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Trump's acting immigration chief introduced legislation as a state senator that would have allowed companies to fire employees who didn't speak English

Trump's acting immigration chief introduced legislation as a state senator that would have allowed companies to fire employees who didn't speak EnglishHe's now Trump's acting immigration chief, but Ken Cuccinelli has a long history as an anti-immigration hardliner.



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Mike Pence says Trump 'might make an effort to speak out' if 'send her back' chant happens again

Mike Pence says Trump 'might make an effort to speak out' if 'send her back' chant happens againTrump described the audience that chanted, "Send her back" about Rep. Ilhan Omar as "incredible people" and "incredible patriots."



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Officials in Multiple Cities Speak Out Against Planned ICE Raids and in Support of Their Immigrant Communities

Officials in Multiple Cities Speak Out Against Planned ICE Raids and in Support of Their Immigrant Communities"If anything, this hampers our ability to address crime in our communities"



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‘I Still Have Nightmares’: Tortured Turpin Children Speak at Parents’ Sentencing in ‘House of Horrors’ Case

‘I Still Have Nightmares’: Tortured Turpin Children Speak at Parents’ Sentencing in ‘House of Horrors’ CaseDamian Dovarganes/ReutersThe children of David and Louise Turpin shared emotional statements in court Friday as their parents were sentenced to life in prison for torturing, starving, and holding them hostage for years.In February, the California couple pleaded guilty in Riverside County Superior Court to torture and dependent abuse as well as several counts of false imprisonment, child endangerment, and adult abuse in the “house of horrors” case that shocked the country. The abuse came to light in January 2018, when their 17-year-old daughter escaped from their Perris home and used her brother’s cellphone to call 911.“My parents took my whole life from me but now I’m taking my life back,” one of the couple’s 13 children, identified as Jane Doe 4, tearfully said in court. “I’m a fighter, I’m strong and I’m shooting through life like a rocket.”Before the hearing, the judge allowed the victims to speak under the guise of anonymity.“I’m in college now and living independently,” the daughter added. “I love hanging out with my friends and life is great. I believe everything happens for a reason. Life may have been bad, but it made me strong. I fought to become the person I am.”Prosecutors allege the Turpins abused 12 of their 13 children, routinely shackling, beating, and starving them in an act of torture and neglect so severe it stunted the growth of some of the kids. Two of the Turpin daughters are now unable to bear children as a result of the abuse. The siblings, who ranged in age from 2 to 29, were isolated from the outside world in their home about 60 miles outside of Los Angeles and were denied showers, medical care, and sometimes even food, prosecutors said. As punishment, the children were tied up for “weeks or even months at a time,” Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said.When authorities arrived to the house after the daughter’s call, she didn’t know what month it was or what the word medication meant. She claimed she hadn’t been bathed in months. “I cannot describe in words what we went through growing up. Sometimes I still have nightmares of things that had happened, such as my siblings being chained up or getting beaten. But that is the past and this is now,” one of the couple’s sons said Friday, adding that he loves his parents and now forgives them for “a lot of the things that they did to us.”On Friday, Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Schwartz sentenced the pair to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for their “selfish, cruel and inhumane” treatment, a ruling previously agreed upon with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. “The only reason your punishment is less than the maximum is that you took responsibility and spared your children the harm of reliving it,” Schwartz said in court. The parents had an opportunity to speak before the sentencing, each showing remorse for their actions and tearfully asking their children for forgiveness.“I’m sorry for everything I’ve done to hurt my children,” Louise Turpin said. “I love them more than they could ever imagine.”David Turpin broke down in tears before he addressed the court, prompting his attorney to read his hand-written statement, which expressed hope his children will “remain” close since their parents will “not be with them.” “I thank God for all of my children,” the father’s statement read, adding that he is sorry “if I’ve done anything to cause them harm.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here



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Ardern Says She Will Never Speak Christchurch Terrorist's Name

Ardern Says She Will Never Speak Christchurch Terrorist's Name“He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” Ardern told parliament Tuesday as lawmakers paid tribute to the victims of the massacre. Ardern has won plaudits for her handling of the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s modern history, in particular the empathy she has shown to the country’s Muslim community.



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'Grateful to be alive': Passengers who missed Boeing 737 Max crash speak out

'Grateful to be alive': Passengers who missed Boeing 737 Max crash speak outTwo passengers are counting their blessings after sharing that they narrowly missed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 Max.



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'Tomorrow we'll be in paradise': Islamic State followers speak from besieged enclave

'Tomorrow we'll be in paradise': Islamic State followers speak from besieged enclave“Servants of God, keep reciting your prayers and ask for forgiveness,” the loudspeaker of a beaten up van cries as it tours the ramshackle camp in the video. “Repent and ask God for forgiveness, oh servants of God, for perhaps the almighty will find a way out for us.” The video’s tone is a far cry from the jihadist group’s earlier productions, which boasted of victories in taking over around a third of Syria and Iraq at its height in 2014 and summoned followers around the world to join a growing society. While acknowledging its military setbacks in the face of a global campaign against it, Islamic State uses the new film to urge followers to maintain their faith in IS even in adversity.



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Falwell Jr. calls Ocasio-Cortez 'stupid' and 'a liar' — and invites her to speak at Liberty University

Falwell Jr. calls Ocasio-Cortez 'stupid' and 'a liar' — and invites her to speak at Liberty UniversityThe president of Liberty University and the freshman Democratic phenom go a few rounds on Twitter.



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Spanish victims of sex abuse priests speak out

Spanish victims of sex abuse priests speak outA trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose Church representatives are set to attend a major Vatican meeting on child protection. “This is only the tip of the iceberg,” warned Miguel Hurtado, who recently made his case public. For 20 years, Hurtado stayed quiet, trying to come to terms with the abuse he suffered when he joined a boy scout troup at the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, which sits high up in jagged mountains northwest of Barcelona.



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The Constitution Lets Roger Stone Speak . . . at His Own Risk

The Constitution Lets Roger Stone Speak . . . at His Own RiskIf I were the prosecutor on Roger Stone’s case, I’d be delighted that he continues to speak out publicly. Capitol Hill has finally started to take notice of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s brass-knuckles investigative tactics: Rather than call defense counsel to arrange Stone’s surrender on charges of misleading Congress that have been expected for months, Mueller had dozens of well-armed agents swarm Stone’s home as if it were Osama bin Laden’s compound. In his latest rant, Stone deduces that “Russian collusion” is Mueller’s pretext not just to nail to him, but to impeach both President Trump and Vice President Pence, then install Speaker Nancy Pelosi and, finally, Hillary Clinton as president.



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