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Tapper reflects on senators’ ‘historic’ rebuttals of Trump: He ‘is not winning the hearts and minds of Americans’

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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday joined colleague Anderson Cooper to discuss Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)’s speech on the Senate floor, as well as Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) rebuke of Donald Trump, calling the senators’ remarks “stunning and historic.”

“I think you have to go back to the impeachment of Nixon,” Tapper said of finding so much public criticism of the president by members of his own party.

Asked if there are members of Congress who actually believe in an elusive Trump pivot, Tapper replied, “No, I don’t think so.”

“Maybe hope springs eternal,” Tapper continued. “I think the facts are what they are. I think people are hoping they can muster through with this type of situation.”

“There’s a recognition that this behavior is not normal and it would be better if he changed it, but they don’t expect it ever happen,” the CNN host added.

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“President Trump is not winning the hearts and minds of most Americans,” Tapper went on to argue, later pointing out that “the president is alienating these people that are there to help him.”


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Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay

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Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.

In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.

"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.

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Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US

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Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.

The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.

The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."

Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.

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Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition

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A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.

The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.

This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."

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