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Judge Says Government May Have To Reunite More Migrant Families Separated At Border

A federal judge in California who ordered the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,800 migrant families separated at the southwest border says potentially thousands more could be affected by his ruling. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw of San Diego said in a preliminary ruling issued late Friday that parents who were separated from their children on or after July 1, 2017, should be included as part of a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union…more:NPR

Tillerson: Syrian Government May Still Be Using Chemical Weapons

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Tuesday: …“Whoever conducted the attacks, Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the victims in East Ghouta and countless other Syrians targeted with chemical weapons since Russia became involved in Syria,” Tillerson said. “It has betrayed the Chemical Weapons Convention and UN Security Council Resolution 2218, and on these occasions has twice vetoed UN Security Council resolutions to enforce the Joint Investigative Mechanism and continue its mandate [to investigate attacks in Syria].”…more:  washingtonexaminer

Canada’s government had to force Fox News to remove false tweet

After Fox News spread false information about the nationality of the suspected shooter accused of killing six people at a mosque in Quebec City this week, it took a letter from Canada’s prime minister’s office to get the news outlet to delete the errant tweet.  Misinformation ran rampant in the hours following the shooting  on Monday morning, which left six dead and more than a dozen more injured. Many news outlets incorrectly reported that…more:  dailydot

Government Retaliated When He Refused to Become FBI Informant

A California man is suing federal officials on charges that, in retaliation for his refusal to become an FBI informant, he was kept on the secretive terrorist watchlist and unfairly denied critical security clearance for a truck-driving job. Mohamed Al Seraji, who is Muslim, says he was the sole source of financial support for his family after his father passed away and, due to the discrimination he faced, he lost an employment offer, throwing his family into significant hardship…..MORE: ALTERNET.ORG

Why a notorious anti-Islam activist is fighting the federal government in Oregon

Between quoting the Constitution and decrying government oppression, he told his little girls that he missed them and was sorry for missing recent holidays. He reminded them that they need to be good for their mother.

“I’ve had to do a lot of soul-searching up here,” he said. “And I’m with good people, who’ve also had to do a lot of soul-searching — some people who have been doing this soul-searching for years… and I am 100 percent willing to lay my life down to fight against tyranny in this country.”….more: www.washingtonpost.com

Syria gas attack: Monitor group says government poisoned civilians

A group monitoring Syria’s civil war posted video showing victims who appear to be suffocating. CBS News cannot confirm the use of chemical weapons. Syria has denied it in the past. President Obama has said their use would cross a “red line.” Clarissa Ward reports on the details of the attack.

Federal government sues Minnesota city for rejecting proposed Islamic center

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — The U.S. government is suing the city of St. Anthony forhalleged religious discrimination for rejecting a proposed Islamic center in 2012, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said Wednesday. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, alleges that the St. Anthony Village City Council treated the group’s application for a conditional use permit at the St. Anthony Business Center on less-than-equal terms as other, non-religious permits to assemble. “Freedom of religion and the right to assembly peaceably are enshrined for all Americans in the Bill of Rights,” Luger said in a news release. “The people of Abu Huraira have a right to assembly peaceably — they have a right to practice their religion, and it’s our job to enforce that right.” more startribune