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Trump, Republicans face immigration reckoning:

The Republican Party’s moment of truth on immigration is inescapable.

Debate over the fate of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children has turned into a pivotal moment for the GOP on an issue that has been heading to a boiling point for more than a decade.
Now, with Republicans in control of the House, the Senate and the White House, the party is being forced to confront its deep divisions over immigration, which threaten to compromise its capacity to provide coherent governance.

Aly Raisman: USA Gymnastics is ‘100% responsible’ for doctor’s abuse:

Star gymnast Aly Raisman on Wednesday accused USA Gymnastics of being “100% responsible” for former team doctor Larry Nassar’s years of sexual abuse, saying in a series of tweets that the organization enabled him and manipulated athletes.

“STOP VICTIM SHAMING,” the two-time Olympian wrote in a tweet, tagging USA Gymnastics. “Your statements are hurtful. If you did not believe that I & others were abused than why pressure & manipulate us?
“WE WERE MOLESTED BY A MONSTER U ENABLED 2 THRIVE FOR DECADES. You are 100% responsible. It was mandatory to get ‘treatment’ by Nassar.”
YouTube punishes Logan Paul for ‘suicide forest’ video:

YouTube is punishing one of its most popular creators, Logan Paul, after he posted footage of a dead body to his channel.

The video hosting site said Wednesday that it’s “decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a designation that helps advertisers identify YouTube’s top-performing channels

Anyone can set up a YouTube channel and post videos, but the company only lets certain prominent creators into its special program for advertisers

Oprah’s home suffers ‘minor damage’ from Southern California mudslides:

Two days after the Golden Globes and a speech that had everyone talking, Oprah Winfrey’s thoughts are not on her presidential prospects but with her neighbors in Santa Barbara, California, where heavy rains have caused dangerous mudslides and led to fatalities.

As of Wednesday evening, at least 17 people have died and officials in Santa Barbara County say that number could rise.
A number of homes have been destroyed and first responders have rescued at least 50 people.
“Praying for our community again in Santa Barbara,” Winfrey wrote late Tuesday, sharing photos of her mud-soaked backyard and helicopters making rescues in the area.

Police stand guard outside Florida university class on ‘white racism’:

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled “White Racism” after the professor was flooded with harassing emails and messages — some of them openly racist.

“All that it takes is that one person to act on their views,” said Ted Thornhill, assistant professor of sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University, in a phone call with CNN. “We’ve got to be cautious because you don’t know what people are capable of.”
Tuesday was the first day of class, and there were no incidents reported. But Thornhill’s course has been creating headlines, and controversy, since it was announced last fall.

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