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Donald Trump said he was talking about a TV report about Sweden when he said “look what’s happening last night in Sweden” in relation to terrorism in Europe. There’s a newly discovered underwater continent called “Zealandia.” And we got some ~tips~ on how to securely send nudes.
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President Donald Trump said his comments about Sweden were referring to a Fox News segment, not an actual incident in the country.
Trump on Sunday said that his comments about a problem in Sweden that happened Friday night — which he made in the context of terrorist attacks in European cities — was not, in fact, about an event last week, but about a Fox News report on a general crime pattern in the Scandinavian nation.
“You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” the president said. “Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden.” People responded with confusion.
Steve Bannon’s gay agenda.
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, isn’t out to promote a socially conservative agenda on homosexuality, say writers who worked for him at the alt-right news website Breitbart — but he does have an interest in attacking LGBT-rights advocates as a way of attacking the left. And this makes him an uncertain player in fights over LGBT rights inside the White House. BuzzFeed News’ J. Lester Feder reports
A bit of background
Bannon seems to be the central force shaping Trump’s presidency. Last month, Bannon was granted a full seat on the “principals committee” of the National Security Council, “a startling elevation of a political adviser, to a status alongside the secretaries of state and defense, and over the president’s top military and intelligence advisers,” the New York Times reported.
To try to understand how Bannon sees the world, here’s the complete transcript of a 2014 talk in which he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Russian President Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat.
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What it’s like to live at home with your parents in your twenties and thirties.
One in four people in the UK in their late twenties or early thirties live at home with their parents, and the number has risen by 900,000 in 13 years. As rents have skyrocketed and the cost of buying a home has soared, many young people’s salaries simply can’t keep up. BuzzFeed News’ Victoria Sanusi and Laura Gallant spoke to young adults still living with their parents in the UK.
Click here for more stories on the British housing crisis.
QUICK THINGS TO KNOW
Sexual abuse claims: The CEO of Uber is investigating sexism and sexual harassment claims after a former employee said her reports were ignored. And three former Team USA gymnasts detail alleged sexual abuse by a doctor for the first time.
Social media threats: Here’s how the Secret Service reacted to threats against Hillary Clinton. Trump’s provocative shout-out to gun rights supporters got social media churning. But government agents did little to investigate, newly released documents show.
- Elections in France: As the country gears up for its presidential election this April, here’s a look at what the candidates have said about France’s colonial past.
Geologists say they’ve discovered an eighth continent beneath New Zealand. “Zealandia” is 94% submerged under water.
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