In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Friday September 15th 2017
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White House says Jemele Hill calling Trump a white supremacist is a ‘fireable offense.’
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested Wednesday that ESPN host Jemele Hill should be fired for calling President Trump a “white supremacist.” Jemele Hill tweeted, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists”.
North Korea Launches Another Missile, Escalating Crisis.
North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, a direct challenge to the United States and China just days after a new sanctions resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council that was intended to force the country to halt its accelerating nuclear and missile tests. In Japan, an alert was issued on television and via cellphones, warning people to take shelter inside a building or underground. The Japanese government said the missile landed in waters about 1,370 miles east of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
Federal Judge Urges Trump Administration to Push Back DACA Deadline.
A federal judge in Brooklyn on Thursday urged the Trump administration to extend its deadline for young undocumented immigrants to apply to stay in the United States under an Obama-era program that the White House recently promised to end. The federal judge, Nicholas G. Garaufis, said the October 5th deadline was too soon and requested it be pushed back so that the president and Congress have time to fix the program through legislation.
‘Hand in Hand’ Hurricane Relief Telethon Raises Over $44 Million.
“Hand in Hand” hurricane-relief benefit raised more than $44 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Tuesday night, according to ABC News. A total of $14 million was raised during the hour-long live show, with $30 million donated in the hours that followed.
Cassini, the NASA Mission That Transformed Our Understanding of the Solar System will be destroyed.
This Friday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will come to an end. At 6:31 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, after two decades of flight and thirteen years of discovery around Saturn. Cassini launched in 1997 and took seven years to reach Saturn.