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An Untold Number of Indigenous Children Disappeared at U.S. Boarding Schools. Tribal Nations Are Raising the Stakes in Search of Answers.
Tribe
TheIntercept | When Yufna Soldier Wolf was a kid, she was made well aware of why her family members only spoke English, and why they dressed the way they did. Her grandfather and other elders used to recount their experiences at...
NY Pension Chief Cashes in on Natural Gas
WNYC | New York State’s former top pension investment officer was appointed to the board of a natural gas conglomerate after the pension system bought up the company’s bonds, rejected demands to divest from fossil fuels and...
U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find
Immigration
NyTimes | WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is unable to account for the whereabouts of nearly 1,500 migrant children who illegally entered the United States alone this year and were placed with sponsors after leaving federal...
New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist
AidsGate
AFP | The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus...
"Inaccessible" North Carolina Nuclear Plant Declares "Unusual Event" During Storm-Driven "Hot Shutdown"
Nuclear Power
ZeroHedge | Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant, about 30 miles south of Wilmington, has declared a state of emergency as the 1,200-acre complex remains cut off by flood waters and and is inaccessible to outside personnel. Just...
Citing ‘Adverse Conduct’ Police Finally Fire Amber Guyger for Killing Botham Jean
FreeThoughtProject | Dallas, TX — After the Dallas police department refused to fire an officer who admitted to killing an innocent man, outrage erupted, and rightfully so. Now, however, on Monday, the department announced that officer...
Child pornography reason behind Sunspot Observatory closure, according to court documents
KTSM | A federal search warrant reveals that Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography. The source of child pornography was traced to an IP address used at...
Immigrants Seeking Shelter After Hurricane Florence Fear Deportation as FEMA Shifts Funds to ICE
DemocracyNow! | While the worst of Hurricane Florence is over, officials say the most dangerous flooding is yet to come for residents of the Carolinas and Virginia, as thousands have been ordered to evacuate their homes and hundreds...
New Mexico sues Google, Twitter for illegally collecting data on children
UPI | Sept. 16 (UPI) -- New Mexico filed a lawsuit against Google, Twitter and several app developers for illegally collecting data from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. New Mexico Attorney General...
Hurricane Florence Causes Catastrophic Flooding Across North Carolina
Weather.com | The city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been entirely cut off by floodwaters from Tropical Depression Florence, forcing North Carolina officials to call for additional help from state law enforcement and the...
'It's like a bomb has gone off here': Stranded residents hunker down as Florence hammers NC
ABCNews | As Hurricane Florence hammers North Carolina's coastline with rain and wind, first responders are scrambling to rescue residents who didn't heed evacuation orders and are now stranded in their homes, cars and even on...
Sept. 11 is still killing FBI agents
LATimes | FBI Agent Dave LeValley was driving to work in Manhattan when he saw the first jetliner strike the World Trade Center on a bright September morning 17 years ago. He quickly parked his car and sprinted to the scene,...
Laws Punishing Homeless People for Sleeping in Public Are Cruel and Unusual, Court Rules
Tents
NYTimes | Prosecuting homeless people for sleeping on the streets when there is no shelter available is a form of cruel and unusual punishment that violates the Constitution, a federal appeals court said this week. The case...
Boston police captain's son gets 20 years for terror plot
Boston
ABCNews | A Boston police captain's son, who authorities called a "committed soldier" of the Islamic State group, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday for plotting to use assault rifles and homemade bombs to kill...
U.S. official: Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban
Canada
Politico | Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations. As Canada...
Parents Upset Over Active Shooter Drill Done ‘To Expose Students To Sound Of Gunfire’
Active Shooter
CBS-Pittsburg | BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — At Bethel Park High School on Thursday, an active shooter drill is scheduled to get underway during an extended third period class. This drill will include the sound of gunfire, but blanks will be...
Hurricane Florence Could Threaten 10 Nuclear Power Facilities
UndergroundNews | Hurricane Florence has now reached a CAT 4 and there has been many evacuations ordered for the North and South Carolina Coastlines. In the path of the storm sits at least 10 different Nuclear Power facilities that could...
Botched Cook County Property Tax Relief Backfires On Working Class, Minorities
WirePoints | This one was so easy to see coming we can only say, “Duh,” instead of our usual “Told you so.” Last year, Chicago lawmakers wanted a way to soften the blow of the city’s recent property tax increases, or at least make...