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Thursday, September 14, 2017

What do you NEED to know today?

You think it would be in the news then, right?

So, CNN has "5 things you need to know today." One of the stories is:

"At least 21 children and two teachers were killed when a fire broke out at a school in Kuala Lumpur. Witnesses reported hearing cries for help from inside the burning building and seeing children unable to escape because of metal grills on windows. Renovations to the building had reportedly blocked a fire exit. Officials are examining whether an electric short circuit caused the fire."

Ask yourself, where is Kuala Lumpur? You probably don't even know, so why is this news in the US? And why is it one of five things you NEED to know today?

Perhaps for the same reason this is a top story?

Irma's aftermath

Investigations launched after Florida nursing home deaths

What do these victims have in common with the kids from the other story? And also with the child in this story?

Boy falls into a volcanic crater in Italy

Meanwhile, over at Fox News, these are two of the top stories today. Each has other stories "linked" ot it, even though the other stories are in no way related!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Stories NOT really in the mainstream news

Brought to you by Truthout, a liberal non-profit media organization.

Will the Courts Save the Dreamers?

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis
Thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March to oppose the President Trump order to end DACA on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images)Thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March to oppose the President Trump order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on September 10, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images)
With 17 states filing two lawsuits over Trump's DACA rescission, it is more likely that the fate of the Dreamers will be decided in the US Supreme Court rather than in Congress, which would have to defy years of history to agree on comprehensive immigration reform. But if Trump gets to appoint one more justice to the court, DACA may well be struck down.
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