WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday that it is too soon to say whether new policies or regulations are needed to deal with recent market volatility. "We really need to understand exactly what happened and the Securities and Exchange Commission is working hard to assemble a report that gives us the facts and when we have them we can look at whether or not there were issues that need to be addressed through new policy or regulations," Yellen told CNN's "State of the Union" program. (Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Bill Berkrot)
'That didn't age well': Right-wingers mocked for celebrating fake news that Don Lemon is leaving CNN
On Friday night, CNN late-night anchor Don Lemon shocked viewers with the abrupt message that this would be the last edition of "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon," leading many to speculate that he was leaving CNN. However, it turned out CNN is just rebranding his show under the new name "Don Lemon Tonight."
Hey everyone. Not what you think. I’m not leaving CNN. Tune in for the handoff on Monday at 10pE and I’ll explain. https://t.co/oOwDferY2i— Don Lemon (@Don Lemon)1621048470.0
But several conservative commentators jumped the gun and took to social media to gloat about the supposed departure of Lemon, a Black and openly gay journalist who has gone after right-wing extremism.
Bye Don Lemon. Your show wasn't good and you often acted in bad faith. However... ...that's actually all I have. Goodbye.— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@(((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio)1621048973.0
Don Lemon has been a ridiculous performance theater Democratic activist for years. His show has brought discredit o… https://t.co/iFd4BkPi0N— Matt Mackowiak (@Matt Mackowiak)1621052784.0
Other commenters buried these GOP voices in mockery for not waiting to learn the whole story before running with it.
Don Lemon: I’m not leaving CNN Fox News: https://t.co/lsp77bbXW0— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle)1621049378.0
@jasonrantz Hey hater, he's not leaving CNN, he's moving to an early hour. Don't hate, congratulate.— 💞Val💞 (@💞Val💞)1621049917.0
@jasonrantz Well that didn’t age well. In 8 minutes 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.— Beth (@Beth)1621049538.0
@jasonrantz Lol and you still ain’t getting on TV— essi beez (@essi beez)1621051856.0
@lavern_spicer Here you go. Be nice. I watched Don, just not every night. He discussed the same topics as two shows… https://t.co/eRFRFZH6xa— johnzjargo (@johnzjargo)1621082107.0
@lavern_spicer You’re not getting a Fox show, no matter how hard you try.— Johann Castro (@Johann Castro)1621092623.0
@MattMackowiak We are laughing at your glaring lack of admission over the likes of Tucker, Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck,… https://t.co/XejnkEIMtJ— 🇺🇸TXSnark7🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸TXSnark7🇺🇸)1621053188.0
According to KSEE, a man associated with a white supremacist gang in Fresno, California has been charged with murder.
"40-year-old Brandon Engelman from Coarsegold is charged with shooting and killing 56-year-old Pacer Hampton, of Fresno, last month. It was the county's first homicide," reported AJ Kato. "On April 13, Hampton was found in his crashed car on Olive Avenue. He had been shot to death. Detectives received surveillance video from neighbors and identified a white Chevrolet Tahoe as a vehicle of interest. Once the photo was released to the public, Mims said tips pointed them to Engelman."
Engelman, who was previously convicted for crimes including home invasion and burglary, is linked to the Fresnecks, a local white supremacist street gang in the area. Its members have previously faced prosecution in an operation that seized illegal guns and drugs.
"We do know that this was not a random shooting. Hampton was specifically targeted," said Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims. Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp said of the arrest, "We have taken a very dangerous man who was associated with the white supremacist groups of gangs here in Fresno off the streets."
The FBI has warned that white supremacist attacks, including domestic terrorism, are on the rise in the United States.
Watch the report below:
National terrorism alert warns domestic extremists could strike as states begin easing COVID-19 restrictions
According to ABC-13, the latest National Terrorism Advisory System alert released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) serves as an extension of the previous warning of possible civil unrest before the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. The previous alert regarding Jan. 6 was set to expire on Saturday, May 15.
While the alert does not offer details about any isolated threat, it warns of "potential danger from an increasingly complex and volatile mix that includes domestic terrorists inspired by various grievances, racial or ethnic hatred and influences from abroad," per the publication.
Those types of threats are said to have intensified since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic due to "conspiracy theories and deepened anger at the government in some quarters over the shutdown of the economy."
"Violent extremists may seek to exploit the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions across the United States to conduct attacks against a broader range of targets after previous public capacity limits reduced opportunities for lethal attacks," the bulletin said.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas weighed in on the latest alert and the present-day terroristic threats in the United States. "Today's terrorism-related threat landscape is more complex, more dynamic, and more diversified than it was several years ago," Mayorkas said.
In wake of the growing concerns about domestic terrorism, DHS has incorporated a new domestic terrorism monitoring division within its Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Approximately 7.5% of the federal agency's grant funding has been designated for monitoring terroristic threats.
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