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Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 13:43:09 -0400

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Dianne Feinstein: ‘Comey is in no way a nut job’

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:43:02 -0400

(image) Sen. Dianne Feinstein responded to reports that President Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a “nut job” on Sunday: “This is a horrible thing for a president to say.”

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A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation’s Debate

Sun, 21 May 2017 11:38:08 -0400

(image) Of the 3,800 residents of El Cenizo, about 20 percent are undocumented. The town made national headlines this month when its mayor filed a lawsuit against the state to block a new law that bans so-called “sanctuary cities.”

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Trump: ‘We Are Not Here to Lecture,’ But to Offer Partnership

Sun, 21 May 2017 03:38:11 -0400

(image) President Trump tells Middle East leaders in Saudi Arabia that his first priority is the safety and future of American citizens.

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The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured

Sat, 20 May 2017 22:53:10 -0400

(image) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles (all times local):

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Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:51:06 -0400

(image) Police rescued the Russian, identified as Aleksei Makeev, after the crowd stormed his apartment on Friday night, said Guillermo Brahms, secretary general of Benito Juarez municipality, which encompasses Cancun. The Russian embassy had no immediate comment.

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'Nothing to Fear': Extended Interview With Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:31:00 -0400

(image) In a sit-down interview with NBC's Gabe Gutierrez, the governor defended SB4, a bill that would allow law enforcement officials to ask about a detainee’s immigration status.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightrope

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:20:38 -0400

(image) Sanders’ meteoric rise within the Trump administration has, paradoxically, put her in one of the most precarious positions in a wildly unstable White House.

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After criticising opponents for not saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' Donald Trump rules it out of Saudi Arabia speech

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:35:00 -0400

(image) Donald Trump will not use the words "radical Islamic terrorism" during a speech in Saudi Arabia despite criticising Barack Obama for not using the phrase. Mr Trump often used anti-Islamic rhetoric during his presidential campaign and repeatedly stressed the need to say the words. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it," the President will say, according to excerpts of the speech released by the White House.

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Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:46 -0400

(image) Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:03:34 -0400

(image) GENEVA (AP) — China's health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the "One China" principle.

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Elephant crushes S. African hunter to death: reports

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:39:04 -0400

(image) A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday. Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe. One elephant lifted Botha up with her trunk, and a fellow hunter shot the animal dead, the News24 website said.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz says Oversight committee is 'certainly pursuing' Comey documents

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:40:13 -0400

(image) House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, discuss the latest in the Russia investigation following the announcement of a new special counsel.

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FBI investigating whether university stabbing was hate crime

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:15:00 -0400

(image) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether the stabbing of a visiting black student by a white student at the University of Maryland was a hate crime, officials said Sunday.

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Brooding Iran hardliners say they must still be heard after Rouhani win

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:00:28 -0400

(image) By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian hardliners indignant at President Hassan Rouhani's re-election vowed on Sunday to press their conservative agenda, with some saying his caustic campaign trail attacks on their candidate would bring a backlash. Rouhani won decisively with 57 percent of the vote on Friday, with promises of more engagement with the outside world, more economic opportunities for Iran’s youth, as well as social justice, individual freedoms and political tolerance. The president, known for decades as a conciliatory figure, remade himself on the campaign trail as a reformist political street fighter, accusing hardliners of brutality and corruption in language that frequently strained at the boundaries of what is permitted in Iran.

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Two Killed In Kabul Including One German Woman And A Finnish Woman Kidnapped

Sun, 21 May 2017 05:25:03 -0400

(image) Afghanistan has witnessed kidnappings of several foreigners in recent years and the latest victim is a Finnish woman who was abducted late Saturday.

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Donald Trump appears to 'curtsey' to Saudi king after mocking Barack Obama for bowing

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:18:00 -0400

(image) Donald Trump has been accused of hypocrisy after appearing to "curtsey" while receiving a gold medal from the king of Saudi Arabia. Back in 2012, Mr Trump criticised his predecessor Barack Obama for bowing to foreign leaders, including then-Saudi King Abdullah.

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First US customer gets keys to Lamborghini Centenario

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:11:55 -0400

(image) On a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year. The Lamborghini Centenario is a special model produced by the legendary Italian supercar builder to celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:37:03 -0400

(image) China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.

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Over 100 students walked out of a commencement speech in protest of VP Mike Pence

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:36:33 -0400

(image) Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address to the University of Notre Dame Class of 2017 didn't go as smoothly as he probably would have liked it to, thanks to protesters who walked out as the vice president began his remarks.  The protest, which was organized by the University of Notre Dame student activist coalition We StaND For, saw over 100 students walking out of the commencement ceremony on Sunday afternoon to a few boos and a few cheers.  SEE ALSO: The most memorable protest signs from Trump's first 100 days With 100+ participants #WalkoutND was a wonderful success. Thank you all for the support! — We StaND For (@WeStandForND) May 21, 2017 According to the Indy Star, students had been planning this act of resistance for weeks, and knew they would not be able to re-enter the ceremony after they left. Following their exit, students gathered and celebrated their graduation outside of the Notre Dame Stadium.  Protesters also lined the streets near the stadium before the ceremony, according to South Bend Tribune, in support of the students.  Those who participated in the walk-out (including audience members) also received support from the folks behind this year's Women's March.  We are so proud of the @NotreDame students who staged #WalkoutND during @VP's commencement speech in protest of the admin's harmful policies — Women's March (@womensmarch) May 21, 2017 “During his time as governor of the state of Indiana and now as a Vice-President, Pence has targeted the civil rights protections of members of LBGT+ community, rejected the Syrian refugee resettlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities, and fought against sanctuary cities,” We StaND For said in a statement provided to conservative website Townhall. “All of these policies have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation.” Pence has yet to comment on the protest itself.  UPDATE: May 21, 2017, 6:11 p.m. EDT Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary issued a statement on Twitter about Sunday's walk out. "Of 3,200 graduates less than 100 left VP's speech about freedom of speech, expression & thought," Marc Lotter wrote, "but many don't focus on the 97% who stayed." Of 3,200 graduates less than 100 left @VP's speech about freedom of speech, expression & thought, but many don't focus on the 97% who stayed — Marc Lotter (@VPPressSec) May 21, 2017 WATCH: Researchers have invented conductive ink used to print solar panels

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Mother from Peru granted stay from deportation

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:48:24 -0400

(image) DENVER (AP) — A mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation.

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Star’s Mysterious Flickering Sign Of An Alien Megastructure?

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:10:26 -0400

(image) KIC 8462852, the star observed by American astronomer Tabetha S. Boyajian in 2015 to have a unique light characteristic, has dimmed by a fifth in the last few days.

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Now I Get It: President Trump’s trip to Israel and roadblocks to Middle East peace

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:32:00 -0400

(image) In Israel, Trump said we have a “rare opportunity” for peace in the Middle East. He's also said that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, could get a deal done. As President Trump makes his first trip overseas, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric looks at the sticking points, for the Israelis and the Palestinians, to achieving that peace.

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President Trump’s first trip abroad

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:32:52 -0400

(image) President Trump’s first foreign voyage will be an astonishingly ambitious adventure — Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, a NATO summit in Brussels, and a Group of Seven (i.e.: rich country) gathering in Sicily. He’s coming with a packed agenda of the weightiest issues in global affairs, like defeating ISIS, containing Iran, convincing the Muslim world to confront extremism, overhauling relations with crucial allies in Europe and Asia, and forging Middle East peace.

Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tag

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:35:31 -0400

(image) After all, Shelby is wholly synonymous with the legendary Mustang. Not only has the F-Series been America's favorite truck range for four decades now, the full-size, light-duty F-150 is the biggest-selling vehicle in the United States.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 'photobombs' Vancouver students' prom picture

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:00:27 -0400

(image) A group of Canadian teenagers preparing for their high school prom welcomed an unexpected guest to their pre-party photoshoot - the country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dressed in formal wear, the students from Vancouver were preparing to head into their party when they spotted Mr Trudeau jogging nearby. Official photographer to the Prime Minister Adam Scotti tweeted a picture of the moment, captioned: "Prom season in #Vancouver".

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Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:17:16 -0400

(image) US President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem and the Western Wall on Monday as he sought ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the opportunity to again lash out at Iran. Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city, placing his hand on one of the most sacred sites in Judaism in a highly symbolic move. Trump's visit is part of his first trip abroad as president and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism while also criticising Iran.

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'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:16:50 -0400

(image) A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.

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Motorist who ran amok in Times Square says he tried 'to get help'

Sun, 21 May 2017 02:14:52 -0400

(image) The U.S. Navy veteran charged with killing a young woman and injuring 20 others by speeding down a crowded Times Square sidewalk in his car said in published remarks on Saturday that he had sought psychiatric care beforehand, to no avail. "I was trying to get help," Richard Rojas, 26, was quoted as telling the New York Post in a tearful jailhouse interview two days after the carnage in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. According to the Post, Rojas said he had recently spoken to a mental health counselor at a local veterans center who promised to call him on Monday.

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Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater Remains

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:26:00 -0400

(image) This July, archaeologists in Jordan will begin an underwater search for remains of an early Islamic city. Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, modern-day Aqaba is Jordan's only port. In the Middle Ages, the city was known as Ayla.

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Venezuela protest: Pro-government supporter set on fire as death toll hits 48

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:45:05 -0400

(image) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting a pro-government supporter on fire on the 50th day of the wave of protests, which has gripped the country. Footage of the man being set alight was broadcasted on state television and the man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, has been treated in hospital for severe burns and several stab wounds. According to reports, about 100 people, who were participating in anti-Maduro protests in Caracas, surrounded Mr Figuera, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in the east of the country’s capital.

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Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:16:01 -0400

(image) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia on Monday to meet his hero, seek arms and steer his nation's foreign policy further away from longtime ally the United States. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in relations with Russia since Duterte came to power last year and began unravelling his country's decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying. "Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy.

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Samsung's Stretchable OLED Could Be Game Changer

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:02 -0400

(image) Samsung has been hinting at flexible display technology for years now, and we're finally getting an official look at it this week. According to Korea's Yonhap News, the smartphone giant will unveil the first "stretchable" OLED panel at the SID 2017 conference, which kicks off on May 23 in Los Angeles. Samsung released a teaser photo of its strechable screen, which shows the display bubbling upward like a balloon.

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Newt Gingrich repeats Seth Rich conspiracy theory in Fox appearance

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:48:52 -0400

(image) Newt Gingrich introduces Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Florida last year. A prominent ally of Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that the special counsel appointed to investigate alleged links between the president’s aides and Russia should instead focus on the murder last year of a young Democratic staffer, Seth Rich, which has become the focus of conspiracy theorists. In an appearance on Fox and Friends less than two days after his wife was proposed as ambassador to the Holy See, Newt Gingrich – former speaker of the House, 2012 presidential candidate and a Trump confidante – publicly endorsed the conspiracy theory that Rich was “assassinated” after giving Democratic National Committee emails to WikiLeaks.

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Body identified as missing Duke student

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:19:27 -0400

(image) Authorities said they have found the body of a Duke University student who had been missing for nearly a week.

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Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:21:20 -0400

(image) VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden.

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Towering Rock Once Hidden Beneath Earth Seen from Space

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400

(image) It's no wonder this abrupt landform is the center of a Navajo legend involving a giant bird that turned to stone — it's impossible to look at the sheer cliffs without wondering what created them. A new view of Shiprock from space offers a few hints. Leading toward the rugged rock formation in San Juan County is a dark dike, a part of the volcano that created the 1,969-foot-tall (600 meters) cliff formation.

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How To Spot A Psychopath

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:30:01 -0400

(image) Psychopathy is a psychological disorder in which seemingly charming, normal people actually have no conscience or empathy.

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Melania Trump 'thinks Sean Spicer is doing a bad job' defending her husband

Sun, 21 May 2017 11:08:56 -0400

(image) Melania Trump reportedly thinks that White House press secretary Sean Spicer is not doing a good job in defending her husband in front of the media. As a result, Mr Spicer’s role is expected to change after Mr Trump returns from his trip overseas. The press secretary's on-camera appearances have been plagued with multiple gaffes and he was temporarily dropped from running daily press briefings after his poor handling of Mr Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey.

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Pentagon assesses readiness for transgender hires: memo

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:01:14 -0400

(image) By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense is assessing its ability to recruit transgender people as soon as 1 July, according to a memo signed by a top Pentagon official and seen by Reuters. The Pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military last year under Defense Secretary Ash Carter. A Pentagon spokesperson verified the contents of the memo, but declined further comment on the document.

S. Africa risks becoming 'mafia state' warns Ramaphosa

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:20:12 -0400

(image) South Africa risks becoming a "mafia state", Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa warned Sunday, calling for a corruption probe at the top as he stepped up criticism of President Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa is one of the main candidates to succeed Zuma as head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ahead of general elections expected in 2019. For some months he has been making attacks on the president, implicated in a series of corruption scandals, notably after a controversial reshuffle at the end of March which ousted respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:03:43 -0400

(image) With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. “We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.

Leaked iPhone 8 mold suggests device will be slightly larger than the iPhone 7

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:42:34 -0400

Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup is poised to be the company's most interesting and ambitious yet. By the time September rolls around, it's widely believed Apple will release three brand new iPhone models: an iPhone 7s, an iPhone 7s Plus, and last but not least, the highly anticipated iPhone 8. While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will sport the same form factor as the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 will introduce a completely new design, complete with an advanced edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED display that will essentially take up the entire front end of the device. In fact, reports from the rumor mill suggest that the bezels surrounding the iPhone 8 display will only be about 4mm all around, a tidbit seemingly confirmed by our exclusive look at an iPhone 8 dummy model earlier this week. With June right around the corner and the finalized iPhone 8 design likely locked down at this point, there's a good chance that the number of leaked iPhone 8 moldings and schematics will rise significantly in the weeks and months ahead of the iPhone 8 release. To this point, Slashleaks today points us to a new series of photos -- originally sourced via Weibo -- which show us three different iPhone molds corresponding to the three new iPhone models Apple will release later this year. While the photo above doesn't shed a whole lot of new light on Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup, it does suggest that the iPhone 8 may be slightly taller than the iPhone 7s. While previous reports claimed that the iPhone 8 will pack a display the size of an iPhone 7 Plus into the form factor of an iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 may actually be slightly larger if we assume that the molds above were all aligned uniformly. Another point worth noting is that the camera module on the iPhone 8 is oriented vertically, a design which echoes a number of leaked schematics and designs we've seen over the past few months. It's widely believed that the vertical orientation of the iPhone 8's camera module has to do with the rumored augmented reality features Apple is planning to show off later this year. With the iPhone 8 design said to feature one giant piece of glass, it's widely believed that Apple will incorporate the Touch ID sensor into the display itself. Though some previous leaks have featured a cut-out for a Touch ID sensor on the back, it's believed that the final iPhone 8 design will be far more elegant and user-friendly. Now as for when we can expect to see the iPhone 8 finally hit store shelves, the good news is that we won't have to wait longer than usual. Despite an onslaught of rumors claiming that the iPhone 8 release date might be pushed back by 4-8 weeks, more recent reports from credible sources indicate that the iPhone 8 release, like most other iPho[...]

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US carmakers downshift on Trump economic plan

Sat, 20 May 2017 22:46:38 -0400

(image) Steadily rising US auto sales helped fuel the economic recovery, but sales have shifted into lower gear even as President Donald Trump counts on carmakers to provide a lift to his economic plans. Trump has touted the auto sector -- which he previously lambasted for moving production to Mexico -- as proof of his program's success. "We're going to have expansion," Trump told reporters this week.

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