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‘Just an abomination’: Hawaii Sen Brian Schatz blasts Hawaii’s ‘terrifying’ false ballistic missile warning

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Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) blasted civil defense officials in Hawaii for failing to grasp the enormity of their false alarm error during a Saturday interview with CNN’s Ana Cabrera.

Hawaii officials sent incorrect emergency alerts warning of inbound ballistic missiles.

“What is going through your mind after hearing from state officials about what happened?” Cabrera asked.

“This is not acceptable,” Sen. Schatz declared. “People were terrified, children were sheltering in place in locker rooms, people were crying, businesses were shutting down.”

The senator stressed that “the anxiety that we went through was real and terrifying across the state of Hawaii.”

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“I listened in on that press conference and they don’t understand how bad this was,” Schatz continued.

“I’m a pretty even keeled guy, but I’m quite angry,” Schatz admitted.

“The fact that state government knew it was a false alarm and then took between 30 and 40 minutes to inform the rest of the public is just an abomination,” Schatz concluded.

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Here’s how Trump hopes to recreate his 2016 presidential win — and how Democrats can send him packing

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Writing for CNN on Saturday, election forecaster Harry Enten explained how President Donald Trump's recent, racist behavior lies in his desire to recreate the same electoral conditions that gave him a victory in 2016 in the presidential election next year.

"The Trump strategy is pretty simple: 1. Drive up the unfavorable ratings of his Democratic rival as he did in 2016 in order to compensate for his own low ratings. 2. Bank on an electoral college/popular vote split as he did in 2016. 3. Use a campaign of racial resentment to drive up turnout even more among groups favorable toward the President," wrote Enten. As he noted, Democrats have excellent odds to flip back Michigan and Pennsylvania, but they will have to work harder to win back any of the other states Trump flipped from the 2012 Obama camp — in particular Wisconsin, which was the closest state after those two.

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American, Italian and Russian blast off for ISS

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US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.

A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’

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In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her back" chants.

Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."

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