Teenager Arrested In Charlottesville After 4Chan Threat On School

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>A teenager has been arrested in connection to a threat made Wednesday, on 4chan, against the students of Charlottesville High School in Virginia.

>An unidentified 17-year-old male was arrested early Friday morning and charged with one count of felony threats and one count of misdemeanor harassment, according to a Charlottesville police press release. The arrest was made in relation to an anonymous 4chan post on Wednesday in which a user, claiming to be a student at the high school, said they were going to commit “ethnic cleansing” there the next day. The post, full of racial slurs, warned students not to show up to school on Thursday, and other users took that to mean a school shooting was about to happen.

>No students showed up because officials closed public schools citywide on Thursday and Friday as police investigated.

Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney gave a fiery statement after the arrest, going after President Donald Trump for his statements about “very fine people on both sides” after the deadly “Unite the Right” fascist rally held in the city in 2017.
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While Americans are distracted with the phony Mueller probe, Russia is moving troops and 35 tons of weapons into Latin America.
Just great.
When the enemy is on your doorstep its not the time to be antiwar.
The Russians cannot be allowed free operational space in the Western hemisphere.

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Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

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Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings.

The report’s details remained a mystery, accessible to only a handful of Justice Department officials while Attorney General William Barr prepared to release the “principal conclusions” soon. But the closure of the 22-month probe without additional indictments by Mueller was welcome news to some in Trump’s orbit who had feared a final round of charges could ensnare more Trump associates, including members of the president’s family.

The Justice Department said the report was delivered by a security officer Friday afternoon to the office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and then it went to Barr. Word of the delivery triggered reactions across Washington, including Democrats’ demands that it be quickly released to the public and Republicans’ contentions that it ended two years of wasted time and money.

The next step is up to Barr, who is charged with writing his own account of Mueller’s findings and sending it to Congress. In a letter to lawmakers , he declared he was committed to transparency and speed. He said he could provide details as soon as this weekend.

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Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General

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WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has delivered a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William P. Barr, according to the Justice Department, bringing to an apparent close an investigation that has consumed the nation and cast a shadow over President Trump for nearly two years.

Mr. Barr will decide how much of the report to share with Congress and, by extension, the American public. The House voted unanimously in March on a nonbinding resolution to make public the report’s findings, an indication of the deep support within both parties to air whatever evidence prosecutors uncovered.

Since Mr. Mueller’s appointment in May 2017, his team has focused on how Russian operatives sought to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential race and whether anyone tied to the Trump campaign, wittingly or unwittingly, cooperated with them. While the inquiry, started months earlier by the F.B.I., unearthed a far-ranging Russian influence operation, no public evidence has emerged that the president or his aides illegally assisted it.

Nonetheless, the damage to Mr. Trump and those in his circle has been extensive. A half-dozen former Trump aides have been indicted or convicted of crimes, mostly for lying to federal investigators or Congress. Others remain under investigation in cases that Mr. Mueller’s office handed off to federal prosecutors in New York and elsewhere. Dozens of Russian intelligence officers or citizens, along with three Russian companies, were charged in cases that are likely to languish in court because the defendants cannot be extradited to the United States.
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AP confirms Republicans rigged the 2018 Midterms to mitigate losses

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party.

Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans.

That’s because they may have benefited from a built-in advantage in some states, based on how political districts were drawn, that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a mathematical analysis by The Associated Press.

The AP’s analysis indicates that Republicans won about 16 more U.S. House seats than would have been expected based on their average share of the vote in congressional districts across the country. In state House elections, Republicans’ structural advantage might have helped them hold on to as many as seven chambers that otherwise could have flipped to Democrats, according to the analysis.

The AP examined all U.S. House races and about 4,900 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year using a statistical method of calculating partisan advantage that is designed to flag cases of potential political gerrymandering. A similar analysis also showed a GOP advantage in the 2016 elections.

The AP used the so-called “efficiency gap” test in part because it was one of the analytical tools cited in a Wisconsin gerrymandering case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017 and is part of a North Carolina case scheduled to be argued on Tuesday before the court. In that case, justices will decide whether to uphold a lower court ruling that struck down North Carolina’s congressional districts as an unconstitutional political gerrymander favoring Republicans.

The high court also is to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Democrats in Maryland unconstitutionally gerrymandered a congressional district in 2011 in order to defeat a long-time Republican incumbent.
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opioid death rate discriminates against white men

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>Opioid Crisis Killing Young White Men More than Any Other Americans

>White Americans have a significantly higher rate of dying from fentanyl than any other racial group in the U.S. For instance, non-Hispanic whites’ rate of fentanyl overdose deaths increased n early 110 percent between 2013 and 2016.

>American men are dying from fentanyl at nearly three times the rate of American women. In 2016, there were almost nine men who died of fentanyl for every 100,000. Compare that to the roughly three women who died of fentanyl for every 100,000 women.


Censorship begins

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So now 4chan is censored in Australia. Is this great news (no more shitposting) also terrible and a turning point moving us closer to global internet censorship? I think so.
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Detention centers are overcrowded

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DHS data shows growing surge of migrants at the border

The number of immigrants arrested or turned away at the southern border has continued to climb to levels not seen for years, according to new Department of Homeland Security data

Why it matters: The surge has been driven by an influx of migrant families and unaccompanied children, according to a DHS official. "At the moment, we have the closest thing to an open border that we've had," said Leon Fresco, an immigration attorney and member of a Homeland Security advisory committee formed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen several months ago.

"Unless Congress does something, we are where we are on this. There are no levers left to pull."

The big picture: The latest data comes at a time when the Trump administration is trying to make the case that there is a true emergency at the border, in the face of skepticism in Congress and pushback over his national emergency intended to fund a border wall.

"We're infusing politics, which is making it even further a dysfunctional immigration system," Morgan said.
Another reason to be concerned about the numbers: The government's track record for caring for migrant children isn't great.
By the numbers: Historically, the number of border crossers begins escalating around March due to the warmer weather, and it typically doesn't peak until May. The U.S. has had this much border activity in the past, but could reach as many as 1 million apprehensions and inadmissibles this year

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Venezuela crisis: Russian military planes land near Caracas

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>Two Russian military planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday, reportedly carrying dozens of troops and large amounts of equipment.

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Parkland shooting survivor kills herself because of ‘survivor’s guilt,’ parents say

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A week after Sydney Aiello graduated from her Parkland high school last June, the teen shared a suicide awareness post encouraging others to check on those friends who “seem the strongest,” citing the publicized celebrity suicides of Robin Williams, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

“Asking for help is not a weakness,” the shared message said, with the hashtag, “#thislifeneedsyouinit.”

Aiello was on campus Feb. 14, 2018, the day a gunman killed 17 people — including her best friend — and injured another 17 after opening fire with a semiautomatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day.

After the shooting, grief counselors and fluffy therapy dogs consoled traumatized students, including Aiello.

But the therapy could only help so much. Last Sunday, the 19-year-old took her life.

Her family said she killed herself because of survivor’s guilt. She had recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Aiello’s funeral took place Friday. Other than to confirm that she took her life, the parents shared no further comment.
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