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A government lawyer acknowledged Monday that the Trump administration will miss its first court-imposed deadline to reunite about 100 immigrant children under age 5 with their parents. Department of Justice attorney Sarah Fabian said during a court hearing that federal authorities reunited two families and expect to reunite an additional 59 by Tuesday’s deadline. She said the other cases are more complicated, including parents who have been deported or are in prison facing criminal charges, and would require more time to complete reunions. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who ordered the administration to reunite families separated as part of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, said he will hold another hearing Tuesday morning to get an update on the remaining cases. He said he was encouraged to see “real progress” in the complicated reunification process after a busy weekend when officials from multiple federal agencies tried to sync up parents and children who are spread across the country. STORY FROM LENDINGTREE Crush your mortgage interest with a 15 yr fixed “Tomorrow is the deadline. I do recognize that there are some groups of parents who are going to fall into a category where it’s impossible to reunite by tomorrow,” he said. “I am very encouraged by the progress. I’m optimistic.” Lee Gelernt, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who leads a lawsuit against the federal government, sounded more skeptical. When asked by the judge if he believed the government was in full compliance of the court order, Gelernt said there was much more work to be done. “Let me put it this way: I think the government in the last 48 hours has taken significant steps,” he said. “We just don’t know how much effort the government has made to find released parents. I don’t think there’s been full compliance.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. (Photo: U.S. District Court) The difficulty in reuniting the first 100 children shows the challenge that lies ahead as the Trump administration braces for another deadline in two weeks to reunite nearly 3,000 older children – up to age 17 – with their parents. The process is complicated because of all the different situations that emerged over the weekend. The government initially identified 102 children under age 5 who needed to be reunited but removed three children from that list because investigations into their cases revealed that those children came with adults who were not their parents, Fabian said. Twelve parents were found to be in federal and state custody on criminal charges, making a reunification impossible since the government can’t transfer minors to state and local prisons to protect the well-being of the child. Nine parents were deported, and the government established contact with only four of them, Fabian said. Four children had been scheduled to be released from government custody to relatives who weren’t their parents, leading the government to question whether to allow that process to be completed or to redirect the child back to a parent. Gelernt said he understood many of the hurdles but urged the judge to force the government to scrap its time-consuming investigation into every single case and start a 48-hour clock to reunify families that remain separated by Tuesday. Sabraw said he would decide that during Tuesday’s hearing. Fabian said one of the silver linings of the busy weekend is that her office worked closely with its challengers at the ACLU to share information on each child’s case, to ensure that representatives from immigration advocacy groups and volunteer organizations could be present during each reunification. Gelernt said they’re doing that to help the parents, who are often released from custody with no money and nowhere to go. Fabian said that coordination has led to a more formalized process between government agencies and with the immigrants’ lawyers that should make reunifications go more smoothly in the coming weeks. “I think this process over the weekend helped us see what information, and in what form, is the most useful to share,” she said. “I’d like to make that as efficient a process as possible.” -

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13 Words You Probably Didn’t Know Were Invented By Shakespeare

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Like Precalculus and Newton’s laws, Shakespeare’s plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: “When will I ever need to know about this in real life?” Turns out, pretty often. Shakespeare can be credited for the invention of thousands of words that are now an everyday part of the English language (including, but not limited to, “eyeball,” “fashionable,” and “manager.”) In addition to his being a particularly clever wordsmith, Shakespeare’s word invention can be credited to the fact that the English language as a whole was in a major state of flux during the time that…

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Le premier cœur artificiel implanté sur l’homme

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C’est une première mondiale qui était attendue depuis des années, et une nouvelle étape dans la grande aventure du cœur artificiel français Carmat, dont le premier brevet a été déposé par le professeur Alain Carpentier il y a vingt-cinq ans. Un homme vit, depuis mercredi 18 décembre, avec un cœur entièrement artificiel. On a appris vendredi que la première implantation chez l’homme de la bioprothèse cardiaque entièrement implantable de Carmat avait été réalisée deux jours plus tôt, à l’hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou (APHP, Paris), par le professeur Christian Latrémouille, chirurgien cardiovasculaire dans cet établissement, et le professeur Daniel Duveau (CHU de Nantes). Le malade…

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Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon

The Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Center

(Reuters) – China landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon on Saturday, state media reported, in the first such “soft-landing” since 1976, joining the United States and the former Soviet Union in managing to accomplish such a feat. The Chang’e 3, a probe named after a lunar goddess in traditional Chinese mythology, is carrying the solar-powered Yutu, or Jade Rabbit buggy, which will dig and conduct geological surveys. China has been increasingly ambitious in developing its space programs, for military, commercial and scientific purposes. In its most recent manned space mission in June, three astronauts spent 15 days in orbit and docked…

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Hole In Ozone Layer Expected To Make Full Recovery By 2070: NASA

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2070 is shaping up to be a great year for Mother Earth. That’s when NASA scientists are predicting the hole in the ozone layer might finally make a full recovery. Researchers announced their conclusion, in addition to other findings, in a presentation Wednesday during the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. The team of scientists specifically looked at the chemical composition of the ozone hole, which has shifted in both size and depth since the passing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. The agreement banned its 197 signatory countries from using chemicals, like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), that break down into chlorine in the…

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Libya: ‘US teacher’ shot dead in Benghazi

A teacher, believed to be an American national, has been shot dead in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say. Reportedly from Texas, he taught chemistry at the international school, medical and security sources said. The man, thought to be called Ronnie Smith, was gunned down earlier on Thursday as he was jogging in Fweihat district, local sources told the BBC. There was no immediate statement from the US embassy in Libya. No group has said it carried out the attack. The international school in Benghazi is a Libyan-owned institute that follows an American curriculum. BBC

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‘I study hard to achieve my dream’

  Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Hye-Min Park explains why she studies from 8am to 11pm each day The results of the international school tests – known as Pisa tests – have been published by the OECD. In previous years, South Korea has been one of the highest achievers – but it means long hours of study for the country’s pupils. Between waking up at 6.30am and getting home at 11pm, 16-year-old Hye-Min Park spends most of each day devoted to study. As well as normal school, she attends a private cramming session…

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What’s the capital of Canada? Watch Harvard students struggle to answer

QuestCinq.com What’s the capital of Canada? Don’t know? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Students at Harvard University were asked the same question on camera by the Harvard Crimson, the Ivy League school’s newspaper. Their answers ranged from “I don’t know,” “I have no idea” and “Oh my God, it’s really bad I don’t know” to “Alberta — no, that’s not right,” “probably Vancouver or something,” “is it Toronto?” and “I’m sorry Canada.” The correct answer is Ottawa, Canada’s fourth largest city and center of government as selected by Queen Victoria in 1857. Just don’t ask Harvard kids to tell you that.   By Dylan…

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Scientists accidentally kill world’s oldest animal at age 507

The oldest animal ever known lived from 1499 until the day researchers cracked its shell open, killing it in the process. Ming, an ocean quahog from the species Arctica islandica, was initially thought to be a record-setting 402 years old. But the scientists who found it on a seabed near Iceland in 2006 now say further analysis has revealed that it was an incredible 507 years old, reports CBS. The researchers, who didn’t realize how old Ming was when they first found it, opened the ancient clam up to judge its age by counting growth rings inside its hinge ligaments. That’s…

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34-year-old man sells debut novel for about $2 M

(NEWSER) – There’s a good chance you’ve never heard the name Garth Risk Hallberg; that ends now. The 34-year-old’s debut novel, City on Fire, found itself the subject of a two-day bidding war that ended with quite the payday for its young author: nearly $2 million, two sources tell the New York Times. Knopf landed the novel, which clocks in at 900 pages and, in the Times‘ telling, heralds the resurgence of the long novel. Hallberg himself was said to be nervous about the length of the book, which he wrote over a period of six years —needlessly, it turns out. Publishers…

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UC President Napolitano pledges $5M to aid undocumented students

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QuestCinq.com University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she is devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid for students living in the U.S. illegally, a move aimed at disarming critics who worried the former Secretary of Homeland Security and Arizona governor would be hostile to the small but vocal student population. Napolitano announced the initiative in San Francisco during her first public address since she became head of the 10-campus university system a month ago.  “Let me be clear. UC welcomes all students who qualify academically, whether they are documented or undocumented,” she told an audience…

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