s worst enemy. And time after shocking time, his acolytes demeaned or threatened reporters for doing one of their most basic jobs: asking questions of those in …

Donald Trump

Bristol stool chart

There are seven types of stools (faeces) according to the Bristol Stool Chart. The Bristol Stool Chart or Bristol Stool Scale is a medical aid …

Urinary Incontinence

The case for Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-era law we need today

Eighty-five years ago this weekend, on 16 June 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Banking Act of 1933, better known today as the Glass-Steagall Act. Until it was formally repealed in 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act required a separation between depository banking and investment banking (and …

Trump Administration

Why You Can’t Really Trust Negative Online Reviews

The Great Wall of China has more than 9,000 Google reviews, with an average of 4.2 stars. Not bad for one of the most astonishing achievements in human history.<p>But you can’t please everyone.<p>“Not very tall. Or big. Just sayin. I kinda liked it. Sort of,” wrote one ambivalent visitor of the …

Psychology

Millionaires Now Own Half of World's Personal Wealth

The rich are getting a lot richer and doing so a lot faster.<p>Personal wealth around the globe reached $201.9 trillion last year, a 12 percent gain …

Demographics

‘Dictator envy’: Trump’s praise of Kim Jong Un widens his embrace of totalitarian leaders

President Trump’s praise Friday for Kim Jong Un’s authoritarian rule in North Korea — and his apparent envy that people there “sit up at attention” when the 35-year-old dictator speaks — marked an escalation of the American president’s open embrace of totalitarian leaders around the …

Donald Trump

Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents

President Trump has calculated that he will gain political leverage in congressional negotiations by continuing to enforce a policy he claims to hate — separating immigrant parents from their young children at the southern border, according to White House officials.<p>On Friday, Trump suggested he …

Immigration

Hate Groups Are Growing Under Trump

According to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups has been increasing rapidly since 2000. Heidi Beirich, director of the Center’s Intelligence Project, links the rise in recruitment to the 2000 census that predicted whites would be a minority by 2042. Beirich says …

Hate Groups

Engaging Reads For Those Long Summer Days

Facing History's Director of Library Services recommends engaging reads to keep you inspired all summer long.

Libraries

How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump

Dear Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and other Trump haters:<p>I get that you’re angry. I’m angry, too. But anger isn’t a strategy. Sometimes it’s a trap. When you find yourself spewing four-letter words, you’ve fallen into it. You’ve chosen cheap theatrics over the long game, catharsis over cunning. You …

Donald Trump

Kids can suffer permanent damage from border separations

The Trump administration’s new policy of forcibly separating children from their parents will cause irreparable damage to many of the children and is a “great injustice,” doctors said Friday.<p>Medical groups are unanimous in denouncing the policy, which they note is not defined in any U.S. law. …

Immigration

First They Came for the Migrants

The sci-fi writer William Gibson once said, “The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” In America in 2018, the same could be said of authoritarianism.<p>Since Donald Trump was elected, there’s been a boom in best-selling books about the fragility of liberal democracy, including …

Immigration

Apple Loop: New iPhone Design Confirmed, Goodbye Lightning Port, Apple Faces Awkward iPhone Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest camera and fast charging technology for the new iPhone X machines, switching from lightning to USB-C, repair issues facing the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7 family, why the iPhone X is the world’s …

Mobile Technology

Melania Trump Spent Her Husband’s Birthday Away from Her Husband

The First Lady was in New York for a series of “meetings.”<p>We know that <b>Donald Trump</b> did not give his wife a gift for her birthday back in April. So, what was <b>Melania’s</b> plan for Trump’s 72nd birthday on Thursday? Leaving him alone in D.C. The First Lady was photographed in New York on Trump’s special …

Donald Trump

Hands off my data! 15 more default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more.

It’s not just Google and Facebook that are spying on you.<p>Your TV, your cellphone provider and even your LinkedIn account have side hustles in your data. But, in many cases, you can opt out — if you know where to look.<p>I dug into a bunch of popular products and services you might not think of as data …

Privacy

Five whoppers from President Trump’s impromptu news conference

President Trump made a slew of false or misleading claims during an appearance on “Fox and Friends” that morphed into a news conference on the White House lawn. We fact-checked five whoppers. But this is only a partial list.<p><i>“I think that the report yesterday, maybe more importantly than anything,</i> …

Donald Trump

This isn’t religion. It’s perversion.

“It’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it?” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) mused this week about his Republican Party under President Trump.<p>As if to prove Corker’s point, the Trump administration the very next day claimed that it had the divine right to rip children from their parents’ arms at the border.<p>…

Donald Trump

Five myths about Alzheimer’s disease

Older adults report that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is the thing they most fear about their future. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease characterized by increasing forgetfulness and confusion, eventually resulting in loss of independence and, ultimately, loss of self. Patients with …

Alzheimer's Disease

Pruitt just gutted water protections for 117 million people

Ron Sachs/CNP via ZUMA Wire<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This story was originally published by</i> HuffPost <i>a</i><i>nd</i> …

Donald Trump