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Trump bullies female reporter who needed Secret Service protection in front of 4,000 people

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday repeatedly called out MSNBC reporter Katy Tur in front of 4,000 people after the Secret Service took precautions to protect her from his supporters at an earlier event.

While speaking to a crowd in Miami, Trump egged on hatred of the media and accused reporters of being “the most dishonest people.”

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“There has never been dishonesty like we’ve seen in this election,” he bellowed. “Don’t worry, they won’t spin the cameras and show the kind of massive crowds. They won’t do it.”

“Never before have so many media organizations, old and new, abandoned all pretense of fairness to take sides to try to pick a president,” Trump charged. “It’s unbelievable. For instance, we’ll have a great story. We’ll give it out to the media [and] they’ll make it look as bad as possible.”

“CNN sucks! CNN sucks!” the crowd chanted in response.

Several minutes later, Trump again complained that the cameras “are not turning around to see this incredible group of people.”

“We have massive crowds, there’s something happening,” he opined. “They’re not reporting it.”

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“Katy, you’re not reporting it, Katy,” Trump said, pointing to MSNBC’s Katy Tur. “But there’s something happening, Katy. There’s something happening, Katy!”

Tur revealed in an April essay for Marie Claire that the Secret Service had taken steps to protect her after Trump called her out at an event in December.

“It’s unlikely, however, that any of Trump’s future attacks will be as scary as what happened in Mount Pleasant, where the crowd, feeding off Trump, seemed to turn on me like a large animal, angry and unchained,” she wrote. “It wasn’t until hours later, when Secret Service took the extraordinary step of walking me to my car, that the incident sank in.”

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“The wave of insults, harassment, and threats, via various social-media feeds, hasn’t stopped since. Many of the attacks are unprintable,” Tur added. “But I’m still ready with a wave. And whether or not Trump wins the White House, I’ll still run for those live shots. What else am I supposed to do?”

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Nov. 2, 2016.

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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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