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Judge Blocks Order Cutting Off Funding To Sanctuary Cities

Source: CBS

SAN FRANCISCO (CBSNewYork/AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked an order by the Trump administration that would cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court.

Read more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/04/25/sanctuary-cities-order-blocked/



Glad to see this. Doubly glad that this is from San Francisco since the appeal would go to the Ninth Circuit.

John Oliver on the French election

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Mais, oui!

" 'Terrorist' baby faces US embassy interview after error on visa form"

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/16/baby-us-embassy-interview-visa-esta-terrorist

On the part of the Esta form which reads “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?” Kenyon ticked yes instead of no.

He only learned of his error when his grandson’s travel was refused. “I couldn’t believe that they couldn’t see it was a genuine mistake and that a three-month-old baby would be no harm to anyone,” said the 62-year-old.

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“Baby Harvey was good as gold for the interview and never cried once. I thought about taking him along in an orange jumpsuit, but thought better of it,” said Kenyon. “They didn’t appear to have a sense of humour over it at all and couldn’t see the funny side.

“He’s obviously never engaged in genocide, or espionage, but he has sabotaged quite a few nappies in his time, though I didn’t tell them that at the US embassy.”



Because of course an actual terrorist would tick the yes box to that question.



"Small Saturn moon has most conditions needed to sustain life, Nasa says"

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/13/alien-life-saturn-moon-enceladus-nasa

A tiny moon of Saturn has most of the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced on Thursday, unveiling a discovery from an underground ocean that makes the world a leading candidate for organisms as humans know them.

Scientists stressed that the discovery on a moon named Enceladus is not evidence that life has in fact developed on another world, but they have managed to establish the existence of the water, chemistry and energy sources that are necessary for it.

“We now know that Enceladus has almost all of the ingredients that you need to support life as we know it on Earth,” said Linda Spilker, a project scientist who said the finding essentially confirmed vents on the moon’s seafloor.

Chris Glein, another scientist involved in the project, said the discovery showed that the moon’s ocean contained a potential chemical feast for microbes. “We have made the first calorie count on an alien ocean,” he said.


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