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Trump decries immigrants from 'shithole countries' coming to US
By Eli Watkins and Abby Phillip, CNN
Updated 6:59 PM ET, Thu January 11, 2018

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from "shithole countries," sources told CNN on Thursday.
One of the sources briefed on the Thursday Oval Office meeting with lawmakers confirmed Trump asked, "Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?"
Trump, in vulgar terms, rejects bipartisan immigration proposal at White House meeting

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Anderson Cooper chokes up while discussing Trump's 'sh--hole' comment
NICK ROMANO - January 12, 2018 AT 07:59 AM EST

Anderson Cooper held back tears on CNN Thursday while addressing President Donald Trump’s “sh–hole countries” comment about Haiti and some nations in Africa. “Let me be clear tonight,” the CNN host of Anderson Cooper 360 said, “the people of Haiti have been through more — they’ve been through more, they’ve withstood more, they fought back against more injustice than our president ever has.”
Various sources who were briefed on Thursday’s Oval Office meeting with lawmakers separately told CNNNBCThe New York Times, and The Washington Post of alarming comments made by Trump. “Why do we want all these people from ‘sh–hole countries’ coming here?” the president reportedly asked.
Delivering an emotional tribute to the people of Haiti, Cooper ended his program by commemorating the people he saw helping others during the 2010 earthquake.
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Indian Country:

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.
Without much advance notice, Republicans added the text of H.R. 986, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, to an otherwise non-controversial bill that would help tribes in Arizona and New Mexico with water and economic development issues.
As a result, Democrats who would have otherwise voted for S.140 abandoned the measure in droves on Wednesday.

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Voting Rights

Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans
FELICIA FONSECA - Associated Press

Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don't speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites.
Native Americans say they have encountered a wide range of obstacles to voting. Advocates have been spending the last few months gathering stories from around Indian Country in the hope that tribal members can wield more influence in elections and to improve conditions among populations that encounter huge disparities in health, education and economics.

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Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument

Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the "first" tribally managed national monument in the United States.
But none of the tribes who already thought they had a role at the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah are supporting the effort. Instead they want President Donald Trump, his administration, and everyone else for that matter, to recognize and maintain the boundaries of the original 1.35 million-acre monument.
“If it’s a fight they want, it’s a fight they are going to get. They declared war on us today," Shaun Chapoose, a council member from the Ute Tribe, said on December 4, 2017, when Trump issued a proclamation gutting the monument that had been set aside by his predecessor.
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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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Torero defense shuts down NAU Jacks' 79-51
San Diego (7-2) heads to Colorado (7-2) for Tuesday match-up in Boulder

Dec. 9, 2017

SAN DIEGO -- Defense is quickly becoming San Diego's signature and it was the X-factor in tonight's 79-51 win over Northern Arizona. With the win the Toreros improve to 7-2 on the season matching the 2013-14 start. USD put the clamps on the Jacks' over the first eleven minutes of the contest in jumping out to a 26-3 advantage. Cameron Neubauer scored a season-high 17 points and was followed by Isaiah Pineiro (16 points, 7 rebounds) and Tyler Williams (11 points, 7 rebounds).
"We talked about how we would approach this game coming off a big win at New Mexico State," said head coach Lamont Smith. "Would we be eager for competition and have a high energy to our approach? It showed a sign of maturity for our ball club. We respect all of our opponents and I thought our guys came out and competed and did it the right way on both sides of the ball."
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The wild ride of the Ball family at UCLA is over
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
Editor's note: This story was originally published on Dec. 5.

Six years and three seasons of the Ball family and UCLA. That was the plan.
From the time Lonzo Ball committed to UCLA on Jan. 8, 2014, until LaMelo Ball left after his one-and-done season in the spring of 2020. That was the expected timeline.
It was supposed to be a fruitful relationship for both sides, with UCLA getting three talented players -- including at least one NBA lottery pick and future star -- and the Ball family boosting its profile by sending three sons to one of college basketball's most historic programs for one season each.
After a little more than one season,the relationship is over.
LaVar Ball pulled his son LiAngelo out of UCLA on Monday afternoon, less than a month after LiAngelo was one of three UCLA players arrested and indefinitely suspended for shoplifting in China. None of the three suspended players have appeared in a game yet, and there is no timetable for their return to the court.
The elder Ball made the decision to withdraw LiAngelo without notifying UCLA head coach Steve Alford or any of his assistant coaches.
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