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Donald Trump just stepped in it


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Donald Trump finally emerged today from multiple weeks of hiding, and tried to hold a campaign event with some rogue “law enforcement” officers. Trump, as usual, came off as having dementia. If you want to sound tough on crime, you don’t do it by vowing to deport crime victims. But it was worse than that for him.

Trump seems to have less of an understanding than ever about which of the lies he wants to tell might actually be believed by anyone. And so the lie he told today about speaking with the family of a crime victim is now generating all kinds of negative headlines for him.




Donald Trump is as much of a lying, corrupt psychopath as ever. But now that he’s losing his cognitive faculties, he keeps creating more and more headaches for himself. If the point of today’s rare Trump public appearance was to generate positive headlines for him, all it did was generate negative ones instead. Trump went to the trouble of holding this rally for nothing.

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Türkiye: в Стамбуле произошло вооружённое нападение на отель


Некоторые пули также попали в проезжающий пассажирский автобус.

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International condemnation over Israeli airstrike which killed aid workers in Gaza


At least five employees from the World Central Kitchen charity, including foreigners, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza. Those killed in the incident in central Gaza’s Deir al-Balah included citizens of Poland, Australia and Britain, as well as one Palestinian. On Monday, the Iranian embassy in Damascus was hit by an airstrike. VOA’s Michael Lipin spoke with Retired Israeli Major General Yaakov Amidror, former national security adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As Senegal’s Faye takes office, France watches closely. Bassirou Diomaye Faye was sworn in Tuesday as Senegal’s newest president. Thai LGBT activists rang in another victory after the marriage equality bill overwhelmingly passed the upper house’s first reading on Tuesday, a significant move that will bring the country closer to becoming the third territory in Asia to legalize same-sex unions

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В Приамурье заключили под стражу сотрудника Ростетхнадзора по делу “Пионера”


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Благовещенский горсуд отправил под стражу заместителя начальника отдела по надзору за опасными производственными объектами по Амурской области Дальневосточного управления Ростехнадзора. Мужчина обвиняется в халатности, которая привела к трагедии на руднике “Пионер”, где погибли 13 горняков.


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Врачи назвали жирную еду, отказ от которой губителен для сердца


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Медики объяснили, почему не стоит отказываться от пищи с ненасыщенными жирами


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В центре Екатеринбурга открылась фотовыставка об уникальных стройках


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В центре Екатеринбурга открылась фотовыставка об уникальных стройках


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Депутат Водолацкий: ВС России осталось пройти 500 метров до Часова Яра


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Российским войскам осталось преодолеть всего 500 метров, чтобы выйти на границы населенного пункта Часов Яр в ДНР. Об этом заявил депутат Госдумы Виктор Водолацкий.


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A scandalous Jewish NBA rivalry is taking shape — in the owner’s box


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Fourteen of the NBA’s 30 franchise owners are Jewish. Two of them absolutely despise each other. And it has nothing to do with basketball.

Instead, it’s about — wait for it — mortgages.

The rivalry between Mat Ishbia, owner of the Phoenix Suns, and Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, dates to long before Ishbia bought the Suns in 2022. Their companies — Ishbia’s United Wholesale Mortgage and Gilbert’s Rocket Mortgage — have for years battled to be the nation’s biggest mortgage lender.

But the sale revealed the depths of resentment between them. While the NBA’s other 28 owners voted to approve the deal, Gilbert, who has owned the Cavaliers since 2003, abstained.

A new report from ESPN, which is broadcasting Wednesday’s Suns-Cavaliers game — if you find courtside drama irresistible, tune in — describes the origins of the mutual disdain. The driving force: Ishbia’s cutthroat business tactics as UWM grew from a tiny office in Pontiac, Michigan, into a ruthless corporate behemoth that overtly blackballs brokers who work with Rocket.

Meanwhile, the two billionaires live 15 minutes apart in the same Detroit suburb — both are Michigan natives — and have reportedly never met in person. (We must ask: Do they attend the same synagogue?)

Ishbia, who was once named high school athlete of the year by his hometown Jewish paper, has seemingly made taking down Gilbert’s Rocket a singular focus. (Gilbert is a former board member of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and a past president of JARC, a Detroit-based Jewish nonprofit.) When UWM passed Rocket in mortgage originations, Ishbia left a coworker a voicemail disparaging the company, saying, “I f—ing hate ‘em with all my heart.” (The audio below contains further profanity.)

Suns owner Mat Ishbia went off on Cavs owner Dan Gilbert’s rival business in a leaked voicemail:

“We f**king took those c**ksuckers down. F**k them, and we’re gonna keep f**king sticking it to ’em forever. F**k those guys, we’re number one.”

MUCH more from a bombshell… pic.twitter.com/cf8TrsMWU8

— Pablo Torre Finds Out (@pablofindsout) April 2, 2024

So: Whatever they have in common, Jewishly and geographically — and, it feels safe to assume, Jewish-geographically — has not translated into collegiality, And while the business savagery has only really occurred in one direction — the closest Rocket has gotten to a counter-strike was covering independent brokers’ antitrust lawsuits against UWM — it doesn’t sound like Gilbert will invite the Ishbias to the next family simcha. Maybe a bowl of red lentils will settle it?

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Biden, Xi hold ‘candid and constructive’ call


On a call Tuesday, President Joe Biden discussed with Chinese President Xi Jinping a range of high-level issues and reiterated his request that China not use web-based disinformation tools to interfere with the U.S. presidential election. The two leaders also discussed Taiwan – the island China claims – as it prepares to inaugurate a new leader next month. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Washington.

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