Mike Pence visits a crowded immigrant detention center: “This is tough stuff”

The vice president said he expected the overcrowded conditions, and blamed Congress for them. Vice President Mike Pence visited an overcrowded, unsanitary migrant detention center on Friday as part of a tour meant to highlight the Trump administration’s handling of an influx of immigrants and asylum seekers crossing the US-Mexico border. At a McAllen, Texas facility housing nearly 400 Central American men, reporters noted an overwhelming foul odor and extreme heat. Men packed in cages…

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Hurricane Barry: where the storm is and where it’s heading

This map charts the course the storm has taken so far and shows NOAA’s best forecast for where it’s heading. Hurricane Barry is heading toward the Gulf Coast and is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and coastal flooding, punishing rains, and winds when it makes landfall over the central Louisiana coast this morning. The storm has strengthened into a Category 1 with maximum sustained wind of 75 mph. It could bring a huge amount…

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