(DAILY MAIL) — The son of the man expected by many to be America’s next President abandoned a laptop containing a treasure trove of top-secret material, including his father’s private emails and mobile phone numbers, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
In an astonishing lapse, Hunter Biden chose to protect his MacBook Pro computer – crammed with what an IT expert last night described as a ‘national security nightmare’ and ‘classic blackmail material’ – with a single, simple password: Hunter02.
Remarkably, the 50-year-old businessman and self-confessed drug addict took the machine to a back-street IT store in Delaware in April 2019 to get it repaired – yet never returned to collect it.
A 101-year-old New York resident continues to have her voice heard by voting in every presidential election since voting for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952. Born before women even had the right to vote, this year she battled long lines and inclement weather to cast her ballot. Nikki Battiste reports.
Hillary Clinton has been absent from the campaign trail in the final days of the presidential race, even as former President Barack Obama ramps up his role as surrogate-in-chief for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON—The number of migrants attempting to reach the United States has decreased due to COVID-19, but dangers remain high for those who still attempt the journey.
CBP’s enforcement encounters with illegal border crossers totaled 458,088 people in FY20, 53 percent lower than the encounters in FY19, which was 977,509. U.S. Border Patrol agents across the Southwest border have found at least 300 unidentified migrant human remains during fiscal year 2019, the highest number since FY 2016. Additionally, the Pima County, AZ Medical Examiner’s Office has recovered 3,081 decedents since 2000, but as of Dec. 31, 2019, 1,111 decedents remain unidentified.
“Every death of an undocumented person in the deserts of my county is a human rights tragedy,” said Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier. “In 2020, we are on pace to have a record number of recoveries, each one being someone’s brother, father, son, mother. My department expends significant resources doing these recoveries. Each must be treated as a crime scene in often very remote areas.”
Dr. Gregory Hess, Pima County Chief Medical Examiner, is often tasked with positively identifying hundreds of anonymous dead bodies of men, women and children, many from Central America.
“We still have about 800 to 850 that are unidentified,” he said in a testimonial video that was also translated into Spanish. “Most of the remains that we call undetermined are likely people that have died from exposure…who may not have water available to use.”
According to the 2019 Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner Annual Report, these unidentified border crossers (UBCs)—the majority ranging in age between 50 and 89—often pass away as the result of dehydration from the sun or starvation after their smugglers abandon them. Others died from tragic accidents or even as victims of homicide during the journey.
Migrants between the ages of 20-29 accounted for the highest number of suicides. The report noted that in 2019, 41 percent of identified UBCs were of Guatemalan nationality, followed by
37 percent Mexicans, 10 percent Salvadorans, 4 percent Hondurans, 4 percent Ecuadorians, one Indian, and one Nicaraguan. However, historic trends since 2000 show more than 80 percent of UBCs have been Mexican nationals.
CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan stated that migrants are often packed into stash houses or trailers. These illegal attempts pose dangerous health risks for both the migrants and the general public.
“Alien smuggling networks are exploiting, abusing, and profiting off of misinformed individuals and families,” Morgan said. “Human smugglers aren’t service providers. They are career criminals involved in other dangerous criminal activities.”
The sad reality lies with the remains stacked in body bags on shelves in the refrigerated Pima County medical examiner’s facility, many of which are tagged with John or Jane Doe.
A more recent example of these dangers came earlier this year when Border Patrol agents in Big Bend Sector in Texas rescued a man who had been abandoned in sub-freezing weather for three days after being injured attempting to cross the border illegally. Had agents not found him, the man could have been added to the sobering statistic of deaths at the border.
“Migrants must remember that if they so much as stumble and fall or need to rest because of heat exhaustion, human smugglers will leave them to die,” Morgan said. “The uncertainty of the voyage and the grief that follows the many preventable tragedies we see are just not worth it.”
Napier agreed, adding, “We must redouble our efforts to secure our border to dissuade people from engaging in the dangerous and too often fatal activity of coming into our country without proper documentation.”
When a nursing facility outside Seattle found itself in the middle of the first known U.S. outbreak of COVID-19, the response was hampered by a lack of viable tests and a federal inspection that diverted time away from patient care. Bill Whitaker reports.
Regular-season champion Kevin Harvick is out of the NASCAR playoffs after a last-lap spin at Martinsville. Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin will race for the championship at Phoenix.
breitbart.com – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the U.S. government, provided a grim prediction this week regarding the Chinese virus situation in America, saying the country is “in for a…
Prince William secretly battled coronavirus, even struggling to breathe—but kept his April ordeal a secret because he didn’t wish to alarm the public.The Sun reported Sunday that William, 38—who is second in line to the British throne—contracted the virus after his father Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson both fell ill with coronavirus. Johnson became so sick he was placed in the intensive care unit of a London hospital.Prince Charles Survives Coronavirus, and Shows Us the King He Might BeA source told The Sun, “William was hit pretty hard by the virus—it really knocked him for six. At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked. After seeing medics and testing positive—which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is—William was determined it should be business as usual though. He was determined to fulfill his engagements.”The Sun reported that William told one observer at an engagement: “There were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone.”William reportedly received treatment from Buckingham Palace doctors, isolated at his and wife Kate’s rural home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, and continued to carry out 14 telephone and video call engagements. William had a seven-day break from calls and video messages after April 9, the Sun reported, but during April carried out multiple engagements, including appearing on the BBC’s charity Comic Relief show, alongside comedian and author Stephen Fry.A source told The Sun, “The Queen delivered her ‘We Will Meet Again’ address (on April 5, the day that Boris Johnson was hospitalized) and he just didn’t want to worry people. He felt there were more important things going on in the country.”The news about William’s coronavirus battle broke the day after Johnson announced Britain was entering a second national lockdown, after it was revealed the U.K. had passed more than one million coronavirus cases.A palace source told The Sun that “as a result of his own experiences, he (William) realizes absolutely anyone can catch this awful disease—and knows how imperative it is that we all take this second lockdown seriously.”Prince Charles, who fell ill in March, said in June he had “got away with it quite lightly…I was lucky in my case… but I’ve had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through.” Charles said he felt “particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That, to me, is the most ghastly thing. But in order to prevent this happening to so many more people, I’m so determined to find a way out of this.”Charles said in June that he had been “terribly sad” at not being able to see the rest of the family because of the pandemic.The Daily Beast has reached out to Kensington Palace for comment.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
breitbart.com – President Donald Trump’s reform of the H-1B visa-worker program will raise wages for American graduates, ease corporate hiring, and raise the quality of imported workers, said Ken Cuccinelli, the act…
President Donald Trump’s reform of the H-1B visa-worker program will raise wages for American graduates, ease corporate hiring, and raise the quality of imported workers, said Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
nypost.com – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Trump made sure to protect tenants by banning evictions during the pandemic, but public officials have done almost nothing for property owners. That’s inviting disaste…