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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Pensacola, Fla. Photo: Jonathan Bachman / AP

Trump, speaking last night at his Make America Great Again political rally in Pensacola, Fla., capitalized on a string of media mistakes about Russia-related investigations:

  • "[T]onight, we're going to speak straight to the American people and cut right through the fake news media right here. Right through them. ... And by the way, did you see all the corrections the media has been making?"
  • "They're saying sorry – they've been doing that all year. They never apologize. ... They've been apologizing left and right. They took this fraudster from ABC – they suspended him for a month [chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross]. They should have fired him for what he wrote."
  • "He drove the stock market down 350 points in minutes ... And you know what he cost people? And I said to everybody: 'Get yourself a lawyer and sue ABC news. Sue them.'"
  • "CNN apologized just a little while ago. They apologized – oh, thank you, CNN. Thank you so much. You should've been apologizing for the last two years. True. True. (APPLAUSE) What a group."

What bothers Trump ... Referring to Hillary strategists as a "bunch of dummies," Trump said:

  • "I don't get credit for one thing. It always bothered me. I spent a tiny fraction of what she spent and we won. You know, the old days, if you spend less and you win, that's a good thing. Over here, you don't get any credit for it."

P.S. Trump on Hillary: "She lost the election in a landslide."

  • Hardly true, as FactCheck.org pointed out after Trump tweeted during the transition: "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."
  • Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million (2 points) and got 306electoral votes (two electors later defected). Obama received 365 in 2008, and 332 in 2012.
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WHO warns against travel bans on southern African countries

Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization regional director for Africa. Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

The World Health Organization called on countries Sunday to not impose travel bans on southern African nations amid concerns over the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Why it matters: The U.S. and countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific announced travel restrictions in response to Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa. It's since spread to several European countries, Canada, Israel, Australia and Hong Kong. The WHO noted in a statement that only two southern African nations have detected the new variant.

Updated 4 hours ago - Health

First North American Omicron cases identified in Canada

COVID-19 testing personnel at Toronto Pearson International Airport in September. Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The first two cases of the new Omicron variant have been detected in North America, the Canadian government announced Sunday evening.

Driving the news: The World Health Organization has named Omicron a "variant of concern," but cautioned earlier on Sunday that it is not yet clear whether it's more transmissible than other strains of COVID-19.

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WHO: Not yet known whether Omicron leads to more severe disease

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The World Health Organization on Sunday said that it is not yet clear whether the newly discovered Omicron variant is more transmissible than other strains of the COVID-19 virus.

Why it matters: The agency's statement comes as the variant, discovered in South Africa, has already been detected in European and Asian countries.