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A man deported to Iraq, where he’d never lived. He died from lack of insulin, family says.

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Jimmy Aldaoud crouched on a sidewalk, miserable, hungry and short on insulin. The 41-year-old with diabetes and severe mental illness had spent nearly his whole life in Detroit until just over two months ago, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported him to Iraq — a country he’d never set foot in.

“I don’t understand the language,” Aldaoud said in an undated video shared to Facebook on Wednesday night. “I’m sleeping in the street. I’m diabetic. I take insulin shots. I’ve been throwing up, throwing up, sleeping in the street, trying to find something to eat. I’ve got nothing over here.”

This week, Aldaoud died in Baghdad, his family and the American Civil Liberties Union told Politico, which first reported on his case. They believe his inability to obtain insulin was the cause of death.

Aldaoud’s supporters say he never should have been sent to a country short on health care and racked with civil unrest, especially as he’s a member of the Chaldean Catholic community, which has faced violent persecution since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

“This is a total failure of the whole immigration system,” Edward Bajoka, a Detroit immigration attorney and friend of Aldaoud’s family, told The Washington Post. “This guy should have been protected somewhere along the way.”

His death comes as the Trump administration ramps up immigration enforcement, a move highlighted on Wednesday as hundreds were arrested in a massive raid. While most of the national argument has focused on undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America, Aldaoud’s case shows the plight of hundreds of Iraqi Christians who could soon face a forced return to the dangerous nation.

“Jimmy Aldaoud . . . should have never been sent to Iraq,” Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) told Politico. “My Republican colleagues and I have repeatedly called on the executive branch to cease deportation of such vulnerable people. Now, someone has died.”

 

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Democrats announce 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump

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Democrats in the House of Representatives announced they will introduce two articles of impeachment Tuesday morning, making clear they intend to charge President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Both articles are based on the Ukraine scandal, meaning the party decided not to introduce any articles of impeachment solely based on the Mueller report, as some had pushed for.

Articles of impeachment are essentially the “charges” against the president that the House of Representatives is considering approving. The final House votes on impeachment will be a yes or no vote on each article. If even one is approved, Trump is impeached — and the Senate will then hold a trial to determine whether to remove him from office.

Democrats have not yet released the full articles, but they explained that Article 1, abuse of power, will address Trump’s general underlying conduct in the Ukraine scandal. It alleges that Trump abused his power by trying to pressure Ukraine’s government into announcing an investigation into the Bidens by withholding both a White House meeting and military aid.

Article 2, obstruction of Congress, will be about how Trump responded to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry over the Ukraine scandal. It alleges that Trump obstructed the probe by urging witnesses not to cooperate and government agencies not to comply with subpoenas.

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UPS worker killed in shootout identified as 27-year-old father of two girls

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Frank Ordonez, 27, has been identified as the UPS driver who was killed in a shootout after his truck was hijacked on Thursday.

Ordonez was identified by his stepfather Friday morning as Frank Ordonez, a father to two young daughters.

Coral Gables police said the ordeal began with a robbery just after 4 p.m. at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile. A woman was shot in the head at the jewelry store, though her condition wasn’t immediately clear, Miami’s WPLG-TV reported.

The two robbers reportedly sped away from the scene of the crime, ditched their initial getaway car and then jumped into a nearby UPS truck, commandeering the delivery vehicle and holding the driver hostage.

The civilian, who was also killed, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, dying in an idling car that just happened to be in the vicinity when the shootout occurred. According to WSVN, the bystander has been identified as 70-year-old Richard Cutshaw.

Both of the robbery suspects were also killed in the melee. The FBI identified them on Friday as Lamar Alexander, 41, and Ronnie Jerome Hill, 41, both of Miami-Dade County.

As the UPS truck cruised along Miramar Parkway, about 24 miles north of Coral Gables, dozens of police cars raced to pursue it. Meanwhile, rush-hour traffic in the area largely came to a standstill as terrified drivers waited for the brazen crooks and cops to pass.  Read More Here

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Shocking surveillance video captures the moment a man pulls a gun on a homeless Rio de Janeiro woman before shooting her dead — all because she asked him for the equivalent of 23 cents. Read More Here

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