Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
1. President Trumprevised his travel ban, removing Iraq but leaving six other predominantly Muslim nations on a list of those barred from entering the U.S. He also scrapped a provision that explicitly protected religious minorities.
“Unregulated, unvetted travel is not a universal privilege, especially when national security is at stake,” said John Kelly, the Homeland Security secretary, above right.
The group — which does not use its federal funds for abortions — refused.
“Offering money to Planned Parenthood to abandon our patients and our values is not a deal that we will ever accept,” the group’s executive vice president said.
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6. Japan is on heightened alert over North Korea’s capabilities, weighing whether Pyongyang’s launch of four ballistic missiles could be testing a “saturation attack” meant to overwhelm missile defenses.
Above, an antimissile battery in Tokyo.
Today’s episode of “The Daily” podcast discusses U.S. efforts to disrupt North Korea’s missile program, as well as Mr. Trump’s accusation against Mr. Obama.
Of an estimated 11 million, many labor in farm fields, atop half-built towers and in restaurant kitchens. Others swell classrooms, detention centers and immigration courts. About 60 percent have been in the country for at least a decade. Many now live in fear of immediate deportation.
“I am in limbo,” one woman said. “I am afraid I will go out and never come back.”