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handful of repub senators manage to kill a popular dem bill by frightening democrats

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Despite a Democrat majority in Oregon State Senate and a popular Democratic bill, Democrats will kill the proposed legislation after Republican senators skipped town to avoid the vote.

Initially, Democrats requested the policy to return the missing senators.

However, enough Democrats have since been convinced by Republicans to surrender the legislation, and the missing Republicans will be returning to their jobs.

>SALEM — Oregon Senate Republicans plan to return to the state Capitol and resume voting on bills Saturday morning, caucus leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. said on Friday.

>Baertschiger, of Grants Pass, said lawmakers have an obligation to pass budget bills, and he believes lawmakers can complete that work by the midnight Sunday deadline for lawmakers to adjourn. Democrats have a slate of other policy bills they also want to pass, and Baertschiger would not say whether Republicans would waive procedural rules to allow votes on that legislation in the waning hours of the legislative session.

>Altogether, more than a hundred bills and resolutions are still pending in the Legislature and need Senate approval.

>"There’s no reason to have a special session,” Baertschiger said in a press conference at the Capitol. "If we have a special session, it’s because (Democratic) leadership chose to have a special session.”

>Republicans have shut down the Oregon Senate for more than a week, by walking out and denying Democrats the 20-member quorum they need to conduct business. They did so with the stated purpose of blocking a climate change bill, but have given mixed public messages that they might also be trying to stop various other bills. There are 18 Democrats and 12 Republicans in the Oregon Senate.
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Trump support among Republicans increased significantly after controversial tweets

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The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week.

Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has lost support, however, with Democrats and independents since the Sunday tweetstorm.

Among independents, about three out of 10 said they approved of Trump, down from four out of 10 a week ago. His net approval - the percentage who approve minus the percentage who disapprove - dropped by 2 points among Democrats in the poll.

Trump’s overall approval remained unchanged over the past week. According to the poll, 41% of the U.S. public said they approved of his performance in office, while 55% disapproved.
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Bianca Michelle Devins

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Bianca Michelle Devins murder case Does anyone have any info on this. names or anything that will help thanks!
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Dead 4channer, Bianca Michelle Devins

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Lets not forget the real victims in Trumps racist tirades, wealthy white women

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Meghan McCain found a way to make herself the victim of President Donald Trump’s racist screed against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

The president has been telling the Minnesota Democrat to return to her home country Somalia, which she fled as a refugee at 10, and accused her of supporting al-Qaeda as his supporters chanted “send her back” at a North Carolina rally.

“It was really dystopian,” McCain said. “I was trying to go out to dinner and ignore politics. My family is in town, and came home and saw it on Twitter and then saw it on TV, and look.”

After news of Trump’s racist rant spoiled her evening out with relatives, McCain said she realized that his remarks had robbed her of something else.

“Everyone at this table, and I think, people that watch this show or have ever seen the dumpster fire of my interview with Seth Meyers know I have been one of Ilhan Omar’s most vocal critics regarding Israel, regarding some of her comments I and others interpreted as anti-Semitic,” McCain said. “But the problem right now is, you’re taking away my agency to criticize her policy.”

Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them

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>Not for humans yet
>Elon Musk’s Neuralink, the secretive company developing brain-machine interfaces, showed off some of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. The goal is to eventually begin implanting devices in paralyzed humans, allowing them to control phones or computers.
>The first big advance is flexible “threads,” which are less likely to damage the brain than the materials currently used in brain-machine interfaces. These threads also create the possibility of transferring a higher volume of data, according to a white paper credited to “Elon Musk & Neuralink.” The abstract notes that the system could include “as many as 3,072 electrodes per array distributed across 96 threads.”
>The threads are 4 to 6 μm in width, which makes them considerably thinner than a human hair. In addition to developing the threads, Neuralink’s other big advance is a machine that automatically embeds them.
>Musk gave a big presentation of Neuralink’s research Tuesday night, though he said that it wasn’t simply for hype. “The main reason for doing this presentation is recruiting,” Musk said, asking people to go apply to work there. Max Hodak, president of Neuralink, also came on stage and admitted that he wasn’t originally sure “this technology was a good idea,” but that Musk convinced him it would be possible.
>In the future, scientists from Neuralink hope to use a laser beam to get through the skull, rather than drilling holes, they said in interviews with The New York Times. Early experiments will be done with neuroscientists at Stanford University, according to that report. “We hope to have this in a human patient by the end of next year,” Musk said.
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Trump: No Asylum For Central Americans Who Travel Through Mexico

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In what we suspect will be immediately greeted by an avalanche of "we're a nation of (legal) immigrants" and calls of 'racism' and 'hitler', AP reports that the Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants.

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border.

The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

AP does not, however, that there are some exceptions:

If someone has been trafficked, if the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them)...

or if an asylum-seeker sought protection in a country but was denied, then a migrant could still apply for U.S. asylum.

The new rule also will apply to the initial asylum screening, known as a "credible fear" interview, at which migrants must prove they have credible fears of returning to their home country. It applies to migrants who are arriving to the U.S., not those who are already in the country.

By way of background, things have escalated quite dramatically in the last decade:

During the budget year for 2009, there were 35,811 asylum claims, and 8,384 were granted.

During 2018 budget year, there were 162,060 claims filed, and 13,168 were granted.

Immigration courts are backlogged by more than 800,000 cases, meaning many people won't have their asylum claims heard for years despite move judges being hired.
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Woman, 30, recorded girl licking, returning dental tongue depressor

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The Florida Mother who recorded her young daughter licking a tongue depressor and then returning it to a jar in a dentist’s office was arrested today on a felony tampering charge.

Cori Ward, 30, was busted in connection with a video she posted to her Snapchat account. The clip was then copied and posted to Facebook, where it went viral and drew the attention of law enforcement.

The video opens with a closeup of a sign reading “Please do not touch medical supplies!” Ward then records her 10-year-old child taking a tongue depressor from a jar, licking it, and returning it to the container.

The Snapchat post included the caption “Don’t tell me how to live my life.”

Ward, seen in the above mug shot, recorded her child in an exam room at the All About Kids and Families Medical Center in Jacksonville. Upon learning of the video, center officials said they disposed of medical supplies in the room, which they then sanitized.

In a TV interview this week, Ward--who was not identified in the broadcast--said, “I had just been waiting a long time. I was just being silly with my kids.” She added, “I feel like this is not even real and if I could go back and change it, I definitely would.”

Charged with tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or bodily injury, Ward was booked into the county jail in advance of a court appearance tomorrow morning.
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New Video of Trump and Epstein Partying and Leering at Women Emerges

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Just in case you were wondering what he's trying to distract from THIS time.
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