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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross inadvertently—and without using words—spoke for millions upon millions of people around the world on Tuesday morning as he very clearly fell asleep during President Donald Trump’s ultra-nationalist address to the United Nations General Assembly.

But was Ross actually sleeping? It certainly looks like it:

The scene of Ross sleeping during the address quickly went viral on social media, not just because of the U.S. president’s numerous false statements during the “low-energy” speech but because Ross has been known to fall asleep during public events as well as meetings.

During a Trump speech in Saudi Arabia in 2017, Wilbur also appeared to doze off:

 

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"For Christians, death is good," Pullmann writes. "Yes, death is also an evil — its existence is a result of sin. But thanks be to God, Jesus Christ has redeemed even death. In his resurrection, Christ has transformed death into a portal to eternal life for Christians…. The Christian faith makes it very clear that death, while sad to those left behind and a tragic consequence of human sin, is now good for all who believe in Christ."

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Don Winslow, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, blasted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a newly-released video shared on social media.

For months now, Manchin has positioned himself as one of the main roadblocks of President Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better agenda, pushing back on key provisions including child tax credits and climate initiatives.

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