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Kentucky Catholic School Considers Expelling Boys Who Taunted Native Americans

Kentucky Catholic School Considers Expelling Boys Who Taunted Native AmericansA statement condemned the actions and apologized



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Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attackDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer.



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Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attackDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer.



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These Are the Americans Who Were Killed in Syria This Week

These Are the Americans Who Were Killed in Syria This WeekThree of the four Americans killed in Syria have been identified as: Jonathan Farmer, Shannon Kent and Scott Wirtz.



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Trump attends repatriation of four Americans killed in Syria

Trump attends repatriation of four Americans killed in SyriaTrump flew to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, where they walked slowly up the cargo ramp of the grey C-17 cargo plane that had brought home the remains. Trump and the rest of his delegation, which included senior army and navy officers, emerged from the plane after several minutes to stand at attention, saluting.



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The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in Syria

The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in SyriaDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Dover Air Force Base (all times local):



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Donald Trump to speak with families of four Americans killed in Syria

Donald Trump to speak with families of four Americans killed in SyriaTrump announces trip to a Dover, Delaware, military base to meet with families of Americans killed in a Wednesday attack by a suicide bomber in Syria.



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Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in Syria

Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in SyriaU.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. The Dover base is a traditional hub for returning the remains of American troops abroad.



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Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant ad

Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant adWhile the debate over immigration and a border wall between the United States and Mexico has helped grind the U.S. federal government to a halt, Mexico's national airline, AeroMexico, is trolling Americans with a new ad called "DNA Discounts."

The ad features purported residents of Wharton, Texas, a town about 60 miles southwest of Houston, professing a variety of opinions about Mexico and its citizens. The ad also drops some knowledge about the long history of immigration from Mexico to the U.S., and notes that many in southern and southwestern states have a touch of Mexican DNA.

Things get flipped when the airline reveals it's offering flight discounts to Americans, including those Wharton residents, based on the amount of Mexican DNA they have (i.e., 18 percent DNA equals an 18 percent discount). That certainly turns opinions around. As one recipient says, "I love discounts!"

Of course, it's such a brilliant ad, it's hard to tell if those Wharton residents are real or just actors and if this whole DNA discount thing is real  or satirical. Aeromexico, which has gotten political before, isn't saying much, but we've reached out for comment and will update this post when we hear back. 

Either way, it's a brilliant gambit that undermines the vitriol so many Americans have expressed at our neighbors to the south, and does so without ever directly mentioning the political turmoil, the wall, or even President Trump. Instead, it directs that energy at a sense of shared community, including the tagline, "There are no borders within us." Not a bad way to spread a powerful message.



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Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a WallRepresentatives Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Andy Harris of Maryland, both members of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the Border Bonds for America Act of 2019 — a law that would allow Americans to buy such securities from the U.S. The money would be put in a trust fund and used just to build a wall along the nearly 2,000 mile (3,200 kilometer) border. The tactic echoes the Liberty Bond program, which appealed to Americans’ sense of patriotism to raise funds during World War I.



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