The Daily Populous

Sunday July 1st, 2018 morning edition

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- Federal authorities seized a large amount of fentanyl they say was shipped to a Philadelphia port from China. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers seized 110 pounds of the deadly opioid after a routine check at the Area Port of Philadelphia.

A drug-detecting K9 alerted officers to the fentanyl inside barrels of Iron Oxide that had been shipped from China.

Officers discovered 50 packages that contained sealed bags of a white, powdery substance.

The estimated street value of the 110 pounds of fentanyl was $1.7 million.

CPB says their fentanyl seizures have been trending upward over the last several years.

During 2016, the first year CBP started tracking fentanyl seizures, officers seized 440 pounds nationally.

That number grew to 951 pounds in 2017, and 984 pounds through the end of April 2018. »

Activists rally around the globe to protest Trump immigration policies

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Several other marches in at least four other countries emerged as well.

Photos posted on Twitter showed demonstrations in London, Munich, Paris, Hamburg, Tokyo and other cities.

Many of the international marches were organized by Democrats Abroad, the official arm of the Democratic Party for Americans living abroad. »

U.S. Still Hasn’t Received Soldiers’ Remains from North Korea, Says Pompeo

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Around 7,700 U.S. soldiers remain unaccounted for from the conflict, the majority of whom are presumed dead in North Korea.

Shaheen asked on behalf of charity workers who have dedicated years to repatriating the remains of U.S. soldiers missing in action.

Asked if this meant that the U.S. had in fact not yet received the remains, Pompeo confirmed that was correct. »