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    North Texas Immigrants React to Trump's Profane Remarks

    The fallout from alleged vulgar comments President Donald Trump made about immigration from Africa and Haiti continues. Thousands of African and Haitian immigrants call North Texas home, and many were shocked and disappointed in the comments. (Published Friday, Jan. 12, 2018)

    The fallout from alleged vulgar comments President Donald Trump made about immigration from Africa and Haiti continues. While the president denies the wording of the comments, lawmakers who were inside the meeting insist he said them.

    Thousands of African and Haitian immigrants call North Texas home, and many were shocked and disappointed in the comments.

    Kenneth Maina moved to the United States almost 22 years ago from Kenya and has successfully opened a restaurant in Euless.

    "If you tell me that we come from 's--thole' countries, when we come over here and open businesses and employ Americans," Maina said in frustration Friday.

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    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    The name of his restaurant is Legacy Africa, and even in that name choice is the pride in his homeland.

    "Kenya is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa," he said.

    "We're trying to get the technology that we learn from here, and take it back there," Maina added. "Whatever education we get from here we are trying to take it back, and trying to see how we can develop our country."

    Maina wants more understanding from President Trump, who is the grandson of an immigrant.

    "[Why isn't he] trying to help immigrants make it the way he has made it in life?" Maina said.

    He believes the president's words could dash dreams.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    "If he talks like that, he kills their morale," Maina said.

    He has no trouble expressing why he still respects Africa.

    "If you look at all we have in Africa, South Africa is one of the developed countries. If you look at Egypt, and if you look at all these countries, and all the oil, it's not a 's--thole' country. We are not from 's--thole' countries," he said.

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