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Two mothers arrested for trapping girls in basement where one survived by eating her own hair: report

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Two Edmonton mothers have been charged with attempted murder, unlawful confinement and abandonment after a babysitter contacted police saying she found two small children with broken bones barricaded in the basement.

Investigators state that one of them — a 3-year-old — may have been staying alive by eating her own hair.

According to the report by the CBC, the two mothers, identified only as JL, age 24, and AM, 23, were taken into custody after a newly hired babysitter reported the horrific scene she discovered when she broke into the blocked-off basement in December.

Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht explained that the release of the report containing what investigators found is “one to pay attention to. I do have the details. And it’s very disturbing.”

The report states the babysitter was hired for an evening to watch over JL’s  two young daughters, ages 6 and 3, and AM’s three children: ages 2, 3 and 5.

According to the babysitter, she was only to worry about the three children that she would find upstairs, and to not bother with the two in the basement.

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After checking on the three upstairs — who the babysitter said looked malnourished — she immediately went to see the two in the basement only to find the door blocked by a piece of furniture.

Pushing it out of the way, she entered the darkened room and found the two small children trapped inside two closed furniture boxes, with the the six-year-old  unconscious.

Following a 911 call, both girls were transported by ambulance to hospital, where the older girl spent days in intensive care.

According to the report, hospital officials described both girls as having broken bones and that the three-year-old had likely been eating her own hair which had been found in her stomach.

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“I have to get over the shock of what actually occurred,” explained psychologist Les Block when told of the details. “The shock of these children being placed in such horrific circumstances has to be put to the side in order to try to make sense of what’s going to be happening to them now and into the future.”

Investigators are also looking at abuse the upstairs children received, with the report stating that beatings with a belt may have occurred.

The two women will appear in court on Monday.

You can read more details here.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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