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Trump Campaign Uses Footage from Poland, South Africa in American Dream Thanksgiving Ad

President Trumps campaign released a Thanksgiving-themed ad earlier this week celebrating Americas inherent greatness. But some of the videos Americana imagery was taken from foreign countries. The 43-second video displayed various, traditionally patriotic scenes: families gathering in the kitchen, a kid looking into a telescope, a game of catch, and steelworkers leaving a steel mill. However, two of those vignettes were filmed, respectively, in Poland and South Africa. The ad, posted on Twitter Monday, features a narrator touting the American dream while the clips play and emotional orchestral music swells…

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Angela Merkel speaks of ‘deep shame’ on first visit to Auschwitz

German chancellor says crimes at Nazi death camp will always be part of countrys history Angela Merkel has expressed deep shame during her first visit as German chancellor to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial and vowed to fight rising racism and antisemitism in Germany and Europe. Dressed in black, Merkel said the crimes committed at the site in southern Poland where the Nazis ran their largest death camp would always be part of German history. This site obliges us to keep the memory alive. We must remember the crimes that were…

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