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While we wait for American abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the U.S. Mint has begun shipping quarters featuring legendary poet Maya Angelou.

According to Politico.com, the new U.S. quarters are part of an effort to increase representation of Black Americans on U.S. currency.

Angelou, who died in 2014, is best known for her autobiographies and poetry, including "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," about her teenage experiences.

Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the first inauguration of Bill Clinton, making her the first Black poet to perform a poem at a presidential inauguration.

Politico claims The Trump administration halted the efforts to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Former President Donald Trump reportedly called the efforts to replace Jackson "pure political correctness".

Shortly after Joe Biden's inauguration in January 2021, press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration would speed up the process of putting Tubman's likeness on the $20 bill.

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Former President Donald Trump lost more supporters after his exclusive sit-down interview with conservative activist Candace Owens.

In addition to taking credit for fast-tracking the mRNA vaccines ahead of schedule, Trump turned his back on his supporters who reject the vaccines.

When Owens suggested "more people have died" since the mRNA vaccines became available, Trump rejected that theory.

"No, the vaccine worked, but some people aren't taking it," Trump insisted.

"The ones that get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don't take their vaccine."

He continued: "If you take the vaccine, you're protected," and he claimed the vaccinated who do test positive for Covid-19 have "a very minor form" of the infection.

He contradicted the CDC's adverse event database (VAERS) that shows over 20,000 people have died from vaccine injuries.

"People aren't dying when they take their vaccine," Trump said.

Later, Trump thanked Pres. Joe Biden for crediting him with fast-tracking the vaccine to market.

Trump told Fox News he was "very appreciative" of Biden's comments during his Omicron speech this week. "It has to be a process of healing in this country," Trump said, "and that will help a lot."

Trump, who was hospitalized as a precaution after testing positive for the virus in 2020, has since received a third booster dose.

Owens later tweeted:

"I don't know why but the idea that everyone who is unvaccinated is going to die over these next 12 weeks unless we do what Joe Biden says is objectively funny to me."

In the video teaser below, Trump reveals what he would change if he was still president.
 

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Former President Donald Trump angered his supporters when he touted the safety and effectiveness of the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

The crowd booed when Trump confirmed he got the booster shot in a discussion with former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during the final stop of their "History Tour" in Dallas on Sunday.

"Both the president and I are vaxxed," O'Reilly said, as the audience booed and jeered.

"Did you get the booster?" O'Reilly asked Trump. "Yes," Trump responded. "I got it, too," O'Reilly said, as the boos escalated.

"Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't!" Trump said.
 

The former president took credit for fast-tracking the mRNA vaccine during his final days in office.

"Look, we did something that was historic. We saved tens of millions of lives worldwide. We together, all of us -- not me, we -- we got a vaccine done, three vaccines done, and tremendous therapeutics. This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it. Take credit for it... Don't let them take it away. Don't take it away from ourselves."

"You're playing right into their hands when you sort of like, 'Oh the vaccine.' If you don't want to take it, you shouldn't be forced to take it. No mandates," he said, as the crowd cheered.

Twitter users expressed outrage and vowed to vote for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the Republican primaries next year.
 

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It looks like the brotherly love between U.S. Pres. Joe Biden and China's leader Xi Jinping is over.

In a speech on Tuesday, a Chinese government official issued a veiled threat against the U.S. for military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

"The era in which the US acted arbitrarily in the world under the pretext of democracy and human rights is over," said Wen Wenbin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"The US troops' atrocity of killing civilians in Afghanistan is unacceptable," Wen said.

"It is even more outrageous that the US exonerates the perpetrators with impunity on various grounds. While the U.S. talked about 'democracy' and 'human rights' at the Summit for Democracy, the innocent Afghan people who were gunned down by the US military were forgotten and the killers remain beyond justice.

"This is the harsh reality brought to the world by the American-style 'democracy' and 'human rights'. We condemn the brutal military intervention by the US in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in the name of 'democracy' and 'human rights'. We call on the international community to investigate the US military's war crimes of killing innocent civilians around the world and hold it accountable."

He concluded:

"Justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied. The era in which the US acted arbitrarily in the world under the pretext of so-called 'democracy' and 'human rights' is over. The day will come eventually when the US military who killed innocent civilians in other countries will be brought to justice."

Twitter users are convinced the speech sounded like a threat of war. One Twitter user wrote: "Some mean tweets would go a long way right about now," in reference to former President Donald Trump's habit of tweeting threats to world leaders.

Watch video of the speech below.
 

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Former President Donald Trump sparked anger and outrage when he did the "Tomahawk Chop" during game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

The Atlanta Braves lead the Houston Astros 3-1 in the series after taking game 4 at Truist Park in Cobb County, near Atlanta, on Saturday night.

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President Trump generated the most headlines when he and former first lady Melania Trump made the Atlanta Braves' "chop" motion during the game.

The Braves' name, mascot, "Tomahawk Chop" and tribal war chants by the crowd are considered "degrading and racist" to American Indians and indigenous groups.

Many say the slicing motion Atlanta players make to simulate "scalping" their opponent is particularly offensive.

Other sports franchises have dropped their Indian names, but the Braves continue to resist calls to be more racially sensitive in today's "woke" environment.

One USA Today writer refuses to name the Braves in his articles about the World Series. Instead, he refers to the team as simply "Atlanta."

Trump's Tomahawk Chop during game 4 sparked more outrage and fury on the left.

Trump previously encouraged a boycott of all baseball games after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred moved the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver to protest Gov. Brian Kemp's voting bill.

Commissioner Manfred defended the Tomahawk Chop, saying local indigenous groups are not offended by the gesture.

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Actress Janet Hubert blames Trump supporters for giving actor Alec Baldwin the loaded weapon that he used to accidentally kill a camerawoman.

Baldwin fired a prop gun that accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins and injured a director on the set of his low-budget independent film, "Rust," on Thursday.

A 24-year-old, non-unionized armorer with no experience, was given the assignment of handing the prop gun to Baldwin.

The Sante Fe, New Mexico Sheriff's Office investigated the shooting and no charges are expected.

However, Hubert took to Twitter on Wednesday to blame a Trump supporter for the tragic accident.

"Am I crazy, but my first thought was Baldwin was given this gun on purpose from someone to get back at him for his Trump impersonations? I have never seen prop guns sitting out on set EVER Then to photograph his pain and give it to the press! Hmmmm, so very heartless, TRUMPERS?"

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Baldwin was a vocal Trump hater who frequently impersonated the former President on Saturday Night Live while Trump was in office.

Other Trump-hating conspiracy theorists on Hubert's timeline agreed with her.

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Donald Trump is catching heat for statements he made about Haitian migrants at the U.S. border.

The U.S. border patrol expects 60,000 Haitians to arrive at the Texas-Mexican border within days.

In a phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, said many of the Haitian migrants will probably have AIDS.

The former President said:

"So, we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem.

"Many of those people will probably have AIDS and they're coming into our country. And we don't do anything about it. We let everybody come in."

Trump added: "Sean, it's like a death wish. It's like a death wish for our country."

 

The U.S. resettled 15,000 Haitian refugees across the country following public uproar over border agents on horseback corralling Haitian migrants in September.

Many on social media said Trump's words were far worse than current Pres. Joe Biden ordering the migrants deported back to Haiti on U.S. Coast Guard planes.

Others noted that Trump was correct because Haiti has the highest rate of AIDS in the Western Hemisphere.
 

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Aretha Franklin's hometown paid her the utmost R-E-S-P-E-C-T by naming a post office after her.

The name change was made possible by a bill signed into law by former President Donald Trump before he left office in January, NBC NY reports.

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Members of Franklin's family joined postal and elected officials to celebrate the name change honoring the Queen of Soul, who is best known for her hits "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Respect."

The post office is located not far from a concert amphitheater on the Detroit River which is also named for Franklin. The former Fox Creek post office will forever be known as "Aretha Franklin Post Office Building."

"Her legacy lives on in her music, in her family. But we have added to that list of her legacy: A post office with her name on it," said U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a longtime postal service worker.

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Lawrence, who was also a friend of Franklin's, introduced the bill in Congress that was signed by President Trump.

The longtime Democrat said on Monday:

"Sometimes people wonder if Congress can come together. Congress can come together when it comes to standing up and recognizing this amazing person."

Franklin died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018 at age 76 in her Detroit home.
 

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Border agents on horseback chased down and "rounded up" Haitian immigrants like cattle in Del Rio, Texas on Sunday.

One of the agents was seen swinging a rope to lasso a person wading in the Rio Grande.

More than 15,000 Haitians traveled to the Texas through South America and Mexico. They have been living in squalor amid human waste under the Del Rio International Bridge for a week.

The Department of Homeland Security said 400 agents and police will be in Del Rio, Texas on Monday to process the Haitian migrants for deportation back to Haiti.

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Advocacy groups are demanding answers to the disparity in U.S. immigration policy toward the Haitians.

Texas officials are overwhelmed by the surge of mainly Haitian immigrants that swelled from 4,000 to 14,000 in just 2 days last week.

A prevailing theory is that Haitians believe the Biden administration will treat them more kindly than the Trump administration that did everything it could to restrict border crossings.

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But DHS officials say the Haitians are not welcome here. One official said the migrants are being deported under Title 42 health protections -- due to Covid-19.

"Our borders are not open, and people should not make the dangerous journey," one official said.

But rather than resettle the Haitians in cities across the US - as Biden did with thousands of Mexican and Afghan migrants - the Haitians are being deported back to Haiti before they can apply for asylum.

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After arriving in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, the migrants waded across the Rio Grande dam in knee deep water to reach the encampment under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas.

Prosperous Haitians who paid up to $10,000 to fly to South America from Haiti found themselves living in squalor under the bridge alongside the poorest Haitians.

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Their perilous journey ended right back where they started.

The first planeload of nearly 300 refugees landed in Haiti on Sunday.

As they descended the steps, many hid their faces from the cameras and threatened photographers who took their pictures.

One Haitian man said he lived and worked in Chile for years after migrating there when the 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people. He only followed the others to Texas when jobs dried up in Chile.

The man said border agents snatched him from under the bridge as he slept in the middle of the night and deported him back to a country he barely knows.

"How could they bring us back here?" he asked. "This is an injustice. I don't even know where we are going to sleep tonight.

"If Biden continues with these deportations, he's no better than Trump. I'm afraid for my safety here. I don't even know this country anymore."

DHS has told Haiti's government to expect up to eight flights a day beginning Monday.

Tom Cartwright of the advocacy group Witness at the Border who tracks repatriation flights, said three Coast Guard planes left Texas bound for Haiti on Sunday.

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These two photographs, taken in NYC on Saturday, Sept. 11, shows the stark differences between the two political parties in America.

Pictured in one photo are (L-R) former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton; former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama; and Joe Biden, the current U.S. President, with his wife, Jill Biden.

All are wearing black masks and appear solemn as they pay tribute to the thousands who died during the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

In the second image, former President Donald Trump, center, is surrounded by NYPD officers and firefighters as they pay tribute to the fallen heroes on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in NYC. There is not a mask in sight.

The two photos are symbolic of a nation divided by political and power struggles.

In one photo, many see a reminder that there is no hope for the future.

In the second photo, some see Americans celebrating freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

Trump didn't attend any ceremonies in NYC, but he visited the 17th police precinct in Midtown and a neighboring fire station.

The former president joked that he didn't need a mask to pose with New York City's finest to mark 20 years since the towers fell.

He signed autographs and thanked the men and women for their bravery and sacrifice.

A few miles away, the Bidens, Clintons and Obamas attended the annual ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

It isn't clear if they met with any of the heroes who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11.
 
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