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Trump’s Paris trip marked by missed moments — and a dire warning:

First it was a second-place replacement for his own grand military parade. Then it was a stately gesture to illustrate an alliance he’s done little to cultivate. After a midterm election drubbing, it was an opportunity to retreat and regroup.

Yet by the time US President Donald Trump departed Orly Airport on Sunday, 44 hours after he arrived, the reasons for his trip to Paris had become largely obscured. It did less to bolster the transatlantic partnership than to expose its cracks. The 3,800 miles the President put between himself and Washington did little to buffer the boiling political crises back home.
And it was decidedly gloomier than the procession of tanks and troops Trump originally envisioned rolling through Washington on this date more than a year ago.

President Trump’s tweet on California wildfires angers firefighters, celebrities:

President Donald Trump’s tweet blaming “gross mismanagement” for the devastating California wildfires is sparking a backlash from top firefighters’ associations, politicians and celebrities.

In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump said the state’s deadly wildfires are a result of poor forest management and threatened to cut federal aid.
“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” Trump tweeted. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”

People’s Choice Awards 2018: See the full list of winners:

The votes are in and the people have spoken.

The annual People’s Choice Awards, which honor popular film, TV, music, podcasts and more, took place Sunday night.
Check out the full list of winners below to see if your
Movie of 2018
“Black Panther”
“Avengers: Infinity War” *WINNER
“Incredibles 2”
“Fifty Shades Freed”
“A Quiet Place”
Comedy Movie of 2018
“Love, Simon”
“Blockers”
“The Spy Who Dumped Me” *WINNER

A national museum where veterans, not war, come first:

Military museums across the United States and around the world often offer visitors glimpses of world wars, commemorating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum has a broader goal: to represent veterans — not just war.
War stories are present, of course, but they aren’t primary. Instead, there’s attention given to the decision to serve, training and boot camp, the sacred oath, deployment and personnel roles, separation from friends and family, survival, sacrifice and homecoming.
Columbus, Ohio’s capital and largest city, is the base for the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum. It’s an $82 million project that started in 2012, and it first welcomed visitors on October 27, 2018, roughly two weeks before the Veterans Day holiday. (Veterans Day is November 11; in 2018, it will be observed on Monday, November 12).

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry hospitalized in New York:

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was taken to a hospital in New York on Saturday night after a performance with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden.

Perry, 68, suffered from shortness of breath, according to a statement released by his spokesperson. Perry was “treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital,” the statement said, adding that he is now “alert and responsive.”

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