On Monday, the death toll from a gun massacre in El Paso, Texas, climbed to 22. Reporting from the city, CNN correspondents Chris Cuomo and Sara Sidner noted that the gun man, who posted anti-immigrant screeds online, is part of a growing right-wing threat.
“Christopher Wray, head of the FBI, says this is the main terror threat in terms of what is killing us at home,” Cuomo observed. Sidner agreed. “They are responsible, the far right, for the vast majority of murders when it comes to extremist-based murders in this country so that needs to be looked at,” she said.
According to the FBI, 40 percent of current terror investigations involve racially motivated violent extremism.
Trump official who doesn’t want poor people to have publicly-funded healthcare wants public to pay for stolen Ivanka jewelry
President Donald Trump's official in charge of Medicare and Medicaid, Seema Verma, came under fire after Politico reported Saturday that she submitted a $47,000 claim for reimbursement on the taxpayers' dime for stolen, uninsured items items.
The bulk of the claim—for which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ultimately reimbursed her $2,852.40—was for roughly $43,000 worth of jewelry. Among the roughly two dozen pieces was an Ivanka Trump brand pendant whose estimated value was $5,900, according to documents obtained by Politico. A $325 claim for moisturizer was also among the items included.
Injuries feared as popular New Zealand volcano erupts
New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, prompting fears for a group of visitors seen walking on the crater floor moments before.
The country's National Emergency Management Agency said a "moderate volcanic eruption is occurring at White Island and is hazardous in the immediate vicinity of the volcano."
Cameras providing a live feed from the volcano showed more than half a dozen people walking inside the rim at 2:10 pm local time (0110 GMT), before images went dark when the eruption occurred minutes later.
The local mayor said she feared there had been "injuries" in the eruption.
Why Colbert got serious — and why Donald Trump isn’t funny
In her new book, “Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States,” Dannagal Goldthwaite Young advances the argument that the ironic satire of "The Daily Show" and the outrage programming of Fox News — which debuted within months of each other — play remarkably similar roles for their respective audiences, speaking to their distinctively liberal and conservative psychological orientations to motivate not just voter loyalty, but political engagement.