ICE Raids Mississippi Food Processing Plant Hours Before Trump’s El Paso Visit

The raids came hours before Trump was to visit El Paso, Texas, to offer sympathy to the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed about a “Hispanic invasion” was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead in the border city. A tearful 13-year-old boy whose parents are from Guatemala waved goodbye to his mother, a Koch worker, as he stood beside his father. Some employees tried to flee on foot but were captured in the parking lot. “It was a sad situation inside,” said Domingo Candelaria, a legal resident and Koch worker who said authorities checked employees’ identification documents. Bryan Cox, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said search warrants were executed at …

Chicago mayor slams Ivanka Trump for ‘misleading’ tweets about the city’s recent gun violence

Washington (CNN)Chicago’s Democratic mayor is pushing back against Ivanka Trump’s “misleading” tweets about recent gun violence in the city, assailing President Donald Trump’s daughter for getting several facts wrong. At a press conference later Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called out the tweets from Trump, describing them as “misleading” and suggesting the first daughter doesn’t really care about the violence. “It wasn’t a playground, it was a park. It wasn’t seven dead. It wasn’t 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. And it’s misleading,” Lightfoot said. “It’s important when we’re talking about people’s lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right.” When a reporter noted the …

Belgian woman survives after spending 6 days trapped in crashed car

Corine Bastide, 45, disappeared near Liège, Belgium on July 23 after her vehicle swerved into a ditch in an isolated location; she injured her spine and was rendered her helpless. The crashed happened just two days before temperatures hit 107 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP) Every time Bastide moved her arms to try to escape, she would lose consciousness. Eventually, after mustering enough strength, she managed to use her foot to open the car door. “The most difficult thing was lying on pieces of glass,” she said. “I tried to hoist myself up but I had the impression that my back was being torn.” Without food or drink in the vehicle, Bastide survived by drinking rainwater in an empty chewing gum box. She …

US believes Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead

(CNN)The US believes late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden‘s son Hamza bin Laden is dead, a US official told CNN on Wednesday. The New York Times, citing two US officials, said “the United States government had a role in the operation that killed the younger Mr. bin Laden, but it was not clear precisely what that role was.” When it offered the reward the US government accused the Saudi Arabia-born Hamza bin Laden of seeking to encourage attacks against the US. While The New York Times said the operation that killed him took place prior to the State Department’s reward offer, his death had yet to be confirmed by the US government. Hamza bin Laden “has released audio and …

Michelle And Barack Obama Share Touching Birthday Tributes To Her Mom

Barack Obama joined his wife Marian Robinson a happy birthday. Michelle Obama shared this undated throwback snap of her mom: “Whenever I see this picture, and the look in my mother’s eyes, I wonder if she has any idea what’s coming in the decades ahead,” the former first lady captioned the image. “Real love and real loss, children and grandchildren who’d keep her on her toes, a wild ride to places she’d only read about or seen on television.” Barack Obama, meanwhile, noted in a separate post that people had “probably seen” his mother-in-law in photos of the family attending official events like the White House Easter Egg Rolls and Christmas tree lightings. “Happy birthday, Marian ― here’s to many more,” …

Gutfeld on Trump’s tweets about Baltimore

  He’s trying to free a black rapper from a foreign jail.   He’s presided over historic levels of low unemployment among minorities.   He’s pushing prison reform that directly benefits families of black men.   He calls out absent leaders of a city where minorities are the main victims of crime and blight. It’s the liberal machine inflicting the suffering. No wonder they want Trump to shut up about it. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR OPINION NEWSLETTER Wow, Trump sucks as a bigot. But the press deems any criticism of a “politician of color” racist. Of course, what’s really racist is that kind of pandering. Was Trump’s attack on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just days ago …

Newlywed Dies In Treacherous River While Hiking To ‘Into The Wild Bus’

Veramika Maikamava of Belarus was wading through the waist-high water of the Teklanika River near Denali National Park with husband Piotr Markielau when she lost her grip on a rope she was using to steady herself, the State troopers said Markielau discovered his wife’s body roughly 75 to 100 feet downriver and reported her death to authorities. The couple had recently married. According to local radio station KTNA, the Tri-Valley Fire Department and a state trooper arrived on the scene with ATVs and retrieved Maikamava’s body. It has been sent for an autopsy and an investigation is ongoing. 19 days after he died while trying to survive alone in the wilderness. Swiss hiker drowned in 2010 while crossing the Teklanika …

Russian Police Arrest More Than 1,000 Protesters In Moscow

Police wrestled with protesters around the mayor’s office, sometimes charging into the crowd with their batons raised. State news agencies Tass and RIA-Novosti cited police as saying 1,074 were arrested over the course of the protests, which lasted more than seven hours. Along with the arrests of the mostly young demonstrators, several opposition activists who wanted to run for the council were arrested throughout the city before the protest. Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for calling an unauthorized protest. Helmeted police barged into Navalny’s video studio as it was conducting a YouTube broadcast of the protest and arrested program leader Vladimir Milonov. Police also searched Dozhd, an internet TV station …

Baltimore stands up for its city after Trump tweets ‘no human being would want to live there’

(CNN)The city of Baltimore did not take President Trump’s recent criticism of it lying down. Charm City stood up and fought back. The city’s leaders and residents were quick to defend it. The Twitter hashtag #wearebaltimore was trending Saturday night, with users posting pictures and comments expressing their pride in the city. “It’s completely unacceptable for the political leader of our country to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore, and to viciously attack U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a patriot and a hero,” Baltimore’s Mayor Jack Young said in a tweeted statement. The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board published a response, highlighting aspects of the city they felt the president left out: the beauty of Inner Harbor, the history of Fort …