FROM Humera Khan
ISIS on Twitter In the wake of the terror attack in San Bernardino, a familiar story has emerged. Two young Muslims living in the West became radicalized and began to identify with groups like ISIS. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik’s journey, like many others, was in some part fueled by interactions they had on social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube — the communication tools of the modern age that we’ve all come to rely on — are also the tools terror groups like ISIS use to spread their message and recruit new followers. What can we do about it?
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
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