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'Unprecedented tragedy': Gunman kills 2 Hawaii officers, sets fire that destroys at least 5 homes, police say

Authorities said two police officers were fatally shot Sunday in Hawaii and the gunman is being sought, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

'Everybody brings some negatives': Sanders says gender an obstacle for female candidates

"I think everybody has their own sets of problems. I'm 78 years of age. That's a problem," Sanders said when asked if gender hurts female candidates.

Puerto Ricans discovered a warehouse full of unused food, water, and supplies from Hurricane Maria, resulting in the firing of the island
Puerto Ricans discovered a warehouse full of unused food, water, and supplies from Hurricane Maria, resulting in the firing of the island's emergency manager

The supplies, including food, water, cots, and diapers from 2017's Hurricane Maria, were discovered Saturday following earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

Presidential hopeful Sanders renews attack on rival Biden
Presidential hopeful Sanders renews attack on rival Biden's Social Security record
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  • 2020-01-19 22:04:21Z

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders doubled down on criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's record on Social Security on Sunday, as the two front-runners for the Democratic Party's nomination for president sparred just weeks before voting begins. Biden on Saturday accused Sanders' campaign of misleading voters by sending out a selective excerpt taken from a speech where Biden discussed the retirement and disability benefits program. "I think anyone who looks at the vice president's record understands that, time after time after time, Joe has talked about the need to cut Social Security," Sanders told reporters at a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire.

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in
2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in
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  • 2020-01-19 21:57:22Z

Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico's housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria. The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar came a day after the governor fired the director of Puerto Rico's emergency management agency. Vázquez fired him hours after a Facebook video showed angry people breaking into the warehouse in an area where thousands have been in shelters since a recent earthquake.

Sanders distances himself from group backing his WH run
Sanders distances himself from group backing his WH run
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  • 2020-01-19 21:53:09Z

Bernie Sanders said Sunday that outside political groups that can raise and spend unlimited sums backing candidates for public office should be abolished - including those supporting his own bid for the White House. The remarks, made during a candidate forum with New Hampshire Public Radio, are the first substantive response from Sanders after The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Our Revolution's advocacy for his White House bid appeared to skirt campaign finance law.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown 'fine' with Hunter Biden testifying in Trump impeachment trial

Several Republicans who oppose new witnesses say House Democrats rushed the impeachment process.

'I Dare You to Mock Me.' Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger Defends Joe Biden Against Attacks on His Speech in New York Times Op-Ed

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger opened up about his past struggles with stuttering in defending Biden and his speech.

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to be Facebook's friends. Things have changed.

Luka Doncic on Kings:
Luka Doncic on Kings: 'I honestly thought they were going to pick me'

Luka Doncic, in just his second season and at age 20, is an MVP candidate who is showing himself to be an elite, franchise-changing player. Which lead fans in Phoenix and Sacramento to ask, "How did we pass on this guy in the draft?" He was the MVP of the second-best league on the planet

Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government
Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government
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  • 2020-01-19 19:50:41Z

Iraqi security forces wounded dozens of protesters on Sunday as renewed anti-government demonstrations gripped the capital and Iraq's south, activists and officials said. The mass protests had lost steam when soaring U.S.-Iran tensions threatened an open conflict on Iraqi soil in past weeks. As the regional crisis receded, Iraqi activists gave the government a week's deadline to act on their demands for sweeping political reforms or said they would up the pressure with new demonstrations.

Sanders says gender, age pose obstacles to candidates
Sanders says gender, age pose obstacles to candidates
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  • 2020-01-19 19:30:20Z

Bernie Sanders made a comparison Sunday between the challenges women face in politics today and his running for president at the age of 78 as the Democratic presidential candidate continues to face questions over his recent feud with Elizabeth Warren on sexism in politics. During an hourlong appearance on New Hampshire Public Radio, Sanders was asked if he thinks female candidates have a different experience as presidential candidates than him and whether gender is still an obstacle for female politicians. Sanders answered yes.

Mexican official eyes stronger ties with China after U.S. trade deal
Mexican official eyes stronger ties with China after U.S. trade deal

Mexico should move to deepen its economic ties with China after U.S. congressional approval of a new North American trade deal, a senior Mexican official said late on Saturday. Jesus Seade, the deputy foreign minister for North America and Mexico's top trade negotiator, said that as the second year of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's six-year term got underway, boosting economic ties with China was vital.

Singer David Olney Dies During Performance at Florida
Singer David Olney Dies During Performance at Florida's 30A Festival

Singer-songwriter David Olney has died at age 71, after falling silent and dropping his head in the midst of a performance at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida Saturday night. Some news reports said he "collapsed" on stage, but that isn't quite true: Olney simply became still on his stool, leading some audience members and […]

El Chapo 701 craft lager coming soon thanks to drug lord
El Chapo 701 craft lager coming soon thanks to drug lord's daughter

The mug shot of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, imprisoned leader of the ruthless Sinaloa Cartel, is not just for police blotters anymore.

Trade war and peace: Trump declares victory in China, Mexico-Canada deals, but doubts persist
Trade war and peace: Trump declares victory in China, Mexico-Canada deals, but doubts persist

Critics warn trade deal with China leaves unresolved most of the toughest issues and the North American trade pact will make American cars more costly

Mira Sorvino Rips "Predators" Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly At Women
Mira Sorvino Rips "Predators" Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly At Women's March LA

Thousands of concerned women, men, celebrities and politicians crowded into downtown Los Angeles Saturday for the fourth annual Women's March. With musical performances and speeches to fill the day, attendees listened to one speaker after another demand change, and call on the nation's next president to make women's issues a priority. Among the speakers were […]

Box Office:
Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Towers Over 'Dolittle,' '1917'

Universal's "Dolittle" and "1917" found out what "Bad Boys" will do when they come for you at the box office. Sony's "Bad Boys for Life," the third entry in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led series, beat expectations and towered over the competition during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. "Bad Boys for Life" earned […]

Britain
Britain's Johnson warns Putin over Skripal poisoning
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  • 2020-01-19 17:49:34Z

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday used his first official meeting with Vladimir Putin to warn the Russian leader not to repeat the 2018 chemical attack that almost killed former spy Sergei Skripal. Downing Street said Johnson told the Kremlin chief on the sidelines of a summit on the Libya crisis in Berlin that ties between Moscow and London would not return to normal until Russia ended its "destabilising" activities. Johnson "was clear there had been no change in the UK's position on Salisbury, which was a reckless use of chemical weapons and a brazen attempt to murder innocent people on UK soil," Downing Street said in a statement.

Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers
Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers

President Donald Trump is expected to discuss new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China during an appearance Sunday at a convention of American farmers. When Trump spoke to the American Farm Bureau Federation's convention last year, he urged farmers to continue supporting him even as they suffered financially in the fallout from his trade war with China and a partial shutdown of the federal government. Trump's follow-up speech Sunday in Austin, Texas, will give him a chance to make the case to farmers that he kept two promises on trade that he made as a candidate - to improve trade with China and separately with Canada and Mexico - and that farmers stand...

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border
Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona's stifling June heat before surrendering to border agents. Instead of being released with paperwork to appear in immigration court in Dallas, where Cardenas hopes to live with a cousin, they were bused more than an hour to wait in the Mexican border city of Mexicali.

Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders
Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders
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  • 2020-01-19 17:17:31Z

When it comes to President Donald Trump's economic policies, there is not much that appeals to Grady Cope, the founder of a machining and assembly company in Englewood, Colorado.He does not approve of tariffs, which have disrupted his supply chains and raised costs. He is turned off by the president's disparagement of immigrants. And while small businesses routinely thank the administration for hacking through a regulatory thicket, he said of the pre-Trump rulebook, "I can't think of one time that it affected me or slowed growth."I lean more to the liberal side of things," said Cope, who employs 47 people at his firm, Reata Engineering and Machine Works. Yet even though he...

A Blow to the Head Makes an Instant Hero in India
A Blow to the Head Makes an Instant Hero in India

NEW DELHI -- Under a highway bridge in New Delhi, where a large protest had shut down several lanes of traffic, a coterie of veteran dissidents took turns speaking: men with shaggy beards, singers strumming guitars, social activists so impassioned that spit flew from their wet lips.But a jolt of electricity passed through the crowd when a slight woman -- younger, smaller and more vulnerable looking than anyone else -- stepped up to the mic.She carried no notes. She wore a bandage on her forehead. Her arm was in a cast."Many people ask me whether I'm scared," she began. "And I tell them: How can I be scared?"People nodded their heads, seeming to follow her words...

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions
Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restrictions on access to firearms and escalating tensions over gun control efforts. The event, held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry's lobbying group, will take place in Las Vegas - about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the deadliest mass shooting modern U.S. history. Gun sales normally taper off during Republican administrations because gun owners are not as compelled to stockpile weapons out of fear that lawmakers will impose restrictions on firearms.

Democrat Bloomberg vows to narrow wealth gap for black Americans
Democrat Bloomberg vows to narrow wealth gap for black Americans
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  • 2020-01-19 17:01:20Z

Bloomberg, a late entry to the Democratic nomination contest, is rising in public opinion polls as he uses his vast personal fortune to spend heavily on advertising nationwide. In prepared remarks for a speech in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the day before a holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Bloomberg said his plans would help one million black Americans become homeowners over 10 years, while also boosting the number of black-owned businesses.

No give: Trump
No give: Trump's impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in
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  • 2020-01-19 17:00:34Z

Advocates for and against President Donald Trump gave no ground Sunday on his Senate impeachment trial, digging in on whether a crime is required for his conviction and removal and whether witnesses will be called. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was shedding no light on what will be the same as - and different from - the precedent of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999. All sides agitated to get on with it, none more than the four Democratic senators running for president and facing the prospect of being marooned in the Senate heading into Iowa's kickoff caucus on Feb. 3.

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Fox News' Chris Wallace says Lindsey Graham's view on impeachment witnesses 'directly contradicts' his 1999 position

Fox News' Chris Wallace pointed out Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) updated view on witnesses in a Senate impeachment trial, but Graham swore the situation is now different.House Democrats say "evidence overwhelmingly establishes" Trump's guilt ahead of his Senate impeachment trial, set to begin arguments on Tuesday. But they want to call new witnesses to testify, including former national security adviser John Bolton and Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani. Senate Republicans have so far denied the request.Wallace said Graham's view that new witnesses should not appear "directly contradicts what you said as a Republican House impeachment manager in 1999 during the...

Impeachment: Trump wants Senate trial over before State of the Union address
Impeachment: Trump wants Senate trial over before State of the Union address

* Graham outlines unlikely aim given battles to come * A Very Stable Genius review: at the court of King Donald * Impeachment: is Trump set to survive and win a second term?Donald Trump wants his impeachment trial to end before his state of the union address in just two weeks' time, Lindsey Graham said on Sunday."His mood is, to go to the state of the union [on 4 February] with this behind him and talk about what he wants to do for the rest of 2020 and what he wants to do for the next four years," the South Carolina senator and close Trump ally told Fox News Sunday.That timeline is ambitious, given overwhelming public support for a fair airing of the charges against Trump at his Senate...

When Democrats are the bogeymen: A possible Trump loss has these voters very worried
When Democrats are the bogeymen: A possible Trump loss has these voters very worried

In nation's coal country, deep-seated fears simmer over what a Trump loss would mean if Democrats take over the White House.

Number of cyclists the driver killed in Davie: 2. Number of days she
Number of cyclists the driver killed in Davie: 2. Number of days she'll spend in jail: 0
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  • 2020-01-19 15:28:17Z

The driver who told Davie police the morning sun was among the reasons she hit several cyclists, killing two, on a 2018 morning didn't receive jail time when sentenced Thursday.

U.S. Agencies Stonewalling to Avoid Trump's Ire, Democrat Says
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  • 2020-01-19 15:26:55Z

(Bloomberg) -- Congress is being stonewalled by intelligence agency officials who refuse to testify in public for fear of drawing President Donald Trump's ire, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said."Part of their job is to speak truth to power," Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said Sunday on "This Week" on ABC. "The intelligence community is reluctant to have an open hearing," Schiff said, "because they're worried about angering the president."Schiff's committee has in the past held annual public hearings to discuss global security threats, with leaders at the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency among those testifying. A hearing...

Dershowitz Says Voters Should Judge President Trump
Dershowitz Says Voters Should Judge President Trump's Conduct

(Bloomberg) -- Alan Dershowitz, the former Harvard Law School professor, says he sees no grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump ahead of the Senate trial that begins on Tuesday."If the allegations are not impeachable, then this trial should result in an acquittal, regardless of whether the conduct is regarded as OK by you or by me or by voters," Dershowitz said on ABC's "This Week." "That's an issue for the voters."Dershowitz will not be the lead lawyer for Trump, but part of what he characterized Sunday as like "special teams" in American football."I'm the kicker, and I can kick the field goal that wins the game," Dershowitz said on CNN's "State of the Union."An initial...

Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum
Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum

The head of the World Economic Forum says it's "reassuring" that U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will both return to its annual meeting in Davos this year, noting that concerns about the environment will be a key topic. WEF founder Klaus Schwab sees vast changes in business, society and culture over the 50 years since he created the yearly gathering in the Swiss Alps, which initially was a forum for business leaders but now is a key stop for policymakers and activists as well. Following another year of extreme heat, out-of-control wildfires and melting ice sheets, environmental issues are considered to be the top five long-term risks confronting the...

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UK's Johnson, France's Macron reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated their commitment on Sunday to the Iran nuclear deal and agreed a long-term framework was needed, Downing Street said on Sunday. "On Iran, the leaders reiterated their commitment to the JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and also acknowledged the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon," a Downing Street spokeswoman said in a statement after the two met on the sidelines of a Libya summit in Berlin.

Police robots keep malfunctioning, with mishaps ranging from running over a toddler
Police robots keep malfunctioning, with mishaps ranging from running over a toddler's foot to ignoring people in distress

As companies have begun to experiment with security robots, the robots have repeatedly hit obstacles - or, in some cases, fallen into them.

Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression
Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

More than a thousand opposition activists of various stripes marched in central Moscow on Sunday after President Vladimir Putin proposed re-drafting the constitution, unleashing political upheaval. Protesters -- mostly young anti-fascist activists -- chanted "Revolution" and "No to dictatorship" and some carried copies of the constitution. The annual sanctioned march was called to commemorate the memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova who were gunned down in Moscow by ultra-nationalists in 2009.

Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel
Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of the population. The motion was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, although legal hurdles may prevent it coming into force. The $10 billion supply deal was originally struck between Jordan's state-owned utility and a U.S. Israeli consortium led by Texas-based Noble Energy, to provide gas to the country's power plants for electricity generation.

Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel
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  • 2020-01-19 13:21:51Z

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of the population. The motion was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, although legal hurdles may prevent it coming into force. The $10 billion supply deal was originally struck between Jordan's state-owned utility and a U.S. Israeli consortium led by Texas-based Noble Energy, to provide gas to the country's power plants for electricity generation.

Snow shuts schools, delays flights in Iran capital
Snow shuts schools, delays flights in Iran capital

Heavy snow covered the streets of Tehran on Sunday, causing major flight delays and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the Iranian capital said. "We knew that it would snow as of last night and that it naturally affects traffic," head of Tehran's traffic police Mohammadreza Mehmandar told state television. "On some highways in the north (of Tehran) there was a bit of ice... and accidents were responded to quickly," he added.

Barron Trump is really tall, and people are joking he could be a future NBA star
Barron Trump is really tall, and people are joking he could be a future NBA star

The 13-year-old was pictured towering over his six feet, three inch father as he boarded Marine One on Friday.

Vows of peace, fears of violence at Virginia gun rally
Vows of peace, fears of violence at Virginia gun rally

The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias planning to attend swore they were coming in peace. Richmond was braced on Sunday for the rally, aimed

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There's a price to pay for the GM-UAW strike. Here's what it cost the workers and the automaker

UAW members got higher wages, but no added job security after a 40-day strike against GM. GM, Ford and FCA will get higher average hourly labor costs.

Bless Virginia for passing the Equal Rights Amendment, but blame women for taking this long
Bless Virginia for passing the Equal Rights Amendment, but blame women for taking this long

Women could've fought for the ERA long before now, but too many chose political ideology over enshrining protections in the U.S. Constitution.

Cut off from family, unable to travel: how US sanctions punish Iranian Americans
Cut off from family, unable to travel: how US sanctions punish Iranian Americans
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  • 2020-01-19 11:00:00Z

As penalties create hardship for Iran's residents, Iranians in US also suffer consequences: 'The sanctions are still chasing me'Following the US assassination of a top Iranian general earlier this month and Iranian airstrikes against US military bases in Iraq, Donald Trump once again imposed biting sanctions against the regime in Tehran. To Iranian Americans, many of whom have lived under sanctions in Iran or have family members there suffering through economic hardship, the fresh round of penalties is a painful reminder of the collateral consequences of escalating conflict.Iranian Americans across the United States told the Guardian about their worries for their family members and...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Says
Rep. Ilhan Omar Says 'We Must Stop Detaining' Illegal Immigrants

"This should never be the case," she wrote. "The cruelty of our immigration system becomes clearer every day. We must stop detaining immigrants and start giving them pathways to citizenship."

'OK, Now What?': Inside Team Trump's Scramble to Sell the Soleimani Hit to America
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  • 2020-01-19 10:04:26Z

In the hours after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 3, U.S. officials in the White House, Pentagon, and State Department worked overtime on assembling a plan to handle the fallout, only to watch senior administration officials and the president himself scuttle their effort in real time on national television. The ensuing days became a mad dash to reconcile the intense intra-administration tensions over what the intelligence actually said about Iranian plots, and how best to sell their case to the American public. At the very top was a president who stewed and complained to staff about how the killing he'd just ordered might negatively affect his re-election...

Two Officers Injured as Rally Ends in Violence: Hong Kong Update
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  • 2020-01-19 09:11:43Z

(Bloomberg) -- Two Hong Kong police officers were beaten at a rally in the city center that was dispersed as it descended into confusion and violent clashes.The officers, from the Police Community Liaison Office, the both suffered head wounds after being attacked with wooden sticks and other weapons near the gathering in Chater Garden in the Central business district. The meeting of thousands of protesters started peacefully with speeches and music but was dispersed when police ordered an end to it, citing violent behavior by protesters.Sunday's events followed a relative lull in the past weeks, after seven months of sometimes-violent protests that were ignited by a bill to allow...

AP Interview: Federer figures Nadal, Djokovic will pass him
AP Interview: Federer figures Nadal, Djokovic will pass him

Ending up in third place, Federer insists, would be just fine. ''I think the way it's going, obviously, Rafa and Novak will win more,'' Federer said matter-of-factly during a recent interview with The Associated Press in the city he uses as his preseason training base, ''

Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river
Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river

Vanessa Smallwood of Maple Shade, N.J., was 46 at the time of her disappearance. She was identified in a statement from New Jersey State Police.

'Get Your Mops & Buckets Ready!' - Trump's Infuriating Answer To Rising Seas

President Donald Trump slammed a sea wall proposal for New York while planning an ocean barrier for his Irish golf resort amid global warming.

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