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Kate Middleton Dazzles In Sequined Red Gown Amid Royal Turmoil

Prince William and Kate Middleton had a glamorous night out on Monday, hosting a reception for the U.K.- Africa Investment Summit at Buckingham Palace. 

The Duke of Cambridge wore a navy suit with a red tie for the formal occaision. The Duchess of Cambridge was simply stunning in a long, sequined red number by Needle & Thread, as identified by People.

The $460 dress, which is now sold out, features a ruffled collar and long, beaded sleeves. Kate paired the gorgeous gown with a matching red clutch and heels, along with her trusty blowout hairstyle. 

Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, also attended the event alongside Kate and William. 

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YUI MOK via Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host a reception for heads of state and government at Buckingham Palace in London on Jan. 20, following the U.K.-Africa Investment Summit.

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WPA Pool via Getty Images The Duchess of Cambridge walks through to the State Room with the master of the household.

At one point during the reception, the duke spoke about his love for Africa.

“The African continent holds a very special place in my heart. It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died,” William said, standing alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

“And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee,” the duke added. 

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YUI MOK via Getty Images Harry and William, the Princess Royal and the Earl and Countess of Wessex join heads of government, ministers and members of NGOs attending the U.K.-Africa Investment Summit for a group photograph at London’s Buckingham Palace.

William and Kate’s reception comes one day after Prince Harry publicly addressed his royal exit and his talks with Prince Charles, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth. 

“It brings me great sadness it’s come to this,” the Duke of Sussex said in his speech Monday, adding that there “was really no other option” for he and Meghan Markle. 

“Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” the prince said.

“I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am,” he continued. “But I hope that helps you understand what it had to come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life.” 

After the speech and spending most of Monday in meetings with African leaders and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on behalf of the U.K.-Africa Investment Summit, Harry jetted to Canada to rejoin Meghan and their son, Archie. He did not attend the Buckingham Palace reception.

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Coronavirus outbreak in China sparks ‘super-spreader’ fears as pneumonia-like illness sickens hundreds

Health officials in China grappling to manage the outbreak of a new coronavirus now fear the disease could be a so-called “super-spreader.”

As of Monday, the central city of Wuhan — where the outbreak first emerged — reported a total of 198 infected patients. Some 15 medical staff in the city have been infected, while at least six people have died from the pneumonia-like illness which has also spread to Thailand, South Korea, Japan and other areas in China, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

Some 218 additional cases have been confirmed in mainland China, while 14 people are infected in Guangdong. At least five are sickened in Beijing, and one person is infected in Shanghai, according to the South China Morning Post. 

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People wear face masks as they ride an escalator at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new coronavirus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Officials this week also confirmed that the new coronavirus, which is linked to a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, is transmissible between humans. This ultimately sparked fears that a person infected with the virus and experiencing the most severe stage of infection could be a super-spreader —  someone who transmits the virus to a considerable more amount of people than the average infected person, the South China Morning Post reported.

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An official uses an infrared thermometer on a traveler at a health screening checkpoint at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in southern China’s Hubei province. (AP Photo/Emily Wang)

Coronavirus can cause a range of illnesses, from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) — the latter of which also began in China and infected some 8,000 people during a 2002-2003 outbreak. At least 770 died after it spread to other cities and countries across the world. At the time, international travel in combination with a few super-spreaders facilitated the massive outbreak, according to one report. 

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Staff in biohazard suits hold a metal stretcher by the in-patient department of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a novel coronavirus are being treated. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

In response to the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) is holding an emergency meeting on Wednesday to determine whether or not it should be considered an international public health emergency, according to the South China Morning Post. Meanwhile, the CDC and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced “enhanced health screenings” for airline passengers arriving from or traveling through the Wuhan province. San Francisco International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport all began the initiative on Jan. 17.

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A traveler wears a face mask as she sits in a waiting room at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Australia is taking similar measures, with officials there announcing Tuesday that the country will also begin screening passengers who are arriving from Wuhan, according to The New York Times. Japan and South Korea also announced increased airport screenings.

But even with screening measures, “You cannot absolutely prevent entry into the country of a disease like this,” Brendan Murphy, the chief medical officer for the Australian government, said, according to the newspaper. Some people who are infected may not show symptoms, he explained.

Fox News’ Alexandria Hein and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Hillary Clinton Candidly Criticizes Bernie Sanders In New Documentary

Hillary Clinton gives an unvarnished view of her 2016 Democratic presidential primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a new Hulu documentary airing in March, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“He was in Congress for years,” she says of Sanders in the documentary, per an interview with THR published Tuesday. “He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

The documentary is set to premiere this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, before streaming on Hulu starting March 6.

When THR asked Clinton whether her criticism still stands, Clinton said, “Yes, it does.”

A spokesperson for Sanders, now one of the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runners, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Clinton’s remarks.

In the interview, Clinton declined to say whether she would endorse and campaign for Sanders if he becomes the nominee. Instead, she went on to criticize “the culture around him,” including the sexist verbal attacks that his supporters, often referred to as “Bernie Bros,” have launched on social media in the past. Sanders condemned their comments at the time.

She also took aim at Sanders allegedly telling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during a 2018 meeting that he didn’t believe a woman could defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Sanders has denied the exchange ever happened.

“Well, number one, I think [that sentiment] is untrue, which we should all say loudly. I mean, I did get more votes both in the primary, by about 4 million, and in the general election, by about 3 million,” Clinton said, calling the alleged comments “a very personal attack on [Warren].”

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Boston Globe via Getty Images Clinton and Sanders campaigning together at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, on Sept. 28, 2016. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Directed by Oscar nominee Nanette Burstein, the four-hour documentary series, which Clinton described as telling a “larger story about women,” reportedly makes gender in politics a central focus. In the interview, Clinton told THR she believes media coverage of the 2020 race has been “reverting back to stereotypes, and many of those are highly genderized.”

She revealed that she has spoken to most of the other 2020 contenders, including two of the remaining women in the race: Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

“I always say [to the female candidates], “Look, you can run the best campaign, but you’re going to have to be even better than your best campaign to overcome some of the unfairness that will be directed at you as a woman,” Clinton said.

Clinton — who struggled with how pointedly she should have attacked Trump in 2016, given the double standard often applied to women when they publicly express anger — said that bind still exists for the women in the 2020 race.

“It’s hard still. Very hard,” Clinton said, though she praised Warren’s retort to Sanders at the Democratic presidential debate earlier this month, when Warren said, “The only people on this stage who have won every one of their races are Amy and me.”

“I thought that was clever. Some people loved it, some hated it,” Clinton said.

“It’s really hard ever to score 100 when you’re trying to navigate gender expectations and barriers,” she added. “Sometimes you really do want to let loose, and then you think, ‘Oh, great, they’ll say I can’t take it, so I’m getting angry.’ Or they’ll say that I’m mad, and that that’s not a very attractive look. So, it’s a constant evaluation about, how can I best convey who I am, what I believe, what I stand for and what I’m willing to fight for?”

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Coyote on Arizona airport’s airfield forces flights to briefly circle runway

If cartoons have taught us anything, it’s that these types of wily little coyotes are always causing trouble.

Arrivals at Arizona’s Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were briefly delayed after a coyote got loose on the airfield on Monday morning, airport officials told Fox News.

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“Airfield staffers were able to coax it to a gate where it exited toward the mostly dry riverbed which borders Phoenix Sky Harbor on the south,” a spokesperson for Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) confirmed.

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Staffers were able to “coax” the coyote off the airfield on Monday morning, minimizing any impact to operations. (iStock)

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Airport operations were largely unaffected, the spokesperson added, with the exception of three incoming flights which were forced to briefly circle the runways until airport staffers were able to confirm the airfield was clear.

The airport returned to normal operations shortly afterward.

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PHX officials did not say whether the airport plans to institute further coyote-repelling measures, like employing the use of unreliable Acme products, or painting a fake runway on a rock and allowing the coyote to run into it, full-speed.

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Elizabeth Warren wants to create a Justice Department task force to investigate Trump administration corruption

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Tucker Carlson: Republicans think a Trump victory in November is assured. Here’s why that’s a mistake

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A year from now, we will be hosting this show from the National Mall as the next president of the United States takes the oath of office. Will that president be Donald Trump?

Well, as of now, Republicans in Washington feel confident that it will be. The official economic numbers are strong. The Democratic primaries are a freak show. Elderly socialists accusing each other of thought crimes.

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Republicans are starting to think that victory is assured —  and that’s a mistake.

America remains as divided as it was three years ago. So no matter what happens, nobody is going to win this election in a national landslide. Those don’t happen anymore.

Trump could lose. Will he lose? Well, that depends entirely on what he runs on.

In 2016, Donald Trump defeated more than a dozen Republicans and then Hillary Clinton by running as an insurgent, a man from outside the system flipping the bird to the elites within. Virtually everything Trump said reinforced that message.

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The people who run this country are clueless. They have no idea what they’re doing. They don’t care about you. They’ve hollowed out our economy, crushed the middle class. They’ve screwed up our foreign policy. They left the door open on our southern border. They are children playing leadership and they’ve gotten rich doing it. The result is a national catastrophe.

Now, Trump’s campaign summed up that message in a single phrase, “Make America great again.” In other words, let’s not lie to ourselves — this is a disaster. The good news is, we can fix it.

Now, the people in charge hated to hear that, of course, because it implicated them. But voters responded; they knew it was true. By the way, it’s still true today. Things are a lot better, in a lot of ways, but they’re not fixed.

Consider the state of the economy. The big numbers — unemployment and inflation, to name two — tell one story, and it’s a good story.

The candidate who makes it easier for 30-year-olds to get married and have kids will win the election and will deserve to win. Remember that. It’s truer than any economic theory conceived on any college campus in the last hundred years.

But dig a little deeper. A Pew poll from this fall provides a glimpse of what is actually happening in a lot of parts of the country. In that survey, 56 percent of Americans said the economy was excellent or good, and that’s good news. But then there was this: Only 31 percent of the economy was helping them and their families. Just 32 percent thought the current economy was helping the middle class, 58 percent thought the opposite.

Among lower-income Republicans, 47 percent said economic conditions were hurting them; just 30 percent said they were helping. Now keep in mind, these aren’t sociology professors from the Oberlin faculty lounge. This is the president’s core, it’s his base.

Why do they feel that way? It’s not personal. It’s just really simple.

For a lot of middle class people, wages are not keeping pace with expenses. Child care, housing, education, health care — they’re all getting more expensive by the year. The student loan bubble is still inflating. It’s burdening young people with debts so large, they can’t start families.

Now, these are economic problems, but they require a political solution. The candidate who makes it easier for 30-year-olds to get married and have kids will win the election and will deserve to win. Remember that. It’s truer than any economic theory conceived on any college campus in the last hundred years.

Improve people’s lives, and they will vote for you. Period. Republicans ought to write that on our hands. Otherwise, the temptation will be to focus entirely on the lunacy on display on the left right now.

Democrats have gone crazy, and it’s definitely worth pointing that out repeatedly. We do it five nights a week. But it’s not enough to win. Winning candidates come with their own program. They convince voters they will make things better.

Bernie Sanders may get the Democratic nomination, and if he does, every Republican in Washington will spend the next 10 months reminding you that socialism does not work and never has worked. And they’ll be right, obviously.

But if Sanders pledges to forgive student loans, he will still win many thousands of voters who went for Donald Trump last time. Why? Because debt is crushing an entire generation of Americans. Republicans need to make a plan to make it better, or they will be left behind.

And one more piece of advice: Don’t ignore the social issues. The Republican establishment despises this conversation. If it’s not about tax rates, they don’t want to talk about it.

But normal people know the social fabric is coming apart. A winning candidate will say that out loud, defend traditional values. Don’t be embarrassed about it. There’s nothing embarrassing about it. Democrats are waging the most aggressive possible campaign against everything normal people think is virtuous.

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They are promising to undo our justice system, emptying our prisons, even as they undermine the police and strip you of your right to defend yourself. They’re openly inviting chaos.

They want to give the vote to convicted felons, even murderers. They’ve said that. They think so little of this country that they’re pledging to open our borders to the world. Every impoverished nation on Earth welcomed here for free health care paid for by you.

They’re opposed to free speech. They’re stridently for subsidized abortion up to the moment of birth. They want Americans sorted into creepy little categories by their DNA, judged, rewarded, punished on the basis of their sex and skin color.

They don’t simply deny the existence of biological sex. They’re trying to force you to deny it, too. You’ll be fired if you disagree or have your kids taken from you. Democrats aren’t promising change. They are promising revolution. Centuries of American history and custom, abolished. A nation starting over from scratch, year zero. That’s effectively what they’re calling for, and most people are not for that.

They may be frustrated with the state of the country — many are. They may be anxious about the future. But they don’t hate America. They don’t want to topple George Washington and implement Maoism.

They are conservative in the most basic sense. They love their families, above all. They distrust radical theories of anything because they know — and they’re right — that when the world turns upside down, ordinary people get hurt.

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They don’t want to burn it down, they just want things to get better. The candidate who promises to make them better, incrementally, but tangibly, will be inaugurated president a year from now.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Jan. 20, 2020.

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No. 4 SDSU chasing 20-0 start of Leonard’s 2010-11 team

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As much as the undefeated and fourth-ranked San Diego State Aztecs want to establish their own identity, there’s simply no escaping comparisons with the team Kawhi Leonard helped thrust into national prominence nine seasons ago.

That’s a good thing, of course, because Leonard led SDSU to a No. 4 ranking and a 20-0 start, the best in school history, in 2010-11. That team reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history before finishing 34-3.

On Monday, the Aztecs moved up three spots in The Associated Press Top 25, matching the No. 4 ranking from 2010-11. SDSU (19-0, 8-0 Mountain West) is the nation’s last undefeated Division I team.

On Tuesday night, it can equal that 20-0 start if it beats Wyoming at sold-out Viejas Arena, which is back to being as raucous as it was when Leonard was the big star.

Yanni Wetzell, one of three transfers who have brought the Aztecs back to relevance, didn’t watch much college basketball while growing up in Auckland, New Zealand. But he had heard of Leonard and Steve Fisher, who won a national championship as coach of Michigan before reviving a sad-sack SDSU program.

“I knew, even back in New Zealand growing up, that he had played at San Diego State, and the whole Steve Fisher Era, and watching the Fab Five documentary; I’ve watched it a couple of times now,” Wetzell said Monday. “It’s just awesome to be a part of a program that such legends have been through.

“We’re chasing that similar streak, so hopefully we can be talked about in a similar manner,” said Wetzell, a graduate transfer from Vanderbilt.

The 20-0 streak in 2010-11 ended with a 71-58 loss at No. 9 BYU, which was led by Jimmer Fredette. SDSU won its next seven games before losing again to BYU, 80-67 at home. SDSU wouldn’t lose again until being defeated by eventual national champion UConn in the Sweet 16.

Wetzell said he’s watched clips from the 2010-11 season.

“They’re kind of popping up now that we’re getting close to that streak, so now you’re seeing them on YouTube,” he said.

His impression? “Defense. Those dudes — physical tools, they were dogs, all over the place. They prided themselves on the defensive end and it often just translated to the offense.”

This SDSU team prides itself on defense, too. It suffocated Nevada during a 17-2 second-half run during a 68-55 win Saturday night. The only Nevada points during that span came when Wetzell accidentally tipped the ball into the Wolf Pack basket.

Because Wetzell and fellow grad transfer KJ Feagin have seen clips of Leonard’s team, they were asked how a theoretical matchup between that team and the current team would go.

Wetzell exhaled and said, “Got to back ourselves.”

Added Feagin: “Got to. It would be a tough one, though, because they just had a lot of length across the board. You had D.J. Gay, Billy White, Tim Shelton, Kawhi, I think Jamaal Franklin was on that team. So you have pros on that team. Hopefully we all can become pros. We don’t know what the future holds for us. But I think I’d have to bet on ourselves right now.”

Leonard is a two-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP. The Aztecs will retire his jersey on Feb. 1.

Asked what the score would be, Feagin laughed and said: “There probably wouldn’t be a lot of scoring. Probably like a low-50s game, double bonus at the 10-minute mark.”

Who would guard Leonard? “Wooooo, I think we’re going to have to throw a couple of bodies at him,” Feagin said. “I think Matt Mitchell gets the start, throw AG (Aguek Arop) at him, get him a little tired. A lot of fouls.”

Third-year coach Brian Dutcher helped mentor Leonard as Fisher’s top assistant in 2010-11.

“It’s fun to compare, but we have to win a game tomorrow in order to kind of catch him in the 20-win streak,” Dutcher said. “So that’s kind of a fun little motivator, to catch a team in Aztecs history that’s been so good. Other than that, the comparisons are for fans and coaches to kind of talk about and laugh about.”

If the Aztecs can get to 21 wins, they’ll have their own identity.

“I think it’s important to get to 20 first,” Dutcher said. “I’ll worry about 21 if we can win tomorrow. We’ll have our challenges tomorrow.”

Dutcher raves about the maturity and experience Wetzell, Feagin and junior transfer Malachi Flynn have brought to the Aztecs.

He knows the players talk about Leonard’s team only when asked about it by the media.

“That’s our job as coaches, to keep them grounded. But at the same time, let them embrace and have fun with it,” Dutcher said. “It’s the fine line. We can’t be sitting there and be a downer on everything that’s happened because we’re micromanaging and keeping them over-focused. They’re a good group. Usually they know what has to be done. That’s what makes it easy to coach them.”

Feagin said the players do try to stay focused, but added: “It just feels great to be a part of something special, knowing that we’ll be a part of a lot of memories of people that are coming to games right now, and around campus and around the San Diego area. I know that I’ll be in a lot of people’s hearts; Yanni will be in a lot of people’s hearts for the rest of their lives. I’m just thankful to be a part of something like this.”

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Winter storm lashes Spain for third day, killing at least 4, cutting power to thousands

A powerful winter storm battered Spain for a third day on Tuesday, bringing strong winds, heavy rains, and massive waves to a region that’s seen at least four deaths linked to the severe weather.

The storm arrived on Sunday, bringing heavy snow, rain, and gale-force winds to Spain before moving into southern France by Tuesday.

Much of the northeastern province of Gerona was without electricity Tuesday because of a fault in the power connection with France, emergency services said on its Twitter account. Around 200,000 people were reported to have been impacted.

AUSTRALIA SEES GOLFBALL-SIZED HAIL, DUST STORMS FROM SEVERE WEATHER AS WILDFIRE SEASON ‘FAR FROM OVER’

So far, at least four deaths have been linked to the storm.

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A woman photographs the Mediterranean sea during strong winds in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

A man died Sunday in the northern province of Leon when he was run over by a car as he tried to put snow chains on his own vehicle. A second man died the same day after being hit by a roof slate blown off by winds in the central town of Pedro Bernado.

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At least four people have died as storms carrying heavy snowfalls and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

On Monday, a homeless woman was found dead after sleeping outside during the storm in the eastern town of Gandia and freezing to death, municipal officials told Reuters. Another man in the town of Moixent was found dead outside of his home and showed signs of hypothermia.

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The storm generated massive waves and gale-force winds that smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants.

Videos posted to social media showed flooded streets in Valencia and other cities in Spain.

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Many schools remained closed Tuesday in the northeastern region of Catalonia as well as the Valencia region further south and the inland region of Aragon, Spanish media said.

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A man walks at the beach during strong winds in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Traffic authorities said dozens of roads remained impassable because of the snow, including a major highway between the northeastern town of Figueres and the French border. The severe weather is expected to last in the region until Wednesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Iranian lawmaker announces a $3 million cash reward for ‘whoever kills Trump’

An Iranian lawmaker apparently has placed a $3 million bounty on President Trump’s head.

Ahmad Hamzeh made the declaration Tuesday during a speech to parliament in Tehran, although it’s unclear whether it has any backing from Iran’s top leaders, Reuters reported, citing the ISNA news agency.

“On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump,” Hamzeh was quoted as saying.

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President Trump addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. (AP)

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The city of Kerman was the hometown of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike on Jan. 3.

Fox News has reached out to the State Department for comment.

During his speech, Hamzeh also addressed Iran’s nuclear program, vowing that “if we had nuclear weapons today, we would be protected from threats.”

“We should put the production of long-range missiles capable of carrying unconventional warheads on our agenda,” ISNA quoted him as saying. “This is our natural right.”

The comments came after Britain, France, and Germany paved the way last week for possible sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran if the Islamic Republic continues to back away from its international nuclear deal.

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“We have therefore been left with no choice, given Iran’s actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments,” the foreign ministers of the three countries had written in a letter to the European Union’s foreign policy chief.

Iran on Tuesday also announced that Mohammad Javad Zarif, its foreign minister, canceled his trip to the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland after officials there changed the diplomat’s schedule.

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David Bossie: Supreme Court ‘Citizens United’ decision still protects the First Amendment 10 years later

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On the 10th anniversary of Citizens United’s landmark Supreme Court victory for free speech, its incredible impact and legacy has come into focus. At its core, the Citizens United decision encourages more participation in America’s political process.

Much to the dismay of the left, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was a case about free speech and whether the First Amendment protected the American people from government attempts to limit speech. Nothing more, nothing less.

The origins of the case begin with Citizens United’s ability to produce a film and run advertisements for a film critical of Hillary Clinton. At that time, the McCain-Feingold campaign finance regime would have jailed me for doing just that — a fact that the left purposefully omits from their flawed arguments against the Supreme Court’s opinion.

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In 2004, I recognized that liberal activist and filmmaker Michael Moore had produced a documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” a film highly critical of then- President George W. Bush. While the film had a huge impact on the campaign, it was Moore’s television trailers supporting the film — produced with corporate Hollywood money — that truly affected the Bush reelection effort.

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I simply asked the Federal Election Commission if I could do what Michael Moore was doing. The FEC told me “no.” If I moved forward anyway, I could face five years in jail for each count, as well as tens of thousands in fines. To this day, I still can’t believe that our federal government was going to jail me for making a movie and running advertisements for a film.

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Hollywood had one set of rules and I had a different set of rules, but I wanted to be treated equally under the law, so four years later, Citizens United sued the FEC. As former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson reflected in our new film about the case, what could be closer to the heart of the First Amendment than an explanation of a point of view as to whether someone who was running for president was qualified for that job?

The left would have you believe that I went to court in hopes of unleashing the flood gates of corporate money to drown out the voice of the little guy. This is a lie. The Citizens United case was about censorship and fundamental fairness.

Let’s recall that during oral arguments for our case at the Supreme Court, the deputy solicitor general stated in response to a question from Justice Samuel Alito that the logical extension of McCain-Feingold is that if the government can ban movies, then it could also ban books. This is the story of the case the left doesn’t want the American people to know about.

The left would have you believe that I went to court in hopes of unleashing the flood gates of corporate money to drown out the voice of the little guy. This is a lie. The Citizens United case was about censorship and fundamental fairness.

And, the left’s apocalyptic predictions about corporate money never happened. In fact, a recent op-ed that appeared in the Los Angeles Times stated, “The notion that the Citizens United decision opened the donation floodgates to 21st century corporations is a myth.”

Another charge from the left is that the Citizens United decision has allowed too much money into our political system. A recent report by the Center For Responsive Politics found that “election-related spending from non-party independent groups ballooned to $4.5 billion over the decade.” What the report fails to mention is the amount of money spent on television advertising in other areas. For instance, $18 billion was spent on automobile advertising in 2018 alone.

So what’s more important: Spending money on a debate about who should be president of the United States or on a debate over pick-up trucks? I believe that a robust political debate in the marketplace of ideas is the essence of what makes our constitutional republic exceptional. If people want to band together to spend money to influence an election, it’s their First Amendment right to do so.

The Citizens United decision has leveled the playing field for conservatives. Before Citizens United, the left had a massive advantage because of the support they received from labor unions and media corporations such as The New York Times and Washington Post. During Trump administration, many media corporations are showing their true colors and behaving more like Democratic Super PACs than objective journalists and this calls into question why they receive special exemptions under the law.

While the Citizens United decision does make it easier to participate in our political process — big corporations have not hijacked the process in any way shape or form, nor did the decision allow foreign money to flow into our elections. One of the main reasons why the Citizens United decision is vilified by the left to this day is because President Obama lied about the decision at his 2010 State of the Union address just after the decision came down. Obama warned the American people that foreign money would now be a threat to our elections even though our case had nothing to do with foreign money.

If Obama was trying to fire up his base of support by demagoguing the facts of our case, he succeeded. The liberal assault on the Citizens United decision continues to this day. The left’s main policy goal is to pass a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that would destroy the protections we cherish under the First Amendment.

What I knew in 2010 and continue to see to this day is that the left wants to silence speech that they don’t agree with. Look at the attacks on the Citizens United case. Look at the attacks on conservative speech on college campuses. The difference between conservatives and liberals is that we support more speech, even if it’s speech we disagree with. By contrast, the left wants to rid the public square of speech they don’t agree with.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was on to something when he said in our film that free speech used to be something that was a bipartisan commitment, but unfortunately that’s no longer the case. In 2010, groups like the ACLU, AFL-CIO, and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, all filed amicus briefs in support of Citizens United. Sadly, this would not be the case today.

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The highly respected constitutional lawyer Floyd Abrams wrote in a recent op-ed: “As Justice Kennedy put it in Citizens United, speech is ‘the means to hold officials accountable to the people’ and ‘political speech must prevail against laws that would suppress it by design or inadvertence.’ That was true a decade ago and it remains true today.” I could not agree more.

I believe that without the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment, there are no others. As Citizens United moves into its second decade, we must be as vigilant as ever in our defense of free speech.

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