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‘We should let people into our country’: Penn Jillette takes hard stand on sanctuary cities for ‘moral’ reasons

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Entertainer and outspoken libertarian Penn Jillette came out strongly for sanctuary cities  in a passionate defense on HBO’s Real Time Friday night.

During the Overtime segment of the popular HBO show, host Bill Maher posed the question of sanctuary cities to California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the rest of the panel.

Newsom began by saying he supports sanctuary cities that protect undocumented immigrants from federal authorities, before reminding the panel that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has also been a big supporter.

“The fact is, sanctuary cities keep people safer, they keep people healthier and they keep people educated,” Newsom claimed. “For three simple reasons; you’re more likely to coordinate and cooperate with the police as a victim of a crime or as someone who is a witness of crime. They are more likely to engage in sending their kids to school. And they are more likely to get an immunization shot.”

“Those are the pragmatic arguments, but there are also the moral arguments,” Jillette insisted. “We should let people into our country.”

Following Jillette’s comments Newsom engaged in a contentious discussion with conservative Amy Holmes over sheltering undocumented immigrants.

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Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare

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Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form -- inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident.

Employees of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata -- where the 6.4-magnitude quake struck -- faxed a message to local authorities seeking to allay any fears of damage.

But TEPCO workers accidentally ticked the wrong box on the form, mistakenly indicating there was an abnormality at the plant rather than there was no problem.

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Harvard psychiatrist stunned by Donald Trump’s lies and ‘comfortable shamelessness’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump officially launched his re-election bid to crowds of supporters in Orlando, Florida. Notably, ahead of the kick-off of his campaign, he pledged to round up and deport migrants, a pledge widely seen as unrealistic but geared toward pleasing his base.

Raw Story spoke with Leonard L. Glass, M.D., M.P.H., about the Trump's re-election and whether he is fit for the office of President. Glass is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Newton, Massachusetts. He is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a senior attending psychiatrist at McLean Hospital. Dr. Glass was President of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association until he resigned in protest of the Goldwater rule in April 2017. He contributed his scholarly background in ethics to “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” edited by Bandy X. Lee (dangerouscase.org).

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Who are the four men charged with downing of MH17?

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International investigators have charged three Russians and one Ukrainian with murder over the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 above rebel-held eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed.

Here are the four suspects named by the Dutch-led team on Wednesday.

- Igor Girkin -

Igor Girkin -- also known by his pseudonym "Strelkov" -- is the most high-profile suspect.

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