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This is the murderous version of Trump’s Muslim ban

Kill the Muslims. That's how the latest version of the Muslim ban is shaping up. Started shortly after Donald Trump made it clear to the world that Muslims were not welcome in the United States, other countries started their own, more brutal and deadly effective ban.

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Want your local economy to grow? Start embracing immigrants

All eyes are on Washington as the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought here as children dominates the debate over America’s broken immigration system. But while many focus attention on the nation’s capital, important discussion is happening this week in New York. As the UN General Assembly meets, mayors from around the United States — and the world — are gathering to discuss how cities and towns of all sizes and political stripes are competing to attract, welcome and integrate immigrants. The reason for their leadership? While DC politicians debate the value of immigration, local communities see the benefits firsthand.

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All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

President Donald Trump has delivered three significant speeches, appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and assembled an exceptional national security team. He’s also had missteps on Charlottesville and out-of-bounds tweets. But so far the pluses outweigh the minuses, this writer says.

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Bishop urges congressional delegation to work to pass DREAM Act

Go to any county in South Carolina, and you will find United Methodists who take seriously their responsibility as citizens to advocate on behalf of the least of these among us. On their behalf, I respectfully request that you work to pass legislation like the DREAM Act, which was introduced by a bipartisan coalition.

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Rock Hill man gets life in prison for attempted murder of police officer

John Perry was sentenced to life in prison in a York County courtroom Thursday, after he was found guilty on a charge of attempted murder. He is accused of shooting at Rock Hill Police Department officer Dalton Taylor. Perry and his lawyer claimed the gun went off as he tried to climb a fence and escape from police, and that he wasn't trying to kill anyone. Perry agreed to plead guilty near the end of the trial, in exchange for a 12-year sentence, but the jury came back with a guilty verdict before a judge could hear the plea deal and accept it.
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