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Trump’s education secretary pick plagiarized her Senate questionnaire responses: report

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A Senate panel is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s education secretary pick, Betsy DeVos. The Michigan billionaire whose preferred policies would weaken public schools was a controversial pick for the Trump cabinet, as with most other nominees.

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that DeVos, the nominee for secretary of education appears to have plagiarized her responses in a questionnaire submitted to top Democrats on Monday.

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According to the report, DeVos answered various questions with “phrases from other sources without attribution — including from a top Obama administration civil rights official.” For instance, responding to a question about addressing LGBTQ bullying, DeVos wrote, “Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn, thrive, and grow.” 

The Post noted her response was almost exactly the same as a comment from Obama’s former Justice Department civil rights division head, Vanita Gupta who said in 2016, “Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment that allows them to thrive and grow.” 

DeVos is not the first Trump nominee to be accused of plagiarism, though her borrowed phrases were used for her Senate confirmation questionnaire. Earlier this month, Trump’s pick for senior communications director for the National Security Council, Monica Crowley, stepped down after she was accused of plagiarizing thousands of words in a Ph.D. dissertation for Columbia University.

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Trump rages against impeachment ‘lynching’ — and warns GOP will seek revenge against next Dem president

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President Donald Trump declared himself a victim of a "lynching" -- and threatened the next Democratic president with impeachment as he faces increasing calls for his removal from office.

The president raged against the impeachment inquiry that has largely been held in closed-door hearings as House Democrats investigate a possible criminal conspiracy involving classified information.

"So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights," Trump tweeted. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!"

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Global millionaires now own nearly half of world’s $361 trillion in wealth

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The millionaires of the world, who account for just 0.9 percent of the global population, now own nearly half of the planet's $361 trillion in wealth while the bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent.

That's according to the annual Global Wealth Report released Monday by Credit Suisse, which found that the number of millionaires in the world grew to 47 million between mid-2018 and mid-2019, with the United States leading the world in both new and total millionaires.

According to Credit Suisse, the U.S. added 675,000 new millionaires over the past year, bringing the country's total to 18.6 million.

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Jimmy Carter suffers pelvis fracture in another fall at home

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Former President Jimmy Carter suffered an injury in a fall at home.

Carter, who turned 95 years old this month, fell Monday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia, and was hospitalized for treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, according to The Carter Center.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga. He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.

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