RantCrush Top 5: January 27, 2017

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The hands on the Doomsday clock are now closer to midnight than they have been since 1953, when Russia and the U.S. were testing hydrogen bombs during the Cold War. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, read our piece on it. Happy Friday–check out today’s rants and raves!

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U.S. Border Patrol Chief Forced to Resign

Just one day after President Donald Trump’s announcement that the border wall is happening (at least, so he says) Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan was forced out of his job, according to a U.S. official who spoke to the AP. Morgan told senior Border Patrol agents over a video link that he had been asked to leave. He didn’t fight the decision.

Morgan is a former FBI agent. He was named to the post in June and took office in October, as the first “outsider” to lead the agency since it was created in 1924. He has reportedly clashed with the Border Patrol union, which supported Donald Trump, especially after Trump said in December that he would like to see a major immigration policy overhaul.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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