China Expected to Display Military Might During Parade this Week, Including Nuclear Missile that Could Reach U.S. in 30 Minutes

During China’s military parade this week to celebrate its national holiday, the country “might show off its rapidly developing arsenal, which may include a nuclear-capable missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes.” Chinese media said “the Dongfeng (DF) 41 is one of a series of new weapons” that “might be unveiled during […]

Another Hero Lost: Harris County’s 1st Trailblazing Sikh Deputy Died After Being Shot During Traffic Stop

Sandeep Dhaliwal, a sheriff’s deputy and 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sherriff’s Office, has died following a traffic stop that took place Friday afternoon. As the county’s first Sikh deputy, Dhaliwal has been described as a “trailblazer.” At 12:45 pm, the deputy “stopped a vehicle with two people inside,” where “one of the occupants […]

Take That: Trump Administration Considering ‘Delisting Chinese Companies from U.S. Stock Exchanges’

The Trump administration “is considering delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges, three sources briefed on the matter said on Friday.” The move “would be a radical escalation of U.S.-China trade tensions.” It could also be seen as “part of a broader effort to limit U.S. investment in Chinese companies, two of the sources said.” […]

Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s New Guidelines for Detention of Immigrant Children

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee “said she will block the Trump administration’s rules for the detention of immigrant children because they fail to honor a decades-old settlement agreement that spells out the conditions of custody.” The judge made the decision “after a hearing where attorneys for detained immigrant children said the rules would […]

Trump to California: Clean Up Your Act; EPA Writes Letter to Gov. that State is Violating Clean Air Act, Polluting Water Due to Homeless Problem

After President Trump’s threat to punish California for the pollution he says is caused by the state’s homeless, the Trump administration is following through with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler sending a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom. The letter stated that the administration doesn’t feel the governor is doing enough to enforce the Clean Air Act. […]

Okay…’OK’ Hand Gesture Now Deemed a Hate Symbol, Connected to White Supremacy

The ‘OK’ hand symbol that once signified things are fine is now being deemed a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League. On Thursday, the ADL, “a Jewish civil rights organization, added 36 symbols to its ‘Hate on Display’ database including the index finger-to-thumb sign that in some corners of the Internet has become associated with […]

Deal Reached by Trump’s Lawyers, Manhattan DA’s Office to Delay Enforcement of Subpoena Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns

President Trump’s lawyers and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office have agreed on “a temporary arrangement under which prosecutors won’t enforce a subpoena for Trump’s tax returns for a short period of time, the district attorney’s office said in a court filing Thursday.” The DA’s office sent a letter to Judge Victor Marrero acknowledging “that it’s […]

Pentagon to Deploy Patriot Missiles, Radar Systems, Support Personnel to Saudi Arabia After Devastating Oil Facilities Attack

The Pentagon announced on Thursday that “it plans to send four radar systems, a battery of Patriot missiles and about 200 support personnel to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities this month.” These latest comments “added details to the Pentagon’s announcement on Friday about U.S. plans to deploy […]

Putting America First: Trump Administration Proposing Only Permitting 18,000 Refugees into U.S. in 2020

On Thursday, the Trump administration proposed only permitting 18,000 refugees to resettle in the U.S. in 2020, which would be “the lowest number in the history of the modern refugee program.” Concurrently, President Trump “issued an executive order saying his administration would seek the approval of state and local governments to resettle refugees in their […]

Robert Sparks Executed in Texas for Stabbing to Death Wife, 2 Stepsons, Raping 2 Stepdaughters in 2007; 7th Inmate Put to Death in State This Year

Robert Sparks who was convicted of stabbing to death his wife and two stepsons and raping his two stepdaughters was put to death in Texas on Wednesday. Sparks tried to claim an intellectual disability to prevent the execution, but the Supreme Court declined to stop the execution. Sparks was convicted of killing his wife, Chare […]