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House GOPers Say A Secret Memo Could End The Trump-Russia Probe. Their Staff Wrote It.

House GOPers Say A Secret Memo Could End The Trump-Russia Probe. Their Staff Wrote It.WASHINGTON House Republicans spent the end of the workweek telling everyone who would listen that the American people must be allowed to see a top-secret four-page document that could bring an end to special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:14:14 -0500
California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year

California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a yearThe 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:53:15 -0500
Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19

Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19A house of horrors was discovered in Perris, California at the start of the week.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:17:19 -0500
Car plows into crowd along Brazils Copacabana beach, killing baby

Car plows into crowd along Brazils Copacabana beach, killing babyA car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:56:02 -0500
Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in Syria

Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in SyriaSen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was unacceptable absent a vote in Congress.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:48 -0500
Parents Charged With Torture And Abuse Of 13 Kids May Face Life In Prison

Parents Charged With Torture And Abuse Of 13 Kids May Face Life In PrisonA California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive in their home for years face up to life in prison.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:30:06 -0500
House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years

House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 YearsLast month, with a deportation order hanging over his head, Amer Othman Adi, 57, and his family were making preparations to leave their life in Youngstown, Ohio, willingly.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:02:08 -0500
Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families

Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and familiesAdulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many peoples wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25. And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s. Families have changed significantly since the 1970s Credit: Fox Photos Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years. Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters Age definitions are always arbitrary, she said, but our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted. The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays. However other academics argued that just because young people were unmarried or still in education did not mean they were not fully functioning adults. But Dr Jan Macvarish, a parenting sociologist at the University of Kent, told the BBC: There is nothing inevitably infantilising about spending your early 20s in higher education or experimenting in the world of work. Society should maintain the highest possible expectations of the next generation. Prof Sawyer also admits there could be downsides to he plan, particularly if youngsters were no longer seen as responsible or capable of full engagement in society until they were 24. "Such a view would risk disenfranchising adolescents and undermines their rights to fully participate in society," she added.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:18 -0500
US border patrol exposed kicking over water bottles left for migrants

US border patrol exposed kicking over water bottles left for migrantsUS border patrol agents are routinely sabotaging water supplies left for migrants in the Arizona desert, condemning them to death, humanitarian groups have said. Travellers attempting to cross into the US from Mexico regularly die of dehydration, as well as exposure to extreme heat or cold, so aid groups leave water bottles and emergency stocks such as blankets at points throughout the Sonoran desert. A video released by the groups showed border patrol agents kicking over water bottles and pouring away their contents.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:32:00 -0500
Fusion GPS testimony shows potential crimes

Fusion GPS testimony shows potential crimesRachel Maddow reads some of the highlights of the newly released transcript of the House Intelligence Committee testimony of Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:11 -0500
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