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

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.

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