Award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez was shot to death Monday in broad daylight on a busy street in Culiacan. Valdez, a well-known correspondent for Mexico City’s La Jornada and a co-founder of the weekly publication Riodoce, was a veteran crime reporter covering drug wars and cartels. His death makes him the latest of at least five Mexican journalists assassinated in 2017, in what press freedom organizations describe as an increasingly dangerous climate for Mexican reporters. In a statement on Twitter, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto pledged to protect reporters. “I reiterate our commitment to freedom of expression and press, fundamental to our democracy,” Nieto said. The Valdez news came hours before gunmen in Autlan state attacked Sonia Córdova, an executive at the Semanario Costeno weekly magazine, and her son, Jonathan Rodríguez Córdova, a reporter at the publication. Reuters reports the younger Córdova died at the scene, and the mother was hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
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· Every 40 seconds, a child goes missing in the U.S.
· Approximately 2,300 Americans are reported missing—every day. This includes both children and adults. This does not include Americans who have vanished in other countries, individuals who disappear and are never reported, or the homeless and their children.
· In the mid-1980s, milk cartons with photos of missing children on them made their debut. The first child to appear on one of those milk cartons was Etan Patz, a 6-year-old from New York who disappeared walking to the bus stop in May 1975. He has never been found. However, in 2012, a man named Pedro Hernandez confessed to killing him.
· Minorities, those who suffer from mental disorders, and substance abusers who go missing often receive little attention from authorities and little sympathy from the press or public.
· In most jurisdictions, missing persons cases receive low priority. Authorities are already working homicides, robberies, rapes, assaults, traffic issues, and crime prevention.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: At certain timesDonald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things. At base, Trump is an infantalist. There are three tasks that most mature adults have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered none of them. Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif. First, most adults have learned to sit still. But mentally, Trump is still a 7-year-old boy who is bouncing around the classroom. Trump’s answers in these interviews are not very long — 200 words at the high end — but he will typically flit through four or five topics before ending up with how unfair the press is to him.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager: The number of foolish statements made by men and women who consider themselves feminists is essentially equal to the number of people who strongly identify as feminists. I write “strongly identify” because if asked, “Are you a feminist?” most women will say yes. They will do so for two reasons. One is that there is no social price paid for saying that one is a feminist, while there can be a huge price paid — on a college campus, for example — for saying that one is not a feminist. The other is that a great number of women define feminism as “belief in women’s equality.” And by that definition, who isn’t a feminist? I certainly am. Intelligence varies among these women and men as much as it does among members of any group of people; there are both brilliant individuals and dummies who say they are feminists. But the women today — I am not talking about suffragettes in the early 20th century — whose identities are wrapped up in being a feminist are nearly all dummies. That doesn’t mean they all lack brainpower. There are many people with a fine brain who are fools. Indeed, such individuals dominate our universities.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***James Hewitt, the dashing, polo-playing army officer who was Princess Diana’s former lover and the man who has long been the subject of rumors concerning Prince Harry’s paternity, is fighting for his life at a hospital after suffering a stroke and heart attack. The 58-year-old former army officer was rushed into intensive care after an emergency operation relating to a pre-existing illness, according to a report in the Sunday Mirror this weekend. Doctors gave him “just a slim chance” of survival after he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest just before the procedure. ***Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend, Dave Cantin, fell victim to a terrifying home invasion over the weekend. The reality star, 46, and the millionaire businessman, 37, were brutally beaten by two robbers in their Holmdel, New Jersey, townhome on Saturday. Although the pair have a home in both California and Holmdel, we’re told the the two flew into N.J. for the weekend to celebrate Teresa Giudice’s daughter, Audriana’sfirst communion. Dina is Audriana’s Godmother. ***Another Bachelor love story has come to an end. As news broke that Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell called it quits on their year-long engagement, multiple sources reveal that a break up was almost bound to happen. “No one is that surprised,” an insider close to the ABC series shares. “Lauren was pretty open among her friends that she was struggling. She would talk about how hard it was.” ***According to a police report, Hayley Hasselhoff – 24-year-old daughter of David Hasselhoff and star of Sharknado 4 – was arrested for DUI on Saturday.
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