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  • Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents' Vow Not To Boycott Israel

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    A suburb outside of Houston is requiring residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to apply for grant money to rebuild their home or business.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:05:14 -0400
  • Video Shows Gen. Kelly Misrepresented Facts of Rep. Wilson’s Speech

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    President Donald Trump is being criticized for his handling of a call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, while Gen. Kelly appears to have misrepresented the facts about a speech given by Democratic congresswoman Frederica Wilson.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:33:49 -0400
  • A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded

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    Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:45 -0400
  • These Are The Three Richard Spencer Fans Arrested For Attempted Homicide In Gainesville

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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:04:15 -0400
  • Is There a Serial Killer in Tampa?

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    Police are offering an $18,000 reward for help finding a man captured on surveillance camera who they believe may be responsible for at least three recent murders.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:38:04 -0400
  • Mom shares horrifying photo of legs after trip to pumpkin patch

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    A California mother is speaking out to remind autumn revelers across the country of a common danger that may be lurking in pumpkin patches.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:59:46 -0400
  • End of Australia auto-making sector as Holden closes doors

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    The last car rolled off the production line of Australian automaker Holden on Friday, marking the demise of a national industry unable to stand up to global competition. The closure of the Elizabeth plant in South Australia is the end of an era for Holden, which first started in the state as a saddlery business in 1856 and made the nation's first mass-produced car in 1948. The brand has long been an Australian household name, with 1970s commercials singing that "football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars" were part of the nation's identity.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:55:55 -0400
  • Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes

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    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:39:21 -0400
  • Man's fingertip torn off as wild boar rampage puts German town under siege

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    Two aggressive wild boars attacked and injured several people in the small German town of Heide on Friday morning, tearing through the town centre in a rampage which lasted for hours. Four people were injured, and one man’s fingertip was torn off, according to police reports. Others suffered leg injuries, as they were hit by the fully-grown animals in the northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein.  The boars tore through the streets and ran through the market square, before making their way into a local bank branch, according to police, who issued a warning at around 9am urging people to avoid the town centre and to stay in their houses or in shops. One eyewitness saw a woman lying on the ground, screaming, after her trousers had been torn, according to German radio station NDR 1 Welle Nord. Another said they were "completely bewildered" and that the boars had come "out of nowhere".  After a large-scale operation, during which police and hunters chased the boar with stun rifles, one was killed by huntsman Uwe Ingwersen at 11am - two hours after the animals were first spotted - with a targeted head shot. The second ran away from the centre and police say it is now outside the city area.  Terror in Ditmarschen���� pic.twitter.com/mheLOKa5RK— Daggi (@danishkeks) October 20, 2017 Customers in the bank, which was invaded by the boars, were evacuated through open windows using ladders, according to police reports. Several cars were also damaged. Wild boar still roam the forests of Germany and are seen as a menace by much of German society. Marcus Börner, press officer at the Country Hunting Association, told the Schleswig-Holstein newspaper that it is highly stressful for boars, which have spread extensively in the state in recent decades, to be caught between walls and among so many people, causing them to become aggressive.  Earlier this year, a herd of wild boars attacked several people, injuring three, near Berlin's Tegel airport. Local media reported that it took authorities 18 shots to down one 200-kilogram boar, while the rest of the herd escaped.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:52:46 -0400
  • 7 Misleading Things EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Said In His Interview With Time

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    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tense look broke into a toothy grin at the end of a 22-minute interview with Time Magazine when the reporter called his response to a question “good, but lawyerly.”

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:31:53 -0400
  • Trump blames rise in British crime on Islamic terror, surprising Britain

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    In a Friday morning tweet, the president correctly cited a figure from a new report on British crime but seemed to pin the entire rise on one cause, which the report doesn’t do. The president’s tweet caused confusion and pushback in Britain.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:52:22 -0400
  • Tiger Kept At Truck Stop For 17 Years Dies, But The Legal Battle Isn't Over

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    The tiger at the center of a years-long legal battle between animal rights activists and a Louisiana truck stop owner has died, but the owner’s desire to get another tiger means the fight likely isn’t over.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:25:25 -0400
  • 3 White Extremists Charged With Attempted Homicide Following Richard Spencer Speech

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    Three white extremists were arrested and charged with attempted homicide after they got into an argument and fired on a group of people protesting white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville, Florida, police said Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:59:06 -0400
  • Soda tax supporters try to pivot from Chicago setback

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    US public health advocates are hoping to pivot after a major setback in Chicago, where local lawmakers repealed a soda tax after only two months following fierce industry-backed lobbying. On October 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which includes Chicago, nullified the penny-an-ounce levy, which was seen as a means to discourage consumption of sugary drinks that can lead to obesity, diabetes and other ills. "It's a setback," said Jim O'Hara, director of health promotion policy at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:46:17 -0400
  • Why FBI Is Probing Attack on U.S. Soldiers in Africa

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    Lawmakers, including John McCain, have criticized the Trump administration for not revealing details about the mission or the killings.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:20:21 -0400
  • Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

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    A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:14:31 -0400
  • The Latest: Navajo leader supported death penalty in case

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man charged in the killing of a Navajo Nation girl (all times local):

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:09:08 -0400
  • 20 Sweet Pumpkins That Are Actually Cakes

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    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:33:04 -0400
  • Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' label

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    By Emily Flitter TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously. At a dinner attended by island residents Aug. 2, the activists from RepublicEn headed by former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis laid out the stakes: The sea level is rising, and some scientists estimate that within decades the island, already suffering severe erosion, will need to be abandoned. The people of Tangier Island were used to this kind of message.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:11:07 -0400
  • Trump US Attorney Interviews Raise Eyebrows

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    Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump meeting with candidates for U.S. attorney positions in the districts that would have jurisdiction over Trump's affairs, which isn't illegal but is unusually enough to draw concerned attention.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:22:33 -0400
  • Bernie Sanders Cancels Appearance At Women's Convention To Go To Puerto Rico

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    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Thursday afternoon he will not be attending and speaking at the Women’s Convention in Detroit, Mich.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:41:44 -0400
  • The Most Common Financial Mistakes To Avoid

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    Whether you’re living paycheck to paycheck or managing a healthy nest egg, there are certain classic money blunders you’ll want to avoid.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:46:26 -0400
  • Boy kicked out of Cub Scouts after challenging Republican senator accused of racism

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    Ames Mayfield of Broomsfield, Colorado, decided to do some research on Senator Vicki Marbles before she visited his Cub Scouts den, his mother says. “I didn’t, that was made up by the media,” Ms Marble responded.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:38:00 -0400
  • Who Killed 4 U.S. Soldiers in Niger?

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    The group, known as ISIS in the Greater Sahara, has been active in Niger for roughly two years.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:38:00 -0400
  • Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

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    The Shanghai site of the first Chinese Communist congress 96 years ago might be expected to draw admiring crowds as the party gathers in Beijing for its 19th such meeting. The twice-a-decade meeting in Beijing will further enshrine the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who has launched an unprecedented push for a stronger China since taking over in 2012, stirring worries over resurgent nationalism.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:33:20 -0400
  • German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

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    BERLIN (AP) — A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, prosecutors said Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:30:20 -0400
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

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    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:52:18 -0400
  • Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions

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    By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce by early next year measures which his administration will take to limit imports after the U.S. International Trade Commission found in September that U.S. panel makers had been harmed by cheap imports. Many companies have warned that a solar trade dispute involving potential import tariffs between the United States and other countries could cost thousands of jobs and slow down the development of the clean energy technology.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:19:48 -0400
  • 25 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

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    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:59:06 -0400
  • Donald Trump Tries A New Tactic To Attack Congresswoman Who Exposed His Lies

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    President Donald Trump pushed his feud with a Florida congresswoman into the weekend by tweeting that she “is killing the Democratic party.”

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:06:17 -0400
  • Kit Harington Read The Final 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts And Couldn't Help Crying

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    Kit Harington knows everything about the final season of “Game of Thrones.”

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:43:55 -0400
  • Corey Feldman Begs for Peers Who Witnessed Pedophilia in Hollywood to Come Forward

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    Corey Feldman is speaking out again about the alleged abuse he suffered as a child actor — abuses he claims are part of a larger problem of pedophilia in Hollywood

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:54:12 -0400
  • Stephen Paddock's Las Vegas hotel room won't be rented out again, raising the question: What will happen to it?

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    The hotel room from which Stephen Paddock gunned down almost 60 people at a music festival in Las Vegas will no longer be rented out to the public, the hotel has said. The company did not provide any details about what it would do with the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Adam Lankford, a professor of criminology at the University of Alabama, said MGM had the right idea in shutting down the hotel room.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:41:00 -0400
  • Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear

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    Spain has acted upon Article 155

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:03:20 -0400
  • Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

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    ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops seized a town from Kurdish forces after a brief but intense firefight on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory across northern Iraq.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:47:07 -0400
  • The U.S. Army Has a Deadly New Sniper Rifle

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    Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle this week. Despite a brief period of ambiguity wrought by budget-jousting among lawmakers in Congress, the Army’s new and improved sniper rifle is alive and well. Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle, selected for the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program on the floor of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference and exposition in Washington this week, a first up-close-and-personal look at the lightweight rifle.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:37:00 -0400
  • KFC Is Only Following 11 People On Twitter For A Totally Genius Reason

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    In a marketing move that Colonel Sanders himself would have been proud of, someone on Twitter noticed the fast-food chain is highly selective about who it follows on the micro-blogging service.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:57:05 -0400
  • Teenager stabs younger siblings to death 'so he could be alone in the house', say police

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    A teenager accused of stabbing his two younger siblings to death, told investigators he did it so he could be alone in the house, police said. Officers found the five-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy bleeding from their wounds at Malik Vincent Murphy's family home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 19-year-old had also turned the knife on his father Jefferson Murphy.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:52:02 -0400
  • Stop Criticizing Donald Trump. Vladimir Putin Says So.

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    If you want to be a good American, listen to Vladimir Putin and stop criticizing Donald Trump.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:35:46 -0400
  • 'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report

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    By Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday. Of the 320 foreign military trainees who left while on courses in the United States from 2005 to 2017, 152 - or more than 47 percent - were Afghans, said a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR found that the rate of asylum seekers among Afghan military trainees rose in recent years as violence in the Islamist Taliban insurgency spread across Afghanistan and security forces sustained heavy casualties.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:41:25 -0400
  • Father Dies After Being Hit With Rock Thrown Over an Overpass

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    A Michigan father has been killed after a rock allegedly thrown over an overpass by teenagers hit him on his way home from work

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:27:03 -0400
  • New Ratings Reveal Top-Tier Car Insurance Companies

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    With the price of automobile coverage rising four times faster than the overall rate of inflation, now more than ever you want to get the best insurance service for your dollar. The good news is ...

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:00:02 -0400
  • 11 Pretzel Hacks That'll Rock Your Whole World

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    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:34:06 -0400
  • UN draws flak after naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador

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    The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador" to promote health causes, despite the country's dire health crisis under his rule. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) asked Mugabe to serve in the role to help tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart attacks, strokes and asthma across Africa.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:49:55 -0400
  • Why This Church Is Providing 'Sanctuary' To Undocumented Immigrants

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    At a time when undocumented people nationwide are living in fear under President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, one church continues to lead the way in supporting them.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:01:48 -0400
  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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    A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:15:44 -0400
  • Woman heartbroken after discovering her dog wasn’t euthanised for five months after she bid 'final' farewell

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    A woman who thought she had paid for her dog to be euthanized has been surprised to find out that her dog was kept alive for five months after the procedure. New Jersey woman Keri Levy says that she made the difficult decision to put down the miniature pinscher she had owned for 15 years, but was astonished to receive an anonymous tip five months later that her pup was still alive. “It broke my heart in a way like my heart has never been broken,” Ms Levy told ABC News.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:12:00 -0400
  • Donald Trump blames UK crime rise on 'spread of radical Islamic terror' in tweet, saying 'Not good, we must keep America safe!'

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    Donald Trump has weighed in on Britain's reported rise in crime, linking it to "radical Islamic terror" in a tweet and saying "not good, we must keep America safe!" "Just out report: "United Kingdom crime rises 13 per cent annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror." Not good, we must keep America safe!" the US President tweeted on Friday morning. The comment came after official figures released on Friday showed a 13 per cent increase in violent crime in England and Wales - with a total of 5.2 million offences in the year to the end of June. The figures have mostly been attributed to an increase in sex and knife crimes. Just out report: "United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror." Not good, we must keep America safe!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 20 October 2017 However, Mr Trump's information may have been derived from a further breakdown of the statistics, which showed a "substantial increase", of 59 per cent, in the number of attempted murder offences registered, which was largely due to terror-related cases. The rise in violent crime however was largely attributed to a surge in knife related offences, which were up 26 per cent and have been put down to gang activities, rather than terrorism. Last year there were almost 37,000 offences involving bladed weapons, with 214 men and women stabbed to death in England and Wales.    

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:01:21 -0400
  • Betty Price Wonders If People With HIV Should Be Quarantined

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    WASHINGTON — Georgia state Rep. Betty Price (R) — the wife of Tom Price, who resigned last month as President Donald Trump’s health secretary amid investigations into his frequent use of private planes — wonders if isolating people with HIV would help stop the disease’s spread.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:04:42 -0400
  • Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, baby

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    He's back. After months out of the spotlight, Barack Obama spoke at his first campaign rally, backing New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in front of a crowd of Democrats on Thursday night. SEE ALSO: Trumps offends family of another fallen soldier, and this time a $25,000 check was involved Following dribs and drabs of commentary online, Obama returned to full voice at the event, where there was plenty of Trump shade — even though the current president's name wasn't mentioned. NOW: Former Pres. Obama campaigns for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in Newark https://t.co/12ntJ4g0Sp pic.twitter.com/DX9YbgDtNR — CBS News (@CBSNews) October 19, 2017 "What we can't have, is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times before that dates back centuries," Obama said.  "Some of the politics we see now, we thought we'd put that to bed. I mean, that's folks looking 50 years back. It's the 21st century, not the 19th century." Obama also added nothing "frustrates" him more when people complain, but didn't vote.  "If you give away your power, and then somebody does things contrary to your interests, that's not that person's fault, that's your fault," he remarked.   At a another campaign rally for Virginian Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam later that day, Obama again reflected on divisive politics. Former Pres. Barack Obama revved up crowds for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam https://t.co/aqZVDcloFP pic.twitter.com/TnsQm1ZL0D — CBS News (@CBSNews) October 20, 2017 "We're at our best not when we're trying to put people down, but when we're trying to lift everybody up," he said. "You notice I haven't been commenting a lot on politics lately. But here's one thing I know. If you have to win a campaign by dividing people, you're not going to be able to govern them. You won't be able to unite them later if that's how you start." And yes, there's another thinly-veiled swipe at Trump. "Folks don't feel good right now about what they see. They don't feel as if our public life reflects our best. Instead of politics reflecting our values, we have politics infecting our communities," he said. Oh he's back, alright. WATCH: Groundbreaking, farm-loving robots could change the future of agriculture

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:23:27 -0400
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