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Trump Aims Tweet at Migrant Caravans as Holiday Break Ends

These messages came before some migrants in Mexico tried to breach the border in San Diego

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    Trump Aims Tweet at Migrant Caravans as Holiday Break Ends
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    This Nov. 16, 2018, file photo shows President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House.

    President Donald Trump is ending his Thanksgiving break in Florida the same way he began it — tweeting and spending time at one of his local golf courses.

    Trump congratulated himself on Twitter Sunday for falling oil prices, writing "thank you President T," and admonished the Federal Reserve over interest rates.

    In a separate tweet, he called on Mexico to stop caravans of Central American migrants from trying to reach the U.S. border. These messages came before some migrants in Mexico tried to breach the border in San Diego. U.S. agents fired tear gas.

    "Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form," he wrote, claiming, without evidence, that "it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer."

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    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    He also blamed Democrats for creating the problem, demanding: "No crossings!"

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, said on ABC's "This Week" that the president should be taking responsibility for the situation.

    "He controls the White House. His party controls the House and the Senate and it is on them," she said, arguing Trump should have worked more closely with Central American countries to prevent the caravans.

    She said Trump had chosen "to weaponize" and "politicize" the situation, but "has an opportunity here, especially with a new Congress coming in, to get this done."

    Trump also weighed in on the protests currently taking place in Paris, which were sparked by rising fuel taxes.

    "The large and violent French protests don't take into account how badly the United States has been treated on Trade by the European Union or on fair and reasonable payments for our GREAT military protection," Trump wrote, adding: "Both of these topics must be remedied soon."

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    [NATL] YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    Machelle Hackney of Maricopa, Arizona, is accused of forcing her adopted children to participate in her YouTube channel and abusing them if they did not recall their lines or perform as directed. Hackney's channel had accrued hundreds of millions of views since she joined in 2012.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The White House did not immediately respond to questions about what the president was referring to.

    Thousands of police have been deployed throughout France to contain the deadly demonstrations that have morphed from anger over the taxes into a rebuke of French President Emmanuel Macron and the perceived elitism of France's ruling class.

    Trump plans to return home to Washington later Sunday.

    The president plans to visit Mississippi for two rallies Monday in support of GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton. Espy is trying to become the first African-American to represent the state in the Senate since Reconstruction.