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‘Hit him in the head!’: Guns N’ Roses invite Mexico City fans to beat down Donald Trump piñata

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Rock band Guns N’ Roses invited fans at their Wednesday night show in Mexico City to join the band onstage and take swings at a giant piñata effigy of Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

TMZ.com posted video on Saturday of the piñata’s destruction at the hands of gleeful Mexican fans.

“Let’s bring in some people, and give them a f*cking stick,” said lead singer Axl Rose [née Bill Bailey]. “I want you to express yourselves, however you feel.”

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“Hit him in the head!” Rose encouraged the fans as the band played a cover of Bob Dylan’s 1973 song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”

At Trump’s campaign announcement ceremony in 2015, the former reality TV star said that immigrants from Mexico “are bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime.” He called them rapists, drug dealers and criminals and promised to erect a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico as part of his appeal to white nationalists and racist Republicans.

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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?

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Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

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Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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Democrats and Never-Trumpers gaming out ‘doomsday scenarios’ if president refuses to leave office: report

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According to a report in the New York Times, Democratic strategists and Never-Trumper conservatives fear Donald Trump will refuse to leave office should he lose in November and are making plans and figuring out their legal options should such an unprecedented state of affairs come to pass.

The report, by the Times' Reid Epstein, begins with one such possible scenario.

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‘Retaliation plain and simple’: Vaccine agency top Doc fired by Trump administration files whistleblower complaint

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Dr. Rick Bright has retained an attorney and will be filing a whistleblower complaint after the Trump administration fired him from his position as head of the federal agency charged with developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bright was moved to a different agency with a narrower focus after he raised concerns over President Donald Trump's obsession with promoting hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug recent studies found doubles the death rate in coronavirus patients.

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