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“Walls work.”

Pres. Trump during a cabinet meeting Wednesday Jan 2, before he met with top Democrats and Republicans from the House and the Senate at the White House to discuss the gov't shutdown and border wall debate. Wednesday is the final day of work for the "old" Congress; the newly elected Congress starts on Thursday. House Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi has thus far conceded no additional funding above current spending levels for border security.
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“The only reason that they are shutting down the government is very simple. They want to try and leverage that shutdown into their proposals on border security. We want strong border security. We believe ours are better.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) upon leaving a Wednesday afternoon White House meeting. During the meeting, Pres. Trump and congressional members failed to reach a deal to end the partial government shutdown, now in its 12th day.
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“Border Patrol agents witnessed members of the group attempt to lift toddler sized children up and over the concertina wire and having difficulty accomplishing the task in a safe manner. Agents were not in a position to safely assist the children due to the large number of rocks being thrown at them.”

Statement from U.S. Customs & Border Protection after agents used tear gas to deter 150 people trying to breach the U.S. southern border near Tijuana.
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“Our foundational strength lies in the remarkable men and women who volunteer to serve our country and protect our freedoms, while making immense personal sacrifice.”

Acting Sec. of Defense Patrick Shanahan in a statement during his first day on the job (Jan. 1, 2019). Shanahan has no military background; his only experience in gov't is serving as Deputy Sec. of Defense under Fmr. Sec. of Defense James Mattis.
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“Our flag will never be red. Our flag will only be red if blood is needed to keep it green and yellow.”

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, during his New Year's Day inauguration speech. The former Army captain (63) assumes power as Latin America's most populated nation navigates heighten crime and economic uncertainty. Described as "far right", when Bolsonaro says the Brazilian flag will never be "red", he infers Brazil will not turn communist or far left as other nearby nations, such as Venezuela.
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“Children today are exposed to a lot of opinion, but not necessarily to information that is fact-based and reliable.”

Angelina Jolie who will executive produce "Our World", a 10-week current events program for BBC targeting 7-12-year-olds. BBC sponsored research shows that children become interested in news at age 7 & they sign up for their first social media networks by age 12.
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