Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia

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Mourning Barbara Bush

Several former U.S. presidents were among the 1,500 mourners expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the ...
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The Latest: Guests start arriving for Barbara Bush's funeral

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):
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Embattled Missouri Gov. Charged with Felony Computer Tampering

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is facing a charge in connection to his alleged use of a donor list from his ...
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Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

International experts make a much-delayed examination of the site of a suspected attack in Douma ...
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Sean Hannity Isn't A Journalist And Fox News Isn't News

Earlier this week, Fox News declared its "full support" for Sean Hannity after
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Houston's mayor pleads with immigrants worried about 'show me your papers' law to call for rescue

Houston's mayor pleads with immigrants worried about 'show me your papers' law to call for rescueThe mayor of Houston doesn’t want people who need to be rescued fearing deportation after Hurricane Harvey pummeled his city.  SEE ALSO: Houston's local businesses pitch in as Harvey's flooding wreaks havoc At a press conference Monday, Mayor Sylvester Turner made bold statements about deportation concerns amid relief and rescue efforts. In no uncertain terms, he assured his city that anyone who needs rescuing and support can call for help — no matter their immigration status.  He said worries about SB 4, derided as the "show me your papers" law, that's going into effect next month should be shelved. "If you're in a stressful situation and you need help, you call us for help. We want you to call. There is absolutely no reason why anyone should not call," he said.  He added that if anyone gets deported after calling for help, "I and others will be the first ones to stand up with you. I will represent them myself." Under the law, police departments wouldn’t be able to ban their officers from asking someone who’s been detained about their immigration status. It would also force jails to comply with all Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests.  Several cities — including Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin — have joined a lawsuit claiming that SB 4 violates the Constitution. "Put SB 4 on a shelf right now," he said. "Don't hesitate to call. We will respond." He continued to reiterate his message, clearly stating, "If you're in a stressful situation, I don't care who you are, what your status is, I do not want you to run the risk of losing your life or a family member because you are concerned about SB 4." Safety over politics. WATCH: Hurricane Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit the US in 12 years


Hurricane Harvey And The Potential Hypocrisy Of Texas Republicans

Hurricane Harvey And The Potential Hypocrisy Of Texas RepublicansWASHINGTON ― Texas Republicans, long accustomed to bashing the federal government, are already changing their tune now that Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of their state. An emergency aid package hasn’t surfaced yet, but Congress almost certainly will have to approve a spending bill to help those affected by the hurricane-force winds and widespread flooding in southeastern Texas. The question is whether that money will be offset by cuts to other government programs, whether extraneous spending will be attached to the package, and whether, under any circumstances, Texas Republicans will have a problem voting for it.


Harvey: Muslim youth group hits streets to help Houston residents during storm

Harvey: Muslim youth group hits streets to help Houston residents during stormAs tropical storm Harvey hit Texas with devastating floods, a group of young Muslim men hit the streets to help their neighbours. More than 100 members of Muslim Youth USA, and 40 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, passed out food, water, and other supplies in Houston, according to organisers. Madeel Abdullah, director of humanitarian affairs for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, said more than 700 members of his organisation have been affected by the storm.