Tuesday March 6, 2017 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day
1. The United States has reached out to Japan over the missiles that were launched by North Korea to emphasized that Japan has the full support of the U.S. Also, a new report is stating that the United States is a new anti-missile system to South Korea for defending themselves against anymore missile launches by North Korea. Per NBC News, China is not behind the idea of an anti-missile system for South Korea stating that the “negative influence of the deployment of THAAD (the anti-missile system) is similar that of the Cuban Missile Crisis.” White House press secretary Sean Spicer condemned the launches stating that, ““The United States stands with our allies in the face of this very serious threat.”
2. Monday, President Trump signed his new immigration ban which is a substitute for his original travel ban which was found to be unconstitutional by the federal courts. This new policy have advantages over the last travel ban by reducing the number of countries affected from 7 to 6, reduces the number of refugees accepted by the U.S will change from 110,000 a year to 55,000, and blocks the issuance only of new visa. This new travel ban stops the influx of refugees for 90 days. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said of the ban, ““This executive order responsibly provides a needed pause so we can carefully review how we scrutinize people coming here from these countries of concern.”
3. LancasterOnline.com reported Monday, that on Friday, two Pennsylvania children are listed as critical but stable after they each drank an unknown caustic substance in their apple juice at an all you can eat style buffet restaurant. The brother and sister are being treated at Hershey Medical Center for severe burns of the mouth and throat. The pair’s mother said of the incident that first her daughter, after drinking the juice started vomiting followed by her son crying out in pain and vomiting blood. Both children are in critical condition but the boy’s treatment is being hindered by the fact the child has diabetes and cystic fibrosis. He has beep sedated and placed on a breathing machine.
4. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, in an interview with CNN Monday, announced that the DHS is considering separating children from their parents at the border. Kelly stated that, “We have tremendous experience of dealing with unaccompanied minors. “We turn them over to (Health and Human Services) and they do a very, very good job of putting them in foster care or linking them up with parents or family members in the United States. Yes, I’m considering (that), to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network. I am considering exactly that. They will be well cared for as we deal with their parents.” What this means is that adults accompanying children would be sent to detention centers while the children are placed with others in the U.S. including family members or foster families.
5. Monday, the United States Supreme Court said it would not hear the case of a transgender high school student fighting to use the bathroom of his choice. The court also wiped off the books a lower court ruling in favor of the student, Gavin Grimm, who said federal law allowed him to use school restrooms matching his gender identity. Grimm’s case will now go back to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
Agnes Bedard calls herself a daughter of the 60's. She stills believe that one voice can lead us out of darkness, that one person can start a change, and that one act of kindness can change one person's world. Politics is how the world works to change and that is why she is so passionate about it. As Agnes said we need to fight for our f.uture. Agnes Bedard is also the author of "Before I was Me" Bedard is also a wife, mother and grandmother