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Ahmed Mohamed withdraws from Texas school that had him arrested

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Ahmed Mohamed — the Texas 14-year-old who was arrested for bringing a homemade digital clock to class — has withdrawn from MacArthur High School.

According to the Guardian, Mohamed’s father, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, has withdrawn all of his children from their schools in the Irving Independent School District in the wake of the scandal, saying that the family has yet to decide where the children will be educated.

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Ahmed Mohamed was suspended last week and taken away from school in handcuffs after teachers say they became concerned and upset that the clock the boy built could be a bomb.

School officials called police, who arrested Ahmed even after he repeatedly explained to them that the device was a simple clock and not a bomb.

Since the arrest, police officials have admitted that they never thought the device was a bomb, but were acting on orders of school officials.

“Ahmed said, ‘I don’t want to go to MacArthur,’” Mohamed’s father told the Dallas Morning News. “These kids aren’t going to be happy there.”

The senior Mohamed went on to say that in spite of positive attention from President Barack Obama and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ahmed is struggling emotionally. His appetite is poor and he is having difficulty sleeping.

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“It’s torn the family and makes us very confused,” he said.

The family is traveling next week to the United Nations in New York City and then possibly a pilgrimage to Mecca, the Islamic holy site. Ahmed’s father said that the family’s Islamic faith is sustaining them during this time.

“I ask Allah to bless this time. After that, we’ll see,” he said.

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“When we come back, we’ll visit President Obama.”


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‘Not supposed to be that way!’ Bitter Trump whines about Senate possibly letting John Bolton testify

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President Donald Trump on Monday whined about the Senate potentially letting former national security adviser John Bolton testify during his impeachment trial.

"They didn’t want John Bolton and others in the House," the president wrote on Twitter. "They were in too much of a rush. Now they want them all in the Senate. Not supposed to be that way!"

In reality, the House impeachment investigators tried to get Bolton to testify during their inquiry, but he refused to appear unless he got legal clearance to do so. However, Bolton has now offered to testify before the Senate even though he did not comply with House requests to do the same.

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Ex-GOP impeachment manager ripped to shreds on CNN for ‘upside down’ defense of Trump’s conduct

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On CNN Monday, two veterans of the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton clashed over whether President Donald Trump was guilty of impeachable offenses.

"My view is that the phrase that the president's lawyers included in their six-page answer over the weekend is absolutely ironclad, perfectly correct," said Bob Barr, a former House impeachment manager against Clinton. "The language in the Constitution says very clearly that the only basis on which a president can be impeached and removed from office is treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. You have to have a crime. And no matter how much rhetoric you put around that to try and get around it, that is a fact, a legal fact, you have to have a crime."

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Donald Trump and Ben Carson are destroying one of MLK’s most enduring legacies

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act just days after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King -- and President Donald Trump's Housing secretary wants to undo that legacy.

The 1968 law hasn't been able to undo the harm from government-sanctioned housing segregation, which still feeds today's wealth and racial inequality, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to remove a protection for black owners who pay unfairly high property taxes, reported the New York Times.

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