The Daily Populous

Monday November 26th, 2018 day edition

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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that it's not a crime to seek refugee status, a comment that comes as tensions mount over a band of Central American migrants reaching the U.S.-Mexico border.

"Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.

Ocasio-Cortez's tweet quoted a separate one from NBC News that featured a photograph of migrants running from a border crossing after U.S. border agents fired tear gas.

The news service noted that the breeze carried the tear gas from border agents "hundreds of yards.".

The migrants that were at the border crossing in Tijuana are members of the so-called migrant caravan that has gained widespread attention.

He's also threatened to shut down the border completely if Mexico does not hold the migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. »

Tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships

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The crisis began when Russia accused the Ukrainian ships of illegally entering its waters.

The 2003 treaty between Ukraine and Russia guaranteed free navigation to both countries' vessels.

Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of sending its troops to the region and arming the separatists. »

The Life of Silas Soule

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After Glorietta Pass, the 1st Regiment was officially converted to a cavalry unit and stationed throughout Colorado Territory.

Commanding Officer Colonel John Chivington promoted Soule to Captain and assigned him to Fort Lyon along the Santa Fe Trail.

In April of 1865, Silas Soule married Hersa Coberly and the couple made their home in Denver. »

Father in-law is boarding with us and keeps fire arms under his bed despite our specific requests to have no fire arms in the house. All gun related opinions aside, he has repeatedly ignored this rule

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All gun related opinions aside, he has repeatedly ignored this rule to the point where our 15 month old found a firearm and he truly didn't see what the problem was.

Other than the odd disagreement over the last 10 years, no real issues, so moving in truly wasn't a concern.

At the time he grumbled a wee bit, but ultimately organized to keep his gun safe at a hunting buddies place. »

Children 'Screaming and Coughing in the Mayhem' as Trump Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas Into Mexico

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Check back for updates... After Central American migrants approached the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday to call attention to awful shelter conditions and request asylum, U.S. Border Patrol agents reportedly fired tear gas into Mexico, forcing parents with toddlers to flee.

US Border Patrol has just launched tear gas into Mexico. — Dara Lind (@DLind) November 25, 2018 Families are frightened and soldiers are shooting tear gas at toddlers. »