Airlines are having trouble handling inappropriate passenger behavior

Passengers on a plane
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Airlines are struggling to deal with racist, homophobic, ageist and sexually abusive passengers on their flights, with 350 reported cases of such misconduct reported last year, Bloomberg reports, citing provisional data from the International Air Transport Association.

Why it matters: Several airlines have faced public criticism for their inability to prevent misconduct on their flights, while only one in 20 passengers are removed from planes for such behavior.

Bernie Sanders calls Trump racist, sexist, homophobic and xenophobic

Bernie Sanders
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Speaking at the National Action Network legislative conference, Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted President Trump, calling him a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe and a religious bigot, reports The Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere.

"We have a president who is a racist, a president who is a sexist, a president who is a homophobe, and a president who is a xenophobe, and a president who is a religious bigot. It gives me no joy to tell you that. But it is the truth and we need to confront that."

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