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‘I am heartbroken’: Read Malala Yousafzai’s powerful statement urging Trump to welcome refugees

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After President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that would enact the “extreme vetting” of Muslim refugees in an effort “to keep radical Islamic terrorists out,” Malala Yousafzai issued a powerful statement.

Trump’s order promised to give special priority to Christian refugees, and his order has been criticized by the Intercept as a policy of “If we bombed you, we ban you.”

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Yousafzai, the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize wrote in a statement, “I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war.” 

“I am heartbroken that Syrian refugee children, who have suffered through six years of war by no fault of their own, are singled-out for discrimination,” she continued. Pulling from the personal experience of her friend Zaynab, who Yousafzai explained had “fled wars in three countries … before she was even 17,” she wrote that she was heartbroken for girls in particular.

Yousafzai urged the president to rethink his stance toward Muslim refugees, writing, “In this time of uncertainty and unrest around the world, I ask President Trump not to turn his back on the world’s most defenseless children and families.”

You can read the statement in full here.

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US military had to bomb our own base in Syria because of Trump’s mistakes — and one Republican is furious

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw in Syria in less than 24 hours put American troops at risk as they were being fired on by Turkey. However, according to the Wall Street Journal , the military was also forced to bomb our own military base.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has been critical of Trump's decisions in the past months, pointed out the factoid in a tweet Wednesday evening, asking, "Is this the America you grew up believing in?"

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"On Wednesday, the U.S. military said two F-15E jet fighters carried out an airstrike to destroy an ammunition-storage facility, latrines, tents and other parts of the Syria headquarters of the American campaign to destroy Islamic State after pulling its forces from the base," reported The Journal.

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Maddow outlines how Giuliani and his arrested pals seem to be leading back to a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow detailed the way that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his two recently-arrested business associates are now linked to an oligarch in Ukraine.

In an NBC News report earlier Wednesday, it was revealed that Giuliani's associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were doing work with oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

The report revealed that Firtash was involved in getting partners for an oil and gas company while also helping with the effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump accused of working to ‘obstruct his own impeachment’ by congressional attorneys: report

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On Wednesday, Politico reported that lawyers working for the House of Representatives issued a blistering court filing accusing President Donald Trump, among other things, of trying to use the power of his office to "obstruct his own impeachment."

The filing, part of the House Judiciary Committee's attempt to seek testimony from ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn, cites the White House's repeated efforts to block current and former Trump administration officials from testifying — and even some allies of Trump who have never held any position in his government.

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