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How Much Is the US President Worth these days? 75

Donald Trump’s real time net worth has remained stuck at some $3.1 billion since February, and might well be in for a decline as Trump’s hotel businesses continue to falter. His net worth today ranks him 715th on Forbes’ billionaires list. His wealth stood at $4.5 billion in March 2016 before Trump became president. Trump jumped 51 spots from 766 in 2018 while his total wealth remained the same. Forbes said Trump’s rise in ranking despite his unchanged wealth was due to the declining wealth of other billionaires. The president still adamantly refuses to publicly release...

Everything You Wanted to Know about Youth Unemployment 137

USA – May 16, 2019 Last summer, President Donald Trump was jumping with joy at news that the unemployment rate for workers between the ages of 16 and 24 had reached a worth-tweeting-about 50-year low. At the time of the president's Twitter post, youth unemployment had dropped to 9.2 percent. It was later revised to 8.6 percent, then dipped to 8.1 percent in November—a rate unseen since February 1969. It currently stands at 8.9 percent. These numbers are a helpful indicator of America's improving labor-market conditions, signaling that younger Americans looking for a job...

CO2 levels Reach highest point in the past 800,000 years 153

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus said to news that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have reached heights not seen in the entirety of human existence - not history, existence. "We don't know a planet like this" were his words. According to data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is over 415 parts per million (ppm), far higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years , since before the evolution of homo sapiens. Holthaus spotted the new high on Sunday when it was tweeted out by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which...

Maryland Pediatrician Facing 65 Charges, including Sexual Assault
Maryland Pediatrician Facing 65 Charges, including Sexual Assault 55

USA – May, 2019 A Maryland doctor was arrested Monday for alleged sex offenses against female patients that range over the past 40 years. Dr. Ernesto Torres of Frederick County, Maryland, was indicted with 65 charges, including nine counts of child sex abuse, 10 counts of sex abuse of a minor, 43 counts of sex offenses in the third degree, two counts of sex offenses in the second degree, and one count of second-degree assault, according to a state press release. Torres was arrested in early May in relation to the alleged assault of an 18-year-old patient. He was then re...

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be Released after 17 Years in US Jail
‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be Released after 17 Years in US Jail 75

USA –May 22, 2019 John Walker Lindh, the Marin County man convicted of fighting alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will be freed from a federal prison Thursday. Federal Bureau of Prison records show Lindh, dubbed the “American Taliban,” will be released Thursday from the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution in Indiana. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2002 after pleading guilty to supplying services to the Taliban and carrying explosives. Lindh, now 38, was 20 years old in November 2001 when he was captured on the ba...

ICE Has Startling 52,000 Immigrants In Detention
ICE Has Startling 52,000 Immigrants In Detention 90

President Donald Trump’s ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants has hit a new milestone. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said on Monday that the agency had 52,398 migrants in detention currently. This is the largest number of ICE detainees in the agency’s history.  Kevin Landy, who served as head of ICE’s Office of Detention Policy and Planning during the Obama administration noted that “This is an avoidable humanitarian crisis manufactured by the Trump administration’s harsh policies, which are driven by the president’s extreme rhetoric and distorted ass...