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Peru police find helicopter crash as any survivors unknown

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Police searchers on Saturday found the helicopter that vanished in the Peruvian Andes with 14 people aboard, but do not know yet if there are survivors, Police General Hector Dulanto told AFP.

A team of police mountain climbers found the helicopter crash site at 4,900 meters (16,000 feet) above sea level at mid-morning near Mount Mamarosa, Dulanto, a regional police commander in Cuscodepartment, told AFP by telephone.

“We found the aircraft, but I can give you no information on the bodies,” Dulanto said.

Authorities have sent equipment for recovering bodies in the event it is needed.

On board the Sikorsky S-58 ET were eight South Koreans, a Czech, a Swede, a Dutch citizen and three Peruvians — two of them crew — according to helicopter owner HeliCusco.

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The chopper vanished in a mountain region on Wednesday, on a flight from Mazuco, in Madre de Dios department, to Cusco.

Rain and snow had been major obstacles to the rescue workers until now.

The helicopter lost contact with its base in Hualla Hualla between the towns of Ocongate and Marcapata, near the snowcapped Apu Colque Cruz peak.

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In Seoul, the foreign ministry said the South Koreans were engineers and officials from four South Korean companies on their way back to Cusco after conducting aerial surveillance on a possible site for a hydroelectric project near Puno in southern Peru.

Two officials from the South Korean embassy in Lima were in Cusco to monitor the search and rescue operations.


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The media got it wrong: There’s no evidence GOP support for Trump improved after his racist outburst

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One of the most popular articles last week involved claims that polls showed Republicans had increased their support of President Trump.  But a closer analysis of the data reveals that any increase in support was within the margin of error.  So the polls couldn’t conclude that GOP support for President Trump had gone up or down.

Polls are tricky creatures.  We either give them near god-like status, or discount them entirely, often depending on whether they show us what we want.

I remember the movie “Machete,” where an opportunistic Texas politician fakes his own shooting.  Within five minutes of that story breaking, the news anchor reported that the politician had drastically improved his standing in the polls.  Surveys don’t work that way.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.

At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.

Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.

"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.

Watch the video below from the NAACP.

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Why this 2017 German magazine’s cover painting of Trump as a Nazi is getting so much attention now

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Just months after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, a drawing of the nascent American president was featured on the cover of a top German magazine. Trump was painted as draped in the American flag, and giving a Nazi salute. That chilling August 2017 edition of the German weekly magazine, Stern, received tremendous international attention.

"His fight! Neo-Nazis, KU-Klux Klan, racism: How Donald Trump is protecting hate in America," is a Facebook-generated translation of the cover story's title.

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