Michael Goodwin: Hillary Clinton needs to run for president again — or get over it already   

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Her refusal to accept Trump’s election can mean only one thing: In her own mind, she won the election and she’s the real president. Oh dear.
          

And the exhibitors are.....   

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Well, thank you everyone!
Having received entries from all parts of the world with 365 pieces submitted from over 156 jewellers, 
the organisers would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted to the "suspended in pink” exhibition.

The jury has chosen a selection for the exhibition from the impressive quantity of objects- after a lot of very very hard work, here are the exhibitors....



Exhibitiors 'Suspend.ed in Pink' 2013

Alexandra Hopp,  Andrea Coderch, Annette Dam, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Claire Lavendhomme, Claire McArdle, Corrado de Meo, Demitra Thomloudis, Drew Markou, Erica Voss, Farrah Al Dujaili, Galatée Pestre, Helena Johansson, Heng Lee, Isabel Dammermann, Jane Richie, Jo Pond, Jorge Manilla, Josephine Siwei Wang, Kate Rohde, Karen Bartlett, Karen Vanmol, Karin Roy Andersson, Katharina Moch, Kevin Hughes, Lauren Markley, Laurence Verdier,  Lital Mendel, Lynn Batchelder, Mallory Weston, Masako Hamaguchi, Michelle Kraemer, Minna Karhu, Patricia A Gallucci, Rachel McKnight, Réka Fekete, Rhona McCallum, Ria Lins, Sam Hamilton, Silke Fleischer, Sofia Björkman, Thea Clark, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Yeseul Seo, Zoe Robertson.

HOWEVER, thats not it yet!

Keep an eye out for further exciting announcements........

Claire McArdle 
Thea Clark

Sam Hamilton



          

Early voting draws big turnout   

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One-stop early voting for Rocky Mount elections has ended with more Rocky Mount residents casting their votes during the early election cycle than the entire number of votes cast during the last Rocky Mount mayoral election in 2015.
          

Nashville candidates discuss economic future   

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NASHVILLE — One of the town council members seeking re-election next month said she believes Nashville needs to emphasize recruiting more industries to increase the tax base and provide more opportunities for residents.
          

Accent Tables   

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A selection of graceful accent tables to add the perfect finishing touch to any room!


The set includes four tables: round, oval, rectangular, and a long, narrow 'hall' table that can also serve as a sofa table. The tables are set up as figures, and can be scaled up or down as desired. There are three color options for each table, and you can easily adjust them by adjusting the diffuse color.

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Baroque Grandeur Bundle   

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This bundle offers a great saving on the first three products in the Baroque Grandeur range. Included is the base product, Celebration texture add-on and Extravagance prop add-on, to give you a wide selection of choice for your scenes.

Please refer to the individual product pages for specific details regarding each product.

Price: $59.95 Special Price: $29.98


          

Cthulhu Rising   

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"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons, even death may die." -H. P. Lovecraft.

“Cthulhu Rising” is a complete, weight mapped and fully textured figure for DAZ Studio 4.5. It also includes dozens of pose controls (morphforms) to generate stunning, terrifying and realistic poses. This set also includes a selection of ready to go poses to start using “Cthulhu Rising” as soon as you install it!

Price: $34.95 Special Price: $17.48


          

Just Posh   

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Just Posh is a large set of luxury textures for your Genesis Morphing Business Suit. Arranged in three coordinating color groups – Navy, Burgundy and Grey – this set goes right over the top with touchable fabrics and decadent surfaces. It also includes the Posh Shirt – a remapped version of the MBS shirt designed for click-on shirt front pleats, frills and pintucks. All these are included in the set, with Posh Shirt versions of your original MBS shirts along with a special mesh texture.

Glittering brocades, soft silks, gleaming satins, finely detailed tapestries and plush velvets are the mainstays of this gorgeous set. Each color group includes a stunning suit texture. There is grey Thai silk, burgundy velvet and navy figured silk. A pair of matching silk shirt textures are also in each set, along with three stunning waistcoats and a selection of complementary fine fabrics for fedoras, bow ties, neckties,scarves, cravats and handkerchiefs. Add a trio of very expensive crocodile shoes and your Genesis character is ready to star at the poshest, most fashion-forward soirees in the whole 3D world.

Many of the surfaces use HSS for extra realism and the applied textures are of extremely high resolution. Use them together, or mix them up with your MBS base textures to give this versatile clothing set even more options.

Price: $12.95 Special Price: $6.48


          

Lizy Hair For Genesis 8 Female(s)   

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Lizy Hair for Genesis 8 Female is an extremely customizable hair with lots of possible looks, that will look great in any character: the girl next door, fantasy inn maidens, sports girls, Gothic girls, high class girls, adventurers, sci-fi heroins or whatever you can imagine. It has several tie props, with many materials, and several style morphs, so you can adapt the hair to your character as you wish. It's a must have for braided hair!

Using the options, you can have a braided hair just with hair ties, or with bows, with skulls, fun cupcakes, Gothic monster eyes, and each one with many materials to choose. In addition, you can choose to show both upper and lower hair ornaments, or just the lower or the upper ones, or hide them all and just have the hair ties.

Modeled and shaded with the most efficient techniques to look complex and beautiful, and render in optimal time. It also has NVIDIA Iray shaders optimized for natural looking hair no matter what lighting you choose to use.

MATERIAL FEATURES: The hair has 20 Classic hair dyes that go from natural colors to fashionable colored dyes, and options to set the transparency of the braids as you wish (low, medium, high or full opacity). Iray and 3Dlight materials are included. There are also hide and show options to set which ornaments are visible, and many material presets for each kind of ornament. The hair also has surface selection presets so you can easily select the ornament material presets to set your own textures, or make addons for this product if you are a texture artist.

MORPHING FEATURES: The hair also includes 94 custom morphs, in these 17 categories: Bangs Move, Bangs Style Full, Bangs Style Partial, Bows Size, Braids Curve, Braids Style, Face Adjust, General Style, Hairline, Head Adjust, Lower Bows, Move Braids, Move Ends, Shoulders Adjust, Upper Bows, Wind Full, and Wind Partial. With them you can move the bangs and the braids in all directions, choose a bangs style (50s short classic style, curved down, low and messy, two types of V pinup bangs), set the upper or lower bows size, set the braids width, set their length, their upper or lower curve, set the hairline height, move the ends of the braids, and much more.

COMPATIBILITY FEATURES: Works with all the Genesis 8 Female Head and Body Morphs, as all of them have been included when needed, which means full freedom to use any of those morphs in your creations.  In addition, we have adjusted the rigging features as much as possible, so it will also work great with custom head morph shapes. If you need some more adjustment, you have morphs for that too both for face and body. Included Genesis 8 Female(s) shapes of Aiko 8, Teen Josie 8, The Girl 8, Victoria 8, and Zelara 8. Other shapes supported by auto-follow. If you need some more adjustment, you have morphs for that too.

 

Price: $21.95 Special Price: $10.98


          

MBS Expansion 2 Suit Props   

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This product includes more than twenty props to enhance and expand your Genesis Morphing Business Suit. Not only do you get prop versions of all MBS and MBS Expansion 1 pieces that you can use with all your MBS texture presets for scene continuity, but there is also a stunning assortment of accessories to give that finishing touch to your smart man-about-town.

There’s a beautifully modeled Rolex-style watch with moveable hands and straps that unbuckle, in gold or silver and with watch bands in a selection of touchable leathers and linked metals; there are two chunky rings in gold and silver with stone choices of Black Onyx, Lapis Lazuli, Aventurine, Agate and Charoite. These texture choices are echoed for perfect co-ordination with a choice of two elegant tie clips. Finally, there are two floral buttonholes – and a rose bud and a camellia with a choice of plain and silk textures.

Price: $9.95 Special Price: $4.98


          

Platea   

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Platea (Latin for street or courtyard) is a complete 360° exterior environment featuring a classically styled, open-air courtyard.

Featuring the usual modular design, the set can be broken down into pieces and features preloads to load only what you require. The parts can be mixed and matched to create several different designs, ranging from a modest single story layout to a grandiose multi-level structure.

It features interchangeable floor sections as well to add even more versatility to the set. Each wall section can be individually hidden to add in your own arrangement from the included selection of wall caps. All of the doors and window shutters articulate, opening up to show stand-in interiors - all of which can be removed or replaced individually. This provides a vast array of options for future add-on packs.

Please note, to use the fully loaded set I would recommend a you have a reasonably powerful PC/Mac. Short-cuts can be made though using the flexibility of the parts used, but a low-resolution companion pack is also available.

Price: $32.95 Special Price: $16.48


          

Ron's Smoke   

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Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes of Smoke and Bomb smoke. In this set I have combined two of my brush sets together,bringing you a huge selection to choose from. Photoshop CS & Up

Price: $6.95 Special Price: $3.48


          

Rural Chateau II   

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Rural Chateau II is an addon to the original Rural Chateau which adds a smaller room and selection of furniture props to fill it. It is designed to compliment the existing room, and the furniture can be arranged in either room as desired.

Featuring the usual modular design, the set can be broken down into pieces and features preloads to load only what you require. The parts can be mixed and matched to create several different designs and will expand in size with further addon sets.

Various preloads are included to get you quickly started, as well as the light set as used in the creation of the promos. While the Rural Chateau is listed as a requirement, this set can be used on it's own, however there will be gap where the doors should be (as these are utilized from the base pack, along with the radiators.)

Please note, to use the fully loaded set I would recommend you have a reasonably powerful PC/Mac. Short-cuts can be made though using the flexibility of the product and limiting what parts you load.

Price: $19.95 Special Price: $9.98


          

Stage Hand - Building Set and Scene Suite   

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Stage Hand is a scene creation kit featuring a large library of props designed as efficient building blocks for quick building. You'll find all sorts of construction segments like walls and stairs along with chairs, tables and speakers. Everything is here to make an awesome concert venue or live action sets to TV shows! The only limit is your imagination!

Included in the set are 10 fully featured scenes built using the blocks provided. These aren't just quick patch jobs, they are complete detailed environments that are ready for you to load and render! Use them for any type of image your heart desires or examine their construction for tips to use when building your own scenes.

You'll also find a set of material options that can be applied to any surface in scenes you build or in the pre-packaged environments. You can use these to customize what's already there or fine tune the piece you've created. Along with these comes a selection of Scene Subsets that provide quick access to some of the more complex things you may want to build. Swap out the existing stages with new ones or or quickly add things like rows of chairs with these!

Price: $29.95 Special Price: $14.98


          

Strongboxes, Locks and Keys   

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New or rusted, storing treasure or simply serving as furniture; these strongboxes are great for background items yet detailed enough for featured close-ups.

Each of the four chests and the three padlocks are fully articulated. Many material presets are included so you can choose
a look that best suits your scene.

The chests also have warping morphs so you can dial up subtle aging or give them a hand made look.

This set includes 6 skeleton keys and a keyring, as well as a preset with a selection of keys on the ring.

Ships with 3Delight presets. Also works well with Iray.

Price: $14.95 Special Price: $7.48


          

Syble Outfit for Genesis 8 Female(s)   

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This is not a nice girl outfit

Syble Outfit for Genesis 8 Female(s) is high detailed product with 11 basic Material Presets. Outfit is divided into 6 Material Zones - they can be mixed and matched to create your own variations of this product.

Edges Selection Set added in Geometry Tool to customize hardness of edges via Subdivision Weight.

Price: $26.95 Special Price: $13.48


          

The Armoury by Merlin   

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The Armoury is a 2 story, half timbered building packed full of weapons and armour. On the ground floor you'll find the finest suits of piecemeal armour made by our master armourers. Head on up the stairs to see our vast selection of weaponry, from swords and axes to halberds and crossbows, all forged by the greatest smiths in the kingdom.

No hero should embark on their adventures before stopping in at The Armoury...

With over 80 props, 15 cameras and 3 light sets, The Armoury is a complete environment for Poser and DAZ Studio, suitable for all your fantasy and historical renders. Each wall section is removable for easy rendering and every item can be 'picked up' and moved.

Price: $29.95 Special Price: $14.98


          

Variety of Tree Species for Iray   

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A selection of fifteen species of detailed trees specifically originated in some parts of the world. All carefully selected for you to get good scenes.

Price: $22.95 Special Price: $11.48


          

NLRB Extends Union Election Rule Comment Period   

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended the comment period on its recent proposed rule changes related to union representation elections. The Board announced on October 4 it would accept comments through December 10, 2019. The previous deadline was October 11. The Board published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in August that proposes three […]

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Politics: Barack Obama 政治:巴拉克•奥巴马   

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A Historic Election 历史性选举 After a hard-fought campaign, Democratic Senator Barack Obama has won the US presidential election, and will become the 44th President of the United States the first African-American in the countrys history to do so. P
          

Sales Associate - Hibbett Sports - Hereford, TX   

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We are a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,000 stores. You’ll keep them ahead of the competition with our selection of the newest and…
From Hibbett Sports - Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:09:57 GMT - View all Hereford, TX jobs
          

Personnel Recruiter - (4-5 month term) - Precision Drilling Corporation - Nisku, AB   

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The Personnel Recruiter is responsible for the recruitment and selection of candidates for possible employment. Various other duties and projects as assigned.
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Election 2020: Steve Bullock, Democratic Presidential Candidate   

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Can one of the last candidates to enter the 2020 race be the last one standing?

          

Trump Sows Turkey Chaos as U.S. Denies Endorsing Syria Incursion   

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Trump Sows Turkey Chaos as U.S. Denies Endorsing Syria Incursion(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump hasn’t endorsed a Turkish incursion into Syria, a senior administration official said, deepening confusion around his policy after an uproar from Republicans that he planned to abandon U.S. Kurdish allies.The official said Trump has cautioned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he will bear responsibility for Islamic State prisoners in the region, as well as a resurgence of violence if the militants are freed and any harm to civilians in areas Turkey occupies.The official briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.Trump later suggested his move to clear the way for a Turkish invasion was intended in part to pressure European countries including France and Germany that, he said, have refused to accept the return of citizens who joined Islamic State.Trump said at a meeting with military leaders that he had urged U.S. allies to reclaim their citizens, but they had refused.“We’re not going to move the fighters to Guantanamo Bay and take care of them for many, many years into the future, that’s not for us,” he said. “Now it’s time for Germany and France and all of the nations where they came from to take them back and they chose no. Maybe they’re going to change their tune now, I don’t know.”Trump has come under criticism from allies including Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and his former United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, for his announcement late Sunday that the U.S. wouldn’t stand in the way of the Turkish incursion.The White House statement was read around the world as Trump abandoning U.S. policy that Kurdish allies would be protected from Turkish aggression in exchange for their help in defeating Islamic State.Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is among the top Democratic contenders to challenge Trump’s re-election in 2020, said in a statement that “once again, an impulsive and erratic president has abandoned friends of the United States with a late-night tweet.”American officials didn’t immediately explain the president’s change in position on Syria. Trump’s order to remove about 50 U.S. troops from a Syria border region Turkey intends to invade doesn’t represent a green light for the incursion, the U.S. official said. The official added that Trump had discussed the decision with officials at the State Department and Pentagon before the White House announcement, and that the agencies should not have been surprised.The U.S. had successfully dissuaded Turkey from an invasion for two years, but if Erdogan orders an operation, the U.S. doesn’t want its soldiers endangered or caught in the crossfire, the official said.I’ve told President Erdogan, I hope he’s going to treat everybody with great respect,” Trump said at the meeting with military leaders. Earlier, he told reporters at the White House: “I have consulted with everybody.”“I fully understand both sides of it but I campaigned on the fact I was going to bring our soldiers home,” he said.The administration official did not say that any U.S. soldiers would be brought home as a result of the withdrawal. The troops moved from the border region, mostly special forces soldiers, would be re-positioned at different U.S. bases in Syria, the official said.(Updates with more Trump remarks, beginning in fourth paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: Josh Wingrove in Washington at jwingrove4@bloomberg.net;Justin Sink in Washington at jsink1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Trump left isolated as Republican allies revolt over US withdrawal from Syria   

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Trump left isolated as Republican allies revolt over US withdrawal from SyriaMitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham lead condemnation of foreign policy move that could prove ‘disaster in the making’Donald Trump with Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, in the Cabinet Room on Monday. Lindsey Graham said abandoning the Kurds would be ‘a stain on America’s honour’. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/APDonald Trump was dangerously isolated on Monday as, in a rare rebuke, some of his most loyal allies revolted against his decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria.Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of Republicans who, having defended the president on almost every other issue – including over impeachment – decided to draw a line in the sand.“A precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime,” McConnell said. “And it would increase the risk that Isis and other terrorist groups regroup.”He added: “As we learned the hard way during the Obama administration, American interests are best served by American leadership, not by retreat or withdrawal.”The criticism was significant because McConnell is usually at pains not to cross Trump even at his most capricious. Last week the Kentucky senator released a Facebook video promising to stop Democratic-led impeachment in its tracks.Article 1 of the United States constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to initiate impeachment and the Senate the sole power to try impeachments of the president. A president can be impeached if they are judged to have committed "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" – although the constitution does not specify what “high crimes and misdemeanors” are.The process starts with the House of Representatives passing articles of impeachment. A simple majority of members need to vote in favour of impeachment for it to pass to the next stage. Democrats currently control the house, with 235 representatives.The chief justice of the US supreme court then presides over the proceedings in the Senate, where the president is tried, with senators acting as the jury. For the president to be found guilty two-thirds of senators must vote to convict. Republicans currently control the Senate, with 53 of the 100 senators.Two presidents have previously been impeached, Bill Clinton in 1998, and Andrew Johnson in 1868, though neither was removed from office as a result. Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 before there was a formal vote to impeach him.Martin BelamThe unusual fracture emerged on Sunday night when, shortly after a phone conversation between Trump and Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the White House announced removal of US troops from the Syria-Turkey border area. “Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria,” it added.Critics of all political stripes have long feared that the move could open the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led fighters in the area. Kurdish groups have fought alongside a small US presence in Syria to drive Islamic State militants from the region.The Republican backlash was rapid and potentially unnerving for a president whose fate is tethered to the party and the assumption that it will acquit him in the Senate if, as widely expected, the Democratic-led House of Representatives votes for impeachment.Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, who has become an outspoken defender (and frequent golf partner) of Trump, did not acquiesce this time. Abandonment of the Kurds would be “a disaster in the making”, he said, and “a stain on America’s honour”.Graham told Fox News: “I hope I’m making myself clear how short-sighted and irresponsible this decision is. I like President Trump. I’ve tried to help him. This, to me, is just unnerving to its core.”Graham wrote on Twitter that if the plan goes ahead, he will introduce a Senate resolution opposing it and seeking reversal of the decision. He added: “We will introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the US in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate.”Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House, whose attempts to defend Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president have provoked mockery, said: “If you make a commitment and somebody is fighting with you, America should keep their word.”Michael McCaul of Texas, the lead Republican on the House foreign affairs committee, also urged the president to reconsider. “The United States should not step aside and allow a Turkish military operation in north-east Syria,” he said. “This move will undermine our ongoing campaign to prevent an Isis resurgence and will ultimately threaten our homeland.“Additionally, the United States needs to stay engaged to prevent further destructive involvement in the region from our adversaries like the Assad regime, Putin and Iran.”Notably, senator Marco Rubio of Florida, reluctant to criticise Trump even when the president suggested that China investigate former vice president and 2020 election rival Joe Biden, was clear , describing the retreat as “a grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria”And Nikki Haley, Trump’s former UN ambassador, admonished Trump without mentioning his name. “We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back,” she tweeted. “The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. TurkeyIsNotOurFriend”Ominously for Trump, even conservative Fox News aired dissent. Host Brian Kilmeade described the pullout as “a disaster”, telling viewers of Fox & Friends: “Abandon our allies? That’s a campaign promise? Abandon the people that got the caliphate destroyed?”Republicans who have contradicted Trump before did so forcefully again. Utah senator Mitt Romney described Trump’s announcement as “a betrayal”, adding: “It says that America is an unreliable ally; it facilitates ISIS resurgence; and it presages another humanitarian disaster.”Romney and Democratic senator Chris Murphy issued a joint statement insisting Trump’s administration “explain to the American people how betraying an ally and ceding influence to terrorists and adversaries is not disastrous for our national security interests”.Democrats also piled in but there was a lone voice of support for the president on Capitol Hill. Republican senator Rand Paul, long a critic of foreign intervention, said: “So many neocons want us to stay in wars all over the Middle East forever. [Trump] is absolutely right to end those wars and bring the troops home.”Trump himself was undeterred by the blowback. Speaking at the White House on Monday, he said he has “great respect” for the prominent Republican critics. And added: “People are extremely thrilled because they say it’s time to bring our people back home. We’re not a police force. They’re policing the area. We’re not a police force. The UK was very thrilled at this decision … many people agree with it very strongly.”



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