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Vandals deface Maryland immigrant center with misspelled graffiti: ‘No illeagles here’

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Over the weekend, vandals defaced a Westminster, Maryland building that was considered as a possible shelter for undocumented immigrant children.

The Baltimore Sun reported that someone spray-painted the words “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS” on the wall of a former Army Reserve Center.

Lt. Patrick McCrory — a spokesperson for the Westminster barracks of the Maryland State Police — told the Carroll County Times that the anti-immigrant vandalism took place late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

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The center was targeted due to the Obama administration’s announcement last week that it was being considered as a facility to house immigrant children who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to flee violence, economic collapse and instability in their home countries.

On Friday, said the Times, county commissioners held an emergency meeting aimed at halting the federal plan.

“Commissioners attending the meeting pledged not to provide any assistance to federal agencies if or when they moved the children to the facility,” wrote the Times’ Christian Alexandersen.

Over the weekend, the vandals struck.

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“This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident,” McCrory said, indicating that the state police will be pursuing the matter as a hate crime.

“It’s going to be difficult if there’s no witnesses unless somebody speaks up or starts talking about it on Facebook or tells a friend,” said McCrory. “Usually, that’s how these people get caught…I wouldn’t be surprised if someone starts bragging about it.”

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‘Trump literally just confessed to the crime’: Pennsylvania Democrat

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Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) believes President Donald Trump confessed to bribing or extorting Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

The president told reporters Monday morning at the United Nations that he had withheld foreign aid from Ukraine as he discussed alleged corruption involving Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

"It's very important to talk about corruption," Trump. "If you don't talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?...It's very important that on occasion you speak to somebody about corruption."

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Trump’s jumbled response to Ukraine scandal is a strong signal of what’s to come: columnist

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On Monday, President Donald Trump denied allegations that he extorted the president of Ukraine for information about Joe Biden. “It’s a ridiculous story,” Trump said during an appearance at the United Nations.

The controversy emerged after an anonymous whistleblower in the intelligence community logged a complaint with their agency about improper behavior by the president on a phone call with a foreign leader. “It’s a partisan whistleblower,” the president added.

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FBI arrests far-right extremist who talked about ‘bombing a major U.S. news network’: report

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The FBI has arrested a member of the United States Army who allegedly talked about plans to carry out acts of violence in the U.S.

According to ABC News' Mike Levine, the arrested man "allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major U.S. news network, discussed traveling to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group, and allegedly distributed info online on how to build bombs."

Levine also reports that the arrested man also made mention of Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who made headlines during a recent primary debate by saying he wanted to confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s. It is not known at this time if the man made a direct threat to O'Rourke, however.

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