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U.S. equities tumbled for a second session amid heavy volatility that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly below the 27,000 level.

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All three of the major averages opened with modest gains but quickly rolled over into negative territory extending the previous day's losses that were brought on by the spreading of the coronavirus outside of China.

The CDC advised Americans that the disease could spread in the United States prompting a new wave of fears.



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White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow, speaking to reporters, acknowledged that the coronavirus will hit first-quarter GDP while stressing it is too soon to evaluate the full impact.

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The NYSE Arca Airline Index slipped into correction territory, as tracked by the Dow Jones Market Data Group. Many of the airlines have dialed back or suspended flights to China's Wuhan region. On Monday, United Airlines withdrew its 2020 financial forecast citing a drastic drop in business to Asia.

"As a result of COVID-19, we are currently seeing an approximately 100 percent decline in near-term demand to China and an approximately 75 percent decline in near-term demand on the rest of our trans-Pacific routes…"

The selling on Tuesday follows Monday's drop which was the steepest decline for equities in two years

As money flowed out of stocks, investors bought U.S. Treasurys. The yield on the 10-year note closed down 4.9 basis points at a record low 1.328 percent, a sign of a flight to safety.

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The equity selling follows Monday's rout as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 fell more than 3 percent to their biggest losses in two years while the Nasdaq endured its largest decline since December 2018.

Updated figures from the World Health Organization show the coronavirus has infected 79,331 people worldwide while killing 2,618.

Looking at stocks, drugmakers working on treatments for the coronavirus, including Gilead Sciences and Novavax continued to gain ground while airlines and cruise operators recouped some of their losses.

Meanwhile, United Airlines suspended its full-year guidance due to uncertainty caused by the coronavirus.

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NVAX NOVAVAX INC. 7.95 -0.21 -2.63%
UAL UNITED AIRLINES HLDG. 70.57 -4.90 -6.49%
CCL CARNIVAL CORP. 35.84 -1.92 -5.08%
On the earnings front, Home Depot reported better-than-expected top- and bottom-line results and hiked its dividend by 10 percent.

Macy’s fourth-quarter profit fell 54 percent year over year, but its fourth-quarter earnings and sales exceeded estimates.

Elsewhere, Shake Shack posted a fourth-quarter loss of $2.1 million, or 6 cents a share, as same-store sales slid 3.6 percent year over year.

Tupperware Brands was under pressure after warning on its 2019 profit and announcing an investigation into its accounting practices.

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Commodities were lower with West Texas Intermediate crude oil down 3 percent at $49.90 a barrel and gold off 1.5 percent at $1646.90 an ounce.

In Europe, Britain’s FTSE, France’s CAC and Germany’s DAX were all lower by 1.9 percent.

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Asian markets were mixed with Japan’s Nikkei tumbling 3.3 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite shedding 0.6 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng up 0.3 percent.

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Fox News contributor Steve Hayes said on “Outnumbered Overtime” on Tuesday that self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has been surging in the national polls and has won two consecutive early voting contests, has defended authoritarian regimes “pretty consistently now for the past four decades.”

Hayes, the editor and CEO of The Dispatch, was reacting to Rep. Donna Shalala, R-Fla., denouncing Sanders’ recent remarks praising former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

“He hasn’t been down here [Florida] to talk to residents to understand how our community, not just the Cuban community, but the Venezuelan community, the Nicaraguan community, feel about socialism and about communism,” Shalala said.

Shalala added that Sanders had "made more than a mistake, it’s what he believes and it’s unacceptable to our community.”

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Hayes agreed with Shalala Tuesday, telling host Harris Faulkner that "Bernie Sanders is not talking to people in those communities or he’s not listening to what they’re saying in those communities and I think there’s tremendous peril for Democrats if they nominate Bernie Sanders in the state of Florida."

“There are vast populations of Cuban-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, others who I think will not take kindly to his defenses of authoritarian regimes, pretty consistently now for the past four decades, despite what he says.”

BERNIE SANDERS DEFENDS FIDEL CASTRO'S SOCIALIST CUBA: 'UNFAIR TO SIMPLY SAY EVERYTHING IS BAD'

During a CNN town hall in South Carolina, Sanders said: "When Fidel Castro first came into power … you know what he did? He initiated a major literacy program. There was a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who were illiterate and he formed a literacy brigade … and they went out and they helped people learn to read and write. You know what? I think teaching people to read and write is a good thing."

He continued, "I have been extremely consistent and critical of all authoritarian regimes all over the world including Cuba, including Nicaragua, including Saudi Arabia, including China, including Russia. I happen to believe in democracy, not authoritarianism. … China is an authoritarian country … but can anyone deny, I mean the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history? Do I get criticized because I say that? That's the truth. So that is the fact. End of discussion."

“He says ‘truth is the truth,’ and then said he’s not a defender of authoritarian regimes, he instead condemns them," Hayes said. "That’s just not true, he defends authoritarians pretty consistently.”

Hayes added that he believes Sanders is trying to “repackage himself as a sort of ‘socialist lite,’ if you will.”

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“I mean he calls himself a democratic socialist,” he went on to say. “ … The guy has been a socialist for a long time. He’s made little bones about it."

“One of the things that helps Bernie Sanders in this primary is he takes maximalist positions,” Hayes continued. “He is the furthest candidate to the left, the most statist candidate of all the candidates on the stage at any given time.”

Hayes noted that because Sanders is so far to the left, “it makes it very easy for voters to understand where he is.”

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“That has been to his benefit because the Democratic Party, the center of gravity of the Democratic Party, is on the left side of the party,” he said. “That will be a huge liability if Bernie Sanders is the Democratic nominee, and I think some Democrats are just waking up to that fact right now.”

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The Roger Stone sentencing farce is as fitting an end to the Russia Collusion saga as one could conjure up … though it might be more fitting to call it the end of Russia Collusion, Part I. No sooner did the first flick conclusively bomb than the media-Democrat complex was issuing the casting call for Russia Collusion, Part II.

In the sequel, you’re asked to believe that Putin is manipulating the chesspieces to steal a second term for President Trump – somehow preferring an incumbent who beefs up the U.S. armed forces, pressures NATO allies to beef up theirs, imposes painful sanctions on Moscow, provides lethal aid to Ukraine, ramps up U.S. energy production, and seeks to thwart the Kremlin’s coveted natural-gas partnership with Germany, over an unabashed socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and whose policies would wreck the American economy, end the resurgence of American energy production, and hollow out the American armed forces.


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Stone was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment. This was smack in the middle of the federal sentencing guidelines’ range — 37 to 46 months — that Attorney General Bill Barr’s Justice Department argued would be a reasonable term. The AG’s position was a second-guess of the Stone trial’s prosecutors. That team, dominated by Mueller fabulists who portrayed the Stone case as Watergate revisited, had recommended something closer to a nine-year sentence.

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The severity of the trial team’s recommendation was objectively absurd. It was, more to the point, merely a recommendation — as was Barr’s milder but still stiff counter. It had no legally binding effect whatsoever on the judge. In federal law, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, the judge decides the sentence.

Not only is the sentencing court free to ignore any recommendation from prosecutors, which judges do with frequency; the court is free to ignore the guidelines — the regime Congress introduced in the 1980s in a (moderately successful) effort to end obscene disparities in sentences imposed on similarly situated defendants.

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain seemed frustrated on Thursday as Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told her that he would support President Trump granting a pardon to political strategist Roger Stone.

"Oh, come on, congressman! Come on. Come on. He's the swampiest swamp creature," she said. Gaetz defended his position, arguing that former presidents Obama and Clinton both pardoned many more people than Trump.

Their conversation came just before news surfaced that Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison, following his conviction last year.

"When we designed our Constitution, there were vestiges of the British monarchy that Americans still had some reverence for," Gaetz said, "and one was the notion that the executive, that the sovereign could extend unlimited grace …"

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Gaetz was cut off by co-host Whoopi Goldberg who asked: "Did you just say 'the sovereign'?"

Behar also chimed in: "Oh my God, so Trump is the king?!"

Gaetz added that he thought Stone should be pardoned "if, for no other reason, that there has been a double standard in this country where people like Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andrew McCabe, [James] Clapper, [John] Brennan have not faced consequences."

Gaetz referred to prominent intelligence and FBI officials, who all have been consistently criticized by the president and Republicans for their roles in the Russia investigation. None has been indicted or charged.

Gaetz hasn't exactly been welcomed with open arms on "The View." In October, McCain blasted Gaetz for taking part in a sit-in with other House Republicans during the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

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"By the way, Matt Gaetz, when did you want to become a TV star or want to be a TV star?" she said. "You want to do that? Get the hell out of Congress. Get a TV job."

Gaetz responded by suggesting he was more interesting. “It’s not my fault I’m more interesting in Congress than she is on television," he said. "If Meghan McCain wanted me to come on her show to help ratings, all she had to do was ask.”

Stone's sentencing came after Attorney General William Barr took the controversial step of revising the original sentencing recommendation for Stone. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone’s crimes demanded a significant time behind bars, but she said the seven to nine years originally recommended by the Justice Department were excessive.

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Stone’s lawyers had asked for a sentence of probation, citing his age of 67 years, his health and his lack of criminal history.

Stone was convicted in November on all seven counts of an indictment that accused him of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election.

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Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton was asked Tuesday about donations she has received from now-convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, to which she responded: he donated to “every” Democrat’s campaign.

Clinton was attending the Berlin International Film Festival for the screening of her new Hulu documentary, “Hillary,” when she was asked about Weinstein’s Monday conviction.


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The 67-year-old disgraced movie mogul, who has also been a prominent Democratic fundraiser, was found guilty of third-degree rape and criminal sex act. He was acquitted of the most severe charges of predatory sexual assault, of which there were two counts, and forcible rape.

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“Well, I think that the jury's verdict really speaks for itself,” she told the audience. “And it is obviously something that people have looked at and followed, because it was time for an accounting. And the jury clearly found that.''

Clinton was then asked about Weinstein’s contributions to her campaign for president and responded: “He contributed to every Democrat’s campaign.”


Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and producer Harvey Weinstein attend the TIME 100 Gala, on April 24, 2012, in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME)
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“He contributed to Barack Obama's campaign, and John Kerry's campaign and Al Gore's campaign and everybody's campaign.”

She continued: “I don't know whether that should chill anyone else from contributing to political campaigns, but it certainly should end the kind of behavior that he was just convicted for.''

Clinton’s four-hour documentary will be released on Hulu in March.

Federal Election Commission data shows Hillary Clinton and affiliated fundraising groups received at least $54,990.45 throughout her campaigns for Senate and president, from 1999 to 2016.

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Gore does not appear to be received any donation money other than that which was donated to the Bill Clinton/Gore primary committee, FEC records show.

However, Weinstein donated more than $72,000 to former President Barack Obama and affiliated parties between 2011 and 2012, data shows.


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FEC records show Kerry received at least $28,500 between 2001 and 2004.

Trump was also asked about Weinstein on Tuesday during a press conference in India.

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“I was never a fan of Harvey Weinstein,” Trump responded when asked about Weinstein’s Monday conviction.

Trump called the conviction a “great thing” and a “great victory” for women that “sends a very strong message” for the #MeToo movement against that kind of behavior toward women.

“The people who liked him were the Democrats,” Trump continued. "Michelle Obama loved him, loved him. Hillary Clinton loved him.”


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The former Hollywood titan has also been known to show support for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, a former New York City Mayor.

Meanwhile, Weinstein was hospitalized late Monday, after complaining of symptoms including chest pains, Variety reported.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING RAPE CONVICTION

His spokesperson told Reuters he’ll be transferred to Rikers Island – one of the most notorious corrections complexes in the country – once “he no longer needs to be in a hospital.”

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President Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday railed against Bernie Sanders' "extremism" for snubbing the AIPAC conference and wryly suggested he might even make Rep. Ilhan Omar his secretary of state if elected president.

Bolton, Trump's hawkish ousted aide, blasted Sanders for rejecting the pro-Israel conference and asked whether he'd add Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, to his potential cabinet.

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"America is getting a full dose of @berniesanders extremism. He glorifies communist Cuba & now he's calling @AIPAC 'leaders who express bigotry.' In the past, he's called the Israeli govt 'racist.' What's next? @IlhanMN as Sec of State?" Bolton tweeted.


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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) late Sunday also called out Sanders over his decision to skip its conference next month in Washington. Sanders cited his concern that the group provides a platform for leaders to "express bigotry" and oppose basic Palestinian rights.


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Sanders, who is on the heels of a big win in the Nevada caucuses, took to Twitter on Sunday to voice his concern about the influential lobby. The Vermont senator vowed that if elected president he would work with both Israelis and Palestinians to bring peace and stability to the region.

AIPAC wasted little time to respond to the public rebuke and called his comments an ill-informed and "odious attack." The pro-Israel lobby said Sanders never attended a conference, which is "evident in the outrageous comment."

"Senator Sanders is insulting his very own colleagues and the millions of Americans who stand with Israel," the statement read. "Truly shameful."

Bolton, who declined to testify in the House's impeachment inquiry and was never subpoenaed by the Senate, has been trying to build anticipation for his forthcoming book.

He's taken aim at Sanders, the Democratic front-runner, for his past comments about support for communist Cuban leader Fidel Castro's literacy programs. Sanders defended them recently on an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes."

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"We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?" Sanders told Anderson Cooper in the interview that aired Sunday.

Bolton tweeted Monday that Sanders "thinks Castro's communist Cuba is not all bad, what does he have to say about Maduro? Praising the actions of a brutal dictator is abhorrent and unacceptable. Bernie is revealing the extent of his extremism."

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The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday that Bob Iger will be stepping down as its chief executive officer (CEO) effective immediately, but will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Bob Chapek, who served as the chairman of Disney Parks, will assume Iger's role as CEO.

"With the successful launch of Disney's direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is an optimal time to transition to a new CEO," Iger said in a statement. "I have the utmost confidence in Bob and look forward to working closely with him over the next 22 months as he assumes this new role and delves deeper into Disney's multifaceted global businesses and operations, while I continue to focus on the company's creative endeavors."

Iger first joined ABC in 1974 and later served as president of the network when it was bought by Disney in 1996. He later became chief operating officer (COO) in 2000 and CEO in 2005.

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His contract with Disney officially ends on Dec. 31, 2021.

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The outgoing Disney chief was one of many names floated as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

Iger previously admitted that he did have conversations with former President Barack Obama about running but joked that then-first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters thought Iger already had a better job.

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Someone who expressed support of a potential Iger candidacy was Oprah Winfrey.

"If Bob Iger had decided to run for president, I would be canvassing in Iowa right now," she told Iger in a 2019 conversation. "I would be going door to door."

"More than ever, every day, I wish you had done it," she added.

Fox News' Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.

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In 1998, a career military officer was elected president of the wealthiest country in Latin America on a platform of socialism. It was an election victory that shocked the world, as many believed that the catastrophic failure of the Soviet Union had closed the book on socialism as a form of government.

"The philosopher Francis Fukuyama famously declared that history itself had ended," narrated Fox News anchor Bret Baier in Fox Nation's "The Unauthorized History of Socialism."

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"Western liberal democracy had emerged, as what he called, the final form of human government," continued Baier, "But did the collapse of communism really mean the end of socialism?"

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Today, Hugo Chavez is gone, but his socialist "Bolivarian Revolution" drags on, trapping oil-rich Venezuela in an escalating state of crisis.

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After assuming power, Chavez instituted a traditional socialist agenda, hiking taxes, nationalizing private industries and increasing spending on social programs to 40 percent of GDP.

From 2007 to 2010, the Chavez regime seized majority control of four massive oil projects and American-owned oil rigs, and implemented a new tax on oil production, among other measures.

"Chavez won four national elections in a row," said Baier in the Fox Nation piece, "But when oil prices fell, the flaws of what was now called Chavismo were starkly revealed."

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"What happens is that concentrated power and coercion that is a necessary part of socialism will distort the economy and then breed the need for more power for the government in the future to try to correct the inefficiencies that they've created in the past," argued American Enterprise Institute scholar Mark Perry.

"Once the government starts to take over the economy, and uses force and coercion and creates distortions that breed future government interventions to correct their past mistakes, and then you're down the road to serfdom," said Perry.

BERNIE SANDERS' DEFENSE OF CASTRO'S CUBA EVOKES SOCIALISM'S BRUTAL HISTORY

Chavez died in 2013 and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver, doubled down on Chavismo.

In 2018, 80 percent of the country was living below the poverty line and the annual rate of inflation reached 1 million percent, rendering the wealth of most Venezulan's nearly worthless.

A study published by the United Nations on Sunday found that one of out every three people in Venezuela is unable to secure enough food to meet their daily basic dietary requirements.

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The assessment, conducted by the U.N.'s World Food Programme, found that 9.3 million people are "food insecure." Seventy percent of Venezuelans said that while food is available, they cannot afford it.

"The economy imploded and the country has collapsed to the point that it is generating more refugees now than the Middle East, than Syria," said Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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In fact, in the last three years, 15 percent of the population of Venezuela has fled the country.

"It's been a catastrophe and it's a catastrophe that was predictable if you understood what socialism does," concluded Ferguson. "I think it is important because so few people on the left in Europe and in the United States recognized Chavez for what he was."

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Five Italian hikers were rescued from the remote Alaskan wilderness over the weekend after they visited an abandoned bus featured in the popular book and film “Into the Wild.”

Alaska State Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain told The Associated Press that the hikers were found 13 miles from the beginning of Stampede Trail, where the bus, which has been the source of multiple rescues and several deaths, is located.

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A satellite-based emergency device notified the International Emergency Response Coordination Center of a medical emergency and they notified rescuers, who reached the site by snowmobile, DeSpain said.

One of the hikers was found suffering from frostbite to his feet. He was taken to a hospital in Fairbanks for treatment. The remaining hikers, who were picked up by friends, had non-life-threating injuries.

This March 21, 2006 file photo shows the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 on Stampede Road near Healy, Alaska.
This March 21, 2006 file photo shows the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 on Stampede Road near Healy, Alaska. (AP)

Saturday’s rescue was the latest involving the bus, first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s book published in 1996 and then by Sean Penn’s 2007 film of the same name. Both fueled a lingering mystique about a young idealist, Christopher McCandless, who met his death from starvation in the bus, which is about 10 miles north of the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve.

In July, a 24-year-old woman from Belarus died after troopers said she was swept away by a strong current while crossing a river to reach the bus. She had been married for less than a month at the time fo her death.

In 2013, three German hikers trying to reach the bus were rescued after a river they crossed became impassable because of high, fast-moving water.

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Families of some of those who died are now behind a proposal before Denali Borough for a feasibility study for the construction of a footbridge over the Teklanika.

The idea is in the early stages, and no decision has been made. But borough Mayor Clay Walker said there are several concerns among officials. A footbridge might give people a false sense of security. It could lead to more people trying to reach the bus, and that could lead to more rescues, Walker said.

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A letter signed by community leaders, people of color and the loved ones of those killed by New York City police officers urged voters not to support Mike Bloomberg during next month's Super Tuesday elections.

The open letter, dated Monday, comes as the former New York mayor faces mounting criticism for controversial practices like stop and frisk, which negatively impacted many residents of color, and a spike in economic inequality across New York over the 12 years he led America's largest city.

"We lived under the Bloomberg administration," the letter states. "His governing record in New York – a period that lasted 12 years, because he used his wealth and influence to change the law and give himself an additional term – was abysmal and destructive."

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The letter was signed by nearly 90 people and groups, including Kisha Walker, whose brother Sean Bell was killed by the NYPD in 2006, sparking a wave of protests around the city, and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

The letter goes on to list various policies under Bloomberg, including stop and frisk, the surveillance of Muslim communities in the city, an uptick in arrests for marijuana possession that critics say targeted young people of color, even though whites use the drug at equal or higher rates, and the closing of schools in low-income neighborhoods.

“As more voters of color begin to have their say in the Democratic presidential primaries, we hope that you’ll heed our advice: stay away from Mike Bloomberg," the letter said. "After four years of Trump, the last thing our country needs is someone who will champion racist and discriminatory policies, exacerbate economic inequality, and undermine democracy with his wealth.”

The Bloomberg campaign did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment on the letter.

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March 3 – which is Super Tuesday this year – will see many states, including California and Texas, holding their primaries, with around 40 percent of Americans slated to vote.

New York holds its primary on April 28.

Bloomberg has seen a surge in polling in recent weeks as he continues to spend millions of his own money to finance his campaign. He was a lifelong Democrat before switching to the Republican Party before becoming mayor. He left the GOP to register as an independent in 2007 and re-registered as a Democrat in 2018.

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"Although Bloomberg is running in the Democratic primary, he has a long history with the Republican Party," the letter says. "While in office, he advanced a Republican police agenda that ushered in an era of skyrocketing economic, racial and social inequality in New York City."

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Two of the world's most famous activists – Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg – met Tuesday at Oxford University.

Thunberg, a 17-year-old climate change activist, and Yousafzai, a 22-year-old Nobel Peace Price laureate who has fought for the rights of girls to have an education, took pictures with one another sitting on a wooden bench.

Yousafzai is currently studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford.



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"So… today I met my role model. What else can I say?" Thunberg tweeted alongside a pair of pictures of the two.

Yousafzai shared the pictures on Instagram and later joked on Twitter that Thunberg is "the only friend I'd skip school for."


Yousafzai became an activist after being shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school nearly eight years ago.

Thunberg, who was nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, has made waves globally for her campaign to draw attention to the climate crisis. She has also encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding action from politicians and elected leaders on the subject.

Thunberg has found a fiery opponent in President Trump and the two have a history of taking swipes at one another.

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In December, Trump called out Time magazine for naming Thunberg as its Person of the Year, calling her selection "ridiculous."

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Duffy, the singer behind the 2008 hit “Mercy,” shared a heartbreaking tale about why she’s remained distant and absent from the world of music for so many years following her second album, “Endlessly,” which was released nearly 10 years ago.

“You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this. The way I would write it, how I would feel thereafter. Well, not entirely sure why now is the right time, and what it is that feels exciting and liberating for me to talk. I cannot explain it,” Duffy wrote on Tuesday in a lengthy Instagram post accompanied by a black-and-white image of her on a narrow street.

The singer explained that a number of fans had speculated “what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why,” adding that she was finally contacted by a journalist over the summer who she felt compelled to share her story with.

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“He was kind and it felt so amazing to finally speak,” she said before explaining her absence to the world.

“The truth is, and please trust me I am ok and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The recovery took time. There’s no light way to say it. But I can tell you in the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine.”

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Though Duffy did not name her alleged abuser, she said that over the course of her absence from music, her heart slowly “unbroke.”

Duffy performs during Francofolies New York: A Tribute To Edith Piaf at Beacon Theatre on September 19, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Duffy performs during Francofolies New York: A Tribute To Edith Piaf at Beacon Theatre on September 19, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
“You wonder why I did not choose to use my voice to express my pain? I did not want to show the world the sadness in my eyes,” she explained. “I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if it is broken? And slowly it unbroke. In the following weeks I will be posting a spoken interview. If you have any questions I would like to answer them, in the spoken interview, if I can. I have a sacred love and sincere appreciation for your kindness over the years. You have been friends. I want to thank you for that x.”

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The singer’s 2008 hit single “Mercy” peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time and Duffy even took home a Grammy award in 2008 for best pop vocal album for “Rockferry.” She also garnered two more nominations in the same year for best new artist and best female pop vocal performance with “Mercy.”

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Police officers in Argentina are on the hunt Tuesday for a relative who was seen staring into a surveillance camera after allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in her bedroom.

The man, identified by The Daily Mail and local media as Leandro Sebastian Martinez, has had a warrant out for his arrest since late January. The victim’s parents – in a bid to catch him in the act – reportedly set up security cameras in her bedroom at the family’s Buenos Aires home.


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“When we saw that the videos proved what our daughter told us was true, we went crazy,” the girl’s father, Pablo, was quoted as telling local media.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video after allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
The suspect was captured on surveillance video after allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
The 41-year-old relative is the husband of one of the father’s cousins.

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Argentine news outlets report the family became suspicious of him after the girl sent a WhatsApp message to a friend claiming he touched her buttocks and genitals.

Footage taken from inside the bedroom at a later date purportedly captured the 41-year-old allegedly assaulting the girl, according to Infobae. She reportedly invited him into the home while a family reunion was taking place next door.

After the alleged act, the girl reportedly told him: “Did you notice that my parents installed security cameras?”

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He then grabbed the girl around her neck and fled – and has not been seen since, according to reports.

“My daughter was a flower girl at his wedding,” her mother, Patricia – who was also identified as Daniela in local media – was quoted as telling local media. “We look after our children but our worst enemy was there half a meter from us.'"

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Remember this the next time you go swimming.

A woman in Texas made a bizarre catch while pier fishing in Port Isabel. Fortunately, she didn’t touch the creature as doing so could have left her in pain for hours.


Alyssa Ramirez said she initially thought a piece of seaweed had become entangled in her line, USA Today/For the Win Outdoors reported. Then she said she saw it start squirming and realized that it was a living creature.

“My mom and I looked at each other like, ‘What is that?’” Ramirez told USA Today/For The Win Outdoors. “I laughed because that was definitely not a fish.”

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It turns out it wasn’t a fish, but a potentially dangerous marine worm.

“Luckily I didn’t have to touch it because it let go of my bait,” Ramirez told the news outlet. “By the way it moved and the red colors it had, I knew not to touch it. I placed it on the rail of the pier [where it let go and] I took video and pictures of it…It wiggled around for a few minutes and then it then fell into the water by itself.”

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Ramirez said it was “a good 3 inches long.”

According to USA Today, Texas Parks and Wildlife identified the creature from a video sent to them by Ramirez: It was a bearded fireworm.

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These animals are capable of injecting a powerful neurotoxin from its bristles. This can cause a burning pain that can reportedly last for hours

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House Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, discussed the push to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on "Bill Hemmer Reports" Tuesday, calling for a designated advocate to represent U.S. citizens involved in matters that might come before the court.

"We need to change how this works," said Jordan before calling for "some advocate" to be tasked with "actually representing the American citizen who is about to lose some of their rights."

Last year, Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz released a report detailing significant inaccuracies and omissions on the part of the FBI in its FISA warrant applications. A major aspect of the report exposed the degree to which the FBI had relied on an unverified dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele as part of opposition research for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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"We have to remember what prompted this all," Jordan said. "Remember, it was The Justice Department in 2016 that went to the FISA court and mislead the court, a nice way of saying they lied to the court 17 times."

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Jordan said the Senate Judiciary Committee would attempt to answer some of the unsolved questions surrounding the Russia probe, which began in secret during the 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the FBI’s use of FISA warrants to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

"That is what is prompting all of this and why we need to make the changes," he said, adding, it is also "why we need to have an advocate there to defend the interest of the citizens."

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Jordan criticized House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., for his handling of the probe, and has proposed legislation that is "much better" and far more "consistent with the principles that are part of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights," he explained.

"The most important aspect is this an amicus process is where we have someone representing the individual who's about to lose their fundamental liberties," Jordan reiterated to host Bill Hemmer.

The lawmaker also urged the FISA court to begin recording proceedings in official transcripts and said surveillance of political figures and campaigns could only be approved with a "sign-off" from the "highest levels of the Justice Department."

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"I think when we are talking about a candidate, talking about a campaign, an election and a person running for office, or the staffers of those campaigns or members of office,"Jordan said, "that there is a sign-off before that kind of procedure moves forward, a sign-off from the highest levels of the Justice Department before any type of surveillance can take place."

On Sunday, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., stressed the importance of the public's trust in the FISA process, telling Maria Bartiromo that if America could not trust the FISA court, “people will not have confidence that our intelligence communities are doing what they need to be doing and being able to use this court properly.”

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Collins added, "Hopefully we’ll be able to make some changes to it” so that intelligence officials could restore the “trust factor."

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A sobbing 6-year-old Florida girl begged Orlando cops to let her go as she was arrested at school for hitting three employees, disturbing police bodycam video shows.

The footage, released by the family of Kaia Rolle late Monday, shows the first-grader breaking down as she is restrained with zip ties on Sept. 19 at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy Charter School.

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“She’s going to have to come with us now,” Officer Dennis Turner tells a school employee, video shows. “Stand up, stand up … come over here.”

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“It’s for you,” says Turner, who was later fired for violating department policy during the arrest.

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The girl starts crying uncontrollably and pleads with another officer to not put her in restraints, video shows.

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The FBI and NYPD Tuesday morning raided the Time Square offices of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard as part of a sex-trafficking investigation, officials said.

Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, confirmed to The Post that the raid was carried out but would not elaborate or provide details.

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Photos from the scene show federal agents and city cops swarming throughout the company’s Broadway headquarters, and hauling away at least a half-dozen cardboard boxes from the building.

Nygard and his company, Nygard International, have been under investigation for months after several women accused the 78-year-old of sexually assaulting them in his Lyford Cay estate in the Bahamas, sources told The Post.

The ritzy retreat was once featured on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” ABC News reported.

Tuesday’s raid comes on the heels of a federal lawsuit filed Feb. 13 against Nygard and his company by 10 women who accuse the Canadian businessman of a “decades-long sex-trafficking scheme” — among them a 15-year-old girl.

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According to the lawsuit, Nygard regularly hosted sex- and alcohol-laced gatherings called “pamper parties” at the Bahamian estate and in California, where young girls were allegedly subjected to depraved fetishes.

The parties were “both to promote the Nygard company’s brand and facilitate commercial sex acts,” according to the lawsuit.

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Lawyers for the women who sued said they have “over 100 witnesses” in the case that include “dozens of victims.”

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More than 200 Native Americans, most of them Cherokee, have signed an open letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., stating that her past claims of Cherokee heritage were "harmful" and "dangerous" – and that her apologies and statements on the issue, while appreciated, leave much to be desired.

Warren has said in the past that she has Cherokee and Delaware ancestry. She eventually released the results of a DNA test that showed "strong evidence" her background was mainly European but with a Native American ancestor from six to 10 generations in the past. Tribe members took issue with this for linking tribal membership to DNA instead of culture.

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"Whatever your intentions, your actions have normalized white people claiming to be Native, and perpetuated a dangerous misunderstanding of tribal sovereignty," the letter said, citing instances of "white members of fake 'tribes'" using family stories and DNA tests to benefit from government contracts meant for minorities.

"When you still defend yourself by stating you believed what you heard growing up, you set a harmful example for these white people stealing Native identity and resources with stories very similar to your own," the letter said.

The tribal citizens explained that – contrary to common belief – Native Americans are members of political groups, not a racial category. Meanwhile, their political opponents have tried to argue that laws protecting Native rights are unconstitutional because they give preference based on race.

"If they win, it could be the end of tribes as we know them," the letter continued. "By publicly equating race and biology with Native identity, your DNA test promoted the exact same logic the Right is currently using to try and destroy Native rights."

The letter recognized Warren's apology for her claims and her clarification that she does not qualify for Cherokee citizenship. However, the tribal citizens insisted more needs to be done.

"While your apologies are a step in the right direction, they have been vague and inadequate. Accountability is not just admitting you made a mistake, but working to correct the harm it caused," they wrote.

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They now call on Warren to issue a statement recognizing the following: that her past claim is false and she should not have repeated it; explaining the dangers of "equating Native identity with race and biology"; and stating that only Native Americans can determine who is native, as "[c]aiming Native identity without citizenship, kinship ties, or recognition from Native communities undermines Indigenous self determination."

The letter was signed by 143 Cherokee tribe members, plus an additional 75 Native Americans from other tribes. It concluded on a positive note about how Warren can use this controversy as a teaching moment.

"You have done some good things for Indian Country during your time in political service. You have also done real harm. Right now you have the platform and the opportunity to stand firmly on the side of justice," it said.

When reached for comment, Warren's campaign directed Fox News to a lengthy reply letter Warren penned in response to the Cherokee citizens which had been reported by the Los Angeles Times.

In the letter, Warren made clear, "I am a white woman, and that is how I identify." She recognized that only the tribal nations can determine citizenship, not DNA.

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"And I understand that the confusion my actions propagated around tribal sovereignty and citizenship caused real harm to Native people and communities," she said.

"Through the many conversations I've had with tribal leaders, advocates, and others from across Indian Country, I've listened and I've learned—a lot," Warren continued, adding, "It is not the responsibility of the Native community to educate me on the harm they suffered as the result of my actions, and I pledge to be worthy of the friendship and trust that they showed to me in these moments."

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government cleared an ongoing impasse with indigenous chiefs who’ve now agreed to meet Thursday to negotiate an end to weeks of railway blockades that triggered cancellations for thousands of passengers, layoffs and sparked fears of food and supply shortages across the country.

Blockades on strategic railway points across the country began to pop up in early February after Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs growingly pushed back on the construction of a $5 million Coastal GasLink pipeline project that crosses their traditional territory in northwestern British Columbia.


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Chief Na’Moks (John Risdale) announced that he'd meet with either Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller or Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett on Thursday after the Wet’suwet’en Nation, federal and provincial governments were able to resolve a “terrible miscommunication” about whether talks would take place, Global News Canada reported.

People raise their hands and drums as they rally in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Costal GasLink Pipeline, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
People raise their hands and drums as they rally in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Costal GasLink Pipeline, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
The chief initially demanded all construction at the Coastal GasLink pipeline be discontinued and all Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) presence leave their territory before talks began. Trudeau's government asked the Wet’suwet’en Nation to call for an end to blockades across the country before entering talks. But the Wet’suwet’en chiefs declined, arguing, under indigenous law, they cannot tell other indigenous nations what to do in their own territories.

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The province of British Columbia appointed a special liaison, Nathan Cullen, to facilitate talks between the two sides. British Columbia Premier John Horgan said in a previous statement Wednesday it was “unfortunate” the two sides couldn’t come together to reach an agreement.

“We had hoped the hereditary chiefs would agree to a period of peace and respect during the talks, which would include encouraging their supporters to remove blockades,” he said, according to Global News Canada.

Bennett also told reporters Wednesday she has reached out to Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and was hoping to get a response from them on whether they’d extend an invitation to her and her British Columbia counterpart to meet to discuss ongoing anti-pipeline protests and rail blockade, CPAC-TV, Canada’s 24/7 Politics TV, reported.


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In Parliament Monday, Trudeau was slammed by Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer for caving to “radical leftists” by waiting 19 days before finally clearing police to enforce a court-ordered injunction to remove demonstrators from the tracks, The New York Times reported. Trudeau faced criticism as the blockades led to transport cancellations for hundreds of thousands of passengers this month, and prompted supply shortages and layoffs for at least 1,000 railway employees.

“It’s a new day, and we started it by burning the injunction delivered by CN rail!” a Facebook group named Wet’suwet’en Strong: Hamilton in Solidarity, which claimed responsibility for the blockade, wrote in an online update Tuesday, National Post reported. “Remember why we’re out here; the violence the state has perpetrated towards Indigenous land defenders and their supporters, the forced removal and criminalization of Indigenous people from their lands.”

Police descended on a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in central Ontario on Monday morning, enforcing the court injunction ordered earlier this month on behalf of the Canadian National Railway (CN) to clear the tracks. They arrested 10 people – all of whom have since been charged and released, according to BBC. The Mohawk First Nation met with Wet'suwet'en Nation on Friday to work together to continue their blockade effort.

People walk on Kent Street in Ottawa at a rally in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Costal GasLink Pipeline, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
People walk on Kent Street in Ottawa at a rally in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Costal GasLink Pipeline, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
But by Monday night, GO Train passenger rail service in Hamilton and all points on the route to Niagara Falls, Ontario, had been halted, Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins said. Thousands of passengers were left scrambling to make alternative travel plans amid numerous delays and cancellations after protesters had set fire to the tracks. Shuttle buses were running to help commuters, according to the Associated Press.

Hamilton police said Tuesday they had no plans to move in on the small group of demonstrators camped out on the tracks near a Canadian National Railway Co. depot.

“It is extremely concerning to see people endangering their own lives and the lives of others by trying to interfere with the trains,” Trudeau told reporters Wednesday. “We are continuing to work very hard to resolve this quickly.”


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Last week, Trudeau said, according to BBC, that all blockades "must come down and the injunctions much be obeyed and the law must be upheld.” Until Monday, police had held off from using force against protesters to clear railway tracks for weeks. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs had initially ignored government requests to meet to negotiate.

The organized blockades on strategic railway points began Feb. 6 in response to the government’s plan to build a $5 billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline stretching about 416 miles long, crossing some part of the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation near Houston, British Columbia. The protests at railways came in response to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raiding camps set up by the Wet’suwet’en Nation at the pipeline construction site. Dozens were arrested in that raid.

A woman speaks with Ontario Provincial Police officers as she removes flags from a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
A woman speaks with Ontario Provincial Police officers as she removes flags from a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Earlier this month, about a week after the organized blockades began, VIA Rail, a passenger rail service that primarily runs on CN’s tracks, suspended service for on 150 trains that traveled between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. The company also instated temporary layoffs for its employees, Globe and Mail reported. Service was suspended after CN announced it was shutting down its lines in eastern Canada after authorities failed to enforce court orders to end “illegal” blockades across Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia.

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About 250,000 passengers had already faced cancellations after a massive demonstration blocked VIA Rail’s major line in the Montreal-Toronto-Ottawa triangle, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Construction began on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is 2012 after the developed reached agreements with 20 elected indigenous councils along the planned route, including some Wet'suwet'en councils, BBC reported. But Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs argue elected councils had no jurisdiction to approve the project – and the chiefs are the ones to make decisions on larger projects that expand into traditional lands beyond their reservations. Over the past eight years, protesters have periodically erected camps at pipeline construction sites.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

I used to know madmen, now I only come across idiots.

Re: GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions Than Democrats, 1961-2016

Oligarchs consolidating power and wealth benefit from creating an atmosphere of uncertainty, disbelief in facts, making it seem like political parties and leaders are uniformly corrupt, so there is nothing that can be done. It is what it is. If this was not so relevant for previous administrations, now we must admit that this is what it is. An administration that surpasses previous ones in corruption is possible because of a groundwork laid over decades of practices that make democracy, equity, and social good far secondary to wealth and power.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Re: GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions Than Democrats, 1961-2016

Lock them up!

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

Re: GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions Than Democrats, 1961-2016

All of them!

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Re: GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions Than Democrats, 1961-2016



I used to know madmen, now I only come across idiots.

Re: GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions Than Democrats, 1961-2016



I crushed the pathetic loser troll Cuck_Venom and rebuilt him as my toilet

Re: GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions Than Democrats, 1961-2016



I used to know madmen, now I only come across idiots.
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