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Sanders: We will listen to a much high authority than Ocasio-Cortez on the world ending

Sanders: We will listen to a much high authority than Ocasio-Cortez on the world endingWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responds to comments made by freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about climate change and the end of the world.



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Taliban attack on Afghan military base kills more than 100

Taliban attack on Afghan military base kills more than 100Taliban attackers killed more than 100 Afghan security personnel when they detonated a car bomb in a training base and then stormed inside. The deadly attack on an intelligence training centre came amid American fears that the beleaguered Afghan forces are suffering unsustainable casualties against the Taliban. A captured, American-made armoured vehicle loaded with explosives was rammed through a checkpoint at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) training base in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province. A senior defence official told Reuters that after the vehicle detonated in the campus, two gunmen had entered and shot dead many Afghans in the wake of the huge explosion. "We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre, eight special commandoes are among the dead," said the official. Another official put the NDS death toll at more than 100. An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar (file photo) Credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Last month, the Pentagon’s pick for the next commander of U.S. Central Command said the Afghan's high casualty rate was unsustainable. Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie said: “Their losses have been very high. They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem.” Ashraf Ghani, last year said Afghanistan had lost 28,000 soldiers and police killed since 2015. Sharif Hotak, a member of the Wardak provincial council in Maidan Wardak, said he saw bodies of 35 Afghan personnel in the hospital after the attack. "Many more were killed. Several bodies were transported to Kabul city and many injured were transferred to hospitals in Kabul," said Hotak, adding that "the government was hiding the accurate casualty figures to prevent a further dip in morale of the Afghan forces." Two senior officials in the interior ministry said the exact casualty figures was not being disclosed to prevent unrest within the armed forces. Lindsey Graham, the senior US Republican senator, said during a visit to Islamabad earlier this week that the Afghan forces still needed American help. “ Those who want the Afghans to fight and be in the front of the fight, they are,” he said. “ To those who believe they should do more and America should do less, that's coming true. One thing I can tell President Trump and the American people is that we are still needed. It is in our interests to see this through.”



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'We'll Have No Other Option Than Declaring Bankruptcy.' How the Shutdown Could Impact Government Workers for Months

'We'll Have No Other Option Than Declaring Bankruptcy.' How the Shutdown Could Impact Government Workers for Months'It just feels like such a betrayal,' says one impacted government contractor



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No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This KidThis kid had the most relatable reaction ever



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Sunday snow: More than 785 flights canceled; airlines waive fees

Sunday snow: More than 785 flights canceled; airlines waive feesA sprawling winter storm that’s dumped snow from Colorado to the East Coast made a mess of air travel for the third day in a row Sunday.



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Trump claims he has been ‘tougher than any other president’ on Russia in angry response to FBI investigation report

Trump claims he has been ‘tougher than any other president’ on Russia in angry response to FBI investigation reportPresident Donald Trump lashed out at James Comey and the FBI on Saturday, after The New York Times reported that the intelligence agency launched an investigation into whether he was working for the Russian government. In a series of tweets, Mr Trump claimed he has been “far tougher on Russia” than previous presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, and suggested he had taken a tougher stance than any other president.



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GoFundMe refunds more than $20 million of donations after campaign to pay for border wall fails

GoFundMe refunds more than $  20 million of donations after campaign to pay for border wall failsThe crowdfunding platform GoFundMe said more than $ 20 million (£15.5 million) in donations were slated to be refunded after a campaign to raise $ 1 billion for the Trump administration to build a wall on the border with Mexico fell well short of its goal. The fundraising campaign, which began last month, had gone viral as President Donald Trump’s attempt to get Congress to pay for the wall fuelled a heated political dispute and resulted in a partial shutdown of the federal government. More than 325,000 donors had pledged in the GoFundMe campaign that the organiser, a veteran from Florida named Brian Kolfage, said would have been used for Mr Trump’s border wall.



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Republicans starting to agree with Democrats that more than a wall is needed to secure the border

Republicans starting to agree with Democrats that more than a wall is needed to secure the borderTexas Republican Rep. Chip Roy says that many of his constituents are concerned for their safety without border security.



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U.S. Military Trusted More Than Google, Facebook to Develop AI

U.S. Military Trusted More Than Google, Facebook to Develop AIMore than two-thirds of those surveyed said they had either “no confidence” or “not too much confidence” in Facebook developing A.I., a report from the Center for the Governance of AI, part of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, said. The public was significantly more skeptical about Facebook than other tech companies working on cutting-edge A.I. research, according to the survey. Among technology companies, Microsoft Corp. was the most trusted, with 44 percent of people saying they had either “a great deal of confidence” or “a fair amount of confidence” in its ability to create A.I. that wouldn’t pose risks, the survey found.



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Wall Street drops more than 2 percent on slowdown fears

Wall Street drops more than 2 percent on slowdown fearsStocks plunged on Thursday, with the S&P 500 down more than 2 percent, after slowing factory activity on the heels of a dire revenue warning from Apple.



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