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from Business Insider
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29 photos that show the US-Mexico border's evolution over 100 years


from Fox News (& affiliates)

Here's how to solve the immigration crisis
The American people need to have a realistic, rational conversation about our immigration policy moving forward to determine our nation’s future. By our nature, we are a generous and caring people. We are pained to hear the cries of children separated from their parents at our southern border, even when the parents have violated our immigration laws. And we understand that the family separations that dominated the news in the past week were not the Trump administration’s finest moment; nor was the Obama administration's dismal record on immigration anything to brag about.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's name pulled from library award over 'stereotypical attitudes' in her popular books
Laura Ingalls Wilder's name is set to be removed from a major children's book award after concerns were raised about the "Little House on the Prairie" author's depiction of certain races in the early-to-mid 20th century. The Association of Library Service to Children's (ALSC) board voted unanimously on Saturday to rename the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Award" as the "Children’s Literature Legacy Award."


from LifeZette (& PoliZette)
Media/News Company in Washington, D. C.

For Anti-Trumpers, the Latest ‘Social Justice’ Tool Is Math Class
Liberal activism in the educational setting is far more important, apparently, than algebra, geometry, and common sense for kids. When it comes to mathematics abilities, students in the United States lag far behind their peers in many places around the globe.

Trump’s White House Press Secretary Can’t Even Enjoy a Meal at a Restaurant
Sarah Sanders tweeted after the incident that she always does her 'best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully'.


from (& CollectSpace)

SpaceX Wins $130 Million Military Launch Contract for Falcon Heavy Rocket
SpaceX has won its first big-ticket classified military launch contract for the Falcon Heavy rocket. The Air Force awarded SpaceX a $130 million contract for the launch of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-52 satellite.


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

Demise of Spokane’s Manito zoo marked by shots of a .30-30 rifle
Charles Balzer probably didn’t think much of it when he fenced off one of the many spring-fed ponds scattered around Spokane’s newest park. As the park’s first superintendent, Balzer was just trying to make the park a park. Fencing off the beaver family was a way for the former “city florist” to begin transforming the 60 acres of South Hill wildland the city was recently promised. Soon, gawkers gathered to watch the beavers scamper. A zoo was born.


from Sputnik
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, MIXED, Broadcasting & Media Production Company out of Moscow, Russia

US Senator Bernie Sanders Mixes Up Trump and Obama Over Immigration
Senator Bernie Sanders mixed up the two presidents as he talked about the immigration issue on TV. One of the trademarks of US President Donald Trump speeches is him constantly comparing himself to former president Barack Obama — always in a favor of himself, of course. Telling the audience how Obama administration has done everything wrong and how Trump is going to fix it has become one of the pillars of his political program — up to the point where Trump's critics say 45 is actually "trying to undo Obama's presidency," as Joe Biden said, for example, earlier in February. However, maybe the two presidents are not that much different after all — at least, they turned out to be similar enough for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to mix them up.


from Washington Examiner

The Southern Poverty Law Center isn't authoritative, it's garbage
Maajid Nawaz is a former extremist whose new role, speaking out against extremism, got him branded as an extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC, which bracketed Nawaz with racists and anti-Islamic bigots, had to apologize, retract its publication, and pay Nawaz $3.4 million. Yet when a major, well-respected magazine covered this story, here was its lead: “The Southern Poverty Law Center, the venerable civil-rights organization, has issued a formal apology to British political activist Maajid Nawaz….” This reporting is part of the problem. The SPLC is not “venerable”; it is contemptible. It is not a “civil-rights organization”; it is a scam. Whatever its origins, the organization rotted to its core and has become a financial and ideological racket.


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