Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of seventy-three. Sunrise is 5:24 AM and sunset 8:19 PM, for 14h 55m 00s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 78.9% of its visible disk illuminated.
Whitewater’s Community Development Authority meets at 5:30 PM.
On this day in 1934, notorious murders and bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet their end:
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on May 23, the posse were still concealed in the bushes and almost ready to concede defeat when they heard Barrow’s stolen Ford V8 approaching at a high speed. Their official report had Barrow stopping to speak with Methvin’s father, who had been planted there with his truck that morning to distract Barrow and force him into the lane closer to the posse. The lawmen opened fire, killing Barrow and Parker while shooting about 130 rounds. Oakley fired first, probably before any order to do so. Barrow was killed instantly by Oakley’s head shot, but Hinton reported hearing Parker scream as she realized that Barrow was dead before the shooting began in her direction. The officers emptied all their weapons at the car. Nearly any of their wounds would have been fatal, yet the two had survived many bullets over the years in their confrontations with the law.
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Donald Trump’s golf habit has already cost taxpayers at least $102 million in extra travel and security expenses, and next month will achieve a new milestone: a seven-figure presidential visit to another country so he can play at his own course.
U.S. taxpayers have spent $81 million for the president’s two dozen trips to Florida, according to a HuffPost analysis. They spent $17 million for his 15 trips to New Jersey, another $1 million so he could visit his resort in Los Angeles and at least $3 million for his two days in Scotland last summer, $1.3 million of which went just for rental cars for the massive entourage that accompanies a president abroad.
Edvard Pettersson reports So Far, $1.57 Billion for Wall Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told.
A lawyer for the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests from 20 state attorneys general and the the Sierra Club to block Trump from using funds not authorized by Congress to build the wall.
“The administration recently provided updated information to Congress on the status of its efforts as of April 30, 2019,” the attorney, Douglas Letter, said in a court filing. “Based on that updated information, it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding.”