November 12, 1954
Ellis Island closes
Ellis Island closes
Ships transporting immigrants into New York never landed AT Ellis Island. 1st & 2nd class passengers disembarked in NYC, bypassing the "Gateway To America." 3rd class passengers immediately loaded a barge that took them to Ellis Island for processing.
“A little taste of January in November.”
“We welcome Iran’s taking the first step to finally end this nightmare.”
“This is the first time that we have detected a potential chemical of concern in biologic samples from patients with these lung injuries.”
“We’ll probably give it to you on Tuesday.”
“I believe in forgiveness, but I also believe in justice and forgiveness doesn’t rob justice. You don’t get justice too much in Mexico.”
The NCAA’s new proposal for potentially paying student-athletes:
Why some call it progressive and others call it phony.
NCAA: Largest governing body in college sports.
College sports = BIG money for schools, coaches and for the NCAA (the nonprofit topped $1 billion in revenue for first time in 2017).
Criticism: Only people NOT making $$ off college sports seem to be the student-athletes themselves.
“I don’t see any significant movement towards players having actual rights here. What (the NCAA) really means is ‘severely limited and regulated’ (changes) with very little consequence and benefit to the players.”
Full-rides are exceptionally rare.
“Hopefully, there’s a way that players can get compensated legally that makes cheating less appealing, or just improves their experience while they’re here. These guys don’t have time for a part-time job, in-season, out-of-season. They’re here 11 months with us, working around the clock. So, I’m all for it.”
With less than 2% of college athletes "going pro," their college careers grant them a finite amount of time to profit from their athletic abilities. Critics say allowing compensation turns student-athletes into employees rather than students, creating a slippery slope to not prioritize education. What do you think?
Will a longer school day lead to happier families
(and smarter kids)?
“It is time we modernize the school schedule to better meet the needs of our students and their families.”
One recent study in 2015 looked at longer days at school with SHORTER weeks. Some districts have tried this in rural areas or as a cost-saving measure.
5th graders attending school 4 days per week instead of 5 showed a “statistically significant” increase in math scores with the shorter weeks, and no detriment to reading scores.
Sen. Harris' plan includes asking the Dept of Education to study the results of schools that receive the grants for extended days to see if the longer school day benefited students and families. What do you think about this idea?
New study says measles is more dangerous than previously thought, at times eliminating some of your body’s defenses against illnesses like strep, pneumonia or even the flu, for years to come.
“Imagine that your immunity against pathogens is like carrying around a book of photographs of criminals, and someone punched a bunch of holes in it. It would then be much harder to recognize that criminal if you saw them, especially if the holes are punched over important features for recognition, like the eyes or mouth.”
Indicates measles impacts the body for years while we see a resurgence fo the highly contagious disease.
“We’re not going to be victims.”
“This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.”
“Today is a historic day for criminal justice reform …”
“This whole thing of being able to rent a house and then turn it into a party house is ridiculous.”
“The issue raised in this case goes to the heart of our Republic.”
“You’re in space. I mean, you want to have the smell of cookies.”
“Being a whistleblower is not a partisan job nor is impeachment an objective.”
“I kind of think of him as a middle-of-the-road guy who just does his job.”
“This was a mistake.”
“The U.S. position with respect to the Paris Agreement has not changed.”
The dog who chased down one of the world’s most wanted men has something science still can’t replicate: a killer sense of smell.
The military often works with a breed of dog called *Belgian Malinois* which look like a slightly smaller German Shepherd. Their size makes them easier to transport – even for skydiving.
Why: Strong, athletic, fierce and the more activity (like chasing down bad guys), the better. They are also extremely loyal and eager to please.
“A lot of our science and technology for years has been trying to replicate the work these dogs do. Their olfactory glands are 10,000 times more sensitive than any piece of equipment we’ve been able to develop. So the detection work they do, a dog finding explosives or drugs, that’s never going to be replaced.”
In the military, dogs outrank their handlers - as a way to show that they aren’t just a piece of equipment, but a teammate to be respected. Did you know you can adopt or foster a puppy in the military working dog program? Read more about how on our source page.
What to know ahead of Thursday’s procedural vote in the U.S. House of Representatives as we inch toward an impeachment outcome.
Three House cmtes, with Democrats & Republicans, have heard from many witnesses including:
“Democrats go 4+ weeks with a secretive, free for all, no rules impeachment process—and now try to save face with a short on substance resolution that only pretends to give the minority rights and blows up precedent.”
“This week, we’re voting to establish the format for open hearings that will be conducted as part of the impeachment inquiry. The American people will hear firsthand about the President’s misconduct.”
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