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John Oliver rips Anthony Weiner for putting the US at risk of the ‘grinding hell’ of President Trump

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On Sunday evening’s  Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver began by saying his staff had hoped to say nothing about the presidential election this week.

And then came the news of the James Comey letter about possible emails by Clinton aide  Huma Abedin on a laptop confiscated from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after he was accused of sexting with a 15-year-old.

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Oliver lamented the new uncertainty thrust into a campaign that most thought was over because of yet another email controversy.

“Oh, perfect,” he bitterly explained. “Just what this election and everyone’s state of mind needed. Bacardi might consider changing their slogan to, ‘Bacardi: Because there might be more f*cking Clinton emails.'”

Pointing out that the possibility of new emails came to light because of Weiner, Oliver was properly disgusted.

“It’s true,” he explained, “Anthony Weiner is forcing the country into re-litigating the entire email controversy and putting Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in serious danger.”

“Carlos Danger,” he added, mocking Weiner’s online persona.

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“So, to recap, the grinding hell of this election has thrown in yet another twist, with the election hanging in the balance all because Anthony Weiner allegedly sexted with a 15-year-old girl,” Oliver said.

Summing up his feelings about the whole campaign  — and speaking for most of America — Oliver added, “Please, let this thing be over soon!”

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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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