June 26, 2019

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Acting CBP Chief to Resign amid Backlash over Treatment of Detained Migrants

Acting CBP Chief to Resign amid Backlash over Treatment of Detained MigrantsJohn Sanders, the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will resign in the coming weeks as the public outcry over the treatment of detained migrants at the southern border continues to escalate, the New York Times reported Tuesday.Sanders has served as CBP commissioner since President Trump appointed Kevin McAleenan to serve as acting secretary of homeland security following the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen in April.News of the resignation comes as harrowing reports of unsanitary conditions at CBP holding facilities continue to emerge.More than 300 children were removed from a CBP holding facility outside El Paso, Texas on Tuesday after a group of lawyers visiting the facility said children there hadn't been bathed in days and often went to bed hungry, the Associated Press reported.The attorneys' reports added increased urgency to administration officials' requests for additional funding to adequately shelter and provide medical care to the record 144,000 asylum-seekers who arrived at the border in the month of May, and those who continue to arrive each day.In response to those calls, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that the Senate will vote this week on a $4.5 billion aid package designed to allocate more resources to CBP and the Department of Health and Human Services, which assumes responsibility for detained migrants after they are processed by CBP.If passed, the funding will go toward increased manpower, medical care, and courtroom space to facilitate the processing of asylum claims. But the legislation's passage has been imperiled by a companion bill, advanced by House Democrats, that places restrictions on allocating funding toward Department of Defense enforcement mechanisms and increased detention beds, and instead calls for more counselors and other humanitarian measures.The White House criticized the House bill on Tuesday, saying it would “hamstring” enforcement capabilities, thereby increasing the population of asylum-seekers currently overwhelming federal resources.“After ignoring the Administration’s request for desperately needed funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the border for over a month, and despite the efforts of the House minority, the House majority has put forward a partisan bill that underfunds necessary accounts and seeks to take advantage of the current crisis by inserting policy provisions that would make our country less safe,” the White House’s Office of Management and Budget said in a statement. “Because this bill does not provide adequate funding to meet the current crisis, and because it contains partisan provisions designed to hamstring the Administration’s border enforcement efforts, the Administration opposes its passage.”Update 5:06p.m.: Mark Morgan, acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement, will replace John Sanders as Border Patrol chief, the Washington Post reported Tuesday afternoon.


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Here’s Your Chance To Own A Very Rare Factory 1969 Z28 Camaro

Here’s Your Chance To Own A Very Rare Factory 1969 Z28 CamaroYou’ll be hard pressed to find a first-generation Camaro is this close to original condition! Representing the last year run of the first-generation of the F-Body platform, this 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 is a numbers matching car with a lot of important things to note about it. Outside of being from one of the most desirable eras of the nameplate, it’s also sporting a rare color and low mileage. The best thing about this car is that it’s ready for a new home from Sunnyside Classics. This Camaro has a mere 17,800 miles on the clock since new, and has plenty of life left in it as a street machine, or a show car. Tagged with the original X33, D80  Z28 callouts, this original Z28 has never been messed with. Of the approximate 165,000 Camaros made in 1969, only 20,302 were produced as Z28s, and who knows how many are even left on the road, and even less than that would be in this mileage and condition. More to Read...First Battle Of The Builders Champ 1969 CamaroNow's Your Chance To Own A 2019 Petty’s Garage Warrior MustangAdding to the rarity of this being a 1968 Camaro Z28 trim, is the fact that the car is also a 10 Black Paint coded car with hounds tooth interior - making this a very rare gem. According to the ad, and sourced by Camaro Research Group, only about 2-percent of the Z28s that left the factory in 1969 were black, so we’re done to around 400 ever made like this. Otherwise, the car is in excellent condition as it sits, with only one repaint done, and completely solid panels. The engine is correct to the factory stamped code, as are the transmission and rearend. It also has block 3970010, head 3927186, 12 Bolt with 4:10 gears, power steering, power brakes, and chambered exhaust. This car will not last long on the market, so check it out now.


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Meghan McCain Doesn’t Want Detention Centers Compared to ‘Torture Facilities’—Because of Her Father

Meghan McCain Doesn’t Want Detention Centers Compared to ‘Torture Facilities’—Because of Her FatherThe View’s Meghan McCain objected to what she described as “hyperbole” when it came to describing overcrowded and filthy border detention centers as torture facilities and concentration camps, directly invoking her late father’s experience in a POW camp during the Vietnam War.During Tuesday’s opening segment, the hosts of the morning chat-fest discussed recent reports that hundreds of migrant children had to be removed from a Texas border facility due to unsafe and unsanitary conditions. After co-host Sunny Hostin noted several children have recently died in immigration custody, blaming it on a “lack of empathy” by the Trump administration, McCain jumped in to quibble about semantics.Conceding that the conditions in the centers are “horrific” and that this is a “total humanitarian crisis,” the former Fox News personality took issue with experts “calling these places ‘torture facilities.’”“I understand it’s a humanitarian crisis,” McCain exclaimed. “It’s horrific to detain—like you said, people in jail get soap and toothpaste. But I know what a torture facility looks like. I’ve been to one.”As liberal co-host (and frequent sparring partner) Joy Behar attempted to interject, McCain raised a finger and snapped back: “Listen to me. Excuse me!”“When you have a facility whose specific purpose is to torture people, that is not what’s going on,” the conservative co-host shouted. “Yes, it’s inhumane but there’s a big difference between a Hanoi Hilton and what’s happening at the border right now!”McCain’s father, the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), spent five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war in the Hoa Lo Prison—colloquially known as the “Hanoi Hilton”—after he was shot down following a bombing mission in North Vietnam in 1967.Hostin, meanwhile, remarked that people should be “less concerned about what we’re calling” the detention centers and more concerned about “what goes on inside of them.”“I don’t care what we’re calling them,” she continued. “Kids are dying inside of them. We should care about the dead kids that have come out of them.”McCain, however, wasn’t convinced.“Well, my father couldn’t lift me above his head as a child because of his torture wounds so I do think that hyperbole is important,” she stated.Behar would later say that while the detention camps may not have been intended as torture facilities, they ultimately “turned out to be torturous,” prompting McCain to complain that the use of terms like “concentration camp” and “torture center” is “when you get people to stop paying attention” to the issue.“Calling it a concentration camp, in a very strange way, has put the focus on the situation,” Behar contended, referencing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) description of the centers.“And it worked for you,” McCain shot back. “It didn’t work for me as a conservative Republican.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restoration

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.


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After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants

After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrantsThe U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The Trump administration on Nov. 5 asked the conservative-majority court to throw out three lower court rulings that blocked the Republican president's 2017 plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. In the meantime, the DACA program remains in effect despite Trump's efforts to terminate it, part of his hard-line immigration policies that have become a hallmark of his presidency and his 2020 re-election campaign.


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A best-selling cookbook with 500 Instant Pot recipes is on sale for $3.99 right now

A best-selling cookbook with 500 Instant Pot recipes is on sale for $3.99 right nowIf you think you love your Instant Pot now, just wait until you get your hands on this best-selling cookbook. It's packed full of 500 -- you read that correctly... FIVE HUNDRED -- different recipes that all make use of the greatest kitchen tool there is, the Instant Pot. You'll find everything from chicken and beef dishes to vegetarian meals, stews, plenty of sides, and just about everything else you can imagine. It's called the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users and the Kindle version is on sale right now for just $3.99! Remember, the Kindle version works on Kindle eReaders as well as in the Kindle app that's available for every smartphone and tablet on the market, but you can also get the paperback on sale for $11.99 today if you want. Our advice? Grab the Kindle version for just 4 bucks!Here's what you need to know from the product page:> Enjoy these 500 Recipes for Any Budget. > Recipes are listed step by step in a clear and understandable manner. > With this cookbook, you will cook better, tastier and faster meals for yourself and your family.> > In this cookbook, you will discover…> > * Amazing meals the whole family will love.> * Recipes for vegetarians anyone will enjoy.> * Most recipes made for anyone with a busy lifestyle.> * Detailed ingredient lists and precise cooking times so each dish turns out perfect.> * Easy-to-follow instructions on making each dish in an Instant Pot.> * Helpful tips and tricks on how to make each meal one your whole family will request time and time again.> * Plus much more helpful information.> > > Eating is meant to be a shared experience and is a great time for family members to catch up with each other's day. A good meal gets them to the dinner table every time.


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After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants

After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrantsThe U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The Trump administration on Nov. 5 asked the conservative-majority court to throw out three lower court rulings that blocked the Republican president's 2017 plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. In the meantime, the DACA program remains in effect despite Trump's efforts to terminate it, part of his hard-line immigration policies that have become a hallmark of his presidency and his 2020 re-election campaign.


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