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Donald Trump: ‘I wonder if they’re setting up a little area in Cuba for the Muslim population’

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump on Tuesday reacted to bombings in Brussels by speculating that President Barack Obama’s trip to Havana may coincide with “setting up a little area in Cuba for the Muslim population.”

Speaking to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Trump said that the attacks in Brussels were proof that failing to secure U.S. borders “is going to lead to just catastrophic problems.”

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Trump argued that the reason he was “leading on the Republican side by a lot” was because of his strong stance on border control.

Bartiromo pointed out that Trump had been the first presidential candidate to weigh in on the attacks on Brussels, and she said that she found it “interesting” that President Barack Obama had decided to hold a press conference later today during his trip to Cuba.

“Isn’t it interesting that now we understand that President Obama will give a live press conference later on today?” the Fox Business host asked Trump. “He’s probably going to discuss the terrorist attack from the brutal communist dictatorship of Cuba. So, what irony that is.”

“I wonder how many Muslims Cuba is taking in every year?” Trump interrupted. “I wonder if they’re setting up a little area in Cuba for the Muslim population.”

Without pressing to find out how the possibility of Muslim camps in Cuba related to President Obama’s visit, Bartiromo moved on to the next question.

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Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines

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Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.

"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.

More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.

At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.

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Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy

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In a progressive welcoming move, Chief Justice John Roberts issued his New Year's Eve annual report urging his fellow federal judges to stand up for democracy.

"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."

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Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why

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According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.

As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."

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