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The Latest: Lawyer: Shackled children want normal adulthoods

The Latest: Lawyer: Shackled children want normal adulthoodsRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local):



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Dem Groups Want to Make Kirstjen Nielsen a Post-Trump Pariah

Dem Groups Want to Make Kirstjen Nielsen a Post-Trump PariahAlex WongHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen may have been pushed out of her job by the president over the weekend. But a coalition of progressive groups now want to ensure that she finds no comfy landing in her career after Trump. The groups are readying a plan to shame any major news networks or large corporation that hires the soon-to-be former DHS Secretary, contending that her involvement in the Trump administration’s family separation policy inherently disqualifies her from a plum gig in the private sector. “If a corporation or university or speaking agency is going to bring her on board, there will be a significant reputational risk associated with that decision,” Karl Frisch, a spokesperson for the liberal advocacy group Restore Public Trust told The Daily Beast. “Ultimately her great moral failing irreparably harmed and traumatized thousands of families seeking help in the United States. She facilitated that, she helped plan it, she helped execute it and she defended it.” The decision to go after Nielsen—as well as other administration officials—even after her tenure has ended shows not only how detested a figure she became among progressives, but also the degree to which political advocacy now includes campaigns to influence private sector behavior. Nielsen knows this all too well. In June 2018, she was jeered by protesters as she ate at a Washington, D.C.-based Mexican restaurant.Prior to Nielsen’s resignation, Restore Public Trust and nearly 40 immigration and progressive advocacy groups had formed a coalition to implore corporate leaders to avoid hiring a slew of Trump officials involved in implementing the family separation policy including Nielsen, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Over the weekend, the group sent a letter to Fortune 500 CEOs listing all the names of the individuals they hoped would be blacklisted from hiring. That was followed by an ad bearing a similar message in The New York Times on Sunday, featuring a red Make America Great Again hat with the words “Put Kids In Cages.”“Any senior administration official who leaves and thinks that they can cash in after being a part of this horrific policy has another thing coming in,” Frisch said. “We are sounding the alarm now.” The coalition hopes that by drawing continued attention to the family separation policy and those who helped implement it, they can mobilize employees of corporations and potentially major news networks to refuse to hire those individuals most closely associated with the policy.It’s a strategy born from the realization that even those government officials associated with deeply controversial policies often get plum gigs once they enter the private sector. It’s also an idea that is built on some past successes. Last summer, employees of Salesforce wrote a letter to the company’s CEO Marc Benioff urging him to reconsider company ties with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He declined to do so but said that their technology was not being used for family separation. There was a similar outcry when Sarah Isgur, the former top communications aide for Sessions, was hired as a politics editor at CNN. That led to assurances from the network that she would have no involvement in actual politics coverage, town halls with Democratic presidential candidates, or the debate CNN is hosting this summer. Isgur ultimately said that she would be taking a role as political analyst instead. Media monitors like Sleeping Giants, who led campaigns against advertisers on Tucker Carlson’s primetime Fox News show, are also keeping a close watch on Nielsen’s possible media bookings or potential signings as a contributor. The organization told The Daily Beast that they will observe the unfolding situation and develop an official plan should more news develop. And American Oversight, a progressive investigative organization, said it would continue its research into Nielsen’s role in the president’s family separation policy even though she was no longer part of the administration. While some groups will remain focused on Nielsen even as she leaves the public sector, other organizations said their efforts will shift to the remainder of DHS and the nominee to replace her. An official with CREDO, a mobile advocacy group, said it was poised to launch an aggressive pushback on the person chosen to fill Nielsen’s role, should the president choose someone from the list of names he’s rumored to be considering. “The names being floated so far are troubling — the next person to take this job needs to unequivocally denounce Trump's family separation policy,” Josh Nelson, co-director of CREDO told The Daily Beast. That has also been an early stipulation of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, many of whom had called for Nielsen’s resignation before this weekend. “I will not support a nominee who does not forcefully and unequivocally denounce this administration’s policy of separating families at the border,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said on Monday. “The next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security must be committed to reuniting families and protecting the human rights of those seeking asylum. Cruelty is not a substitute for a smart, lawful, and humane immigration policy. The American people deserve better.”Read more at The Daily Beast.



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26 Stunning Pieces of Jewelry Mom Will Never Want to Take Off

26 Stunning Pieces of Jewelry Mom Will Never Want to Take Off



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California Man Doesn’t Want Neighbors to Know He Lent Paul Manafort $1 Million

California Man Doesn’t Want Neighbors to Know He Lent Paul Manafort $  1 MillionThe lender is “a U.S. citizen residing in Southern California, where President Trump is highly unpopular,” according to the filing on Thursday in response to a request by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors. “It is well known that friendships and other relationships have shattered over political views in our current ‘tribal’ society,” and so the man doesn’t want his name made public, Woodlawn’s lawyer, David Smith, wrote.



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She was kidnapped in Uganda. They want $500K.

She was kidnapped in Uganda. They want $  500K.From an American kidnapped on a safari in Uganda to the first photo of a black hole, here's Wednesday's news.



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Want your avocados, tomatoes and berries? Trump shutdown of Mexico border could cause shortages

Want your avocados, tomatoes and berries? Trump shutdown of Mexico border could cause shortagesConsumers would see the biggest impact at the produce section, which imports nearly $ 14 billion of fruits and vegetables from Mexico annually.



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Who is Adam Schiff and why does Donald Trump want him to resign?

Who is Adam Schiff and why does Donald Trump want him to resign?Donald Trump called on Rep. Adam Schiff to resign from his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Twitter, alleging the California Democrat “knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking” information regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.On Thursday morning, Mr Trump tweeted: “Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!”Mr Schiff has come under fire for continuing to launch investigations into the president and the Trump campaign to determine whether there was any possible collusion with the Kremlin and if Mr Mueller had any limitations during his investigation.Since Mr Muller did not find the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia, according to a letter sent to Congress by Attorney General William Barr, many Republicans believe the California Democrat’s continue investigation of the president to be an act of “congressional overreach” and an abuse of power to “knowingly promote false information.”In addition to the president, nine other Republicans sitting on the House Intelligence Committee signed a letter calling on Mr Schiff to resign.> Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > > March 28, 2019The letter read: “Your willingness to continue to promote a demonstrably false narrative is alarming. The findings of the Special Counsel conclusively refute your past and present assertions and have exposed you as having abused your position to knowingly promote false information, having damaged the integrity of this Committee, and undermined faith in U.S. government institutions.”Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican leading the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation, echoed calls for Mr Schiff’s resignation at the beginning of the public committee hearing on money laundering. “Your actions both past and present are incompatible with your duty as chairman,” Mr Conway said. “We have no faith in your ability to discharge duties.” Who is Adam Schiff?Mr Schiff is a Democrat representative of California’s 28th congressional district. He first assumed congressional office in January 2001 representing the Golden State’s 27th District and then the 29th District. He was tapped to serve on the House Intelligence Committee in 2008 until earlier this year when he became chairman of the committee. What is the California Democrat’s political background?Mr Schiff graduated from Stanford University in 1982 with a degree in political science before earning his law degree from Harvard University in 1985. In Los Angeles, Mr Schiff made headlines as an assistant US attorney for his successful prosecution of Richard Miller. Mr Miller was an FBI agent who leaked confidential US documents to the former Soviet Union. What was his role as House Intelligence Committee chairman like?Until recently, among Democrats, Mr Schiff was often seen as a heroic figure as a ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, using his political prowess to bring forward concerns about the president and his campaign’s possible collusion with the Kremlin.Mr Schiff was also credited for standing up against former House Intelligence Chairman Republican Rep. David Nunes. Despite working alongside him in the committee, Mr Schiff called on California Republican to step aside as the head of the Russia investigation after Mr Nunes appeared to safeguard the Trump administration. How is Mr Schiff responding to the president's call for his resignation?> Question: "What do you make of the President calling you a disgrace, calling for you to resign?" > > Rep. Adam Schiff: "It's nothing new from this president." > > EARLIER: Trump: Schiff should be forced out of office t.co/alSzyiTtby pic.twitter.com/Y1usBMKONr> > — The Hill (@thehill) > > March 28, 2019The California Democrat brushed it off. He said: "It's nothing new from this president.:



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Trump and GOP Allies Want Investigation of Mueller Probe's Roots

Trump and GOP Allies Want Investigation of Mueller Probe's RootsGraham said at a news conference that Attorney General William Barr should appoint a new special counsel to examine why the U.S. government, under President Barack Obama, decided to open an investigation into Russian election interference in 2016, and whether it was an excuse to spy on Trump’s campaign. “Was it a ruse to get into the Trump campaign?” Graham said at the news conference.



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Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2

Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2Congressional Democrats intensified their demands on Monday to see the full results of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Trump, Russia.



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Want to see the poppy super bloom in California? Brace yourself for large crowds, long lines

Want to see the poppy super bloom in California? Brace yourself for large crowds, long linesEveryone wishing to see the super bloom in Lake Elsinore, California must pay $ 10 and ride a shuttle to the poppy fields.



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