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Trump's new Mexico envoy stirs hornet's nest with Frida Kahlo jab

Trump's new Mexico envoy stirs hornet's nest with Frida Kahlo jabThe new U.S. ambassador to Mexico has taken aim at Mexican icon Frida Kahlo for her support of Marxism, stirring up a fierce social media debate with a tweet asking if the painter had not been aware of atrocities committed in the name of that ideology. Few Mexicans have enjoyed greater global recognition than Kahlo, who spent long periods bedridden after a traffic accident in her youth, attained international fame following her death in 1954 and became a feminist symbol in the 1970s. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau, who was appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in last month, must navigate a volatile bilateral relationship.



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UPDATE 1-Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

UPDATE 1-Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs angerVideo footage of a Russian police officer punching a young woman in the stomach has stirred anger among many Russians who believe the authorities have used excessive force to disperse weeks of political demonstrations in Moscow. The clip, filmed on Saturday and later circulated online by Russian celebrities with millions of followers, shows the moment two helmeted riot policemen drag the woman, Daria Sosnovskaya, to a waiting police bus. Sosnovskaya, 26, is seen struggling to break free and trying to trip up one of the police officers who responds by punching her in the stomach, prompting one of the reporters filming the incident to sarcastically call the policeman “a hero”.



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New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 cover

New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 coverConservative media outlets have seized on remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a fundraiser for an organization founded to combat Islamophobia.



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IS teen's wish to return stirs UK debate over jihadi brides

IS teen's wish to return stirs UK debate over jihadi bridesA pregnant London schoolgirl’s wish to return home after joining the Islamic State group in Syria splintered Britain on Friday as reports emerged of more UK women fleeing the war zone. Shamima Begum’s fate has prompted soul searching in Britain since she and two friends created international headlines by running away to join the terror network in 2015. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told The Times newspaper that people like Begum “were full of hate for our country”.



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Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row stirs painful past

Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row stirs painful pastCan a politician be forgiven for racist behavior from the past? What if that behavior evoked the darkest chapters of American history, from slavery to segregation? The 59-year-old Democrat is refusing to resign over a yearbook photograph showing a person in blackface and another wearing Ku Klux Klan robes — denying either was him.



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The Latest: Photo stirs calls on Virginia governor to resign

The Latest: Photo stirs calls on Virginia governor to resignRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and racist photo in medical school yearbook (all times local):



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China's Car-Tariff Gesture Stirs Hope of a More Lasting Truce

China's Car-Tariff Gesture Stirs Hope of a More Lasting TruceShares of U.S. automakers surged Tuesday after Bloomberg News reported that China’s Cabinet will review a proposal to cut tariffs on U.S. cars to 15 percent from 40 percent, bringing the U.S. in line with what other countries pay, according to people familiar with the matter. President Donald Trump tweeted that “very productive conversations” are taking place with the Chinese, predicting “important announcements” to come. China intends to resume purchases of American soybeans soon, with officials considering buying between 5 million and 8 million tons, according to government officials.China’s plans on cars and soybeans would only reverse moves it made in retaliation against U.S. tariffs, rather than removing barriers that existed before the trade war.Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke by phone Tuesday morning Beijing time, exchanging views on the road map for negotiations.



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Thousand Oaks stirs painful memories for Las Vegas survivor: ‘Why? Why again?’

Thousand Oaks stirs painful memories for Las Vegas survivor: ‘Why? Why again?’Robert Gaafar, who survived last year's Route 91 Harvest massacre, is reliving seering memories after this week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.



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Macron Stirs Anger With Comment on WWI Hero Who Later Helped the Nazis

Macron Stirs Anger With Comment on WWI Hero Who Later Helped the NazisThe French leader, whose popularity has been hit by a series of comments interpreted as insensitive, provoked controversy again Wednesday when he defended his decision to include WWII Nazi-collaborator and Vichy leader Philippe Petain in a ceremony for military leaders from the first World War. Petain was named “Marshal,” a distinction given to top French generals, for his role in leading French troops to victory in WWI.



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Band halftime show depicts police at gunpoint, stirs anger

Band halftime show depicts police at gunpoint, stirs angerBROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A high school band's halftime performance depicting police being held at gunpoint is fueling anger in a Mississippi city where two police officers were recently slain.



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