Photo of a poodle seeking a view leaps inside its enclosure at Sugarfork by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post.
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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo faced a heated Senate confirmation hearing today. Pompeo is a former Kansas congressman, and current CIA director. He’s made incendiary remarks against Muslims, against same sex marriage and against climate change. In the past, he supported enhanced interrogation techniques that some have described as torture. We find out what he told senators about how he would handle Syria, North Korea and Russia.
California Governor Jerry Brown says he’ll comply with President Trump’s request to add more troops at the U.S.-Mexico border. Brown says he’ll send an additional 400 National Guard troops. Around 200 are already there. But the troops will not enforce federal immigration laws or build a border wall.
Dog rescue groups have long denounced commercial breeders for mistreating animals. But one reporter found that some of the same rescue groups who criticize breeders are buying dogs from them at auctions, sometimes for thousands of dollars, and selling them as rescue dogs.
A poodle seeking a view leaps inside its enclosure at Sugarfork.
By Salwan Georges/The Washington Post.
Kim Kavin, author of “The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores and Rescuers”
Jakiw Palij is the last Nazi war criminal in America. Palij was an armed guard in a forced labor camp in eastern Poland. In one horrific incident at that camp, 6000 Jewish prisoners were shot on one day in 1943. Palij has been living in New York illegally for the last 15 years. There’s a standing order to deport him for lying on his immigration form. So what’s the holdup?
Eli Rosenbaum is director of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions
Section at the Justice Department. Credit: Dept. of Justice.
Eli Rosenbaum, the Justice Department
Three chords and a lot of teenage energy make “Louie Louie” one of those songs you can’t hear without smiling. But the version we know, performed by the Kingsmen, is not the original. Richard Berry, a black musician from South LA wrote the original, but he sold the rights to the song for $750 to buy an engagement ring because he was in love.
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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