Mr. Stephen Kruiser
The Morning Briefing
September 23, 2019
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election.In Other News
Jasiel Correia was one of the two top vote-getters in Fall River's preliminary election for mayor Tuesday. He now faces off against school committee member Paul Coogan in the Nov. 5 general election.
The 27-year-old Correia pleaded not guilty this month to charges accusing him of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies.
But it's not clear if Correia will immediately step down.
FREEPORT, Maine — After 18 years of flying the red, white and blue proudly in downtown Freeport every week, the iconic 'Flag Ladies' will make their last stand Wednesday.
Elaine Greene, Joann Miller, and Carmen Foote will stand at the corner of Main and School Streets starting at 8 a.m.
The weekly tradition was born out of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to honor the men and women who sacrifice for our country every day by standing with flags and waving to those passing by.
On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists killed nearly 3,000 Americans. Eighteen years later, we remain deeply concerned about the threat of another large scale terrorist attack.In Other News
We are concerned because terrorist violence continues to grow and spread. The Middle East and Sahel regions are the epicenter of extremist violence. Islamist militants there command more fighters, are active in more countries and control more territory than they did before the 9/11 attacks. Violent extremism’s spread, even in distant countries, creates incubators for future attacks, putting us all at risk.
We recognize and honor the dedication, sacrifice and tireless efforts of American military and civilian personnel. They have destroyed terrorist networks on the battlefield and thwarted their plots. Over 15,000 Americans paid with their lives, and more than 50,000 have been injured. Yet, the Islamic State’s resurgence this year in parts of Iraq and Syria is a stark reminder that the underlying conditions that fomented these groups remain in place.
New documents unearthed by the Thomas More Law Center show how a Muslim instructor pushed "Islamic propaganda" on teachers in Novi, Mich., in 2017. According to the Law Center, the instructor also denigrated Christianity and America in her "diversity" training.In Other News
"We found that the teachers were subjected to two days of Islamic propaganda, where Islam was glorified, Christianity disparaged, and America bashed—all funded by Novi taxpayers," Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center, said in a statement. "This type of infiltration amounts to an Islamic Trojan horse within our public-school systems. No other religion gets this kind of special treatment in our schools."