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63 illegal immigrants nabbed near Texas-Mexico border

“After a three-hour search, agents from the Laredo Sector’s Carrizo Springs and Laredo West stations found the large group in a rural area west of town” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Federal law enforcement agents arrested a group of 63 people Thursday, including 52 young men, who allegedly illegally crossed from Mexico into Texas, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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HSBC ties to Huawei could complicate China trade talks even though the bank isn’t being investigated

“In the saga involving the recent arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada, questions have surfaced as to whether U.K. banking giant HSBC will be named in the legal case” writes Kate Fazzini for cnbc.com. Huawei has been under scrutiny since at least 2012 for accepting money from Iran and, according to a House Intelligence Committee Report, not complying with a federal investigation into the issue. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Duterte jokes about marijuana use despite thousands of deaths in drugs war

“Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president whose controversial war on drugs has killed thousands over the past two years, said on Monday that he used marijuana to stay alert in meetings, but then claimed he was joking” writes Nicola Smith for telegraph.co.uk. Mr Duterte’s office had admitted he missed events at the Asean meeting to take “power naps”.His attempted humour was lost on human rights activists who denounced the quip as disrespectful to the families of drug users, dealers, and innocent bystanders who have been gunned down in the name of…

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The ‘secret sister’ gift exchange on Facebook is actually an illegal pyramid scheme

“A “secret sister” gift exchange circulating on Facebook promises that participants will receive up to 36 gifts in exchange for just one of their own” writes Rob Price for businessinsider.com. It spreads via a Facebook post advertising the exchange (36 gifts in exchange for one!) and asking six people to join in.And it’s not just a dubious idea — it’s actually an illegal pyramid scheme. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Andalusia elections: Spanish far-Right expected to take first seats amid surge in illegal immigration

“But that could be about to change on Sunday as the anti-immigration and Eurosceptic Vox party hopes to make its first gains as it takes advantage of the rising number of asylum seekers crossing from North Africa” writes James Badcock for telegraph.co.uk. If Vox picks up the two seats predicted in Andalucia’s regional elections, it would mark the first parliamentary representation on any level in Spain since democracy replaced General Franco. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson ejected for illegal check to the head on Devils’…

“Wilson was handed a match penalty and ejected after he dealt Devils winger Brett Seney an illegal check to the head in the two team’s matchup Friday” reports sportingnews.com. With the match penalty, Wilson is dealt an automatic suspension pending review by the NHL’s department of player safety.He has been suspended four times in his last 105 games and was dealt a 20-game penalty to start the season. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Trump after Cohen plea deal: Mueller’s ‘illegal hoax’ should be stopped ‘immediately’

“Earlier in the day, before the plea deal, Trump tweeted that Mueller’s investigation was an “illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives.”” reports washingtonexaminer.com. President Trump called for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to “be ended immediately” Thursday evening.I don’t see any evidence of crimes.’ This is an illegal Hoax that should be ended immediately. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Fewest illegal immigrants living in US since 2004, says new study

“The Pew study follows a that found there are 22 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S., twice as much as Pew estimates” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. fell to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new Pew Research Center study .Based on government data, the study estimates that there were 10.7 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a high point of 12.2 million in 2007 and the lowest since 2004. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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When Trump and Xi meet, trade is the only bilateral deal they can talk about

“And, apparently showing no interest for Washington’s trade concerns, China’s surplus in the first nine months of this year accelerated to an annual growth rate of 10 percent” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Since Trump took power in January of last year, China pocketed $676.6 billion in the form of surpluses on its U.S. goods trades. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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