news·2 min read

Skimm This: Asylum Seekers, Red Flag Laws, TSA Hair Pat-Downs

Apr 17, 2019

It’s April 17th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Attorney General William Barr has announced that people seeking asylum at the border can’t be released on bond. This is a major policy shift, and could have an impact on the rest of the country. We’ll break it down.

  • Hundreds of schools in Denver shut down today amid a massive manhunt for an armed woman in Colorado. Law enforcement says was “infatuated” with the Columbine shooting. We’ll explain why red flag laws could help law enforcement prevent tragedies.

  • TSA body scanners are ringing false alarm bells - for thick hair. As if flying wasn’t stressful enough.

  • Four years ago, an art historian made a digital version of Notre Dame. With lasers. Now, his work could help architects rebuild the cathedral.

theSkimm: The Justice Department is changing policies for asylum seekers waiting for immigration hearings. We’ll explain why fleeing persecution in one country...could mean being detained in another. In Colorado, a massive manhunt for a woman “infatuated” with the Columbine tragedy is over. We’ll tell you why lawmakers there believe new red flag laws could prevent tragedies. Also on today’s episode: why hair is setting off alarms at TSA, and how laser data could help rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Live Smarter

Sign up for the Daily Skimm email newsletter. Delivered to your inbox every morning and prepares you for your day in minutes.