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ICE to Begin Pre-Dawn Immigration Raids in 10 Major US Cities on Sunday
President Trump said on Monday evening in a pair of tweets that ICE will begin the process of removing millions illegal aliens who have illicitly entered the US.
According to reports by CNN and WaPo, the raids will begin Sunday.
“ICE agents will likely execute predawn raids starting Sunday, targeting as many as 2,000 migrant families facing deportation orders in as many as 10 U.S. cities, including Houston, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles,” reported the Washington Post.
“The agency is planning to use hotel rooms as temporary staging areas to detain parents and children until all the members of a family are together and ready for deportation,” reported the Washington Post.
Mysterious glowing light on Mars captured by Nasa's Curiosity probe
A photograph taken by Nasa’s Curiosity rover on Mars has captured a mysterious bright glow on a distant Martian hillside.
The black and white photograph shows the desert landscape with high rocky hills in the background.
In front of the larger rock formations, a tiny elongated white blob appears to be streaking past.
Democrats unanimous as House passes bill forcing schools to let male athletes compete in girls’ sports
The Democratically controlled House of Representatives voted Friday 236-173 in favor of the Equality Act, which would require schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams.
Eight Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the bill, which had unanimous Democratic support.
The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law.
Massive explosion at refinery in Philadelphia
A massive fireball lit up the night sky in South Philadelphia early Friday in what was apparently an explosion at a local refinery. Early reports gave the location as 31st Street and Passyunk Avenue, not far from the city’s sports complex.
Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back
President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.
High levels of arsenic in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target, Walmart
A test conducted by California nonprofit Center for Environmental Health finds that two bottled water brands — Peñafiel, owned by Keurig Dr Pepper and Starkey, owned by Whole Foods — contain levels of arsenic that are higher than tap water, violating state guidelines as a result
Hope Hicks, former Trump aide, didn't answer 155 questions during testimony.
President Donald Trump's former aide Hope Hicks sat down with the House Judiciary Committee for nearly eight hours on Wednesday to answer questions about her time in the White House.
The former White House communications director, the first senior administration official mentioned in former special counsel Robert Mueller's report to appear before Congress, was subpoenaed because of her proximity to Trump. Most notably, the committee members wanted to know about several episodes described in the Mueller report as attempts to thwart the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
'No explanation': Flying objects over Kansas City leave locals suspecting aliens
Flying objects over Kansas City on Thursday night sparked the interest of locals and — for a while — had stumped people looking for answers.
KMBC 9 in Kansas City said on Twitter it had fielded "several calls" regarding two strange orbs floating over Kansas City International Airport.
2 More American Tourists Added To List Of Mysterious Deaths In Dominican Republic
The U.S. State Department has confirmed the deaths of two more Americans in the Dominican Republic over the last three years.
The FBI is investigating the deaths of nine other American tourists who passed away under mysterious circumstances over the last year.
Two Suburban Chicago Men Convicted of Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS
Men Conspired to Help Individual They Believed Would Travel to Syria to Fight for ISIS, Provided Cell Phones They Believed Would be Used in Explosive Attacks Overseas
Two men from a north suburb of Chicago have been convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, a foreign terrorist organization also known as ISIS. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch Jr. and Special Agent-in-Charge Jeffrey S. Sallet of the FBI’s Chicago Field Office made the announcement.
Rhode Island Democrat Gov. Raimondo Signs Bill to Allow Abortion Through Moment of Birth
Rhode Island Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law Wednesday the Reproductive Privacy Act , legislation that allows abortion up until the moment of birth.
Texas Governor Orders 1000 National Guard Troops to Border
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered 1,000 National Guard Troops to the Mexican border Friday. The troops are tasked with supplemental staffing for new detention facilities being built by the Department of Homeland Security to free up Border Patrol agents.