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Newsfeatures Spending budget for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Updated at four:30 a.m. EDT (0930 UTC).

Added news stories seem on the MCT-NEWS-BJT.

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^Cameroonian journalist wins asylum with enable from pro bono lawyer&lt

JOURNALIST-ASYLUM:SD — As Cameroonians come across themselves stuck in southern Mexico due to enhanced immigration enforcement from stress by the Trump administration, a journalist who fled immediately after becoming attacked, beaten, detained, imprisoned and tortured by her government was granted asylum this month by an immigration judge at Otay Mesa Detention Center.

Cameroonians, especially from the English-speaking portion of the nation, have been producing their way to the U.S.-Mexico border in current months to request asylum mainly because their government has retaliated against anglophones immediately after they protested discriminatory therapy.

Migrants from Cameroon and other African nations who are fleeing really oppressive governments have been swept up in numerous of the current policies from the Trump administration that impact the asylum method.

1800 (with trims) by Kate Morrissey in San Diego. MOVED

^CBDs: a ‘Wild West’ of wild claims&lt

CBD-CLAIMS:SD — CBD, a compound discovered in cannabis and hemp, zoomed from obscurity to omnipresence with breathtaking speed.

Somewhat unknown just a couple of years ago, CBD-infused balms, stated to enable relieve discomfort and anxiousness, now are prominently displayed at CVS pharmacies and Sprouts groceries. CBD shops have opened in Old Town and Pacific Beach, when CBD tinctures, bath salts, vaping cartridges, transdermal patches and other things are hawked at gas stations, farmer’s markets and across the web.

Claims for these items’ wellness advantages variety from the fraudulent — in July, the FDA warned a Massachusetts enterprise to cease marketing its CBD nostrums as treatment options for cancer, dementia and Parkinson’s illness — to the extravagant. A New York firm, Voesh, markets $500 CBD-treated collagen gloves as a way to “deliver an intense dose of moisture and visibly restore skin’s youthfulness.”

1300 by Peter Rowe in San Diego. MOVED

^Firecrackers. Molotov cocktails. Attacks have shaken LA’s homeless neighborhood&lt

LA-HOMELESS-ATTACKS:LA — Curled up in bed with his two cats nearby, Freddie was reading a paperback novel and drifting toward sleep late on a Sunday evening when somebody blew a hole in the side of his residence.

The final two sounds Freddie says he heard had been the roar of a auto engine followed by a resounding boom that left him dazed and dizzy, enveloped in smoke when his ears rang.

Freddie does not consider anybody was attempting to hurt him particularly. But he’s specific his tent beneath the Sunset Boulevard overpass in Echo Park was the target of the explosion, which was set off by what police described as a firecracker.

“I know it is not directed toward me as an person,” he stated. “But it is directed toward me as a homeless particular person.”

The Oct. six incident was the most recent in a string of unsettling attacks involving fire or incendiary devices that considering the fact that late August have in some situations left homeless individuals dead or injured and whole encampments scorched across the Los Angeles region.

1700 by James Queally in Los Angeles. MOVED

^SCIENCE, MEDICINE, Atmosphere&lt

^Sea gulls adore In-N-Out. But their diet program could be altering their Channel Islands residence&lt

ENV-CHANNELISLANDS-GULLS:LA — Thirty minutes immediately after setting sail for the Channel Islands National Park, Ana Sofia Guerra spotted a creamy white sea gull soaring majestically against the slate gray sky.

The other passengers on the 64-foot catamaran had been captivated by a pod of dolphins leaping playfully from the water, but Guerra kept her eyes educated on the solitary gull.

The ecologist pointed a massive camera skyward and snapped a image of the seabird gliding on the sturdy ocean breeze. Then a smile spread across her face.

“It’s most likely heading back from a trip to McDonald’s,” she stated.

For the final couple of years, Guerra has been studying the consuming habits of western gulls that nest on Anacapa and Santa Barbara islands in the Channel Islands archipelago.

Normally it is humans who are accountable for polluting organic ecosystems. But on Anacapa and Santa Barbara islands, gulls seem to be the ones spoiling the wild habitat with processed meals and puked-up trash.

Guerra hopes her study will reveal whether or not, and how, the birds’ unnatural consuming behaviors are affecting the other plants and animals that share their island residence.

1700 by Deborah Netburn in Los Angeles. MOVED

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