Photo: David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, of Perris (Photos courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)
FROM THIS EPISODE
The second Women’s March takes place this weekend, amid a divide in the movement. We find out why there’s dispute over the goals of the protest. And what marchers have done in the year since 2017’s historic demonstrations.
David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49,
are shown with their children on a Facebook post. Via Facebook
On Sunday, authorities rescued David and Louise Turpin’s 13 children in Perris, California. The victims appeared to be kids because of malnutrition, but seven of them are older than 18 and one is 29. They were given one meal a day, and a shower twice a year. The Turpins are back in court today and face charges of torture. Their home was registered with the California Department of Education as a private school. Many are questioning why homeschooling isn’t more strictly regulated.
Rachel Coleman, Coalition for Responsible Home Education
Marcus Victor Lopez (center) and his sons, Victor Chimaway Lopez (left)
and Marcus Victor Oliver Lopez (right). Photo by Jonathan Bastian.
Montecito is dealing with months of cleanup after deadly mudslides hit last week, killing 20 people and damaging scores of homes. Some areas are still under evacuation orders. KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian reports on one family who refuses to leave --- they’ve lived in Montecito for more than 100 years.
The NRA donated at least $30 million to Donald Trump’s campaign. But the FBI is now investigating whether some of that money was funneled from a Russian banker named Alexander Torskin. That would be illegal -- using foreign money to influence elections.
Peter Stone, McClatchy Newspapers
The Arizona Senate race for Republican Jeff Flake’s seat is shaping up to be one of the the most hard fought and interesting races in the country. On one side is the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio. On the other: a bisexual Democrat who spent part of her childhood living in an abandoned gas station.
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Trump signs order banning family separations, so what's next? Today President Trump signed an executive order banning family separations at the border. His “zero tolerance” immigration policy caused the separations in the first place. It’s been an explosive political issue, with even the first lady urging her husband to change course.
What happens to kids separated from their parents at the border? Some 2000 immigrant kids have been separated from their families at the border. Their parents could be deported while they remain here. It’s becoming more difficult to find relatives to take them in because they, too, are afraid of being deported.
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