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Houston nursing home residents shown calmly awaiting flood rescue share new photo after moving to safety

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More than a dozen nursing home residents seen awaiting rescue from Hurricane Harvey in a viral photo have been moved to safety.

The 15 residents of La Bella Vita have been moved to another facility in Alvin, Texas, and they tweeted out another photo showing them safe and dry at their temporary home, reported CBS News.

Seven of the women were photographed Sunday as they calmly awaited emergency crews while sitting chest-deep in floodwaters at the Houston-area nursing home, and the picture has become one of the defining images from the deadly hurricane.

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“They did look sort of calm in that photo, but at this point in time they had been in that water for several hours,” said Susan Bobrick, whose sister was shown in the photo. “When you get people that are in wheelchairs, or cannot get around, or they have walkers, if the water kept coming up, what were they going to do?”

One of the women seen in the photo had suffered a debilitating head injury decades ago, at age 19.

Nursing home staffers said the residents were in good spirits, but their family members aren’t able to visit them yet as the storm continues dumping rain on the Houston area.


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Trump alerts ‘active-duty U.S. military police’ for possible deployment to Minnesota: report

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President Donald Trump's administration is contemplating using active-duty U.S. troops in an attempt to quell the protests in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning.

As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests," the AP reported.

"Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations," the AP explained.

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John Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects challenge to Newsom’s COVID-19 limits on California church attendance

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In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California. The San Diego area church tried to challenge the state's limits on attendance at worship services:

The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.

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‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests

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The Speaker of the New York City Council is demanding accountability for a NYPD officer caught on tape violently striking a woman during protests of police violence.

Video of the incident appeared on social media on Friday. The video appears to show the cop running up a shoving the woman, launching her off her feet.

She is reportedly now in the ER after suffering a serious seizure.

"This officer needs to be charged with assault," Speaker Cory Johnson posted on Twitter. "Hard to watch. Brutal and unacceptable."

This officer needs to be charged with assault.

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