Mollie Tibbetts’ father decries ‘profoundly racist’ politicization of her death


  • Suspect in death of Iowa student may be in US illegally
  • Trump and others have used case to call for immigration reform

The father of Mollie Tibbetts has spoken out against Donald Trump and other Republicans using his daughter’s death in support of “views she believed were profoundly racist”.

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Serena Williams relieved to emerge from tough battle with Kaia Kanepi


• Former champion drops her first set of US Open
• Defending champion Sloane Stephens also through

As one favourite after another has staggered out of this US Open, Serena Williams has looked resolute and indomitable in pursuit of a seventh title – until she encountered someone who hits the ball as hard as she does, Kaia Kanepi, who almost derailed her campaign on Sunday.

Williams had lost only 11 games in three matches over three hours and 28 minutes coming into the fourth round. She left, after another hour and 36 minutes, a little shaken but relieved to have posted a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 win. Her serve got her out of a lot of trouble, 18 aces draining the unseeded Estonian’s spirit.

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‘I was like a lamb to the slaughter’: deported after 35 years in the UK | UK news | The Guardian – How racist has Britain become? Lots and stupid too.

For the past five weeks, Ivan Anglin has been waiting at his home in Mandeville, central Jamaica, for a letter from the British high commission in Kingston telling him whether or not he can return to England to see his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anglin, 82, was deported from the UK in 1998 after returning from his sister’s funeral in Jamaica. He was unable to persuade immigration officials at Heathrow that he had permanent right of abode in England and was given 48 hours to tie up 35 years of life in the UK and return to the airport. He only had time to say goodbye to one of his daughters. He only told a couple of close friends and family members in Jamaica that he had been deported. The stigma of deportation is so powerful that he judged it better to let people believe he had returned voluntarily.

Source: ‘I was like a lamb to the slaughter’: deported after 35 years in the UK | UK news | The Guardian