In the News This Week
Debra Brown | Monday July 3rd 2017
In the news this week By Team ATPB
With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.
The video followed the president’s Saturday night tweets attacking the news media for declaring his Twitter habits unseemly after he tweeted insults at MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. CNN replied to the body slam video Sunday with a quote from Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week that Trump does not advocate violence.
Visas denied for all-girl Afghanistan robotics team competing in U.S.
An all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan’s plans to compete in the U.S. were upended after their visas were denied by the U.S. embassy in Kabul. The team of six teen girls hailing from Herat, Afghanistan had been working on their latest robotic creation for months in order to compete in the international FIRST Global Challenge competition being held in Washington, D.C..
Worshippers leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon were approached by two hooded suspects. The suspects, carrying a handgun and a shotgun, arrived in a Renault Clio before opening fire on the crowd.
The Trump administration has begun a new tactic to crack down on illegal immigration, this time arresting undocumented parents suspected of having paid to have their children ushered into the country by smugglers. Until recently, those adults have not been priorities for arrest, even if they are in the country illegally.
A House subcommittee passed a bill allowing churches to endorse politicians. Some Democrats say the measure comes too close to mixing church and state. They say religious leaders already have First Amendment rights, just like anyone else. But if they want to get political, they don’t have a constitutional right not to pay taxes. Some also worry that the measure could upend the system of campaign financing by allowing churches to use their tax-free status to funnel money to political candidates.
is being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.
An attorney representing the family of Jerome Barson, 78, filed the lawsuit Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit came one day after Palm Beach Gardens police released a report saying Williams caused the June 9 crash that left Barson with a fractured spine and numerous internal injuries. He died June 22.
Photo Courtesy of FIRST GLOBAL CHALLENGE