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Chris Wallace grills DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen: How do babies in caravan ‘threaten national security’?

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Sunday admitted that she could not prove that a caravan of migrants headed to the U.S. border is a national security threat.

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Nielsen railed against the migrants who are fleeing poverty and violence in Central America.

“What the president has been saying and will continue to say and what I’ve been saying is this caravan is not getting in,” Nielsen insisted. “My general message to this caravan is do not come. You will not be allowed in. There is a right way to emigrate to the United States and this is not it.”

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Fox host Chris Wallace pointed to reports which say that President Donald Trump “may use the same legal authority he did for the first travel ban.”

“I fully understand that people from Honduras don’t have a right to come in to the U.S. illegally,” Wallace said. “But on what basis can you say that this caravan poses a national security threat?”

“We have a crisis at the border right now,” Nielsen replied without answering the question. “We are stopping between 1,500 and 1,700 people a day trying to cross illegally into this country. This caravan is one iteration of that.”

“Frankly, we see caravans every day with these numbers,” she shrugged. “Every possible action, authority, executive program is on the table to consider to ensure that it is clear that there is a right and legal way to come to this country and no other ways will be tolerated.”

Wallace pressed Nielsen after she failed to answer his question.

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“[Trump] is talking specifically about a provision where the president gets to protect national security,” Wallace explained. “We’re talking, in many cases here, about women, about children, about babies. How do they threaten national security?”

“This isn’t a ticketed event,” Nielsen shot back. “You don’t have a membership in the caravan. Moment to moment, there are people raising their hand saying they are part of the so-called caravan and there are others… who say they are no longer part of the caravan.”

“This is about the rule of law, this is about understanding who is in the flow,” she added. “And, Chris, I cannot tell you as secretary of Homeland Security that I know every person in this flow. What I do know is that we stop 3,000 people a year who have travel patterns similar to terrorists.”

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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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