Queens, New York( CNN) Yoselyn spent a month apart from their own families in a shelter for child migrants — but it was the last three hours she spent waiting to be reunited with her mother that felt like an eternity, she says.
But they were detained in Yuma, Arizona, and separated on June 3 with scarcely a chance to say goodbye, she says.
While her mother awaited news from Eloy Detention Center of her daughter’s whereabouts, Yoselyn took her first-ever aircraft trip to “la alberga” in California, where she bided with other girls from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, she says.
( CNN) The school board in Broward County, Florida — where a gunman killed 17 students and staff members at one of its high schools — said Tuesday it will not participate in a program that allows certain school employees to be armed.
Board members, who voted on the matter, have authorized Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to communicate their intent regarding the controversial provision of Senate Bill 7026, which was signed by Gov. Rick Scott
Known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, the law stiffens gun control in several ways but also permits some teachers to be armed.
( CNN) Hate groups that is compatible with neo-Nazism, racism, sexism or homophobia use virtually the same tools as any mainstream advertiser to spread their insidious messages online.
What’s worse, these groups are growing in numbers. For the first time in eight years, dislike groups were found in all 50 nations, according to a report released this year by the Southern Poverty Law Center
. The report also warns that the number of US hate groups has increased 20% since 2014.
Hate groups have transformed parts of the internet into a propaganda battlefield, with potentially deadly outcomes. For instance, 2015’s Charleston massacre
, the so-called “Pizzagate” fake conspiracy tale in 2016
and last year’s violent, racially charged rally and protest in Charlottesville, Virginia
, were all linked to online activities.
Here are five basic routes hate groups use the internet to get their messages out and stir up violence.
( CNN) The quarrel escalated and got personal. The insults stung. An ugly back-and-forth got worse.
It happened on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday, when documentary filmmaker Jason Pollock and CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck clashed over recently releasedsurveillance video of Michael Brown.
The 2014 police killing of Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, put their own nationals focus on tensions between citizens and law enforcement in black communities across the country.
( CNN) Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas Baptist church, suffered three gunshot meanders, including a self-inflicted shot to the head, Texas authorities told Monday.
Kelley, 26, was also shooting in the leg and torso by an armed citizen, said Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety, citing autopsy results. Kelley was found dead in his vehicle.
A day after the deadliest shooting in Texas history, the US Air Force and Department of Defense said they are probing why the Air Force did not appropriately relay Kelley’s 2012 court martial sentence for domestic assault to civilian law enforcement, as required.
I n August, 2014, Kelley was arrested on an animal cruelty charge, a misdemeanor offense, in El Paso County, Colorado, in agreement with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. A witness told Kelley punched a dog with a closed fist, grabbed it by the neck and dragged the animal, officials told. Kelley, who was living in a Colorado Springs RV park at the time, denied the account. He was issued a summons but did not spend any time in jail for the offense. n August, 2014, Kelley was apprehended on an animal cruelty charge, a misdemeanor offense, in El Paso County, Colorado, in agreement with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. A witness said Kelley punched a dog with a closed fist, grabbed it by the neck and dragged the animal, officials said. Kelley, who was living in a Colorado Springs RV park at the time, denied the account. He was issued a summons but did not spend any time in jail for the offense. Before the shooting, authorities say Kelley looked suspicious at a nearby gas station. “He was obviously suspicious to others on the basis of the route he was garmented in all black, ” Martin said. He told Kelley also had a black mask with a white, skull-type face on it, but it was unclear whether he was wearing the mask at the gas station. Kelley was wearing a ballistic vest with a plate on the front, Martin told. Live updates on Texas church shooting How it happened What we know about the rifle used in the massacre About 4% of town’s population killed These men may have prevented shooting from getting even deadlier What we know about the gunman New York attack was labeled ‘terrorism.’ Texas shooting wasn’t. Here’s why Why Americans don’t dedicate a damn about mass shootings Pastor’s 14 -year-old daughter among the victims How Christians can respond to this latest shooting Why mass shootings don’t change the politics of gun control Mass shootings are a serious problem, and these 9 charts demonstrate why Gun violence: More complicated than a ‘mental health problem’
Ten of the 20 people wounded remain in critical condition Monday, authorities said. And virtually no one at the church was left unscathed, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told. “I believe nearly everyone had some type of trauma, ” the sheriff told reporters Monday. After Kelley left the church, he was confronted and shot by an armed resident, Stephen Willeford. After Kelley was shot, he called his father, telling him he didn’t think he was going to make it, Martin told. That’s when Kelley shot himself. It was not immediately clear whether Kelley died from the self-inflicted gunshot meander or from being shot by the resident. “However, investigators found evidence at the scene that indicates the subject may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot meander, ” Martin said.
( CNN) After an eruption from the Kilauea volcano’s summit shooting ash and smoke 30,000 feet into the air on Thursday, officials handed out nearly 18,000 masks to help residents deal with the fallout.
US Geological Survey geologist Michelle Coombs described the event as “energetic, but short-lived” and said the majority of members of the debris expelled from the crater likely fell near the explosion site.
( CNN) Here’s a look at the life of Rand Paul, US senator from Kentucky.
Birth place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Birth name: Randal Howard Paul
New Orleans( CNN) It begins with a simple fender bender. Two SUVs speed off. Three blocks away, the drivers exit and argue. Within seconds, shots are fired, and ex-NFLer Will Smith lies dead in the street.
Welcome to New Orleans.
To the world, the Big Easy is a place to cut loose, rich in culture, music and cuisine
. A city that lives its motto, “Laissez les bon temps rouler, ” and draws up to 9.8 million tourists a year.
But peel back that glittery exterior and you find a place that’s infringe and violent in many ways — a place where demises such as that of a favorite New Orleans Saint don’t terribly astonished anyone.
“For all its love of life, the committee is also seems to lack a respect for life, ” told Father Bill Terry of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church. Outside his church hangs a white plastic committee that lists the names and ages of all those murdered — an eerie monument to the city’s fallen residents.
( CNN) In what feels like a never-ending onslaught of cyclones, this year’s hurricane season only passed the halfway mark — and three hurricanes, including Category 5 Irma, are churning in the Atlantic.
Storm activity usually ramps up in September — and hits its statistical peak on September 10
. That’s because key environmental factors tend to align at that time to gasoline especially powerful blizzards, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which considers the eight-week period around September 10 a hurricane “season within the season.”
“There’s nothing magical about the September 10 date, ” CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. “The peak of hurricane season really operates from the middle of August to the middle of October. But we really ensure the best of the conditions in early September, when the combination of ocean temperatures that have been baked by the long summertime sunlight and the lack of wind shear that we commonly find in the late springtime and early autumn leads to the greatest number of storms.”
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Power was restored overnight at the world’s busiest airport, but the mess the total blackout left may take all day to straighten out. The power flickered off
early Sunday afternoon at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
after a fire at an underground electrical facility. That fire took out the backup power, too. It’s not clear what caused the flame. Thousands of passengers were left scurrying around in darkened terminals
or sitting for hours on planes on tarmacs. No airplanes could fly in or out of the airport, leading to more than 1,000 flight cancellations and air travel interruptions across the US.
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