The Pulse: Clashes Over Immigration Problems in California

The standoff continues between the federal government and residents in Murrieta, Calif., who blocked three buses full of undocumented immigrants from arriving at a federal holding facility on Tuesday night.
The town's mayor is not backing down.
"There is a lot of gaps. They could not answer a lot of questions that we had to give us certainty that the people on those buses were healthy," Murrieta Mayor Alan Long said.
But customs and border protection claims the transfers are routine.
Meanwhile, Republicans are blaming President Obama for the influx of minors.
"The president needs to secure the border," Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) said. "That is the first item of business that he has failed on."
But the White House says it's not that simple, and there's no silver bullet that can fix the problem overnight.
"This is a multifaceted problem that has lots of causes," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. "One of those root causes is misinformation."
More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained since October.

Tensions are high in the Middle East after a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and apparently killed. The 17-year-old was reportedly forced into a car in East Jerusalem early Wednesday morning. Not long after, a body was found in a Jerusalem forest. The family says the body has been identified as the missing teen, but Israeli police deny those reports. There are suspicions that the incident is in retaliation for the three Israeli teens who were kidnapped last month and found dead in the West Bank on Monday.

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security is stepping up security for some flights headed to the U.S. over heightened concern from global threats. In a statement, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said enhanced security measures will be announced in the coming days at certain overseas airports. Officials say there is no specific plot related to the change. The United States has been focused on efforts by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to develop undetectable explosives since the unsuccessful attempt by the so-called "underwear bomber" to bring down a Delta Airlines jet over Detroit in 2009.

North Carolina's Cape Lookout is shutting down operations Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Arthur. The National Park Service has ordered visitors and vehicles to evacuate by ferries from Cape Lookout National Seashore. The park expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Arthur is expected to strengthen and become a Category-One hurricane some time tomorrow.

The "hot convict" has apparently landed a modeling contract, and he's not even out of jail yet! Jeremy Meeks is currently being held on $1 million bond after his arrest on seven felony charges including "street terrorism." The Huffington Post reports that Meeks has scored a modeling contract with Blaze Modelz. The 30-year old inmate shot to fame last month when his mug shot was posted on Facebook.

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