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Kamala Harris calls for suspension of Trump’s Twitter account amid whistleblower tweets

Sen. Kamala Harris said on Monday night that President Trump should have his Twitter account suspended over his tweets about the whistleblower whose complaint has helped launch an official House inquiry into his potential impeachment.

“The President’s tweets and his behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CNN.

“Frankly, when you look at what he’s been tweeting today directed at the whistleblower, directed at so many people, you know, I, frankly, think that based on this and all we’ve seen him do before, including attacking members of Congress, that he, frankly, should be — his Twitter account should be suspended.”

Harris said Trump’s latest tweets, in which he called the whistleblower “close to a spy,” is evidence that he is “irresponsible with his words in a way that could result in harm to other people.”

TRUMP WANTS TO MEET WHISTLEBLOWER, SAYS SCHIFF MAY HAVE COMMITTED ‘FRAUD AND TREASON’

“The privilege of using those words in that way should probably be taken from him,” she added.

When asked if she thought suspending Trump’s Twitter account could be seen as the tech giant silencing Trump’s free speech, Harris doubled down on her argument that the president should not use “his words in a way that could subject someone to harm.”

“If he’s not going to exercise self-restraint, then, perhaps, there should be other mechanisms in place to make sure that his words do not, in fact, harm anyone,” she said. “And that’s my point. What we want to make sure is that his words do not actually result in harm to anyone.”

KAMALA HARRIS HITS ‘LAWLESS PRESIDENT’ TRUMP: ‘THE GUY IS SCARED’ AND ‘DESPERATE,’ KNOWS HE WILL LOSE IN 2020

Trump on Sunday said he wants to meet the whistleblower who filed a complaint about his July phone call with the Ukrainian president and to have House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questioned for “fraud and treason.”

In the series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said he wanted to meet with both the whistleblower and the person who supplied the information. He also questioned whether he was being spied on.

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“In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the ‘Whistleblower,’” Trump tweeted. “Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!”

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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More than a dozen Indiana high school students hospitalized after mistakenly injected with insulin

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Sixteen Indiana students were rushed to the hospital Monday after they were mistakenly injected with insulin during a tuberculosis skin test at their local high school, according to school officials.

The students from the McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology in Indianapolis were taken to local hospitals for observation after being injected with a “small dosage” of insulin by Community Health Network personnel, according to the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township. All sixteen were transported to the hospitals with either a high school or district staff member. Parents were also notified, Indianapolis’ Fox 59 reported.

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“They could have died, my daughter could have died. So yes, I’m very angry,” Lucille Knowles, whose daughter was hospitalized for five hours after being accidentally injected, told Fox 59. “I just want to know how did this happen, why did you not pay attention… You did 16 kids, when you got to your 16th child, that’s when you realized it was a mistake.”

Insulin is administered to a person suffering from diabetes, a disease in which blood sugar levels are too high. The insulin, which is produced by a healthy body, helps the glucose, which comes from consumed food, get into the body’s cells to give them energy.

When insulin is injected into a non-diabetic person, depending on the size of the dosage, that individual can become hypoglycemic—a state at which blood sugar drops to abnormal levels—which causes sweating, nervousness, fainting and seizures in extreme cases, Fox 59 reported.

District spokeswoman Dana Altemeyer said in a statement that they’re working “to determine the cause of the error” and “have full confidence that the events of today are isolated in nature and will be addressed swiftly by the Community Health Network.”

It’s unclear why the students were receiving the test. The tuberculosis skin test requires an intradermal injection of liquid — 0.1 milliliter of a purified protein derivative called tuberculin — in the lower part of their arm, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A resulting bump is checked two or three days for any signs of latent or active tuberculosis infection.

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Community Health Network said in a statement it’s “committed to patient safety and is working closely with MSD of Lawrence Township to determine the cause of error and evaluate processes.” The healthcare provider added that “The safety of the students in our care is top priority” and it’s “a privilege to partner with schools including MSD of Lawrence Township.”

The school district’s website said it’s been partnered with Community Health Network for eight years.

President of Community Physician Network John Kunzer told Fox 59 that as of Monday afternoon all students were in good condition and some students had already been released from the hospital. All students were expected to be released by Monday evening, he said. Community Physician Network helped treat the children after they were accidentally injected with insulin.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Kamala Harris calls for suspension of Trump’s Twitter account amid whistleblower tweets

Sen. Kamala Harris said on Monday night that President Trump should have his Twitter account suspended over his tweets about the whistleblower whose complaint has helped launch an official House inquiry into his potential impeachment.

“The President’s tweets and his behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CNN.

“Frankly, when you look at what he’s been tweeting today directed at the whistleblower, directed at so many people, you know, I, frankly, think that based on this and all we’ve seen him do before, including attacking members of Congress, that he, frankly, should be — his Twitter account should be suspended.”

Harris said Trump’s latest tweets, in which he called the whistleblower “close to a spy,” is evidence that he is “irresponsible with his words in a way that could result in harm to other people.”

TRUMP WANTS TO MEET WHISTLEBLOWER, SAYS SCHIFF MAY HAVE COMMITTED ‘FRAUD AND TREASON’

“The privilege of using those words in that way should probably be taken from him,” she added.

When asked if she thought suspending Trump’s Twitter account could be seen as the tech giant silencing Trump’s free speech, Harris doubled down on her argument that the president should not use “his words in a way that could subject someone to harm.”

“If he’s not going to exercise self-restraint, then, perhaps, there should be other mechanisms in place to make sure that his words do not, in fact, harm anyone,” she said. “And that’s my point. What we want to make sure is that his words do not actually result in harm to anyone.”

KAMALA HARRIS HITS ‘LAWLESS PRESIDENT’ TRUMP: ‘THE GUY IS SCARED’ AND ‘DESPERATE,’ KNOWS HE WILL LOSE IN 2020

Trump on Sunday said he wants to meet the whistleblower who filed a complaint about his July phone call with the Ukrainian president and to have House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questioned for “fraud and treason.”

In the series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said he wanted to meet with both the whistleblower and the person who supplied the information. He also questioned whether he was being spied on.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the ‘Whistleblower,’” Trump tweeted. “Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!”

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Tina Louise shares how the show ‘represented this great escape’

Tina Louise, one of the last surviving members of “Gilligan’s Island,” is speaking out about the show’s 55th anniversary.

The actress famously played Ginger Grant, also known as “The Movie Star.” The only other living cast member is Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann Summers.

In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, the 85-year-old actress said she’s proud of the show’s lasting legacy.

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Russell Johnson (as the Professor, in white shirt), Alan Hale Jr. (1918 – 1990) (as the Skipper, in blue shirt), Bob Denver (1935 – 2005) (as Gilligan, in red shirt), Dawn Wells (as Mary Ann, hand on chin), Tina Louise (as Ginger, standing), Jim Backus (1913 – 1989) (as Thurston Howell III, holding radio), and Natalie Schafer (1900 – 1991) (as Mrs. Howell). (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

“On this 55th anniversary of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ I want to say how wonderful it is that our show is still on the air after all these years,” Louise told Closer Weekly. “I honestly feel like I have so many friends out there who just love what we did and what we shared and the joy we brought. I’m so happy to have been part of something that was so special to American television.”

The beloved “Gilligan’s Island” explored how seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a storm. It also starred Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer and Russell Johnson. The sitcom aired from 1964 until 1967.

“When we first aired, our country was in turmoil,” Louise reflected. “We were just past the Cuban Missile Crisis and the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Vietnam War was escalating and I think people really needed an escape. Then we lost our beloved Martin Luther King and in a time of uncertainty, ‘Gilligan’s Island represented this great escape.”

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Tina Louise (left), Dawn Wells and Natalie Schaefer on “Gilligan’s Island.” (Getty)

“This sweet, silly show provided its fans with calm and joy in a frightening time and has continued to do so,” Louise continued. “Well done television transports people into a fantasy and no matter what turmoil exists in the world, ‘Gilligan’s Island’ has provided that escape in an enduring way. Considering the state of everything these days, we should all be happy it’s still in reruns!”

The magazine shared Louise originally pursued a modeling career before finding fame in Hollywood. At age 2, she appeared in an ad for her father’s candy store. By age 17, she was studying acting, singing and dancing at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

Louise would go on to make her acting debut in 1952’s “Two’s Company” on stage, which led to several other Broadway productions. She appeared in film with 1958’s “God’s Little Acre.” She is still active in front of the big screen and most recently appeared in 2019’s “Tapestry” opposite Stephen Baldwin and Burt Young.

Back in 2013, Louise told Esquire that being a redhead wasn’t always easy.

“A lot of men are afraid of redheads,” she told the outlet at the time. “There’s not that many — and we’re different.”

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“… Most men are most comfortable with brunettes,” she continued. “Brunettes aren’t gonna run away from them; they’re not gonna leave. Men worry that a redhead will. Which is ridiculous! ‘Cause if I’m with you, I’m with you for a darn good reason, and I’m staying there.”

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Tina Louise circa 1960. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Louise also admitted that appearing on “Gilligan’s Island” was completely different from what she learned as an actress over the years.

“[Teacher] Lee Strasberg was important,” she shared. “He’d pick up your arm and see if – and how – it would drop to determine the level of relaxation in your body and spirit. He’d say, ‘Make a sound.’ Some people would start to laugh and that would sometimes turn to tears. You didn’t have to be sad — it all came from deep relaxation. I learned a lot from Lee about deep relaxation to get at something you were working toward. And then I found myself on ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ where somebody’s telling you, ‘Go to the right. Go to the left.’ That was an adjustment. ‘Gilligan’s Island is what it is, and I am who I am.”

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Louise also told the outlet that aside from work, she’s been happily volunteering since 1996 and is a proud member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Tina Louise attends The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s 2018 Spring Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on April 17, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

“I love being part of the Academy,” she said. “I try to see everything on the big screen. I see about two films a week. I don’t eat popcorn. I loathe it when people are eating popcorn in a movie house. I’m used to concentrating on a film in very quiet places.”

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“Age is not a number,” Louise added. “Some people are way older than others who are the same numerical age because of the way they carry themselves, because of the way they don’t stand up straight, or the way their bellies stick out. I don’t think you should label people with numbers.”

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‘Hart to Hart’ star Stefanie Powers says she and Robert Wagner ‘held each other up’ after partners’ deaths

Stefanie Powers still has fond memories of working alongside Robert Wagner.

The pair famously worked together in the popular series “Hart to Hart,” which chronicled the globe-trotting adventures of detectives Jonathan (Wagner) and Jennifer Hart (Powers). The show aired from 1979 until 1984.

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“We chose to be together,” Powers, 76, told The Daily Mail about her on-screen marriage to Wagner, 89.

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HART TO HART – “Rhinestone Harts” – Season Three – 12/1/81, Jennifer’s (Stefanie Powers) diamond-crusted outfit was of interest to a jewel thief. Robert Wagner (Jonathan) also starred. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

“We loved each other,” she continued. “We adored everything about each other — I’m talking about Jonathan and Jennifer… It was a fantasy. An escapist romantic comedy adventure. We just had to keep that bubble in the air… You didn’t have to worry about bad language or X-rated [scenes]. The whole family enjoyed it.”

The outlet shared that the show’s creators originally wanted Wagner’s wife, Natalie Wood, to appear in their series. But Wagner, who previously worked with Powers, felt she was the best choice for the role.

“It was not an overnight success, but once people discovered us, it took off,” said Powers. “I remember the screams of fans when we won the People’s Choice Awards [in 1980] and we suddenly realized: ‘Oh my God, they really like us!’”

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Powers also shared that she and Wagner have remained very close long after the series came to an end.

“We can push each other’s buttons today,” she said. “We laugh all the time.”

The actress reveals that while Wagner lives in Aspen with his wife, Bond girl Jill St. John, they still reach out to Powers whenever they’re in Beverly Hills.

“He’s coming in next week, so we’ll get together,” said Powers.

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HART TO HART – TV movie – Pilot – 8/25/79, Jonathan and Jennifer Hart (Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers) were rich, stylish and supersleuths. Jonathan, a self-made millionaire and head of the Hart Industries conglomerate, and Jennifer, an internationally known freelance journalist, roamed the world to solve crimes. In this two-hour TV movie, Jonathan’s friend appeared to have committed suicide. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

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The star also insisted that while some fans have long believed she and Wagner were really a couple, they have a completely different kind of relationships.

“Siblings who really like each other,” she clarified. “When we were working together, sometimes we would get into laughing fits and they’d have to send us home. In the context of what our personal relationship actually is, that is actually hysterical.”

Still, Powers admitted there was something special about the chemistry she shared with Wagner when cameras were rolling.

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HART TO HART – Season Two – 10/16/80, Robert Wagner (Jonathan), Stefanie Powers (Jennifer). (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

“If I knew what the ingredients were, I would bottle it and make a fortune,” she said.

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According to the outlet, both stars were involved in relationships when “Hart to Hart” went on the air. While Wagner was married to Wood, Powers was in a relationship with William Holden.

In November 1981 both Wood and Holden died. The “Rebel Without a Cause” actress drowned at age 43 while she was on a weekend sailing trip with Wagner. Holden, a known alcoholic, was found dead in his home at age 63 after tripping and gashing his head.

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Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood. (AP)

Powers is aware that there continues to be speculation surrounding Wood’s death. In 2018, Wagner was named “a person of interest” by authorities investigating her passing. A rep for Wagner slammed Wood’s younger sister Lana Wood and boat captain Dennis Davern for accusing the actor of being involved in the death of his movie star wife.

“They are despicable human beings, capitalizing on the accidental death of a beloved member of the Wagner family,” Wagner’s rep told Fox News. “They should be ashamed of themselves.”

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In response to the allegations, Powers said:  “There are people who, whenever they can, try to make some money off of selling the story. I’m sure it gets to [Wagner].”

Powers admitted the sudden passings that occurred that fateful November was difficult to cope with.

“That was a very, very tragic period,” said a tearful Powers.

The show, however, had to go on.

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Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood. (Splash)

“We had an obligation,” she said. “We didn’t have much choice.”

Powers said she and Wagner relied on each other to make sense of the double tragedy.

“We were very close anyway,” she explained. “We held each other up.”

The outlet revealed that at the time of Holden’s death, he and Powers had separated but still kept in close contact. They were previously together for nine years.

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Actor William Holden and actress Stefanie Powers attending Eighth Annual American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards Honoring James Stewart on February 20, 1980, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

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“The middle seven years were brilliant,” she reflected. “They were bookended [by alcoholism]. Alcohol was his mistress. It was inevitable that something bad was going to happen.”

Today, Powers said she’s still proud of her time playing Jennifer Hart and what it offered her both professionally and personally.

“An awful lot of people still hold that show very dearly,” she said. “My contractor said he was channel-surfing last night and he found ‘Hart to Hart.’ He said, ‘I was transfixed. It gave me the nicest nostalgic feeling.’ I thought, ‘Isn’t that lovely.’”

Despite the loyal fan following “Hart to Hart” still has, Powers couldn’t imagine what the show would be like today.

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“I don’t think RJ [Wagner] would be interested in running after villains now — unless he had a power-wheelchair,” she chuckled. “But we’d still be together. And it would still be a liability to be a friend of ours!”

In 2010, the Los Angeles Times reported Powers released an autobiography titled “One From the Hart” where she opened up about her affair with Holden that lasted nearly a decade and her friendship with Wagner.

At the time, Powers said she hoped the book would set the record straight on Holden.

“There was another book about Bill that had ‘direct’ quotes from people that I know the author could never have gotten because they were dead by the time he wrote the book,” she told the outlet. “I thought, ‘son of a gun, all that has ever been written about Bill is going to remain the standard by which everybody judges him. Maybe I should write down the truth — the truth about our relationship and the truth about him as I saw it and put him in the light, not the light of a knight in shining armor but in the light of what the real man was.’”

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Powers also shared the secret behind her show’s lasting success.

“It came at the right time,” she said. “It proselytized a kind of romance and relationship that really were ideal. They were two people who didn’t have to qualify their relationship and didn’t seem to have to in any way sacrifice anything in order to be together. They were on equal footing, and they regarded each other as partners in everything they did.”

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Iran sentences person to death for spying for the US, report says

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One person who was jailed along with two others for spying in Iran for the U.S. was sentenced to death on Tuesday in a ruling that has been appealed, reports said.

Reuters, citing the country’s judiciary website, reported that the two other men both received 10-year sentences.

In July, President Trump dismissed claims out of Iran alleging that authorities there had disrupted a CIA spy ring and sentenced several of the plotters to death — a development that threatened to further inflame an already precarious staredown between the Islamic Republic and the United States.

“The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth,” Trump tweeted at the time. “Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a Religious Regime that is Badly Failing and has no idea what to do. Their Economy is dead, and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess!”

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It was not immediately clear if the sentencing was related to the July report.

Fox News’  Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report

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Communist China Turns 70. Who Shares Its Economic Growth?

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Seventy years ago, Mao Zedong appeared on a balcony overlooking Tiananmen Square and conjured a new country into being. On Tuesday, Xi Jinping, arguably the strongest leader since Mao, appeared on that same balcony to reaffirm his vision of modern China.

That vision includes what Xi has repeatedly referred to as the “Chinese Dream,” one pillar of which is the idea that all Chinese should have access to the shared prosperity of the nation.

Hundreds of millions of citizens have climbed out of poverty in the past few decades, but a chasm of inequality has opened up in the country at the same time. Researchers place China within the ranks of the 20 least equal nations in the world.

And as the nation marks 70 years of communist rule, many Chinese people are reflecting on their own stories of struggle and mobility.

“At the start of China’s post-Mao period 40 years ago, China had one of the lowest levels of economic inequality in the world,” says Bruce Dickson, a China expert at George Washington University. “But that was because everyone was equally poor.” When China’s economy opened up to the world starting in the late 1970s, wealth poured in. But that wealth has not trickled down equally to all parts of society.

“There are opportunities, [but it’s up to the] individual to seize them,” says Cao Shuhao, a 53-year-old migrant worker from rural Hebei province. He came to Beijing when he was in his early 20s to find work. And he’s sent the money he’s made as a construction worker back to his family in Hebei for nearly 30 years.

As a child, Cao often went hungry. Rice and flour were luxuries that his parents, both farmers, couldn’t afford.

There was no future at home with his family, he said. So he made the trek to Beijing to find a better life. “What I did wasn’t unusual,” Cao says. “Most people in my generation traveled to Beijing or somewhere else to work, and feed their families.”

A better life in this case is a corrugated metal shanty at the bottom of a hill in the northern reaches of Beijing’s suburbs.

By day, he and a team of construction workers, all migrants, make repairs to a Buddhist temple complex at the top of the hill. Then at night, they troop to the bottom of the hill to their temporary homes. There are about a dozen shanties set up in a long row, and each one sleeps two to three men.

China’s decades of economic development have relied partly on the movement of hundreds of millions of laborers from their home provinces to wherever the job market pulls them. Although some have returned home, many continue to travel and set up temporary, often precarious, dwellings where they land.

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Cao Shuhao, 53, came to Beijing for work in his early 20s. He grew up “extremely poor,” he says, which forced him to leave home in order to provide for his family. He now works construction jobs and sends most of his paycheck back home to rural Hebei province. Jolie Myers/NPR hide caption

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Cao Shuhao, 53, came to Beijing for work in his early 20s. He grew up “extremely poor,” he says, which forced him to leave home in order to provide for his family. He now works construction jobs and sends most of his paycheck back home to rural Hebei province.

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The floors are a dusty mix of dirt and concrete tiles, there are swarms of ravenous mosquitoes, and in the summer, the heat is nearly unbearable. But the shared kitchen is painted a cheerful blue and a communal table out front has room for a slew of stools to be pulled up to the action.

When his crew finishes the work on the temple, they’ll move on to another site and set up their temporary digs once again.

Had he stayed in Hebei, Cao says, there’s no way he’d be able to put food on his family’s table. In Beijing, that’s exactly what he has been able to achieve.

By any measure, Cao is better off than his parents, the definition of economic mobility. But not everyone has access to the same rate of mobility.

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“In both China and the U.S., the position one is born into has a big effect on life outcomes,” says David Dollar, a China expert at the Brookings Institution. In China, a system called hukou means that children must attend school where they were born, no matter where their parents end up living. Dollar says educational opportunities are vastly inferior in rural areas when compared with cities in China.

“Most children born in the countryside with rural hukou do not go to college, while most urban children do,” Dollar says. And a large portion of the income gap is the result of the education gap, he added.

Cao says his two grown children are doing better than him. His daughter is now a kindergarten teacher and his son works on stage management for government events — working-class jobs that offer much more comfort than Cao’s ever experienced. “I hope my children won’t be like me; that they won’t have just one option for work,” he says.

Grace Jin’s parents wanted options for her as well. The 28-year-old architect studied dance, music and art as a child. “My mother, when she was young, she didn’t have access to the arts. She wanted to learn dance and she wanted to learn piano,” she recalls. “But when she was growing up, the lessons were very expensive, and they couldn’t afford it. So when I was young, she thought, ‘What I couldn’t have, I can give to my daughter.'”

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Jin grew up in Zhejiang, an affluent eastern coastal province. Her father was an agricultural researcher and her mother was an accountant. Jin went to college after high school — a forgone conclusion for her middle-class upbringing. She then studied architecture at Columbia University in the U.S.

Over passion fruit cucumber sodas at a cat cafe in Beijing, Jin says that the Chinese Dream, for her, is about freedom. “Freedom to choose love, freedom to choose what I do for a living. I also want that for my children. I want them to grow up and have access to what they like — music, art, science, whatever. I want them to live their own lives,” she says.

Seventy years ago, freedom of choice was not high on the priority list for the government of the brand-new nation. After centuries of imperial rule, Mao set up a Marxist system that abolished private property and exulted in the equality of all workers. Dickson, of George Washington University, says that when the government decided to rely on the private sector to achieve unprecedented growth after the late 1970s, it effectively abandoned Marxist ideals. But that evolution has been a successful survival strategy for the modern Chinese Communist Party.

“One reason that inequality has not been a politically explosive issue is that most people have benefited from economic growth, even though some have benefited more than others,” Dickson says.

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Jin, for her part, isn’t interested in politics. As she studied in the U.S., she became familiar with the political system in the U.S. Ever the architect, she compares the U.S. practice of electing a president every four years to a Frank Gehry creation — you don’t know what you’re going to get. She says she much prefers the stability of the Chinese system, where she doesn’t have to worry about instability at the top. She can focus on her own life, career and success.

Jin has never known a China without rapid economic growth. But the national economy is slowing down. The percentage of GDP growth has been falling over the past decade, from 14.2% in 2007 to 6.6% in 2018.

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“If there is such a thing as a social contract in China, it is based on the presumption of continued prosperity under Chinese Communist Party rule,” Dickson says.

As long as people believe the government will continue to make their lives better, hope will pacify them. But if growth and wages stagnate, that hope could turn to resentment, he says. And resentment could turn into action.

Then again, he adds, the U.S. has often underestimated the Chinese government’s ability to survive over the 70 years of its existence.

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GOP ‘Texodus’ continues with Mac Thornberry retirement, Dems eye seats

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The sixth House Republican from Texas announced Monday that he will not run for re-election in 2020 as an unfolding “Texodus” marks a shift in American national politics as Democrats eye the traditionally red Lone Star as potential battleground territory.

Rep. Mac Thornberry, who represented a district in the northern Texas panhandle, said in a press release Monday, quoting a verse from Ecclesiastes: “We are reminded … that ‘for everything there is a season,’ and I believe that the time has come for a change. Therefore, I will not be a candidate for reelection in the 2020 election.”

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He served 13 terms in Congress since he was first elected to the U.S. House in 1994, the same year George W. Bush won the presidency. Thornberry was one of the longest-serving representatives on either party in Congress, the Dallas Morning News reported.                

His impending departure marks the sixth Texas Republican in Congress since July to announce that they will not seek reelection.

Rep. Pete Olson started the trend, followed by Reps. Mike Conway, Will Hurd, Kenny Marchant and Bill Flores. Conway is the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee and Hurd is the only African American Republican in Congress, according to NPR.

“While we steadily invest in the Lone Star State, Washington Republicans just flew into Texas to declare they’ll win back the majority and jetted away without a plan to stop the Texodus,” Lucinda Guinn, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Dallas Morning News.

Because Thornberry’s district is strongly Republican—President Trump won by an 80 percent margin there in 2016—the congressman’s resignation does not pose a risk to the GOP losing the seat to the Dems come 2020, the Dallas Morning News reported. Some of the other seats are more vulnerable to a Democratic takeover come Election Day.

Unlike Democrats, the Republican Party sets term limits on how long representatives can hold committee leadership positions in the House. Some speculate Thornberry and other Republican representatives decided against re-election because they don’t want to return to the status of a rank-and-file member of Congress. The Republican Party is considering amending that rule to prevent others from flying to coop, according to Politico.

Others believe Republicans in Congress no longer want to serve in a chamber as a member of the minority party. It’s unlikely the GOP will regain the House as a result of the 2020 election.

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According to the Texas Tribune Washington bureau chief, Abby Livingston, some GOP Republicans might have been dissuaded by the smaller margins by which they won re-election the last time. Though Texas remains red, the Democrats have gradually been seizing influence in a ground up movement at the state level, as more of the wealthier suburbs in Houston and Dallas are now represented by Democrats, according to NPR.

The recent Texodus comes after the Republican Party lost control of the House for the first time in eight years following the 2018 midterm elections. Two GOP congressmen lost their re-election bids that year while six others announced their retirements in 2018, according to the Dallas Morning News.

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Is impeachment an elitist move that shifts power from the voters?

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The Democratic impeachment drive is obviously gaining momentum, and it’s hard to see how the “inquiry” won’t lead to a one-party vote to remove Donald Trump from office.

This has further polarized an already divided country, with the president speaking of “civil war,” calling the media more corrupt than the Bidens and questioning whether Adam Schiff should be arrested for “treason” over his comments at a hearing. Meanwhile, the whistle-blower’s lawyer says his life may be in danger and there’s an online push to identify him, even as the president says he wants to meet the CIA officer who was guaranteed anonymity under the law.

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Things are getting ugly, and we haven’t even had the first hearing (because the House refused to interrupt a two-week vacation after declaring Trump a threat to democracy). Nancy Pelosi, concerned that Democrats are appearing overly eager, says she is “heartbroken” during this “sad” time for our country.

But even some of Trump’s harshest critics are starting to say that impeachment is a lousy idea. It’s not based on some lofty notion of bringing the country together. No, it’s an argument that the Democrats are making a spectacularly bad judgment that increases the chances their nemesis will remain in office.

David Brooks, the moderately conservative New York Times columnist, has denounced Trump in harshly personal terms from the beginning. He contends in the very first sentence that Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense in raising Joe Biden and Democratic hacking with Ukraine’s president.

But, he says, that doesn’t mean the House has to impeach him.

Brooks’ opening bid is the most obvious one: impeachment won’t work. It would take 20 Republican defections for the Senate to convict Trump, that’s not going to happen, and he’ll declare himself vindicated.

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But here’s the intriguing part: “This is completely elitist. We’re in the middle of an election campaign. If Democrats proceed with the impeachment process, it will happen amid candidate debates, primaries and caucuses.

“Elections give millions and millions of Americans a voice in selecting the president. This process gives 100 mostly millionaire senators a voice in selecting the president. People will conclude that Democrats are going ahead with impeachment in an election year because they don’t trust the democratic process to yield the right outcome.”

Touche.

With the Nixon and Clinton impeachment efforts, both presidents were in their second term; there was no other way to remove them. But Trump faces the voters in a little over a year. If the Democratic nominee beats him, that person has a mandate. But a successful impeachment overturns the last election, and for a reason—the Ukraine call—that roughly half the country will never accept.

There’s more. As I’ve argued, impeachment is such a dominant story that it drains the oxygen from most Democratic candidates (with the obvious exception of Biden). “There’s only so much airtime and people are getting tired of the campaign,” analyst Larry Sabato told me Sunday on “Media Buzz.”

Brooks also makes the case that impeachment shifts the case onto Trump’s turf. “He’s good at one thing: waging reality TV personality wars against coastal elites,” the columnist writes. “So now over the next few months he gets to have a personality war against Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler.”

Actually Adam Schiff, but the point still applies.

Support for an impeachment inquiry is ticking up in the polls, but the fallout will be substantial. Pelosi held out for months, saying any impeachment had to be bipartisan. That hasn’t happened, so now, bowing to her progressive wing, the speaker says she only insisted they should try to be bipartisan.

It would be ironic if in their zeal for impeachment, the Democrats wound up forfeiting their chance to get rid of a president the old-fashioned way.

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Hong Kong Police Shoot Pro-Democracy Protester In Chest

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HONG KONG (AP) — Fierce clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police broke out in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Tuesday in the most widespread violence challenging Chinese rule as its Communist Party celebrated its 70th year in power.

A Hong Kong police official said a pro-democracy protester was shot when an officer opened fire with his revolver during the clashes. It was the first time a protester has been shot, in an escalation of the monthslong unrest that has rocked the city.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release information, confirmed the incident in the Tsuen Wan area but couldn’t immediately provide further details.

A video of the incident, shot by the City University Student Union and shared on social media, shows a dozen black-clad protesters hurling objects at a group of riot police pursuing them. One officer, who was surrounded, drew his revolver and pointed it at the group. He fired and one protester collapsed on the street while others fled.

Riot police fired multiple volleys of tear gas in at least six locations and used water cannons in the business district in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory as protesters turned streets into battlefields to spoil the Oct. 1 anniversary of Communist rule.

A security clampdown in the city to thwart violence that would embarrass Chinese President Xi Jinping failed to deter the protests, including a massive march in the city center.

Organizers said at least 100,000 people marched along a broad city thoroughfare in defiance of a police ban, chanting anti-China slogans and some carrying Chinese flags defaced with a black cross. Police didn’t provide an estimate of the turnout.

“They are squeezing our necks so we don’t breathe the air of freedom,” said King Chan, a 57-year-old homemaker who came out to protest with her husband.

Many demonstrators tossed wads of fake “hell” bank notes usually used at funerals into the air. “The leaders who won’t listen to our voice, this is for them,” said marcher Ray Luk.

Thousands of people confronted police in multiple locations across the city, the largest number of simultaneous protests since the unrest began in early June over a now-shelved extradition bill that activists say was an example of how Hong Kong’s freedoms and citizen rights are being eroded.

The movement has since snowballed into an anti-Chinese campaign with demands for direct elections for the city’s leaders and police accountability.

The smell of stinging tear gas and smoke from street fires started by protesters engulfed the Wan Chai, Wong Tai Sin, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan and Tsim Sha Tsui areas. Protesters hurled gasoline bombs, bricks and other objects at police, who responded with volleys of tear gas.

Protesters used umbrellas as shields and threw tear gas canisters back at police. Police said protesters used corrosive fluid in Tuen Mun, injuring officers and some reporters.

In Wong Tai Sin, a gasoline bomb that protesters hurled at police exploded near motorcycles parked along a pavement, creating a large blaze that was put out by firefighters. Some protesters placed an emergency water hose down a subway station to try to flood it.

A water cannon truck sprayed blue water, used to identify protesters, to disperse crowds from advancing to government offices in the city. Scores of police officers also stood guard near the Beijing’s liaison office as the battles continued across the territory.

“Today we are out to tell the Communist Party that Hong Kong people have nothing to celebrate,” said activist Lee Cheuk-yan as he led the downtown march. “We are mourning that in 70 years of Communist Party rule, the democratic rights of people in Hong Kong and China are being denied. We will continue to fight.”

Activists carried banners saying, “End dictatorial rule, return power to the people.”

Dressed in a black T-shirt and dark jeans, 40-year-old Bob Wong said his clothing expressed “mourning” over “the death of Hong Kong’s future.”

The popular LIHKG online chat forum used by protesters was inaccessible on cellphones, a move believed to have been made to prevent communication by protesters. More than two dozen subway stations and many shopping malls across the city were shut.

The protests contrasted with Beijing’s anniversary festivities marked with a colorful parade and display of new missile technology. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is in Beijing for the ceremony, smiled as a Hong Kong float passed by.

In the morning as the city’s government marked the anniversary with a solemn ceremony, police used pepper spray to break up a brief scuffle between Beijing supporters and a small group of pro-democracy protesters.

Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung told hundreds of guests at a reception that the city has become “unrecognizable” due to the violence.

Cheung said Beijing fully supports the “one country, two systems” framework that gives Hong Kong freedoms and rights not enjoyed on the mainland. The system was implemented when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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