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A glaring lie in Trump’s sexual harassment tweetstorm could backfire on him spectacularly

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Among President Donald Trump’s Twitter rant calling the twenty-plus women who’ve accused him of assaulting or harassing them liars hid a falsehood that may make the foundation of any legal action they take against the president.

As Colin Kalmbacher at LawNewz writes, Trump’s Tuesday morning assertion that media are touting accusations by women he “[doesn’t] know and/or have never met” is an easily-demonstrable lie — there are records of him interacting with at least 17 of the 20 accusers.

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For the president to claim, for instance, that he “never met” Summer Zervos, a contestant on The Apprentice who is in the process of suing Trump for defamation, is absurd given that she was infamously fired by “The Donald” during her 2006 appearance on the reality TV show.

“Now, after Trump has essentially claimed he never knew or met any of his accusers–which is, again, completely false–there’s an opening for each woman on the above list to prove the president lied about exactly that,” Kalmbacher writes. “And these aren’t just theoretical musings: at least one of Trump’s accusers has signaled her willingness to be deposed in the Zervos case and another accuser is already mentioned in the lawsuit.”

Along with Zervos, there’s record of Trump’s relationships to Cassandra SearlesJessica DrakeNinni LaaksonenSamantha HolveyJuliet Huddy, Jennifer MurphyNatasha StoynoffMindy McGillivrayCathy HellerTemple Taggart McDowellJill Harth and five Miss Teen USA pageant contestants who claimed the president walked in on them while dressing in 1997.


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Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier

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Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier," Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection, told AFP.

The organisation which helped organise Sunday's march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.

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UAW strike ‘threatens to upend the economy in Michigan’ — and could destroy Trump’s re-election: report

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At the end of the first week of a major strike by the United Auto Workers, the employment standoff threatens to upend President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election map, the Chicago Times reported Saturday.

Approximately 46,000 workers have been striking against General Motors.

There are two major threats to Trump's campaign from the strike.

The first is that the strike could cause regional recessions -- threatening Trump's political standing in key Rust Belt states.

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Security forces fired live rounds at protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian president: report

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Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

A heavy security presence was also maintained in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's 2011 revolution, after protests in several cities called for the removal of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.

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