Big tech’s role in spreading extremism is coming under scrutiny — again — in the wake of the New Zealand shooting massacre. The Midwest is bracing for more flooding after a 'catastrophic' deluge in Iowa and Nebraska.
And meet a charming 8-year-old refugee who is also New York State's reigning chess champ for his age group.
Critics say that companies like Facebook and YouTube have not done enough to address white supremacist groups on their platforms. Others counter that pushing tech companies to further regulate extremism will not fix the deeper problems of online radicalization.
Vast stretches of the Midwest remained threatened by what the National Weather Service described late Monday as "major to historic" flooding, even as officials and residents grappled with a recent deluge that left three people dead in Iowa and Nebraska.
Flood warnings and advisories remained in effect across the Plains, the Mississippi Valley, and parts of the Ohio Valley region, the weather agency said.
"He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless. And to others I implore you: speak the names of those who were lost, rather than name of the man who took them."
Meet the 8-year-old Nigerian refugee who is also a budding chess star.
Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a homeless third grader, just won the New York State chess championship for his age group – even though he only picked up the game a year ago.
“What I like the most about chess is deep thinking,” says Tani.
His family came to New York from Nigeria two years ago —fleeing persecution by Boko Haram terrorists on Christians like themselves. His dad works two jobs and his mother just passed a home health care course, but they live in a homeless shelter.
Since his big win there has been a huge outpouring of support – from a New York Times article to a GoFundMe page for Tani that’s raised over $100,000.
His parents have been stunned by the generosity of the city and country where they prayed to find refuge. “I’m so proud of him,” says his mom.