Things you should know today 4/12/19


WikiLeaks’ Assange hauled from embassy, faces US charge

Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday, April 11. Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy Thursday, April 11, for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South American nation revoked his asylum. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

The creator of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, was finally taken into custody on Thursday after Ecuadorian officials revoked his political asylum. He has lived in Ecuador’s Embassy in London since 2012, avoiding extradition to both the US, for publishing classified military documents, and Sweden, where he faced sexual assault charges that have since been dropped. He was brought before a British court to begin the process of extradition to the US.

Traditional Hawaiian creation chant used to name black hole

This image released Wednesday, April 10, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)

Professor Larry Kimura of the University of Hawaii-Hilo gave the name “Powehi” to the first photographed black hole, which was released on Wednesday. The name comes from an 18th century Hawaiian chant, means “the adorned fathomless dark creation”.

Trump considered sending migrants to Democratic strongholds

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 10. House Democrats are rounding the first 100 days of their new majority taking stock of their accomplishments, noting the stumbles and marking their place as a frontline of resistance to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reports have recently been confirmed that the Trump Administration considered a plan to release detained migrants to “sanctuary cities”. The cities detailed within the plan were ones where local authorities had a record of not cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE officials, including Nancy Pelosi’s place of residence, San Fransisco and New York City. Speculation has arisen that the plan was an attempt to use the migrants as part of a political revenge plot against Democratic opposition to Trump’s immigration policies. The policy was discussed in November and more recently in February but was promptly rejected by lawyers within the Department of Homeland Security.

Viral Content: Casting Detective Pikachu 

This latest promo for the upcoming “Detective Pikachu” movie gives an exciting look into the various Pokemon to be portrayed in the film, their personalities, powers, and Pokemon types.

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