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  • Fri, 3, Feb, 2017 - 5:00:AM

5 Questions: Austria bans full face veils, Government explains Thiel citizenship, first trans elected official in Texas + More

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1. Is Austria's new face veil ban Islamophobic? A lot of people are saying so, after the Central European nation voted to ban full-face veils in public places.

2. Do you agree with the Government’s reason for granting Peter Thiel citizenship? Government says the controversial investor and Trump supporter was given citizenship because he invested large amounts of money in New Zealand companies.

3. How amazing is Jess Herbst? The Texas mayor reveals she's transgender - meaning she's the first known trans elected official in the deeply conservative US state.

4. Can Trump get any more unhinged? The Orange One literally threatened to invade Mexico in a phone call with president Enrique Pena Nieto.

5. Should US officials face war crimes charges for killing an eight-year-old girl and dozens of others in Yemen? Eight-year-old Nawar al-Awlaki, a US citizen, is among dozens of people killed in a US military attack in Yemen.

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