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Cute article about Biden's favorite meme

But just as we imagine Biden has chosen one friend as Best Bud 4-Eva, there is one meme that he adores above all others.

That is, according to his 35-year-old daughter, Ashley Biden.

Ashley told Moneyish, a new personal finance site, that she introduced her dad to the viral memes about him and Obama, and he actually has a favorite. It’s about the two terms they shared:

https://twitter.com/TheDiLLon1/status/788114505624612864


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-biden-favorite-obama-biden-meme_us_58c6abdce4b0ed71826e012e

Carinal Tobin leads effort to help man facing deportation

The leader of the state's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese bowed his head and prayed with a man who entered the U.S. illegally decades ago before the man walked into a federal building to face possible deportation, a high-profile example of how religious leaders are responding to recent immigration enforcement actions under Republican President Donald Trump.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the head of the Newark archdiocese, led a rally Friday to support Catalino Guerrero, portraying him as embodying the human cost of a broken immigration policy. Guerrero, whose immigration issues began before Trump took office this year, was given a 60-day extension to seek a stay of deportation.

Guerrero, who's from Union City and has four children and four grandchildren, "puts a face" to what is often treated as "statistics or demons," Tobin said before the hearing.


https://www.apnews.com/0573349c4de044c8bd45d966bc0c8a31/Newark-archbishop-leading-rally-for-man-facing-deportation

Cupich to priests: Don't let ICE in without a warrant

"We need to stand together and clearly make it known that the Archdiocese of Chicago supports the dignity of all persons without regard to immigration status," Cupich wrote.

Until there is comprehensive immigration reform passed by Congress, he urged the priests to "stand in solidarity with those who live in the shadows."

If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials come to Chicago Catholic facilities, they should politely be sent away, unless they have a warrant, Cupich wrote. He urged priests to contact the legal offices of the archdiocese if they are approached by immigration authorities.

While ICE has till now largely spared church facilities from immigration enforcement efforts, there is no legal requirement that they do so. Immigration advocates recently expressed alarm at the arrest of immigrants who had just left a church homeless shelter in Virginia. That incident took place Feb. 8 outside the Rising Hope Mission Church shelter in Alexandria. Six men were taken away by ICE agents at that time.


https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/cardinal-cupich-advises-priests-immigration-raids

Underground network readies homes to hide undocumented immigrants

A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room.

But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles, with its refurbished floors, is no ordinary home.

"It would be three families we host here," Valiente says.

By "host," she means provide refuge to people who may be sought by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. The families staying here would be undocumented immigrants, fearing an ICE raid and possible deportation.


http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/us/california-immigrant-safe-houses/

Fr. Sean Carroll: Why my priesthood calls me to resist immigration injustice

This is our ministry, and as a Catholic priest, it is an answer to a divine calling.

For me, the teachings of the Catholic Church are as clear as God’s commands to the people of Israel in Hebrew Scriptures: We are called to welcome widows, orphans, the poor and migrants.

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Perhaps no person has done more to focus the public’s attention on the plight of migrants and the risks they face than Pope Francis.

When the pope visited Mexico a year ago this week, he traveled to the border with the U.S. and articulated his vision for a world where death and the exploitation of those seeking a better life are no longer commonplace.


http://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/02/15/why-my-priesthood-calls-me-resist-immigration-injustice?utm_content=bufferae2f2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2-ton cement ball at Target rolls through parking lot, damaging car

It looked like a scene from an Indiana Jones flick. A big red boulder, the 2-ton logo of one of the world's largest retailers, rolling across one of their busiest parking lots, causing thousands in damage. But who's responsible to make this right? Check out the video, you be the judge.

Keep your eye on the ball, the first in a row guarding the gate to the Target location in Paramus, New Jersey.

The video was shot by a Target parking lot surveillance camera. You can watch as a pick up truck bumps the ball, jarring it loose, the ball starts to roll into traffic, and smash! Right into a moving car.

"All of sudden I hear this crash and a really loud noise," Eileen Grady said. She thought she ran something over, but it was the 2-ton bollard bouncing of her driver's side door.


http://abc7ny.com/news/incredi-ball-2-ton-target-cement-ball-rolls-through-paramus-parking-lot/1734236/

Surgeons remove live cockroach from inside woman's skull

The patient, identified as Selvi, 42, said she thought she was coming down with a cold Tuesday night when she first felt the itching sensation in her nasal cavity.

Selvi visited a hospital where doctors suggested the possibility of a nasal growth and referred her to a second hospital, where doctors attempted to flush her nasal cavity out with water.

The woman then went to Government Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai, where she underwent a nasal endoscopy to determine the cause of her discomfort.

"It was a full grown cockroach," Dr. M N Shankar told The Times of India.


http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/02/07/Surgeons-remove-live-cockroach-from-inside-womans-skull/5471486480782/

Syrian family to reunite in Toronto, thanks to unlikely partnership between synagogue, mosque

After civil unrest broke out in 2011, violence escalated across Syria. The country that ignited Ms. Elendari’s love for archeology began its reduction to rubble, and her hopes of seeing her family again were dashed.

Now, Ms. Elendari – who moved to Toronto four years ago – is counting down mere days until they’re reunited.

At 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 10, a plane from Turkey will carry all eight members of the Elendari family to Toronto as privately sponsored refugees. Out of the over 38,000 Syrian refugees who have landed in Canada since November, 2015, though, very few have been due to such an unconventional partnership – the Elendari family’s arrival comes thanks to the joint-sponsorship project of a Jewish synagogue and a Muslim mosque that share a parking lot in Thornhill, Ont.

The unlikely project began last December, when one of the first groups of Syrian refugees arrived at Pearson International Airport. Amid the flurry of media coverage on the country’s newcomers, Temple Har Zion reached out to their neighbours at the Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre and asked if they’d be interested in sponsoring a family together.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/unlikely-partnership-reunites-syrian-family-in-toronto/article33465701/

Syrian family to reunite in Toronto, thanks to unlikely partnership between synagogue, mosque

After civil unrest broke out in 2011, violence escalated across Syria. The country that ignited Ms. Elendari’s love for archeology began its reduction to rubble, and her hopes of seeing her family again were dashed.

Now, Ms. Elendari – who moved to Toronto four years ago – is counting down mere days until they’re reunited.

At 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 10, a plane from Turkey will carry all eight members of the Elendari family to Toronto as privately sponsored refugees. Out of the over 38,000 Syrian refugees who have landed in Canada since November, 2015, though, very few have been due to such an unconventional partnership – the Elendari family’s arrival comes thanks to the joint-sponsorship project of a Jewish synagogue and a Muslim mosque that share a parking lot in Thornhill, Ont.

The unlikely project began last December, when one of the first groups of Syrian refugees arrived at Pearson International Airport. Amid the flurry of media coverage on the country’s newcomers, Temple Har Zion reached out to their neighbours at the Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre and asked if they’d be interested in sponsoring a family together.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/unlikely-partnership-reunites-syrian-family-in-toronto/article33465701/

Guy Lombardo's last New Year's Eve - 40 years ago tonight

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