Migrant girl dies in Border Patrol’s custody

Migrant girl dies in Border Patrol’s custody

The 7-year-old “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.” A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week while in Border Patrol’s (CBP) custody. But a statement the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) released Thursday night about her death raises more questions than it answers. The Washington Post reported that CBP told them the girl “died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico…

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Tenants today are reportedly still paying for a Trump family tax scheme from the 1990s

Tenants today are reportedly still paying for a Trump family tax scheme from the 1990s

Rents in Brooklyn and Queens were artificially increased by a 1990s scheme to inflate building improvement costs, the New York Times found. A Trump family tax scheme that boosted rents on Trump-owned apartment buildings across New York in the 1990s has left rents artificially inflated to the tune of millions, the New York Times has found. In a follow up to their major October investigation with David Barstow into the Trump family’s suspect tax schemes,…

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Benedict Cumberbatch will star in an HBO movie about Brexit. Here’s why the film is controversial.

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in an HBO movie about Brexit. Here’s why the film is controversial.

Brits want an official investigation into the Brexit Leave campaign. They’re getting an HBO drama instead. On Friday, HBO revealed the trailer for its upcoming film Brexit, a Toby Haynes-directed drama about the 2016 Vote Leave campaign that “goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns,” according to HBO. Set to premiere on HBO and the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 on January 19, Brexit aims to be…

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Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature

Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature

Earlier this week, stock-trading app Robinhood announced that it would offer a new feature to users in early 2019: a checking and savings account that didn’t have any fees attached to it. But after the feature received intense criticism, the company appears to have backtracked, saying that it plans “to work closely with regulators as we prepare to launch our cash management program.” Launched in 2014, the company allowed users to trade stocks on companies…

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Watching a Breath of the Wild speedrunner collect Koroks is mesmerizing

Watching a Breath of the Wild speedrunner collect Koroks is mesmerizing

Hundreds of Koroks, the child-sized forest spirits that can increase your storage capacity, are hidden throughout Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. Everyone knows that the map is full Koroks, but you don’t really get a sense of how flush the map is with these critters until you watch an expert Zelda player collect as many Koroks possible, as quickly as possible. Known as speedrunners, these savant players compete in a variety of different formats…

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