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Trump praises Brexit as a ‘fantastic’ decision — then blames passage on Obama

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Because he is a man with many opinions — sometimes at odds with each other — Donald Trump spent Friday in Scotland claiming that the Brexit vote was a good thing for United Kingdom while at the same laying fault for its passage on President Barack Obama.

The face of the GOP, who is in Scotland to promote one of his golf courses, began the day by calling the vote to exit the European Union “fantastic,” before tweeting, “Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!”

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Undeterred by comments pointing out that Scotland had voted to stay in the EU ( with popular singer Lily Allen tweeting back at him: “Scotland voted IN you moron”) Trump continued to comment on Brexit, adding, “Self-determination is the sacred right of all free people’s, and the people of the UK have exercised that right for all the world to see.”

Addressing the press from the ninth hole at Turnberry Trump, the presumptive candidate said passage of Brexit — which is laying waste to the British economy — can be blamed on Obama.

“I was actually very surprised that President Obama, that he would have been so bold as to tell the people over here what to do,” Trump stated.

“I think that a lot of people don’t like him and a lot of people — if he had not said it, the result might have been different,” he continued. “When he said it, people were not happy about it and I thought it was totally inappropriate.”

Trump also blamed Hillary Clinton, saying “both of them are always wrong.”

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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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