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Jeffrey Epstein signed will 2 days before suicide, report says

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Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s will has been filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands and it reportedly showed that he signed it on Aug. 8 — two days before investigators said he hanged himself in his New York City jail cell.

The accused sex-trafficker and convicted pedophile was worth $577,672,654, or about $18 million more than he previously stated in court papers when he had tried to land bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, The New York Post reported, citing new court documents.

EPSTEIN’S ATTORNEYS QUESTION AUTOPSY RESULTS

The Post reported the 66-year-old put all of his holdings in a trust, referred to as “The 1953 Trust” in court papers, named after the year he was born.

The 21-page filing reportedly included a copy of Epstein’s death certificate from Aug. 15, five days after his suicide, which noted: “Immediate Cause: Pending Further Study.”

It has since been ruled by the New York City medical examiner’s office that Epstein hanged himself in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The report was released this past Friday.

FEDERAL AGENTS SEARCH JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S HOME IN VIRGIN ISLANDS

The 66-year-old’s will was reportedly filed with court officials in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Epstein owned two islands, Little St. James and Great St. James.

Epstein’s Little Saint James Island in St. Thomas, took on a string of nicknames over the years, including “Pedophile Island” and “Orgy Island.

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There were no details on the trust’s beneficiaries, the Post reported, adding that the court papers noted Epstein’s only potential heir was his brother, Mark Epstein.

The will reportedly said his brother had a claim to Epstein’s extensive holdings only if the financier did not leave behind the document.

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Cruise line scrambles to reschedule passengers after Russia denies access to Arctic waters at ‘last minute’

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A cruise ship won’t be making its scheduled trip through arctic waters near Russia.

A Norwegian cruise line was denied entry to Russian waters above the Arctic Circle just two weeks before they were set to sail, leaving the company scrambling to contact guests who had already purchased tickets.

According to Forbes, Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten had already sold tickets to 250 passengers, starting at $6,200, to sail to Franz Josef Land, a remote Russian archipelago.

The cruise line had planned the trip “in cooperation” with Russian authorities, which makes the refusal a surprise, Forbes reported.

The Russian military reportedly has plans for exercises in the area around the same time, which may be connected to the cruise line’s troubles.

CARNIVAL CRUISE PASSENGER IN WHEELCHAIR RESCUED BY ‘SELFLESS,’ ‘HEROIC’ ONLOOKERS AFTER FALLING FROM DOCK

In a statement obtained by Fox News, a spokesperson for Hurtigruten said, “(the) MS Spitsbergen meets the requirements of the Polar Code and has permission to operate in this part of the Arctic. Despite this fact, and at the last minute, the final remaining permits from Russian Authorities have unexpectedly been denied and we have not been granted the necessary final sailing permission to Franz Josef Land.”

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The statement continues, “Hurtigruten has engaged in a long-term dialogue with Russian authorities about the planned expedition cruises. Their last-minute decision comes as a surprise, further highlighted by the very vocal strategy from Russian authorities to attract more cruise traffic and new operators in general, and Hurtigruten in particular, to Russian Arctic waters.”

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“We are currently in the process of reaching out to guests, offering compensation and alternative Hurtigruten expedition cruises,” the statement concludes. “Hurtigruten will continue the dialogue with Russian authorities in regards to future voyages to Franz Josef Land.”

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Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition

Bernie Sanders has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition.

The Vermont senator’s proposal to “ban the use of facial recognition software for policing” is part of his broader criminal justice reform agenda.

Facial recognition technology has drawn the ire of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, some of whom have called for a “time out” on its development. However, that seems unlikely, since the technology is already being used in some form or another in dozens of U.S. cities — as this interactive map details.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on June 21, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The activist group responsible for the map, Fight for the Future, is calling for a total federal ban on the technology. Sanders is the first 2020 presidential candidate to do so.

“The rapid spread of facial recognition surveillance is one of the most urgent threats to our basic freedom and human rights today. Every single 2020 candidate should be calling for a ban on this invasive, biased and dangerous technology,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, in a statement shared with Fox News.

Several American cities, including Oakland and San Francisco in California, along with Somverville, Mass., have voted to ban the municipal use of facial recognition technology. Berkeley, Calif. and Cambridge, Mass. are also considering bans on the controversial technology.

Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker expressed strong reservations about the technology’s potential ability to fuel racial bias in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission last September.

“Banning facial recognition is not a radical idea. It’s common sense. Allowing government agencies to build a face-scanning panopticon with no oversight or accountability is reckless and puts people in danger,” Greer said.

Fight for the Future opposes any attempts by Big Tech to get Congress to pass a “regulatory framework” for facial recognition because the nonprofit believes that would only bolster the technology’s spread in the U.S.

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Pentagon tests missile previously banned under US-Russia arms treaty

The Pentagon announced Monday that the military conducted a test over the weekend of a type of missile that previously had been banned for the last 30 years under a treaty between the United States and Russia.

The test, which took place off the coast of California, marks the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts worry could increase U.S.-Russia tensions after the two world powers abandoned a long-standing treaty earlier this month.

The Trump administration says it remains interested in useful arms control but questions Moscow’s willingness to adhere to its treaty commitments.

IRAN TEST-FIRES MEDIUM-RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILE, US OFFICIAL SAYS

The Pentagon on Monday said it tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile. The department said the missile was launched from San Nicolas Island and accurately struck its target after flying more than 500 kilometers (310 miles). The missile was armed with a conventional, not nuclear, warhead.

The Trump administration, which gave its six-month notice on Feb. 2 of its pending withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, had repeatedly said Russia was violating its provisions, an accusation then-President Barack Obama made as well.

“The United States will not remain party to a treaty that is deliberately violated by Russia,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in announcing the formal withdrawal in early August, calling a Russian missile system prohibited under the agreement a “direct threat to the United States and our allies.”

Russia said earlier this month, following the demise of the INF treaty, that it would only deploy new intermediate-range missiles if the U.S. does.

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the U.S. exit from the treaty “in a unilateral way and under a far-fetched reason,” saying that it “seriously exacerbated the situation in the world and raised fundamental risks for all.”

NORTH KOREA SAYS NEW  MISSILE TEST WAS ‘SOLEMN WARNING’ TO SOUTH KOREAN ‘WARMONGERS’

He said in a statement that Russia will carefully monitor Washington’s actions and respond in kind if it sees that the U.S. is developing and deploying new intermediate-range missiles.

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Aug. 18: The Defense Department conducts a test of a missile previously banned under an international treaty. (Scott Howe/Defense.gov)

The INF Treaty, which was signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned the production, testing and deployment of land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,410 miles). Such weapons were seen as particularly destabilizing because of the shorter time they take to reach targets compared with intercontinental ballistic missiles, raising the likelihood of a nuclear conflict over a false launch alert.

“If we receive reliable information that the U.S. has completed the development and launched production of the relevant systems, Russia will have to engage in full-scale development of similar missiles,” Putin said.

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Following the exit from the INF, a senior Trump administration official downplayed the U.S. weapons test, saying it was not meant to be a provocation to Russia. The official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the test flight, said the U.S. is “years away” from effectively deploying weapons previously banned under the agreement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Special agent behind hit series on bizarre interview of Charles Manson

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Fox Nation spoke to the real-life FBI agent behind the Netflix series Mindhunter, which tells the story of the men and women, who pioneered the FBI’s Investigative Support Unit that used psychological profiling to analyze America’s most infamous serial killers.

The Netflix series is based on the career of 25-year agency veteran, Special Agent John Douglas, who spoke to Fox Nation in the show, “Interview with Evil”.  Douglas, aka the ‘serial killer whisperer’, detailed what happened in his bizarre interview of Charles Mason that inspired a new scene in the second season of the Netflix hit.

Douglas’ character, Holden Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, is warned by another infamous murderer ahead of his meeting with Manson.  “Manson is really small, like really small. Try not to stare,” says serial killer Ed Kemper, played by Cameron Britton.

MANSON FAMILY MEMBERS SPEAK OUT

In reality, Douglas told Fox Nation that he knew Manson would try to intimidate him, despite the killer’s short stature.

“I am 6’2″ and he’s 5’2″ … I knew this going in … I know he’s going to dominate me, he’s going to try to control me.  So I am going to let this guy, given his feelings of dominance and control, because I knew that on the George Spahn ranch living there with the Manson family, he would sit on top of a rock and preach to his followers.”

“I really didn’t have a chance to sit across the table from Charles Manson, because Manson sat … on top of a table and sometimes would … stand on a table or he sat behind a chair, ” he said.

MANSON’S YOUNGEST FOLLOWER TELLS ALL

Douglas said that he realized he needed to gain a better understanding of how and why crimes were committed, early on in his career.

“To understand the artist, you must look at the artwork,” he said, “I have to go out and interview the bad guys, the murderers, the rapists. So I said let’s interview Manson, let’s see what he has to say.  Let’s go interview big Ed Kemper, the big 6’9″, 300 pounds, who killed his mother and half a dozen co-eds.  Let’s see if they talk to us, and to our surprise, they talked to us and they talked a long time to us.”

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Jeffrey Epstein’s girls left impression on charter captain, but disgraced millionaire was elusive

It was the summer of 2006 when Scott Schroeder got the call.

He and his friend Nick checked the gear, boarded their boat and headed straight for Jeffrey Epstein‘s infamous Little St. James Island. The two girls waiting for them near the millionaire’s private dock were dressed in short, silky Victoria’s Secret robes. There was Dana, a 5-foot-6-inch dark-haired beauty from New York and her friend Tatiana, a striking 6-foot blonde from Russia.

Epstein had left the island for the day and the girls wanted “something fun to do.” The caretaker paid Schroeder $130 to take them parasailing.

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Private charter boat captain Scott Schroeder says he was hired in 2006 to take two 17-year-old girls who were staying on Jeffrey Epstein’s island parasailing. (Barnini Chakraborty/Fox News)

“I remember it vividly because I was young at the time and they were very cute,” he told Fox News. “They are hard to forget.”

“I remember it vividly… They are hard to forget.”

— Scott Schroeder, private charter captain 

Tatiana and Dana were 17. The age of consent in the Virgin Islands is 18.

EPSTEIN’S ATTORNEYS QUESTION AUTOPSY RESULTS

Scenes like this played out a lot over the years on Epstein’s island. There was talk that some of the girls were even younger.

Epstein, the disgraced New York financier, led an extraordinary life of wealth, power and extreme privilege on Little St. James, a 72-acre estate he bought in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1998 for $7.95 million. It’s where he entertained the world’s most influential people, including presidents and princes. His parties were notorious not only for the caliber of crowd they drew but also for the alleged debauchery and criminal behavior that went down.

IN PICTURES: EPSTEIN’S ISLANDS, LITTLE ST. JAMES AND GREAT ST. JAMES

In neighboring St. Thomas, the young girls Epstein brought to his island weren’t a secret. In fact, he flaunted them.

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This is a boat dock on Little St. James Island. Jeffrey Epstein bought the island for $7.95 million in 1998. The 73-acre private island has been dubbed “Pedophile Island” by locals. (Barnini Chakraborty/Fox News)

Schroeder, who now runs Aqua Blue Charters in St. Thomas, said Epstein was having “a lot” of parties on his private island about 10 to 15 years ago.

“Everything was under the cuff with the NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) so you didn’t see the guests going out there, but his helicopter was flying a lot,” he said.

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Schroeder said one of Epstein’s helicopters was based out of Puerto Rico so he could fly his guests straight to his private island instead of putting them on a boat, but that toward the end, after Epstein went in 50-50 with New York real estate tycoon Andrew Farkas in 2007 to buy American Yacht Harbor, a 127-slip marina on the east side of St. Thomas, his preferred method was to ferry the girls to the island.

“This was happening as late as three months ago,” Schroeder said.

Around the time Epstein was purchasing American Yacht Harbor, his lawyers were cutting a deal with prosecutors in Florida to spare him from federal sex crime charges. He eventually pleaded guilty in June 2008 to state charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution. He spent 13 months in a county jail, though his lawyers negotiated a work release for him that allowed him to leave for 12 hours, six days a week.

In the Virgin Islands, the partying didn’t stop — though some, like Red Hook shop owner Lance Maanum, say it wasn’t as open as it used to be. Maanum said “we all knew something wasn’t quite right” with Epstein for a while, but after the Florida arrest Epstein “kept a low profile and was suspicious about everyone.”

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The stone and turquoise structure was Jeffrey Epstein’s home on Little St. James Island. (Barnini Chakraborty/Fox News)

Jon Stewart, a charter boat captain in St. Thomas, told Fox News he only saw Epstein once in 2 1/2 years.

“Unless you worked for him or at the airport you probably just heard rumors,” he said.

“Willie,” a construction worker in St. Thomas, was employed by Epstein. He told Fox News he had heard about what went on in “Pedophile Island” and struggled with working for Epstein morally, but that in the end it came down to feeding his family.

“He was a wealthy man and powerful. I worked for him so I could put food on the table,” he said. “I am not ashamed of that. We don’t have options for work here. What are you going to do? Are you going to give me a job?”

Epstein, who was arrested one last time in July, was awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges when he was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug. 10.

Locals say the way Epstein lived his life has left a mark on the island that will be hard to erase.

“We are the red-headed stepchild of the states because nobody ever talks about us,” Schroeder said. “It’s sad that this is the type of press that we get to bring into the news cycle.”

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Locals are also quick to point out that most of the other mega-rich and powerful people in the area aren’t like Epstein.

“He’s the only one that we know of that was playing like that,” Schroeder said. “As far as we see from the outside looking in, the other investment bankers and others out here look like they are above board and if they’re not, they are being super discreet in such a small circle way that nothing touches them.”

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Planned Parenthood abandons Title X federal funds after Trump rule prohibits abortion referrals

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Planned Parenthood announced Monday that it is pulling out of the Title X federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions.

Pro-life groups heralded the abrupt decision as a major victory — and one that signaled that Planned Parenthood, contrary to its claims, is primarily a politically motivated abortion provider, not a healthcare organization.

Planned Parenthood’s decision followed a June order from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that lifted a nationwide injunction that had prevented the Trump administration from enforcing the new rule. The court’s three-judge panel, with two judges appointed by President Trump, is still weighing Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit to overturn the rule but has allowed the administration to begin enforcement.

Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood’s acting president and CEO, said the organization’s nationwide network of health centers will remain open and work to make up for the loss of federal money.

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But the organization’s leader predicted that many low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood, which is the nation’s largest abortion provider, will “delay or go without care.”

“This is *direct attack* on Planned Parenthood and on our health and rights, and we will not stand for it,” Planned Parenthood tweeted, saying the Trump administration was “forcing” the group out of the Title X program.

Critics countered that the move made clear what they said has long been an open secret: Planned Parenthood’s chief role as an abortion provider.

“Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, today made a choice not to separate its abortion operation from Title X services, and in doing declined Title X funding, which makes up approximately four percent of their annual budget,” Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life, said in a statement.

“Abortion is neither healthcare nor family planning and taxpayer dollars should not support abortion,” Mancini added. “Leana Wen’s recent firing and Planned Parenthood’s decision today doubles down on their ultimate goal, which is political abortion advocacy, not healthcare.”

Wen tweeted in July that, after just eight months on the job, Planned Parenthood’s board had “ended my employment at a secret meeting. We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.” She later posted a copy of a letter to Planned Parenthood officials in which she said that she was “leaving the organization sooner than I’d hoped.”

According to Buzzfeed News, sources charged that Wen had refused to use “trans-inclusive” language. For example, rather than say “people,” Wen would prefer the gendered words “men” or “women,” according to the sources.

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About 4 million women are served nationwide under the Title X program, which distributes $260 million in grants to clinics. Planned Parenthood says it has served about 40% percent of patients.

Fox News’ Caleb Parke and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tomi Lahren sits down with Eddie Gallagher wife: ‘They raided our house at gunpoint, threw my kids out on the street in their underwear’

In Fox Nation’s “No Interruption,” Tomi Lahren sat down with Andrea Gallagher, the wife of decorated Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, to discuss how the lives of her family were turned upside down after her husband was accused of murder, and she described the months leading up to his trial, during which he was ultimately found not guilty.

A year after returning from his eighth overseas deployment, Eddie, 40, was preparing to retire from his 19 years of service, when he was accused of stabbing to death a 15-year-old ISIS fighter and posing for photographs with the detainee’s corpse.

Andrea says that the initial accusations were minor, petty complaints, but then they began to hear chatter that he was being investigated for actions taken in combat.

“He came back onto American soil and we started to hear little whispers, little things that were coming up and they were quite frankly — laughable. We felt like we were in a ‘High School Musical’ drama — they were complaints that were very juvenile.”

“These statements were as ludicrous and idiotic as ‘you stole a Redbull, you ate my cookie butter one time, you didn’t pay me back for a haircut.'”

NAVY SEAL EDDIE GALLAGHER FOUND NOT GUILTY

Gallagher’s brother also joined the “No Interruption” interview, saying he believed the accusations were a “smear campaign” by other SEAL’s looking to take down his brother, who they felt was an “aggressive” leader.

“We understood there was a rumor, kind of smear campaign going on,”  Sean Gallagher said. “You have these people that volunteer a story and [the Naval Criminal Investigative Service] jumps at the opportunity to try to prove a narrative that was baseless and harmless and made on hearsay — and yet it went forward.”

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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, and his wife, Andrea Gallagher smile after leaving a military court on Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in San Diego. A military jury acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of premeditated murder Tuesday in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Mrs. Gallagher recounted a particularly traumatic incident of the ordeal when her house was raided while she was out and her two children were asleep inside.

After taking her husband into custody, NCIS allegedly surveilled their home for two weeks, Gallagher explained, before 25-fully armed officers raided the home.

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“My son sees men on his porch with assault rifles, and this is what began a seven-hour raid. They pulled them out at gunpoint in their underwear and put them in the street.”

“How can this happen,” she asked.  “I don’t know who had to turn a blind eye, do the wrong thing, think of their career over a man’s life, but it happened.”

Mrs. Gallagher called the military’s handlings of the accusations a “double betrayal.”

“We were betrayed by these individuals that were so zealous to execute this horrific act against my husband and take him down. My husband is a hero among the SEAL teams but he’s also an amazing husband and father. He’s my best friend, I’ve known him since we were 16,17 years old,” she said.

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“What is hard for us to believe, is that the attitude from the command that we’ve served for all those years literally gave my family a grenade and said just walk away.”

After learning of the case, President Trump intervened to get Gallagher removed from the brig as he awaited trial to allow him time to prepare for what was to come. Both Mrs. Gallager and her brother-in-law said they believed the president was the right person to fix the “broken system” and that they hoped that their experience will call attention to the mistreatment of military families, an issue which they say, happens “extremely often.”

“As unorthodox as he may be, the people elected him because he is unafraid to look at a system like this and to say ‘this is wrong, we need to fix it,'” said Mrs. Gallagher.

“All those years, sacrificing my husband, every holiday, every birthday willingly giving our family to the cause to fight the war on terror. This is not something we took lightly. We’ve committed our entire life, our children’s lives and our marriage to the cause and this is what I know. There is a reason that God has called us to be a mouthpiece for the travesties of justice that are currently occurring.”

After serving nine months in prison, including time in solitary confinement awaiting trial, Gallagher was found not guilty.

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Charlie Kirk: We need to ‘stop making China rich’

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Founder of Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk said he believes America could be a self-sufficient country, and that the concept of trade has inherent flaws that are detrimental to American workers.

Appearing on Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive,” Kirk joined a panel of guests to discuss whether the United States would be better off as a “self-sufficient” country and questioned whether trade with other countries is necessary. The concept is known as “autarky,” which is largely defined as “economic independence or self-sufficiency.”

“The first law of trade is that both sides get equally richer. I don’t want to make China richer. They want to take over the world.” said Kirk.  “There has been zero evidence that the more we trade with them the more western they get. It’s been the opposite — they become more authoritarian.”

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“They have Muslims in concentration camps, they’re threatening to mow down Hong Kong protestors, they’re creating artificial intelligence databases for every one of their citizens — so the more we’ve traded with them the more they’ve used that money to then create, essentially, a social control empire,” Kirk said.

The conversation turned heated when co-panelist and UCLA professor Mark Grady shared his perspective on the controversial issue, largely disagreeing with Kirk and “Deep Dive” host Steve Hilton.

“You can only impoverish China for so long and then they totally substitute away from your market. And then you have no ability to influence their policy. Ideally, in a liberal international order, you would have some ability to influence them and they would have some ability to influence us,” Grady explained.

Kirk also explained that companies will “redomicile” in the United States in response to tariffs, and cited Nissan’s decision to manufacture their products in Tennessee as proof.

“You know what happens when you put on tariffs, the countries will redomicile here. That’s what happened with the pick-up truck tariff,” he said, referring to a 25% import tariff on all foreign-made pickup trucks that was introduced in 1964.

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Warren apologizes to Native Americans for ancestry claims: ‘I have made mistakes’

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren apologized to a group of Native Americans on Monday for her past claims of cultural heritage, saying she has “listened and I have learned.”

Speaking at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, Warren admitted to the crowd that she had “made mistakes,” but has “learned a lot” from them. The Massachusetts senator’s comments were aimed at her previous claims of Native American ancestry – a flap that has proven to be one of Warren’s biggest political liabilities during her campaign.

“Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes,” Warren said. “I am sorry for the harm I have caused.”

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Her past claim to tribal ancestry, which culminated in her release of a DNA analysis last year, had drawn criticism from some Native Americans and dogged her 2020 campaign in its early weeks.

The claim has also been fodder for President Trump, who has consistently harangued and criticized Warren for her public assertion. Trump frequently refers to Warren as “Pocahontas,” the famed Powhatan woman known for her involvement with the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. Democrats have accused Trump of racism over the nickname.

But Warren, who last week released a detailed policy agenda to help Native Americans, has since climbed in the polls. She now sits securely in second place, with 20 percent, behind former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new poll by Fox News.

Warren’s plan, which she revealed in a post on Medium, calls for criminal justice reform on tribal lands, and specifically calls on the Department of Justice “to investigate the epidemic of sexual assaults and murders committed against Native women and prosecute offenders.” It also wants to start a system comparable to the Amber Alert system for when children go missing, which would send notifications out for Native Americans.

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She has also proposed major financial and physical infrastructure changes in Native American communities, including by legalizing marijuana on tribal property and improving access to electricity and clean drinking water.

The legislation was drafted along with Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., one of the first two Native American women in Congress. Haaland introduced Warren on Monday at the event in Iowa.

Warren drew a standing ovation from the audience at the kickoff of the two-day forum in Sioux City, which is drawing 10 of her White House rivals. The event promised to test Warren’s ability to move beyond the flap over her discussions of her heritage, for which she had previously apologized privately to the Cherokee Nation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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