“You should always push yourself.”
“The room lights up when everyone knows we’ve got new items that are coming.”
“Our job is to enforce the law.”
“There is nothing for me here. The only choice I have is to go back.”
“The urgency of this is not lost on any of us.”
“Your strength of mind and determination can help you to achieve whatever it is that you truly want from your life. Most of all, never give up!”
Glowacka set a Guinness World Record for holding an abdominal plank 4 hrs 19 mins 55 secs, breaking the previous women's record by more than 45 mins. She was inspired by her son Ralph, who read about the record and told her she could break it.
An American pilot finally returns home to his final resting place…on a plane flown by his son to the exact same airport where the two said their “goodbyes” 52 years ago.
“I really didn’t think it would ever happen. Wow, you know, he’s really coming home. We’re going to be able to bring him back, and we’re going to have a place where we can honor him.”
“Airports rarely see moments of quiet — but for a few brief minutes, Dallas Love Field fell absolutely silent. There were no garbled announcements, no clickity-clack of rolling suitcases over the tile floor, no shouting over cellphones. People stood quietly at the window, wiping away tears, taking in a moment few rarely get to see. It was peaceful, it was beautiful and it was a privilege to watch.”
By The Numbers
- The remains of Maj. Roy A. Knight, Jr. were found near his crash site in Laos more than 50 years after his plane was shot down.
- U.S gov’t investigative teams continue research & site excavation in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia to find and identify the approx. 1,500 soldiers who remain “missing in action” from the Vietnam War.
An all-too-familiar term fueling debate and discussion after two murder sprees in America within 24 hours.
Here’s what you need to know …
“Mass” Killing vs. Shooting
No single accepted definition.
- Justice Dept. defines “mass killing” as 3 or more people killed in one incident in a public place.
- “Mass shooting” is not a legal term defined by gov’t so news sources may differ on the definition. Often references 4 or more shot (injured or killed) not counting the shooter.
- Data for “mass shooting” statistics *often* date back to a shooting at the University of Texas in 1966. Hence, it’s inaccurate to say “deadliest in history” because the data is limited.
- Some news sources may/may not include gang shootings or robberies in “mass shooting” statistics making data difficult to compare.
In 2019, there’s been more than one mass shooting a day in America: 253 in 216 days (vs. 207 in 2018).
Mass shootings significantly trail many other crime categories involving firearms: home invasions (1,039), unintentional shootings (943) & defensive shootings (889).
20 people died, 26 injured in El Paso, Texas Saturday in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the modern era. 9 people died, at least two dozen injured in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday.
“It really does taste like beef.”
“It will take the kind of leadership that currently doesn’t exist in Washington to fix.”
“It’s not the beginning of a long series of rate cuts… You would do that if you saw real economic weakness.”
“We look forward to continuing our positive dialogue with China on a comprehensive Trade Deal, and feel that the future between our two countries will be a very bright one!”
“Target has forever changed the retail landscape by doing what once was considered impossible – offering great design at an incredible price.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
Democrat presidential candidate & author Marianne Williamson was the most searched candidate on Google during the first Democrat debate this week. She wrote this popular quote in her 1992 book "A Return To Love" though its often mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela.
“I feel as if an angel must be looking after me.”
“The heat is forecast to be oppressive and dangerous everywhere, with possibly some of the hottest conditions since 2012.”
“I wish that all of you would ask me about prescription drugs.”
“We know that Trump isn’t a sweetheart sometimes. But we’re not going for that.”
“Quite honestly, once our officers got there they found it quite ingenious.”
It’s not a constitutional power granted explicitly by name to Congress, but lawmakers have slapped a censure on four sitting Presidents.
Pres. Trump makes history as #5.
- The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted to censure Pres. Trump for a tweet he wrote about Democrat lawmakers.
- Critics called the tweet racist; the President denies it.
- We placed the entire tweet on the source page for you to read in full.
- The resolution to censure Pres. Trump passed along party lines: 240-187.
What Happens Now?
Practically: Not much. It’s a public reprimand with no other actionable or legal punishment.
Politically: Democrats can rally together, showing a united front against a Republican president ahead of an election year. President Trump can also use this to rally his base.
Interesting To Note:
- Congress can punish lawmakers three ways: expulsion, censure and reprimand.
- Expulsion is the only punishment mentioned by name in the constitution.
- Censure evolved as a punishment starting in 1800s.
- Other Presidents censured: Presidents Jackson, Lincoln, Taft & Buchanan.
The first time censure was considered in Congress? In 1798, when one state lawmaker spat on another; ultimately there was no censure vote. Mostly censure has been used for bad behavior: "defamatory or insulting statements."
“…the earliest, sharpest, and most accurate surviving video images of man’s first steps on the moon.”
“I am leaving because the new board chairs and I have philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”
“The Rule is a part of an unlawful effort to significantly undermine, if not virtually repeal, the U.S. asylum system at the southern border, and cruelly closes our doors to refugees fleeing persecution, forcing them to return to harm.”
“With the U.S. unilaterally reneging on its commitments, we are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S. as well.”
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