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1…………> Deport Food Stamp Holders” ICE
Immigrants currently in US who get public benefits like food stamps or housing vouchers could be denied green cards, under a new proposal from President Donald Trump’s administration, satisfying a campaign pledge to make immigration to the United States more difficult, and to reduce the number of people allowed to stay in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Saturday that under the proposed rule change, being a current or previous recipient of sure public aid would be seen as a “heavily weighed negative factor” in considering an application for lawful permanent residency.
“This proposed rule will implement a law passed by Congress intended to promote immigrant self-sufficiency and protect finite resources by ensuring that they are not likely to become burdens on American taxpayers,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
2…………> Revenge Down Under: Tiger Sharks
Following two attacks on swimmers, Australian officials captured and shot three tiger sharks in the Whitsunday Islands region, a popular tourist destination near the Great Barrier Reef. The biggest of the predators was 3.3 meters (10.8 feet) long, with the other two measuring 2.6 and 2 meters from nose to tail. “While sharks of this size are potentially very dangerous to humans, it is unclear if they were responsible for injuries caused to two swimmers this week,” Fisheries Queensland said in a statement.
3…………> Ban The Burqas: Switzerland
Voters in the northeastern Swiss canton of St. Gallen on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new law that would see facial coverings such as the burqa banned in public, with two-thirds casting a ballot in favor of the legislation under the Swiss system of direct democracy. One other Swiss canton that of Italian-speaking Ticino in the south introduced a similar law two years ago. The law was approved against the will of the regional St. Gallen government, which will now be obliged to implement the result. The outcome is valid despite just 36-percent turnout at the referendum. The Swiss Federal Cabinet initially wanted to leave decisions on whether to introduce legislation against full-face coverings up to the individual cantons. However, it will now likely hold a national referendum on the issue next year after activists from the populist right-wing Swiss People’s party last year collected the more than 100,000 signatures needed to trigger one. Read more: Austrian burqa ban: Police raid toy store over a Lego Ninja.
4…………> The Lost Ark: In Search Of
The Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to have disappeared around 587 BC when the invading forces of Babylon destroyed Jerusalem, and described as a wooden crate covered with gold containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments that were handed down from God to Moses, is still on minds of treasure finders.
Theories regarding its possible whereabouts range wildly, from being hidden beneath the Temple Mount, to being guarded by a tribe in Africa, or even being captured by the US. Noah’s Ark Rocked By Artificial Insemination Claim Daily Star Online took a look at the likely locations for the Biblical artifact. The most obvious is that the Ark of the Covenant remains hidden deep beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. More than 76 miles away is another possible Ark location, Lake Tiberias, better known as the Sea of Galilee, which some theorists believe is the place where the scared chest was sunk into.
5…………> Dead Fish: Florence Aftermath
US fire crews dealing with the clean-up operation after hurricane floodwaters receded made an unexpected discovery: dead fish spread across the highway. The flooding from the deadly hurricane pushed the fish from their natural habitat and scattered them along an interstate highway; the Penderlea Fire Department posted on Facebook on Saturday.
“Well, we can add ‘washing fish off of the interstate’ to the long list of exciting things firefighters get to experience!. Hurricane Florence caused massive flooding in our area and allowed the fish to travel far from their natural habitat, stranding them on the interstate when waters receded,” the fire department reported.
The death toll from the deadly Hurricane Florence has reached 43 people, with 17 districts of North Carolina having hundreds of roads closed so far; drivers are urged not to move through the territories of these districts unless necessary. There are more than 50 thousand houses left without electricity.
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