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Top News Stories 2008-08-26 06:55:20

Front Page: Plot to Assassinate Obama, Hundreds Held in Immigration Raid, Mystery Virus Hits India

  • Plot to Assassinate Obama:
    Denver authorities announced they had arrested three people on drug and gun charges in connection with a possible plot to assassinate Obama during his speech accepting the nomination Thursday night. The US Attorney Generals office will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss the "aggressive" inquiry into the case. It's not clear how detailed the plot was before the arrests.
  • Hundreds Held in Immigration Raid:
    Another large-scale immigration raid, this time in Mississippi, led to 350 workers being detained. Numerous ICE agents infiltrated the Howard Industries factory and so far dozens of workers have been “identified, fingerprinted, interviewed, photographed and processed for removal from the US.” Immigrants' rights activists said, “It’s horrific what ICE is doing to these families and these communities.”
  • Mystery Virus Hits India:
    A virus that started in one village in India has spread to 350 people and claimed 160 lives; 15 to 20 people are dying everyday. Doctors are unsure what the disease is, though possible causes lie everywhere in the piles of garbage and waterlogged roads. The villagers are getting desperate: “Everyone here is waiting for doctors to come and examine people; but they aren’t coming and we are counting our dead.”


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm always shocked and surprised about the immigration raids that are done. i appreicate the point of it - but it's just insane to hear about the sheer numbers of people that are detained during these raids. that's a shame about the virus in India. you would hope that there would be some medical response that could help out in these villages but i'm sure that there just aren't enough doctors to make it to all the areas in the country. it sounds like what was going on years and years ago with plagues that were transmitted through the water and what not that was stagnant in the street.
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
Unfortunately, I feel, if Obama becomes president, that he will DEFINITELY be a MAJOR target for assassination. He more than others before him. There are still alot of ignorant people who were raised by ignorant people that don't want a black man in that position. Let's think about mother marched with MLK and helped desegregate a bank by picketing. She was thrown into jail with my aunt by her side. My mother is still alive and so is my aunt. The people who didn't want her in that bank because of her color are probably still alive and raised kids of their own to be just as hateful and racist as their parents. It wasn't that long ago (about 40-45 years ago) and racisim is the topic of discussion now because people are starting to realize that it's still out there. Its bitter sweet. I sort of don't want Obama to win even though I believe he is the best candidate. Sad but true. America isn't ready for the change. Even though I am proud to hear the opinions and thoughts about Obama from people of other races. It seems as though he might end up winning. I really don't know how to feel about that. I am soooo scared for him!
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I agree Laine. After hearing the story on the news saying that the guys were all drugged up I think it's more the drugs talking than any serious plot.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
If this was a serious plot, we would probably not have known about it. I suspect it's just some drugged-up crazies who may not even remember having said anything about it.
t-and-co t-and-co 8 years
What's most unfortunate is that the media has totally sensationalized the idea of an Obama assassination and it only further enables and encourages people who feel that way to try and carry out their plan. It's really sad. Like GeriAnne said, there's been an assassination plot against any president or world leader anywhere...And because of his race, Barack Obama is being called out on. It's ashame.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
That's really scary that there has already been an assassination attempt against Obama. I would really like Obama to win, but I'm scared that there will be a lot more assassination attempts in the future. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of racist people in the United States and they will not be pleased if he is elected as President.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
I think we're going to be hearing about many, many assasination plots in the months to come. Scary.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Ugh. Frightening.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Well, I think any plot of someone's life is serious. I just wish they wouldn't have showed there faces, it puts their families in harms way.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
CNN just showed the men too. But now they are saying they were methed out and that it wasn't a serious plot? :? I don't think it was necessary to show the faces of the would be assassins.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
What was the worse part of it --they showed the three men on TV ---I have no idea why we need to see there faces but they gave there information and face time. Poor families, I hope they are not threathen or some crazy doesn't try to harm them.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
This post freaked me out, too, Kastarte! I feel like I want to crawl under my desk and hide now! :-(
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
jeepers creepers!
GeriAnne1932 GeriAnne1932 8 years
I bet there's been assassination plots on every President we have ever had, but yet for some reason, Obama's make the news. Why that was announced, I do not know. I thought they tried to keep such things private? Or maybe I've just watched too many movies.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I believe there will be more assassination plots to come.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
This is a scary post. An assassination plot, a mystery virus and 350 people detained? :scared:
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