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America's Electrical Grid Prepares For The Shock Of A Total Solar Eclipse
The solar eclipse that will occur on August 21st will have an interesting side effect of shutting off a lot of electricity production in America as it rolls across our ever-increasing number of solar arrays. The shadow from the moon will be 70 miles wide as it races across the United States at well over 1,000 miles per hour, from Portland, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. On the way, it will cut solar power production by about 9,000 MW (see figure below), about as much electricity as produced by fifteen coal fired power plants. Then the solar power will come roaring back. Forbes
VOA VIEW: Don't look up.

North Korea Warns Of 'Adding Fuel To Fire' Ahead Of US-South Korea Military Exercise
Just one day before the United States and South Korea are scheduled to engage in their annual military exercises, known as the Ulchi Freedom Guardian, North Korea issued its newest threat, stating that the U.S. will be "adding fuel to fire" by moving ahead with the planned war games. The military exercises have provoked North Korea in the past, and amid escalating tensions on the peninsula, North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said on Sunday the war games could "worsen the state" of the region, and lead into an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war," South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.  Fox
VOA VIEW: North Korea threats must be engaged.

Could The Human Remains Found In Aruba Be Natalee Holloway
Human remains recently found in Aruba during the latest search for clues in the disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway 12 years ago has many asking if her family might finally find closure. “It could be her remains, the definitive thing would be doing the DNA tests,” Dr. Michael Baden, former New York City chief medical examiner, told Fox News on Friday. Baden said initial analysis would have told forensics experts whether the remains match in terms of gender, age group, height, and weight, while the further DNA tests would confirm identity. And if the remains prove to be those of Holloway, who was 18 when she disappeared, they could give indications of how she died – and whether she was murdered. Fox

Spain Hunts For Suspected Driver, Two Others In Connection With Barcelona Attack
Spanish authorities on Sunday continued their hunt for a 22-year-old suspect and two others in the brutal vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby coastal city late last week. A police official said the terrorist cell had planned a “much more serious attack” that was probably thwarted by an accidental explosion Wednesday. Authorities were looking for a fugitive they suspect may be Younes Abauyaaqoub, who may have been the driver of the van that plowed through crowds Thursday on Barcelona’s scenic Las Ramblas boulevard. The other two people whom police were seeking might have died Wednesday in the explosion. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: The killer must be found.

Bannon's War: How Trump's Alt-Right Hero And Former White House Strategist Plotted His Revenge
Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon has declared the Trump administration the most divided in history, as reports emerge that he's eyeing the launch of a populist right TV network to rival Fox News. Speaking to the Washington Post Saturday following his departure from the Trump administration, the populist firebrand described a White House divided. “No administration in history has been so divided among itself about the direction about where it should go,” Bannon said, adding that Trump’s base is frustrated by a congressional agenda that has pursued traditional Republican priorities than the agenda Trump championed. Newsweek
VOA VIEW: It is hard to believe anything coming from Newsweek.

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Wreckage Of U.S.S. Indianapolis, Lost For 72 Years, Is Found In The Pacific
In the 72 years since the Indianapolis, a United States Navy cruiser, sank about 12 minutes after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, the disaster has inspired controversy, dozens of books, a play and a famous scene in “Jaws.” But the resting place of the Indianapolis had remained a mystery. That was until Saturday, when a team led by Paul G. Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, announced that it had found unmistakable wreckage of the Indianapolis 18,000 feet deep in the Philippine Sea, rekindling memories of the Navy’s worst disaster at sea. NY Times

Trump Has 'Inside Information' On Who Protested In Charlottesville, Says Falwell Jr. In President's Defense
Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. defended President Donald Trump's comment that there were "very fine people on both sides" in the Charlottesville protests, saying the president "had information I didn't have" about who participated in the demonstration against removal of a Confederate statue in the Virginia city. "He has inside information that I don't have," Falwell Jr. told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday. "I don't know if there were historical purists [at the protests] who were trying to preserve some statues. I don't know." The Liberty University president added of the president, "I think he saw videos of who was there. I think he was talking about what he had seen … He had information I didn’t have.”  ABC News
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.

Protesters Flood Streets, And Trump Offers A Measure of Praise
Tens of thousands of demonstrators, emboldened and unnerved by the eruption of fatal violence in Virginia last weekend, surged into the nation’s streets and parks on Saturday to denounce racism, white supremacy and Nazism. Demonstrations were boisterous but broadly peaceful, even as tension and worry coursed through protests from Boston Common, the nation’s oldest public park, to Hot Springs, Ark., and to the bridges that cross the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. Other rallies played out in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Memphis and New Orleans, among other cities.  NY Times
VOA VIEW: The NY Times wants a liberal view of the matter.

No Powerball Winner, Lottery Jackpot Now $650 Million
No one won the $535 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing. The winning numbers were 17-19-39-43-68, Powerball: 13, PowerPlay: 4X. No tickets matched all six numbers, so the jackpot is now $650 million -- the third largest in U.S. lottery history. The next drawing will be Wednesday night. But don't throw out your tickets yet: Some lotto players in New York still won smaller prizes totaling more than $1.9 million. Second prize: $1 million. Powerball players can win $1 million by matching all five numbers. Zero tickets in New York won the second prize; 8 were sold in California, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Third prize: $50,000. 6 tickets in New York matched four numbers + the Powerball for a $50,000 prize. Syracuse.com

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Why Wall Street Is So Fixated On Gary Cohn's Position In The White House
Markets tumbled on Thursday after rumors swirled that Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser and formerly Goldman Sach's number two, was resigning. The S&P 500 slumped at around 10 a.m. ET, after the rumors began swirling on Twitter. Gold, a traditional safe haven trade, climbed as investors pulled into safety assets. The White House denied this was happening, and Cohn (as of the time this post was written) was still in. Still, Wall Street's jitteriness reflects fears that a Cohn departure would stifle some of the administration's business-friendly ideas. Business Insider
VOA VIEW: The liberals would like to see Cohn gone.

Alexa Finally Listens For Fire TV. It Was Worth The Wait
Amazon added Alexa to its popular TV-connected streaming devices, the Fire TV box and Fire TV stick, way back in 2015, but it wasn't the Alexa most people know and love. Instead of being able to say, "Alexa, what's the weather?" into thin air, you had to speak into the remote while holding a button, walkie-talkie style. It worked, but felt far less futuristic than "real" Alexa on an Echo speaker. Now, nearly two years later, Fire TV owners can finally command their devices with a simple "Alexa..." command, without having to use any remote. To do so, you have to own an Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show speaker. So how does it work? In short: very well. I commanded the various currently compatible Fire TV devices -- a $40 Fire TV stick, a $90 Fire TV box and an Element Fire TV edition television (starting at $450) -- with just my voice, hands-free, and came away impressed. CNET

Asian-American Doctor Says White Nationalists Refuse Her Care
Dr. Esther Choo is an Asian-American emergency room physician who has practiced medicine for more than a decade. Yet, she says, a few times a year, a patient will refuse to let her treat them. Solely because of her race. Choo, who works in Oregon, first shared her experience of dealing with racist patients who shun her care in a viral Twitter thread last Sunday.  CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN pushes its own liberal agenda.

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Jared And Ivanka Are Failing A Basic Moral Test
I first heard the silence late Tuesday night, while pecking at my phone, waiting for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to denounce President Donald Trump's latest comments on neo-Nazis after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the death and mayhem that resulted. After the President tried to compare neo-Nazis to what he described as the "alt-left," saying "I think there is blame on both sides," there was still no outcry from Jared or Ivanka. Slowly, as the hours ticked away, the silence descended. Many think of silence as the absence of noise, but that's only one type of silence. There is a different, darker variety, one Jews and African-Americans have gotten to know well over the centuries. This silence doesn't suppress sound -- it amplifies it. It is the boom of the MS St. Louis departing for Nazi-threatened Europe after being denied entry by port after port. It's the whisk-whisk of Southern belles fanning themselves at the slave auction. It's the presence of apathy amid injustice and horror. Google News

Preserving Ties With Trump Bigger Priority Than Denouncing Neo-Nazis
As anger mounted in Israel last week over President Donald Trump’s and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the country’s communications minister urged Israelis to prioritize their support for Trump over their denunciation of neo-Nazis. Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, Ayoub Kara, who was handpicked for his ministerial role by Netanyahu in May, said that Israel must defend Trump, who he described as the “best U.S. leader Israel has ever had.” But Trump is the best U.S. leader Israel has ever had. His relations with the prime minister of Israel are wonderful, and after enduring the terrible years of Obama, Trump is the unquestioned leader of the free world, and we must not accept anyone harming him.” Huffington Post
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is wrong, again.

H.R. McMaster Endorsed Book That Advocates Quran-Kissing Apology Ceremonies
A book on terrorism endorsed and touted by H.R. McMaster, the embattled White House National Security Adviser, calls on the U.S. military to respond to any “desecrations” of the Quran by service members with an apology ceremony, and advocates kissing a new copy of the Quran before presenting the Islamic text to the local Muslim public. The book’s author further demanded that any American soldier who “desecrates” the Quran be ejected from the foreign country of deployment, relieved of duty and turned over to a military judge for “punishment.” “Desecration” of the Quran, according to the McMaster-endorsed book, includes such acts as “letting the Quran fall to the ground during a search, or more blatant instances.”  Breitbart

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CNN’s Stelter Questions Trump’s Mental Fitness
Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter asked if President Donald Trump was fit to serve as president of the United States. Stelter said, “People are questioning the president’s fitness.” He continued, “Questions that feel out of bounds, off limits, too hot for TV. Questions like these: Is the President of the United States a racist? Is he suffering from some kind of illness? Is he fit for office? And if he’s unfit, then what?” He added, “Since President Trump’s inauguration, there’s been a lot of tiptoeing going on. His actions have been described as unpresidential, unhinged and sometimes even crazy. That word crazy can be interpreted several different ways. It gets said more in private than it gets said on TV.” Breitbart
VOA VIEW: CNN and Stelter are very liberal and anti Trump.

Entertainment Legend Jerry Lewis Dead At Age 91 —
Entertainment legend Jerry Lewis has died at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. His family confirmed his death Sunday morning: “Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side.” According to the family, Lewis died at 9:15 a.m. He was the son of entertainers —Danny Levitch, a song-and-dance man, and Rae Levitch, a pianist, who performed with the surname Lewis when performing vaudeville acts. In 1946, Lewis co-starred in a nightclub act with Dean Martin, who would later become part of Las Vegas’ Rat Pack. In the act, Martin was calm, singing unflappably; Lewis was jittery, scampering manically. After pratfalls Lewis would utter his trademark, “Hey, lay-dee!” Las Vegas Review

Is Google Working With Liberal Groups To Snuff Out Conservative Websites?
Google revealed in a blog post that it is now using machine learning to document "hate crimes and events" in America. They've partnered with liberal groups like ProPublica, BuzzFeed News, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to make information about "hate events" easily accessible to journalists. And now, there are troubling signs that this tool could be used to ferret out writers and websites that run afoul of the progressive orthodoxy. In the announcement, Simon Rogers, data editor of Google News Labs, wrote: Now, with ProPublica, we are launching a new machine learning tool to help journalists covering hate news leverage this data in their reporting. PJ Media
VOA VIEW: Google is too big.

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New Bill Would Require Donald Trump To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would require President Donald Trump to undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is stable enough to stay in office. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced the bill on Friday. Should the results of the said exam be unfavorable, the bill calls for Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Cabinet to remove Trump from office. The move would invoke the 25th Amendment, a rarely-used constitutional provision that allows the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members to jointly remove the president from office and replace him with the vice president. “Does the President suffer from early stage dementia,” Lofgren asked in a statement announcing the bill. “Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties,” she continued. “Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?” Lofgren pointed out that Trump has not yet released a “serious” medical evaluation to the public. Huffington Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.

10 Sailors Missing After USS John S. McCain Collides With Tanker
Ten sailors are missing and five are injured after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with an oil and chemical tanker early Monday. The USS John S. McCain collided with the "Alnic MC" at 6:24 a.m. in the Strait of Malacca off the coast of Singapore in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. 7th Fleet. The USS John S. McCain sustained damage to its left rear side. Osprey aircraft and Seahawk helicopters from the USS America are helping with search and rescue efforts, officials said. Tug boats and coast guard vessels are also helping. The ship is named for both McCain Sr. and Jr. who served in the Navy. Atlanta Journal

White House: Daily Mail Story About Ivanka Trump And Steve Bannon ‘Totally False’
White House aides are strongly condemning a Daily Mail report that suggests that President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka helped push out Steve Bannon out of the White House. “The story is totally false,” a senior White House aide told Breitbart News on background, questioning the “Washington sources” in the article of having any real knowledge of the Trump family. Caroline Graham, the author of the article based in Los Angeles, reported that “Washington sources” said that Ivanka Trump helped force out Bannon because his “far-right views” clashed with her family’s  Jewish faith. Breitbart
VOA VIEW: Only fools believe anything they hear or read in the liberal media.

Mattis: Trump Adopts Afghan War Strategy
U.S. President Donald Trump has adopted a new strategy to deal with the nearly 16-year-old war in Afghanistan following a “sufficiently rigorous” process, declares Secretary of Defense James Mattis. “The president has made a decision,” the Pentagon chief told reporters on an overnight flight that arrived in Jordan on Sunday, adding, “He wants to be the one to announce it to the American people, so I’ll stand silent until then.” Secretary Mattis refused to explicitly tell reporters what military action the president is going to take in Afghanistan, saying, “Once [President Trump] announces what the strategy is, we can get more precise on Afghanistan troop levels, what we’re going to do with that.” He said President Trump wants to tell the American people about the strategy himself in the coming days. Breitbart

Charlottesville's Jewish Mayor Is Now An Expert On Antisemitism
Michael Signer, the Jewish mayor of Charlottesville, has one thing in common with the white supremacists who descended on his southern Virginia city over the weekend: He also opposed the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Of course, Signer’s reasons for preserving the statue would have appalled the supremacists: He agreed with local African-American activists who had argued that preserving the statue was a means of teaching Virginians about the horrors of a “dishonorable” cause, the Confederacy. Signer was on the losing side of a 3-2 City Council decision, and the statue is now slated for removal.  Jerusalem Post

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Activists Want Charlotte To Crack Down Harder On Abortion Clinic Harassment
Pro-choice activists are calling on the city of Charlotte to do more to protect women from harassment when they go to an abortion clinic. In a press conference held outside of the Government Center in uptown on Thursday, multiple groups criticized the city, and said Charlotte isn’t doing enough to enforce laws that would help prevent women from feeling intimidated by pro-life groups that are protesting outside the clinics. “The fact is abortion is legal, it’s safe, it’s really not even controversial when you think about it,” said Jen Ferris of Progress NC, who organized the event. “Yet there are people who make it completely inaccessible to those who need it and those who want to provide it.” Activists said women seeking abortions in Charlotte are often greeted outside of clinics by pro-life groups who yell profane statements at them, among other harassing behavior.  Charlotte Observer

Massive Houston Sex Sting, Prostitution Bust Leads To 250+ Arrests
Houston-area law enforcement arrested more than 250 johns and sex traffickers during a weeks-long crackdown on local prostitution. The operation came as part of an annual, nationwide operation called the "National Johns Suppression Initiative," in which law enforcement agencies across the country made more than 1,000 arrests. "I'm very proud of our work, but concerned by the fact that demand hasn't declined," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. He announced the results of the operation Friday morning, along with leaders from the Houston Police Department, the Harris County District Attorney's Office, and several non-profits. The operation ran from June 28 through July 31 and included 37 law enforcement agencies in 17 states, according to the sheriff's office.  Houston Chronicle

Trial To Begin For Self-Proclaimed White Supremacist In Murder-For-Hire Plot
The self-proclaimed founder of a violent white supremacist group who was arrested after undercover FBI agents said he agreed to a murder-for-hire plot is set to go on trial in federal court Monday in West Palm Beach, court records show. Adrian Apodaca faces six charges stemming from the FBI sting that ended in October when he was arrested after driving to Georgia to kill a man in exchange for $5,000 and fake identification, according to the complaint. Apodaca, who claimed to have killed a lot of people in New Mexico, came to the attention of the FBI after someone tipped the agency off that he was living in a trailer behind the clubhouse of the Dirty White Boys Motorcycle Club in Davie, the Sun Sentinel reported. During the months-long investigation, undercover agents posed as members of a criminal organization with extremist beliefs, according to the complaint. Miami Herald

Barcelona Terror Suspect May Have Fled To France
Spanish police continued their hunt for a suspect in the Barcelona terror attack, saying he may have escaped over the border into France. Authorities searched for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, in Catalonia and on the French border, Sunday, Reuters reported. Cops say he is the only one of 12 suspects still at large, with others arrested, shot by police or killed in an explosion at a house in Catalonia the day before Thursday’s van attack in Las Ramblas. Local media suspect Abouyaaqoub was behind the wheel of the white van which plowed through crowds on the tourist-heavy boulevard, leaving a trail of dead and 120 injured. Catalan Police Chief Josep Lluis Trapero would not confirm who was driving, but said investigators believed only one person was in the van. NY Post

Lebanon Begins Major Anti-IS Offensive
Lebanon's U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants who in 2014 gained a foothold along the tiny Mediterranean country’s border with Syria. The long-awaited campaign aims to defeat IS in the group’s border enclave and put an end to a terror threat that has loomed over Lebanon. By the late afternoon Saturday, the army said it captured 12 square miles and killed 20 IS militants. It said 10 Lebanese soldiers were wounded. Simultaneously, the Syrian army and its ally, the Lebanese Hezbollah group, are pushing to clear IS militants from the Syrian side of the border, in the western Qalamoun mountain range. Hezbollah has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria since 2013. Lebanon denies it is coordinating its offensive with the Syrian government. Philadelphia Inquirer

Raisman: Scandal-Marred USA Gymnastics Needs Sweeping Change
Aly Raisman is ready to talk about "the elephant in the room." And the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast thinks it's time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue. The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, a scandal that has left one of the U.S. Olympic movement's marquee programs scrambling and Raisman shaken. Nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program and is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. He is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges, in addition to being sued by more than 125 women who claim he sexually assaulted them under the guise of treatment. Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, and the dozens of civil suits filed in Michigan are currently in mediation . SF Gate

Uber's Next CEO Inherits A Board At War And A Combative Ex-CEO
Is this Uber, the ride-hailing company — or Uber, the prime-time melodrama? Lawsuits, board infighting and an inability to land its next CEO have created a swirl of corporate intrigue only rivaled in its intensity by its former break-neck growth. Behind the bitter public spats over who will run and control the company, lies this possibility: investors and its pugilistic ex-CEO may be fighting over a shadow of its former self.  As Uber grapples with its many challenges, which started to spiral early this year with an ex-employee's charges of a sexist and chaotic work environment, rival Lyft is making significant inroads in several U.S. cities, according to three separate surveys of consumers' digital card receipts. USA Today

Ex-neo Nazi Says Trump Revoked Obama-Era Grant For Group
An ex-skinhead who co-founded an organization that focuses on battling “far-right extremism” says President Trump revoked a federal grant issued by the Obama administration supporting the group’s mission. “Under President Obama, my organization, Life After Hate, was awarded a $400,000 grant to help combat far-right extremism,” co-founder Christian Picciolini told CBS News’ John Dickerson Sunday. “And when President Trump took office, immediately that grant was rescinded." “We were the only organization of the pool of grantees that was focused on white supremacist, extremists and disengaging people from that movement," Picciolini said. He told the New York Times that he believes Trump took away his organization’s grant because he’s critical of the President on social media. NY Daily News

Diary Reveals Intimate Bond Between Queen Victoria And Her Servant Abdul Karim
Queen Victoria knew a thing or two about sex, given that she had nine children, and it might have seemed quite natural to her to dispense tips on sexual positions to the childless servant who taught her Urdu. However, in offering her wisdom she risked sending a royal household already riled by the closeness of the pair into rebellion. The relationship between Victoria and Abdul Karim, whom the household suspected of ill-intent, forms the basis of a film starring Judi Dench which is released next month. Dame Judi reprises her role as Victoria after appearing in Mrs Brown, and is ready to ratchet up the sexual tension. “She was a goer,” she said of Victoria. “And I am full of admiration.” Shrabani Basu, who wrote the book on which the film is based, said that a diary kept by Karim had survived the destruction of his belongings after Victoria’s death in 1901. The Times UK

Wicked Past, Uncertain Future
With well-tended historic homes, a wide cobblestone pavement and a manicured grassy mall dividing four traffic lanes, Monument Avenue is arguably the centerpiece of this genteel but rapidly-changing river city, a physical example of Southern charm. Named for a half-dozen copper-and-stone statues of Confederate Civil War heroes, the avenue bears tribute to Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee, among others. The memorials are sublime – a single cannon on a parapet – as well as elaborate, like a towering, multilayer tribute to secessionist Jefferson Davis, festooned with seals of breakaway Southern states, a soaring Greek goddess on top. They've made Monument Avenue become a scenic route, the visual backdrop for parades and an international bike race. That's why Phil Wilayto, a progressive activist and Massachusetts transplant, has vowed to bring them down. US News & World Report

CNN Juggles Trump Address With Ryan Town Hall
CNN is pushing back its live town hall with Speaker Paul Ryan to accommodate President Trump’s announcement on Afghanistan. CNN was set to air a public town hall with Ryan — his first in nearly two years — at 9 p.m. Monday, but the White House announced that Trump will address the nation at that time about his strategy going forward in Afghanistan. The network sent out an alert saying they will air live coverage of Trump’s address before moving onto to the town hall. The White House said that Trump will “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia.” He is expected to announce a troop surge to Afghanistan during his remarks. The Hill

Trudeau To Asylum Seekers: Crossing Border Illegally Won't Fast Track Immigration
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for asylum seekers: crossing illegally into the country doesn't offer an advantage when it comes to obtaining refugee status in Canada. "If I could directly speak to people seeking asylum, I'd like to remind them there's no advantage," Trudeau said at a news conference Sunday in Montreal. "Our rules, our principles and our laws apply to everyone." Trudeau's comments come as the government grapples with a surge in asylum seekers crossing into Quebec. In the first two weeks of August, more than 3,800 people walked over the border into the province, compared to the 2,996 who crossed throughout all of July. Speaking prior to Montreal's Pride Parade, Trudeau stressed that anyone seeking refugee status will have to go through Canada's "rigorous" screening process. CBC

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