U.S. Ars Technica
Last November, a 74-year-old rancher and attorney was walking around his ranch just south of Encinal, Texas, when he happened upon a small portable camera strapped approximately eight feet high onto a mesquite tree near his son's home. The camera was encased in green plastic and had a transmitting antenna. Not knowing what it was or how it got there, Ricardo Palacios removed it. Soon after, Palacios received phone calls from Customs and Border Protection officials and the Texas Rangers. Each agency claimed the camera as its own and demanded that it be returned. Palacios refused, and they threatened him with arrest. Palacios, who had run-ins with local CBP agents going back several years, took
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Figure skating involves spins, jumps, twizzles and a whole host of other complicated elements. Sometimes they’re even historic: Early in the PyeongChang Games, Mirai Nagasu become the first American woman - and only the third woman ever - to land a triple axel at the Olympics. One showstopper you won’t see at the Olympics, however, is a back flip. The move was banned in 1976, and doing one in competition would certainly tank a skater’s score, and perhaps lead to disqualification. Which makes what French figure skater Surya Bonaly did 20 years ago all the more remarkable. Born in Nice, France, Bonaly, who is black, was adopted by white parents and grew up in a world where she felt she had to try
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump declared on Thursday he was considering withdrawing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from California as punishment for what he claimed was a "lousy management job" in patrolling illegal immigration. "You know what, I'm thinking about doing it," Trump said at a roundtable with state and local officials to address ideas to stop gun violence in the wake of the Parkland school massacre. His comments came after he decried the state of law enforcement in the Golden State. "We're getting no help from the state of California. Frankly, if I pulled our people from California, you would have a crime nest like you've never seen in California. All I'd have
Boy's Response to School's Active Shooter Drill Is Precisely Why We Need to Do Something About Gun Violence
In the wake of the Parkland, FL, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that resulted in the deaths of 17 people, schools are practicing active shooter drills, and more and more parents are addressing this heavy topic with their children. Tanai Benard, a mom and educator, had such a talk with her 10-year-old son, and as if the conversation hypothesizing her son protecting himself from an active shooter isn't tragic enough, his responses to her questions left the mom heartbroken. On the way to school two days after the Florida shooting, Tanai asked her son Dez if his class practiced a lockdown drill yet, and when Dez informed her that they had, she asked him to give her a rundown of what he's supposed to do in case of an active shooter.
U.S. The Wrap
A survivor of the massacre as Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is accusing CNN of giving him scripted questions during Wednesday night’s town hall on gun violence. Colton Haab told Miami’s local WPLG-TV that the network refused to allow him to raise his idea that schools consider employing U.S. military veterans as armed security guards and instead offered him canned questions.
U.S. Good Morning America
As gunshots and screams echoed through his school, Lorenzo Prado said he locked himself in the sound booth at the auditorium at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and prepared to die. "On the day of the Douglas massacre, I was a victim like everyone else," Prado, 17, said during an emotional news conference today in Tallahasse, the Florida state capital. Prado said he was in the school auditorium when the gunfire broke out about 2:30 p.m. a week ago today.
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Jennifer Aniston Steps Out to Support Jason Bateman in First Public Event Since Justin Theroux Split
Jennifer Aniston attended the 'Game Night' premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the first public event the actress has attended since she announced her split from husband Justin Theroux last Thursday.