Justin Trudeau Passionately Defends Refugees After Islamophobic Town Hall Question

In response, Trudeau launched into a passionate defense of Canada’s “extraordinary diversity,” saying that its welcoming stance towards refugees is “one of the things that has made Canada great.” The question about immigration came from an audience member who said his family had been living in the Regina area for generations. The man asked Trudeau what he was doing about Canada’s “open border.”  “The people are saying no, because these two cultures will not mix,” the attendee added. “They’ve openly stated they want to kill us, and you’re letting them in,” the man told Trudeau. “These people always want the same thing: To be able to live in peace and raise their families, to create a better future for themselves …

All The Hot Movies For Winter

At the risk of putting too much pressure on Peele, who has the tall order of living up to his boundary-pushing phenomenon “Get Out,” winter’s event movie is “Us,” the director’s horror follow-up about a beach vacation gone very wrong. Seeing an auteur flesh out his voice in a crowd-pleasing thriller starring Lupita Nyong’o is as good a guarantee as any that 2019 has at least a few treats in store.  Here’s what to look forward to between now and late April, grouped accordingly. All release dates are subject to change. Horror Universal Pictures/Orion/Paramount/Warner Bros. Clockwise from top left: “Glass,” “Us,” “The Curse of La Llorona,” “Pet Sematary” and “The Prodigy.” First up, there’s “Glass” (Jan. 18), M. Night Shyamalan’s joint …

Airports around the country feel the shutdown pinch as TSA callouts cause growing lines

Washington (CNN)Long lines and staffing issues have hit airports around the country as the partial government shutdown is in its fourth week. While other airports have so far been able to weather the shutdown, there are serious questions about how long the system can withstand callouts from TSA officers struggling to make ends meet without paychecks. TSA spokesman Michael Bilello said in a tweet Monday afternoon that Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, Miami International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Washington Dulles International Airport in the DC area were all “exercising their contingency plans.” He tweeted later Monday afternoon that Miami had “normalized operations.” While Bilello attributed the issue at Dulles in another tweet to snowfall in the Washington area, he …

Morrisons boosted by ‘savvy shoppers’

In the stores, sales rose 0.6% – more than the 0.5% expected by analysts – but there was a slowdown from the 1.3% in the third quarter and the 2.1% reported last Christmas. Supermarkets battle over New Year price cuts Is it the end of the supermarket checkout till? Its shares were the biggest fallers in the FTSE 100, down nearly 4%. Even as the company maintained its outlook for the 2018-19 financial year, Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, said Morrisons remained under pressure from rivals in the so-called ‘big four’ and the discounters. “A resurgent Tesco, the proposed Asda/Sainsbury alliance and the continuing advance of Aldi and Lidl all add to a challenging environment,” Mr Hunter …

Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, birth home set to be shuttered on MLK Day amid partial shutdown

The doors of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. practiced his preaching on nonviolent resistance, and of his childhood home on Auburn Avenue, will be closed until further notice, much to the dismay of those hoping to celebrate King’s legacy at his historic sites on Jan. 21. Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on January 21 this year, in the midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history (Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Images) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS UNION SUES TRUMP ADMIN. OVER GOV. SHUTDOWN, CLAIMS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS “I feel a little bit of sadness because our main partner in this area, in this district, is the National Park Service … and they are not here with us today. I didn’t …

Instagram star opens up about her struggles with rare disorder where muscle turns to bone

FOP is described as a “disorder in which skeletal muscle and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments, are gradually replaced by bone (ossified),” according to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The disorder affects about one in 1,600,000 newborns, according to NIH. There is no cure. She told the BBC her arms and left hips are “fixed in place.” “It is difficult, don’t get me wrong,” Buxton said. COLLEGE STUDENT WHO THOUGHT SHE HAD ‘COMMON COLD’ DIAGNOSED WITH TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER  Buxton has a popular Instagram account and blog where she posts pictures of her “outfit of the day” and often speaks about her struggles with FOP. “Having a condition where it could flare up at any time sucks, …

The Latest: Saudi woman leaves Bangkok airport hotel room

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family has left her airport hotel room for temporary admission into Thailand. The head of Thailand’s immigration police said Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun was allowed to temporarily enter Thailand on Monday under the protection of the U.N. refugee agency, which was expected to take at least five to seven days to evaluate her case and claims for asylum status. Immigration police released photos of Alqunun after she left the hotel room where she had been holed up. Where she would stay in the Thai capital was not announced. Alqunun had stayed in the room while sending …

Trump, in first-ever prime time Oval Office address, laments ‘crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul’ at border

Migrants running as U.S. Border Protection officers threw tear gas to the Mexican side of the border fence on Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) On Thursday, Trump plans a personal visit to the Mexican border, where his administration said an illegal immigration “crisis” has been worsening by the day. Reacting to Trump’s speech, Senate Republican leaders — who have said they will not pass Democrats’ spending bills without border wall funding — reaffirmed that they’ve stood by the White House’s position. “Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation’s southern border,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement. “His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits …

Ocasio-Cortez Quotes ‘Watchmen’ Author Alan Moore, Slays Nerd Hearts

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tapped into the nerd fanbase motherlode Friday when she quoted Watchmen author AOC unsheathed the quote from a character created by the British anarchist author in response to a Politico piece about older-guard Democrats’ Ocasio-Cortez parried back: “To quote Alan Moore: ‘None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.’” The masked vigilante Watchmen character Rorschach issued the same warning in the wildly revered Watchmen became a 2009 Zack Snyder film, and the family of superheroes will soon While some of Ocasio-Cortez’s colleagues may have been stumped by the pop culture reference, Twitter users went bonkers. (Bizarrely, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has named

‘Green Book’ Screenwriter’s Resurfaced Anti-Muslim Tweet Sparks Backlash

deleted his Twitter account after facing backlash for a resurfaced 2015 tweet that echoed an anti-Muslim conspiracy theory touted by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.  assertion made by Trump that “people over in New Jersey … a heavy Arab population” had celebrated the fall of the twin towers. There is On Wednesday, “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz lambasted Vallelonga’s tweet as “disgusting” and pointed out that actor Mahershala Ali, who stars in “Green Book,” is Muslim. Vallelonga’s manager As In November 2018, actor Viggo Mortensen, who also stars in the film, came under fire for using the n-word during a Q&A session. Mortensen later “Green Book” director Peter Farrelly “True. I was an idiot,” Farrelly said in a statement, “Green …

Police suicides rising, union says media vilification is leading cause of despair

New York and Chicago lead the country with at least five police suicides – but Chicago’s force is notably smaller. So, by the numbers, it’s considered the worst among police suicides, according to Blue H.E.L.P. Smith’s stepfather, Jeffrey Sacks, raised Smith from a very young age and said Smith was a family man who enjoyed boxing and was open about his battle with depression. Smith was seeking treatment but his family did not see the suicide coming. DEATHS OF POLICE OFFICERS ON DUTY ON THE RISE IN THE US “He was always a guy that could handle himself. I was always the little guy that couldn’t handle myself in a physical situation,” Sacks said. “If he walked into a physical …

Son of American missing in Iran since 2007 pleas for his return

“He is being held against his will, with no human rights or access to his family,” David Levinson, 31, told Fox News in an interview last week. “It’s inconceivable that, almost 12 years later, we have no answers. The Iranian government knows what happened to my father and needs to send him now. We continue to push for more action by our government, and awareness of his case worldwide.” Despite unconfirmed reports their father died in Iranian custody, his family believes he is “alive and trying every day to come home.” The last affirmed proof of life emerged in late 2011, with photos of him donning an orange jumpsuit. Despite those images, Iranian officials have insisted they have no knowledge of …

Not So Fast: Trump Called The Chinese ‘Motherf**kers’ In Vegas Speech

Donald Trump railed against the Chinese in a campaign speech in Las Vegas, he turned to a word he just bashed Rep. Trump presented the speech in spring 2011 shortly before he bowed out of the 2012 presidential election race. He ranted about Washington and China’s exports flooding America. What would he do about China? Trump quipped in a high-pitched voice that the message could come softly with someone saying: “We’re gonna tax you 25 percent.” Cue big applause, laughter and giddy sounds of excitement. But instead of applause Tlaib was lashed by Republicans — including Trump. comments were disgraceful,” the president told reporters outside the White House Friday. “I think she dishonored her family using language like that in …

Twins Who Played Rachel’s Baby On ‘Friends’ Are Grown Up And In Hot New Film

The twins who played their baby daughter Emma on Jordan Peele’s new horror movie “Us.” People was spreading the news about them on Wednesday. “So happy I got to be part of this movie,” Noelle wrote. “It looks amazing and terrifying!” What might be scarier than a film by Peele, who also made “Get Out,” is that the siblings turned 16 in June. Time goes frightfully fast. IMDB does not list the names of the twins’ characters in “Us,” but we know the film follows a family whose beach house is invaded by strangers. “ Cali Noelle and Cali, who previously appeared in a 2007 episode of “Life” on NBC, also have acted in several shorts, according to IMDB. RELATED… Jimmy …

California survivalist arrested in deadly shooting of scientist camping with daughters

Los Angeles County prosecutors also charged Rauda with ten counts of attempted murder in connection with other shootings in the vicinity and five burglaries. Prosecutors said Rauda, who was arrested last October, was the gunman who terrorized campers and motorists with gunfire in incidents dating back to November 2016. ARMED MAN ARRESTED NEAR CALIFORNIA PARK WHERE CAMPER WAS SHOT DEAD IN FRONT OF DAUGHTERS: COPS Beaudette’s two daughters were not hurt in the June 25 shooting. Prosecutors believe Rauda shot and wounded a man who was sleeping in a hammock in the Malibu State Park area in November 2016, the station reported. Less than a week later, he is alleged to have fired into a vehicle. He also allegedly fired …