Father of Maryland high school rape suspect arrested by ICE

JESSUP, Md. –  The father of an 18-year-old Rockville High School student charged with the rape of a fellow classmate has been arrested for being in the country illegally, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE spokesperson Sarah Rodriguez said 43-year-old Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was arrested last Friday “after a review of his immigration history revealed he was unlawfully present in the United States” from Guatemala. AG SESSIONS: I WOULD ‘PLEAD’ WITH MARYLAND NOT TO BECOME SANCTUARY STATE Sanchez-Reyes has been issued a notice to appear in immigration court and is currently being detained at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup. Sanchez-Reyes is the father of 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian, one of two teenage students charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offenses of a 14-year-old girl inside a bathroom at the Montgomery County high school. Authorities have said Sanchez-Milian is also in the country illegally after he was

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Elon Musk Launches Neuralink to Connect Brains With Computers

Building a mass-market electric vehicle and colonizing Mars aren’t ambitious enough for Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur now wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines. The founder and chief executive of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has launched another company called Neuralink Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. Neuralink is pursuing what Mr. Musk calls “neural lace” technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts. Mr. Musk has taken an active role setting up the California-based company and may play a significant leadership role, according to people briefed on Neuralink’s plans, a bold step for a father of five who already runs two technologically complex businesses. Mr. Musk didn’t respond to a request for comment. Max Hodak, who said he is a “member of the founding team,” confirmed the company’s existence and Mr. Musk’s

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Mosul civilians caught in ISIS crossfire as dramatic video emerges

Dramatic new video from the ISIS stronghold of Mosul captures the pitched battle between the black-clad jihadist army and the U.S.-backed Iraqi forces – and the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire. Airing Monday on Fox News’ “Shepard Smith Reporting,” the Sky News video captured the firefights, damage and desperation as the world’s most feared terrorist group makes its last stand in the war-torn nation. “And in the middle, Mosul residents too scared to leave and terrified at staying,” Sky News Special Corespondent Alex Crawford says. Footage depicts Iraqi soldiers, with members of the press, taking sniper fire on a rooftop and moving on ISIS positions as coalition attack helicopters roar above. Crawford reveals the human side of the fighting, meeting with one family that has converted their home into a bunker, with makeshift blast walls made from sandbags. They venture out only for sustenance. “They pick their way past

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AG Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities, withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money — and even clawing back funds that had been doled out in the past. Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries. “Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said. He said he’s carrying out a policy laid out by the Obama administration last year, which identified three grant programs — the COPS grants, Byrne grants and State Criminal Alien Assistance Program money — that already require sanctuary certification. The Obama administration didn’t end up enforcing that policy, but Mr. Sessions said he’ll begin. Sanctuaries are jurisdictions that thwart federal immigration agents’ efforts to deport

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US sending around 200 more troops to Mosul in ISIS fight, official says

Two companies from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division are being deployed to the Mosul to bolster security in Iraq at the request of the top American commander in Baghdad fighting ISIS, a U.S. defense official with knowledge of the order told Fox News. A U.S. defense official told Fox News the 200 additional troops from the 82nd Airborne Division are going to Mosul—“to provide additional ‘advise and assist’ support to our Iraq Partners as they liberate Mosul,” according to the official. In another sign the Pentagon is ramping up the fight against ISIS, jets from the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush began striking ISIS targets on Friday, days after arriving in the Persian Gulf. Last month, Bush conducted airstrikes in Syria from the Eastern Mediterranean. US-BACKED FORCES SEIZE SYRIAN AIR BASE FROM ISIS In recent weeks, multiple press reports said upwards of 1,000 additional American troops would deploy

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Stock Market Taking a Hit

Stocks open lower, Dow falls 100 points as optimism on Trump agenda diminishes U.S. stocks began the week on the wrong foot, opening sharply lower on Monday as enthusiasm about President Donald Trump‘s agenda dwindled. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 100 points at the open, with Goldman Sachs contributing the most losses. The S&P 500 pulled back 0.8 percent, with financials falling 2 percent to lead decliners. The Nasdaq composite lagged, falling 0.9 percent. “I don’t think this is the beginning of a full-blown correction, but it’s definitely a reversal in market sentiment,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial. The Trump administration was dealt a body-blow Friday after a House bill aimed at replacing Obamacare was pulled from the floor. The GOP bill faced opposition not just from Democrats, but also from conservative and more moderate Republicans, and was not able to secure

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Kushner to lead new WH office focused on using business ideas to fix gov’t bureaucracy

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will be tapped to lead a new White House office that will effort to use business solutions to fix “government stagnation”, a senior White House official told Fox News Sunday. “We can confirm we are making an announcement tomorrow to establish the White House office of American Innovation and look forward to sharing additional details,” the official said. The office will be filled by former business executives and seeks to bring in new thinking to Washington, the Washington Post reported. The Post first reported that Kushner would head the new office. “We should have excellence in government,” Kushner said. “The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.” Trump told the newspaper that the office would focus on fixing “government stagnation.” It will have the

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Judge OK’s Petition for America’s First ‘Genderless’ Person

A Portland student has become the first American to gain legal designation as “genderless”, following a ruling by a Multnomah County judge. The March 10 decision, reported for the first time on Thursday, involved a 27-year-old who was born male but claimed to identify with no gender whatsoever. Judge Amy Holmes, who approved the petition, also last year approved a “non-binary” gender designation for another Portland resident. The 27-year-old formerly known as Patrick Abbatiello, now legally designated agender, also got legal approval to change names, now going only by “Patch,” no surname. That name also serves as a pronoun, Patch explained to the local NBC affiliate this week. “Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me,” Patch said. “I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across. What describes me is my name.” By deadline, Patch did not respond to requests for interview sent by phone

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Pirro: Speaker Ryan Must Step Down After ObamaCare Replacement Failure

In her Opening Statement on Saturday, Judge Jeanine Pirro said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) must step down from his position as Speaker of the House. Pirro said that after seven years of working on a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the legislation Ryan and his leadership team designed still ultimately failed in a Republican-majority House. She also said President Trump does not deserve the blame for the American Health Care Act’s failure. “This bill didn’t just fail,” Pirro said on “Justice.” “It failed when the Republicans had the House, the Senate, [and] the White House.” She criticized Ryan for presenting a failed bill that required President Trump to expend precious political capital to defend and try to accomplish its passage. “Americans elected the one man they believed could do it,” she said. “And, Speaker Ryan, you come in will all your swagger and experience and sell him a bill

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Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday after an anti-President Trump protester allegedly doused the female organizer of the event with pepper spray, sparking a brawl that ended with several arrests. A group of flag-waving Trump supporters tackled the man with the pepper spray, who was wearing a black mask, and started punching and kicking him, according to witnesses. Several other fights also broke out between demonstrators. (Warning: Graphic language) Violence erupting at Trump rally when pro and anti Trump protestors collide. #MAGAMARCH in Huntington Beach pic.twitter.com/MDxGhX2GoO — Cindy Carcamo (@theCindyCarcamo) March 25, 2017 The crowd chased the man, who jumped over a fence and started running along Pacific Coast Highway, where he was detained by California Highway Patrol officers. Man in black mask chased onto PCH, marchers said he pepper sprayed them #MAGAMARCH in #HuntingtonBeach pic.twitter.com/ZPNWJaVYol — Ben Brazil (@benbrazilpilot) March 25,

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