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Beatle Paul McCartney tells the powerful story of how his ‘best friend’ John Lennon ‘was killed by a gun’

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Paul McCartney, who once played and sang along side John Lennon told CNN that gun violence has a very difficult meaning to him.

He opened his jacket to reveal a t-shirt saying “We can end gun violence,” and noted he hopes that is what the protests can eventually accomplish. He confessed he doesn’t know if it would happen, “But this is what we can do.”

“One of my best friends was killed in gun violence, right around here,” McCartney said of Lennon. “So, it’s important to me.”

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Mitt Romney blames democratic women for Trump’s racism: Their views ‘are not consistent with my experience’

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Little more than six months ago Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) promised voters he would "speak out" against President Donald Trump's racism. On Monday, Senator Mitt Romney blamed the targets of President Donald Trump's two-day racism fest for the President's own racism.

"I will speak out against significant statements or actions," by President Trump, "that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions," Romney said in a New Year's Day 2019 Washington Post op-ed.

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Facebook needs ‘very high standard’ for Libra coin: Mnuchin

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Facebook will need to meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.

Mnuchin said US regulators have already expressed concerns to Facebook about the plan for a global cryptocurrency, noting that these kinds of virtual coins have in the past been associated with money laundering and illicit activities.

"Whether they're banks or non-banks, they're under the same regulatory environment," Mnuchin told reporters at the White House, adding that Facebook "will have to have a very high standard before they have access to the financial system."

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Shep Smith goes off on Trump’s racist attacks: ‘A misleading and xenophobic eruption of distraction and division’

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Fox News newsman Shep Smith began his Monday show by calling President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Congresswomen of color "xenophobic" and a "distraction" for the purpose of "division."

"Our reporting begins with President Trump’s latest misleading and xenophobic eruption of destruction and division," Smith opened with. "Directed this time at a group of minority women in the United States Congress, 'go back to where you came from.' That is what the president wrote on Twitter just yesterday and today he called them haters of America and Jews. The president is defending those statements and when asked if he thought the Tweets might be racist, his response, 'Not at all.'"

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