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White House official calls Trump administration's rhetoric on race 'dangerous' as Biden halts DOJ contracts with private prisons

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden issued four executive orders on Tuesday. One of them will order the DOJ to halt any new contracts with private prisons. A senior official called the Trump administration's rhetoric and policies on race "dangerous." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a series of executive actions announced on Tuesday, President Joe Biden will halt any new contracts between the Departm...
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This Giant Ice Cube Represents How Much Ice We're Losing Every Year

We talk about ice a lot here on Earther—or more specifically, the growing absence of it. A new study puts what’s happening to the planet in striking perspective. While I can tell you the results show 1.2 trillion tons of ice disappeared every year since 1994, it’s a lot easier to grasp as a visual.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Sea Ice, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Effects Of Climate Change, Ice Shelf, Glaciology, Cryosphere, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Retreat Of Glaciers Since

At the Diagonal Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images The mass exodus of corporate backing could affect how senators vote on Trump's impeachment trial, experts say. Dozens of companies have pulled funding from the GOP lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification. CEOs say they increasingly have no choice but to bring politics into the boardroom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Moral con...
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A 100-day moratorium on deportations starts on Friday, Biden administration announces

Protesters against deportations interrupt Joe Biden during a town hall on November 21, 2019 in Greenwood, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images The Biden administration will be imposing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations beginning January 22. The pause is "to ensure we have a fair and effective enforcement system." The move was announced Wednesday night by US Department of Homeland Security. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Biden administration will tempor...
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Driving an expensive sportscar on ice produces the anticipated result

Cold weather makes people crazy and irresponsible. Good morning!— Courtney (@AlaskanCourtney) January 19, 2021 Maybe snow tires would help?
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Solving LAPD budget woes get trickier after officer pay raises kick in

Pay raises for Los Angeles police officers went into effect Sunday, despite threats from city officials that refusal to delay the pay spike could result in hundreds more layoffs for a department that already was downsized in 2020. Rank-and-file LAPD officers will see a 3.25% pay increase starting with their next paychecks, according to their union, the Los Angeles Police Protective League. The increase this month stacks on top of 1.5% increase they received in July. According to budget analysts,...
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DOJ: Man accused of storming U.S. Capitol in Jan. 6 riot arrested in Glendora

A man accused of violently storming the U.S. Capitol Building with other rioters last week was arrested in Glendora late Wednesday night, according to a Department of Justice bulletin. Hunter Allen Ehmke, 20, faces charges of destroying government property, violent and disorderly conduct and obstructing an official proceeding, federal prosecutors said. FBI agents arrested Ehmke at his Glendora home just past 8 p.m., an FBI official said. The agents then turned him over to local police to hold ov...
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LAPD chief critical of ICE comments over undocumented man suspected in Pacoima killing

LAPD Chief Michel Moore defended his department’s decision on Tuesday in not handing over an undocumented man suspected of domestic violence to immigration authorities in September. The man, Herbert Nixon Flores, 46, went on to become the primary suspect in the killing his ex-girlfriend, Karen Ruiz, who was shot in front of their 3-year-old daughter in Pacoima last week. Police released video of the shooting, identifying the gunman as Flores. Over the weekend, Flores killed himself while being p...
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Refrigerators Are Finally Embracing the Good Ice

Samsung and LG both showed off new refrigerators at this year’s CES that feature one of the best innovations we’ve seen in years: better ice. LG introduced a fridge that can make the spherical ice that perfectly complements a strong pour of fine whiskey, and Samsung’s latest can make pebble ice.Read more...
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The Animaniacs, and Trump supporter's onion?

First, the video showing a Trump supporter, identified as Elizabeth Koch from Tennessee, saying she was maced for storming the capitol on Wednesday has been hilariously mashed up with this Animaniacs intro. Enjoy. But now, the theory is that maybe she did not get maced at all. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Tennessee, Ice, Tears, Trump, Animaniacs, Elizabeth Koch, Traitor, Maced Face, Onion Tears, Rioter, Storming The Capitol

At the Frozen Lake Café...

  ... you can talk all afternoon... but, once again, let's not use the café post to talk about Trump and the Trump resistance. As I did yesterday, I've given you 7 posts before lunch on Trump topics, so scroll down if you want to talk about that. There's so much else in the world. Like all this ice. Have you fallen on the ice this winter? Have you slipped or tripped over anything recently? Did you put ice on it? Are your dreams becoming more detailed and interesting? Is your car holding u...
Tags: Photography, Law, Robots, Ice, Trump, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Frozen Lake Café

New Year's dawn.

7:33:  7:40:    7:46:  Open thread in the comments. Write about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ice, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

I'm a DACA success story. Here's why I want people to stop focusing on narratives like mine.

Jean Pierre Barriga was born in Ecuador and is a DE&I professional based in New York City. Jean Pierre Barriga Jean Pierre Barriga, 27, is a DACAmented DE&I professional based in New York City. While sharing the stories of Dreamers is important, Barriga says more attention should be paid to the lesser known DAPA immigration policy, aka the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. Years of lawsuits and injunctions against DAPA have led to countless parents of Dreamers, like Barriga's mom, ...
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Wild ice morning.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Ice, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Morning Docket: 12.24.20

* Netflix has defeated libel claims related to The Laundromat, a film about the "Panama Papers." Maybe the judge was moved by Meryl Streep's performance... [Hollywood Reporter] * A lawsuit has been filed over alleged abuse of migrant women in detention centers run by ICE. [NBC News] * A typo in a Georgia election lawsuit says the lawyer verified the allegations under "plenty of perjury" instead of "penalty of perjury." [ABA Journal] * Judges of the Southern District of New York exercised a ...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Nbc News, Georgia, Joe Biden, Netflix, New York Times, Meryl Streep, Ice, Manhattan, PPP, Panama, ABA Journal, Don, Southern District of New York, Morning Docket

Freezing up.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Judge denounces conduct at for-profit ICE detention facility, accuses official of lying to cover up 'deliberate indifference' to the lives of immigrants during pandemic

Demonstrators protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of immigrants families in detention centers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2020. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images US Judge Vince Chhabria on Thursday accused an ICE official of lying to cover up the "deliberate indifference" to the lives of immigrants at a privately-run detention center. Over the summer, over half of those detained at ...
Tags: Politics, Law, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Aclu, Ice, Charles Davis, Northern California, GEO Group, Bakersfield California, Mesa Verde, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A former Obama official says the Biden administration has its work cut out for it to fix refugee resettlement and asylum

Immigration rights activists protest outside of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of both children and parents who are currently being held in ICE detention centers amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Washington, U.S. July 17, 2020. Leah Millis/Reuters Last month, in an interview with CBS News, President-elect Joe Biden's campaign officials outlined an immigration platform for the incoming administration. It included r...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Cbs News, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Dhs, Gop, United States, Ice, Refugees, Biden

DOJ has agreed to temporarily halt deportations for some migrant detainees and whistleblowers who alleged medical and sexual abuse at a Georgia detention center — until at least a Biden-Harris administration

Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File A new court motion in Georgia temporarily suspends deportation proceedings for at least four of the women who alleged suffering medical and sexual abuse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, according to VICE News.  Today's court order follows months of scrutiny and investigations surrounding...
Tags: Politics, Law, Immigration, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Dhs, Ice, Columbia University, Department Of Justice, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj, Los Angeles Times, Trump

Democrats seek to ban ICE transfers linked to outbreaks of COVID-19

Supporters and family members urged ICE to release detainees in front of GEO-run Aurora ICE Processing Center in Aurora, Colorado. April 9, 2020. Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images New legislation would prohibit ICE from transferring immigrants between facilities. In October, the US government admitted that detainee transfers have "contributed to outbreaks," according to an internal report obtained by BuzzFeed News. At least 7,339 people detained by ICE have now ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Senate, Immigration, US, Trends, Legislation, Dhs, Ice, Charles Davis, Denver, Aurora Colorado, US Department of Homeland Security, Denver Post, Customs Enforcement

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop deporting migrant children who cross the US-Mexico border alone

FILE: A law enforcement officer walks past ICE logo ahead of a press conference on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, DC. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone. The Trump administration began the policy in March when it issued an emergency declaration, citing the COVID-19 pandemi...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, Immigration, US, Trends, Ice, Associated Press, Honduras, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Trump

A college student says ICE arrested him in retaliation for reading a poem about America

Jose Bello was arrested by ICE after reading a poem condemning deportations. John Moore/Getty Images Jose Bello was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2019 after a public reading of a poem, "Dear America," condemning the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. The American Civil Liberties Union alleges that he was targeted in retaliation for his speech, violating the First Amendment. On Tuesday, Bello's lawyers will argue before a US federal court that he was targeted...
Tags: Politics, News, Immigration, US, America, Trends, United States, Aclu, Ice, Charles Davis, Southern California, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Customs Enforcement

Skating on thin ice with a chainsaw

Thin ice has interesting acoustic and physical properties, as demonstrated by this stone-skipping, vodka-swilling, shirt-removing, chainsaw-wielding gentleman. YOGOMAN also made a pretty cool ice skateboard: Image: YouTube / YOGOMAN
Tags: Video, News, Ice, Chainsaw, Thin Ice, YOGOMAN

All 4 Democratic congresswomen of 'The Squad' are heading back to Congress — and with backup

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) listen during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images "The Squad" — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — secured their seats in the House of Representatives in Tuesday's election.  The four women of color l...
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'Calm before the storm:' Washington DC braces for possible post-election disorder

Protective wood boards are placed on the front of the McPherson Building on October 28, 2020 near the White House in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Washington DC is bracing itself ahead of the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday.  Three people who live in the capital told Business Insider that while Washington is still pretty quiet, there's a "tension in the air" and an atmosphere of "uncertainty" as more people fear post-election violence. Some businesses in the capital hav...
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The moon is sprinkled with patches of frozen water, NASA scientists discovered. Mining it may be crucial for travel to Mars and beyond.

An artist’s illustration depicts Artemis astronauts on the moon. NASA via AP NASA scientists have discovered new caches of water hidden across the moon's surface. Water could be a crucial resource for astronaut missions to Mars, since ice can be converted into rocket fuel. In a new study, a space plane detected the signal for H2O on the moon's surface. Other new research found small, permanent shadows where water ice could survive on the lunar surface.  NASA's next moon rover will investig...
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Controversial tech firm Palantir is reportedly building a data tool to help US authorities allocate COVID-19 vaccines

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Secretive data-analytics company Palantir is developing a system to help local authorities decide where to allocate COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported. The system is called Tiberius, and is named after Captain Kirk from the "Star Trek" franchise. A document seen by the Journal said Tiberius will analyze "demographic, employment, and public health data" to aid local officials in deciding high-priority populations to vaccinate. Palantir, cofounded by S...
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Everything You Need To Know About Buying Ice

Refrigerators with a built in ice maker are fairly common. But in the event that you don’t have one, or if you’re hosting a large gathering, you might find yourself stopping pick up a bag or two of ice to fill coolers or make cold drinks. Those bags of frozen water can seem expensive, and it’s difficult to figure out exactly how much you need. In the interest of helping Cleverdude readers be informed consumers and get maximum value, I decided to do some research on buying ice. Common Bag Sizes...
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Federal judge accuses Trump administration lawyers of 'straight up dishonesty' in case over COVID-19 outbreak among detained immigrants

Over 20% of immigrants detained at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California, have contracted COVID-19. Richard Vogel/AP Photo A federal judge on Thursday said he was concerned that Trump administration lawyers had been "dishonest or, at best, disingenuous" in a case involving a COVID-19 outbreak at an ICE detention center. US Judge Terry Hatter said he had "been concerned for some time with the lack of candor exhibited by the government," noting it had failed to comply wi...
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