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Beyonce, Streisand to headline Harvey relief telethon

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT.

The event will be telecast live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12, and on tape delay at 8 p.m. on the West Coast. It is being organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects.

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This Dreamer Died Saving Harvey Flood Victims. His Body Was Found The Day Reports Surfaced Trump Will Kill DACA

By Alexander C. Kaufman

Alonso Guillen came to the U.S. from Mexico as a child. He died here, too: On Wednesday, he disappeared when his boat capsized while he was rescuing survivors of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.

Family members recovered his body on Sunday from a creek in Spring, Texas, according to The Houston Chronicle ― just hours before reports emerged that President Donald Trump will end the program that shielded Guillen and others like him ― so-called Dreamers ― from deportation.

Guillen, a 31-year-old disc jockey who came to Texas from Mexico as a teenager, never became a U.S. citizen. But he had a work permit and protection from immediate deportation as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ― DACA ― that then-President Barack Obama established in 2012.

Last week, he headed south from his home in Lufkin, Texas, with a borrowed boat, insisting he wanted to help rescue flood survivors. His father, a legal permanent resident, wept on the sandy banks of Cypress Creek on Sunday as his son’s body was pulled from the water, the Chronicle reported. Jesus Guillen recounted to the paper how he asked his son not to go on the rescue mission with two friends, and that he thanked God for the time he had with his son.

His mother, Rita Ruiz de Guillen, was contacted by Chronicle at her home in Piedras Negras, Mexico. “I’m asking God to give me strength,” she said.

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Mexico vows to send 25 trailers of goods to Harvey victims

Disaster aid for Hurricane Harvey-affected parts of Texas is coming from south of the border.Mexico on Monday announced plans to donate 25 trailers — packed with rice, beans, coffee, chocolate, water-treatment equipment, plus radio and satellite equipment — Undersecretary for North-American Relations Carlos Manuel Sada told CNN.

The country has also pledged 300 beds, nine generators, personnel and mobile kitchens.

Sada said the goods will arrive by Wednesday.

“We are very pleased to be able to support our brothers in need on the other side of the border,” the undersecretary said, adding that Mexican paramedics, doctors and rescue teams will be sent to multiple cities in Texas, and possibly Louisiana.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry first offered aid Aug. 29, despite President Trump’s tweets slamming Mexico for violence, saying in a statement the assistance was provided “as good neighbors should always do in difficult times.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked Mexico’s foreign minister on Aug. 30 for the offer, but did not immediately accept.

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RERvideo — #HARVEY EVACUATION WAS A STUPID IDEA (VIDEO)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Big National Media and other “haters” of Texas are stating and publishing severe criticism of Texas, Houston, and their leadership for not evacuating Southeast Texas before the millennial storm hit. RER’s Apostle Claver fires back with why evacuation would have been a stupid idea.

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