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Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’

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Youth Climate activist Greta Thunberg accused world leaders of betraying her generation through their inaction on reducing greenhouse gas emissions AFP / Johannes EISELE

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg a “brat” after the activist condemned the weekend killing of two indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.

The Guajajara tribal members were shot dead in the northeastern state of Maranhao on Saturday, taking to three the number of indigenous people killed in the area in recent weeks.

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Thunberg, 16, tweeted Sunday it was “shameful” that the world remained silent as indigenous people were murdered for trying to stop illegal deforestation.

Police are investigating the killings.

Far-right Bolsonaro dismissed Thunberg as a “brat” in remarks to reporters as he left his official residence in Brasilia.

He said “any death is worrying” and that his government opposed illegal deforestation.

Bolsonaro, who took power in January, is a proponent of developing agricultural and mining activities in the Amazon.

Brazil released revised statistics last month showing tree clearing in the rainforest surpassed 3,860 square miles in the year to July 2019, the highest in more than a decade.

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Activists blame Bolsonaro’s rhetoric and weakening of environmental protection agencies for the sharp rise.


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Trump kicks out more health department staff as pandemic reaches 200,000 deaths

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Two more public health staffers are out as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and President Donald Trump clashes with doctors and experts about the virus.

Politico reported Monday that the move comes after HHS spokesman Michael Caputo took a leave of absence after posting a bizarre rant on Facebook and allegations that Trump has gone to war with the Food and Drug Administration.

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CNN host left in tears after heartbreaking report on COVID-19 victims

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During a segment on CNN this Monday, anchor Brianna Keilar was moved to tears while honoring people who've lost their lives to the coronavirus, especially while telling the story of a couple who died holding hands.

Keilar recounted how a couple married for over 50 years died from the virus only minutes apart after being admitted to the hospital on August 11. When it became clear they wouldn't survive, they were placed in the same ward, where they died holding hands.

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So-called moderate Georgia senator brags she’s as conservative as a pagan barbarian who killed his own brother to rule

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler's (R-GA) new campaign ad brags that she's "more conservative than Attila the Hun," with an actor grunting off a "list" of things he would do.

It appears neither Loeffler nor her staff thought to google who Attila the Hun was and why associating yourself with him could be a public relations disaster.

Among the things the History Channel remembers about Attila, was that he killed his own brother to ensure absolute power. He invaded Gaul in an attempt to score a wife. He also had a "legendary lust for gold."

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