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Fox pundit: Trump can ‘unite warring factions of white supremacists’ within the GOP

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Left-leaning Fox News contributor Alan Colmes predicted on Wednesday that Donald Trump had the ability to unite the “warring factions of white supremacists” within the Republican Party — even if the GOP front-runner did not have the ability to unite the entire party.

On the Wednesday edition of Happening Now, Fox News host Heather Childers reported that Trump had called on the Republican Party to “unify” behind him after Tuesday night wins in Michigan and Mississippi.

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“How is he going to unite?” Colmes wondered. “By taking back the things he said about Latinos, Mexicans, women, things he said about Bush, things he said about Romney. He’s now going to all of the sudden pivot and unite those people?”

“Maybe he’ll unite the warring factions of the white supremacists,” Colmes added. “But I don’t think he’s going to unite people who he’s spent in the last number of months insulting. That’s how he’s gotten where he’s gotten, by insulting people.”

Childers warned that it was Colmes who had “insulted a lot of Trump followers by calling them white supremacists.”

“I didn’t say all Trump followers are white supremacists,” Colmes quickly replied. “What I said is he’s got white supremacist support, but I’m not in any way shape or form calling them all white supremacists.”

“Thank you for clarifying that,” Childers said.

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Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast March 9, 2016.


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White House adds 20 percent increase to ‘best case’ projection of coronavirus deaths

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The White House is moving the goal posts once again. Instead of taking drastic action, like asking every state's governor to mandate a quarantine to reduce the spread of coronavirus, it is quietly upping its projected death toll, just one day after stunning Americans with a six-digit death rate.

On Sunday President Donald Trump told Americans he thinks if 100,000 Americans die from coronavirus he will have done "a very good job."

On Monday Dr. Deborah Birx announced the White House is projecting 100,000 to 200,000 deaths.

Tuesday evening, the number increased 20 percent.

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Elections 2016

Olympic athletes in ‘impossible position’ – Canada

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Canadian Olympic chiefs said Monday the health and safety of athletes had prompted the country's decision to withdraw its team from the Tokyo Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A day after Canada became the first team to announce its withdrawal from the July 24-August 9 Games, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) chief David Shoemaker said athletes had been left in an "impossible position."

With public health authorities urging individuals to stay inside to curb the spread of COVID-19, athletes had been caught between a desire to heed health and safety advice while trying to minimize disruption to training programs.

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Elections 2016

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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