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Illegal immigration grew by 740,000 people in 2016 due to overstayed visas

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Nearly 740,000 people, more than the population of Alaska, overstayed their U.S. visas last year, the Homeland Security Department said Monday.

A large percent of those were students and foreign exchange visitors — 79,818 — who were supposed to leave in 2016 but didn’t.

China had the largest number of student overstays, followed by Saudi Arabia, South Korea, India and Brazil, the department said.

Homeland Security last year published the number of overstays for the first time in at least two decades, saying 527,127 people who came by air or ship stayed past their visas from October 2014 to September 2015.

An estimated 40 percent of the roughly 11 million people currently in the country illegally stayed past their visas.

This year's report added student and foreign exchange visitors and many visa categories for temporary workers, while last year's only counted business travelers and tourists. Homeland Security said it will make additional improvements in future reports, including more data on people who cross by land.

President Donald Trump vowed during last year's campaign to finish building a system to record when visitors leave the country by using biometric identifiers, like facial or iris scans, but he has focused much of his attention on building a wall and hiring more border agents.

Homeland Security's internal watchdog said earlier this month that immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/23/illegal-immigration-grew-by-740000-people-in-2016-due-to-overstayed-visas.html
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Ethics Agency Rejects White House Move To Block Ethics Waiver Disclosures

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/22/529502156/white-house-moves-to-block-disclosure-of-ethics-waivers-for-trump-appointees

Updated at 10:08 p.m. ET.

The Office of Government Ethics has rejected a White House attempt to block the agency's compilation of federal ethics rules waivers granted to officials hired into the Trump administration from corporations and lobbying firms.

The White House action, a letter to OGE Director Walter M. Shaub Jr. from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, was first reported by The New York Times. The newspaper had earlier published a detailed account of lobbyists turned appointees who were granted waivers and now oversee regulations they previously had lobbied against.

With an ethics waiver, a federal official is free to act on matters that normally would trigger concerns about conflicts of interest or other ethical problems. Federal regulations say the waivers generally should be made public on request. The Obama administration routinely posted waivers online. The Trump administration has issued an unknown number and released none.

Shaub notified the White House and federal agencies in April that OGE wanted to see all ethics waivers issued by President Trump's administration. He set June 1 as the deadline. The broad request is known as a data call.

Mulvaney notified Shaub in a letter last week that the data call "appears to raise legal questions regarding the scope of OGE's authorities." He said he wanted the data call put on hold until it is reviewed by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the executive branch on constitutional questions and limits of executive power. The move could block the request for waivers indefinitely.
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Pol tardkills black man on campus

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/22/us/university-of-maryland-stabbing/index.html

>Richard Wilbur Collins III was with two friends on the university's campus in College Park when he was approached by a man and stabbed in the chest with a knife Saturday morning, University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell told reporters.
>The 23-year-old had been commissioned as a lieutenant in the US Army two days before his death and had been set to graduate from Bowie State University (BSU) on Tuesday in a ceremony at Maryland, Mitchell said.
>The University of Maryland student suspected of Collins's killing was a member of a Facebook group named Alt Reich, Mitchell said.
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Anthony Weiner’s world is about to get much smaller and sadder

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>Anthony Weiner had the look of a haunted man.

>“I appreciate you doing your job,” he told a small pack of reporters, through clenched jaws, Saturday afternoon as he left the Union Square apartment building he once shared with his wife, Huma Abedin, and only child, Jordan, 5.

>“I don’t have anything to say,” he said.

>His sides were heaving, and he looked like he was holding back tears as he stood on Union Square East.

>“Thank you,” he coughed before bolting into a yellow cab.

>Just one day ago, the 52-year-old former New York congressman and mayoral candidate pleaded guilty to sexting with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

>The facts of the case were grotesque. Weiner had engaged in sick “rape” fantasies with the girl, and urged her to dress up in plaid schoolgirl skirts. On Friday as he admitted his guilt and embarrassment to the judge, he cried.

>Soon after leaving federal court — with prosecutors’ threat of a two-year prison sentence still ringing in his ears — he learned that his wife had just filed for divorce.

>Now, with the threat of prison, a protracted custody battle and a quite likely toxic bachelorhood looming, Weiner’s life is getting ever smaller.

http://nypost.com/2017/05/20/he-did-it-to-himself-anthony-weiner-faces-prison-exile/
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Blue Whale

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Found this written by some guy somewhere, kinda just want to hear peoples views on it.

Warning this is article will have a slightly dark theme to it. Ok so blue whale is a group on social media that will tell you to download their app. First you make an account and blue whale gains a lot of your information. Then they will tell you to do things from listening to weird music to cutting and stabbing yourself as a challenge for 50 days. If not with all the info they have on you they say they will murder you and your family.

many teens have killed themselves from this. Otherwise im just issuing an alert going on through Europe and slowly through the UK.
Heres a link to a news site.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/35221009/police-issue-warning-over-spreading-blue-whale-suicide-game/#page1
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Wtf is going on with the airlines?

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/i-had-to-pee-in-a-cup-on-a-united-airlines-flight-mom-says/

Wew lad. How far are these Secretaries of the Sky going to use this power to kick anyone out and steal their ticket price?
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North-Korea

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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/15/asia/north-korea-missile-test/

> North-Korea fires a missile, it lands in the east-ocean, not far away from Japan's ocean. They talk about if it's a failure or not.

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> Trump is not happy about it as always. Even mentioned Russia. Asking countries to increase the sanctions to North-Korea.
> The new south korean president Moon Jae-in, called shortly after in for a crise security meeting.
> Japan's prime minister "Abe" is angry at the action and say "This is not acceptable to the country, also they put Tokyo in danger".

I'm sorry. These countries can bark as much as they want (South-Korea, USA, Japan). But they keep repeating themselves. There is no sign that North-Korea are slowing down or stopping. Doesn't matter how hungry or poor they are. The North-Korean people are suffering tremendously due to Kim Jon-un's poor decision making, poor leadership, to the war and all this testing.

How long does this need to last?
CMON WORLD!
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Uber driver charged after woman abducted, assaulted in downtown Toronto: police

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http://globalnews.ca/news/3470824/uber-driver-charged-after-woman-abducted-assaulted-in-downtown-toronto-police/

An Uber driver is facing charges after police say an 18-year-old woman was kidnapped and assaulted during a ride in downtown Toronto.

Toronto police responded to a report of an abduction in the Eglinton Avenue East and Dunfield Avenue area, near Yonge Street, around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the woman had ordered an Uber and was picked up by a male driver who allegedly engaged her in “inappropriate conversation” and made “unwanted advances” toward her.

The woman refused the advances of the suspect, according to police, and asked to be let out of the car.

Police said the driver refused to let the woman out of the car and attempted to take her to a “private location.”

The woman was able to escape the vehicle and call police, but investigators were not able to provide further details.

Sukhbaj Singh, 24, of Belleville, Ont., was arrested Monday and charged with forcible confinement, kidnapping and assault. He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on July 4.
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Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command

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http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/22/germany-is-quietly-building-a-european-army-under-its-command/
>Berlin is using a bland name to obscure a dramatic shift in its approach to defense: integrating brigades from smaller countries into the Bundeswehr.

The memes are getting real.