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this hour's headlines stories. groups of congress for refusing to. support. intervention in. new york city think of the president's veto. it's terrible. the long awaited reports. there's already a storm brewing in the democrats over it also ahead. indigenous
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people in the northern territory. doorstep right. that's one of the problems the. war could be directly in. just two pm here in. april the warm welcome to the program my names you know our top story this hour. refused to end america's support for the saudi led intervention in yemen the united states billions of dollars worth of arms to the kingdom's coalition forces for the ongoing euro strikes against the rebels and it coincides with warnings of a civilian cholera epidemic in the country with suspected cases recorded every day
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for years of intense fighting created want to aid agencies say is the world's worst humanitarian crisis. well the trump administration has faced bitter criticism for authorizing military supplies to saudi arabia here's our tease kill up and with more of the background on the. president donald trump was elected on promises of ending u.s. involvement in the wars around the world great nations do not fight endless wars.
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but he's not particularly came in stopping u.s. help to saudi arabia in its dead link campaign against yemen. i am returning here with without my approval a joint resolution that proposed to direct the president to remove united states armed forces from him still it sees in or affecting the republic of yemen with so it's an exceptions probably used his presidential rito power to shoot down a resolution from congress and so on to end the us involvement in the four year war since twenty fifteen the saudi led coalition along with the united states has been waging a deadly campaign against rebels and their allies in yemen what more in march saudi arabia pledged a billion dollars to yemen while denying any culpability in the humanitarian crisis
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there pressure to end u.s. support escalated after the killing of jamal khashoggi a saudi journalist inside of riyadh embassy in turkey the united states will no longer participate in the saudi lead. in the saudi led him to venture in yemen which has caused the worst humanitarian crisis on earth limiting americans engagement in this war which is going on far too long we all agree but these cross party appeals fell on deaf ears barely denting trumps love for his favorite middle eastern monarchs tony arabia and i get along great with all of my apartments for me they spend forty million sixty million of my supposed to dislike them i like them very much but to be fair trump is certainly not the first us president to lavish his affection on to the kingdom's rulers the united states and saudi arabia as of strong important friendship and he knows and i know that.
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the fact that he has chosen to take this first visit. to the united states is indicative of friendship between the united states and saudi arabia but where do the american people stand they want to. u.s. alliance with saudi arabia it's terrible i'm against that for the u.s. to have a stands in financial support for such conflicts kind of says something that i'm not sure they really want to betray the message there's a lot of civilians that are paying the price for games that politicians tend to play i was a saloon flues with the saudis so i will be surprise about it just group just how the saudi works the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia boils down to billions of dollars in oil imports and weapons sales it's long been fundamental to u.s. foreign policy when it comes to the middle east region however now in the era of trump it seems pretty clear that certain voices are getting pretty sick of it caleb
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mopp and r.t. new york well international charity the norwegian refugee council says donald trump's veto will only mean more suffering more death. the united states has an obligation as one of the leading the nations and being a main supporter of the audition but also as one of the. many humanitarian responds it has a responsibility to make sure that civilians are protected the reality is otherwise we see that the u.s. is not holding this out do not go audition in any way. for the acts on civilians here we are talking about the disproportionate. force by the united states towards one party. that is the. moves like this one has their arms.
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in any way in these in confidence on the ground and in leading peace this is just that they are breaking something more more more that. there is just hours to go before the official release of the mula report on trump russia collusion ahead of the deadline a group of democrats are demanding that u.s. attorney general william barr the government's top lawyer cancel his press conference on the report of the release of the mueller report brings to a close a two year long investigation into alleged russian links to donald trump's campaign team during the twenty sixteen presidential election there were thirty three indictments but none of them are actually connected to the election campaign last month a summary of the investigation said there was no evidence to suggest trump conspired
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with quote but that wasn't enough for the democrats. trying to report even the release of the full document is unlikely to put the accusations to it. it was clear. almost immediately that u.s. attorney general william barr wouldn't get away with just a letter to congress when the trump paving army saw or heard the words no collusion all they wanted was the full molar papers the big days arrived kind of i'll remind you of how exactly mr barr gave the ok i will be in a position to move forward expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of. regulations and department to policies it looks like quite a few lines will be redacted william barton came up with four specific categories to be blacked out let's whip through those you won't see anything known as grand
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jury material info that could affect on go in legal cases data that could damage the privacy or interests of third parties and finally intelligence gathering sources and methods the left wings grip on the idea that donald trump obstructed justice is so tight that perhaps all that's left visible in the moeller report won't be enough for them anyway remember rachel maddow questioned blitz last month what attorney general william barr has just given to congress really does raise a lot of questions that we never thought we would be asking i think about how this investigation is being resolved i bet she'll have many more after thursday's release the good news for the russia gaiters in the bar letter was the part that said the russians still tried to interfere even without any kind of collusion the special counsel's investigation determined that there were two main russian efforts
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to influence the twenty sixteen election and obviously in that bar baby memo there was no room for evidence of all the shady dealings the moeller team has. already triggered legal action against a russian company supposedly a meddling force without explaining to the firm's lawyers what they're using as proof for the indictment why is that info is too sensitive to be given out does that ring a bell what if the russians get hold of it plus nobody ever properly explained how it was found that russia hacked the democrat servers if investigators didn't get access to the actual d.n.c. hardware there will be those who want to get answers to questions way off rachel maddow is list but remember the rules sensitive almost certainly means redacted the democrats have already set it up to to dispute the the report based on the
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redactions which is really kind of another cheap factor in their part because obviously there will be some adaptions their intelligence sources and methods that are involved in the report that the protection of people who participated in the investigation who are not under any kind of suspicion democrats will use that to say there's still something there they're not going to be satisfied because they're not really interested in the truth they're interested in making political points from it so even if there is proving that there is no collusion and no obstruction that central thesis remains that somehow trump owes his presidency to the russians and that's a fundamental clause that hasn't been challenged and i don't think in the lives report pointed out to the president if you don't address it head on you're not going to be exonerated. right living on a group of m t fracking protesters in australia have come up with a novel way to get their message across. well.
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i. got money to listen wrecking a country i'm putting you know water. doesn't let me bring this is had to me. all critics say fracking has a huge impact on the environment including possible earthquakes because of the high pressure used to extract the oil and gas from the rock below it also increases the risks of pollution something that can lead to various health problems while australia is northern territory and once the moratorium on fracking back in
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september twenty sixth in but the ban was lifted last year with the government in vesting over eight million dollars to accelerate the development of the industry they say it will create thought of jobs and help the country's economy however environmentalists scream sawyer how significant doubts about those claims. but the whole range of respect is and that's one of the problems the business additional really concerned about is the war that could be directly impacted by this this fracking not only threatens their livelihood and their ability to drink water it also threatens their cultural knowledge and information and their cultural practice but the northern territory government is in pretty bad stuff in its economy and thinking that might be able to use this is a way to. increase activity but the evidence would suggest other was the jobs question is really an interesting one because research out of. every ten jobs
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created in the. last twenty four jobs that we've just received here at the some really big questions of has to be answered around things as well as the environmental concerns. ok moving on the european union is on hubby with facebook's latest efforts to prevent foreign interference in upcoming parliamentary elections in the bloc in a letter to the social media giant brussels expressed concern that new advertising rules could affect cross border campaigning facebook's policy would prevent european political arts as from using facebook facebook messenger and instagram for the e.u. wide paid communication campaigns this policy would put political actors at the same level as foreign entities attempting to interfere in the e.u. elections ok let's just go through some of the details of this under the new rules facebook applies more rigorous checks on. it also imposes geographical limits on
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registration in the country where the odds are to be purchased which of course goes against the idea. e.u. political campaigning at facebook for its part justified his actions saying it's new policy is a safeguard against foreign interference. we wait the different risks and concluded that the right solution to help best guard against foreign interference is to only allow people to run advertisement in you country if they have passed an authorization process could mean they are resistant in that same country and so very much an issue here and the chairman of the u.k. based group think he is of the few facebook us forgot about its initial purpose on old this started because there were allegations that foreign parties were influencing. elections in other parts of the world now i think almost all of
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those allegations of been disproved what what facebook have done is they've they've looked at the facts that there's been a huge uproar. the amount of data they've been collecting on their own users and rather than restricting themselves which is what they should have been doing they've restricted the users which seems an entirely wrong headed approach for small organizations and for individuals that just want to comment on the political discourse it's going to get harder and harder and harder so big players will be able to comply with the new regulations but smaller players won't and i think that's ultimately injurious to the platform injurious to debates and injurious to democracy that's not how it should be and facebook ultimately began as a peer to peer a grassroots network essentially and i think if it strays away from that and it just becomes another big corporation then something else will take its place. in
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south africa over claims of white racism on the top of the country's ruling party will get stuck into that plenty more besides in on ninety second. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want. to going to be close with what was before three of them or can't be good. interested in the waters of. course. you know we talk from time to time about the casino. the trend in technology and government to enslave the
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global population behind devices and to be consigned to life clicking on ads for scooby snacks and the second you stop clicking on those ads you die and you get the fluff from going off the grid. just say so send the chrome to carry. the minutes into the program welcome back fronts house fired back up the united states over possible sanctions on e.u. investments in cuba that's all for u.s. national security adviser john bolton announced punitive measures against the caribbean island. today we are also announcing five additions to the cuba
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restricted list which prohibits direct financial transactions with entities tied to cuba's military intelligence and security services and personnel we are also announcing that the department of the treasury will implement further regulatory changes to restrict non-family travel to cuba right so foreign companies can also be sued for operating in cuba after washington lifted up. lawsuits it's a decision that could have a major impact on the european union biggest trading partner at a time when transatlantic relations are already strained the u.s. move is intended to pressure cuba into giving up support for venezuela's president nicolas maduro here's what people in have to say upon learning of the news. everyone i know all that it's crazy they want to govern you know parts of the world they can ruin their country i live here in cuba i'm cuban you do all trump in my
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opinion what he did is criminal because he knows how much effort to make how hard it is oh yeah we will lead them take anything away. but this is one more effort a completely cross trade. administration attempting to push cuba as well and nicaragua and the country tempting significant change or sovereignty back it is meant as a punishment and a threat to other countries around the world it's meant to as a threat to the e.u. in terms of doing any business with cuba or when. is it going to change anything and cuba now anything in burma as well or not is it illegal yes. a byelection international law on the. my. you know the story i
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want to bring your attention to this hour a senior south african politician has been branded a racist for urging bloc voters not to waste their ballots on white candidates but the ruling a.n.c. party's secretary general denying claims of racism. don't ever vote for. a white person will never change the lives of black people they have oppressed our main hope is the black vote the democratic alliance represents the wants interest the elite on the privileged those comments have angered party veterans who describe his remarks as inappropriate the government has been pains to fight discrimination by launching a national action plan and other things as well as something else the bear in mind white people currently make up just nine percent of south africa's population but own around seventy percent of private at farmland that's seen an increasing number of calls from the black community to redistribute the country's wealth but we've
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got reaction from a former apartheid activist and also from the president of the block first land first party. i people are the beneficiaries of racism all of the way that there were liberal what i do even communists in south africa are white people benefited to continue to benefit thirty five thousand white families own eighty percent of the land they will not shed his lead with us they still maintain it up at that hold on the economy so why would we not have a blacks only looking as they should be fighting for black liberation why would any black person vote what's the man in that position who has the ability and he's fingertips the ability to hope try and mend once this happens that's not trying to do a dead just destroying even role destroying a third and that is the saddest thing because that is not the opinion of the majority in this country i was enlisted during the party for having brought up two
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black children living in my home at a time when it wasn't so loud and i think one feel strongly enough about. one trying to overcome everything you can to isolate it into white and black you cannot do it. in a bid to feed their families people in war torn syria are keen to use any seasonal crop and desert truffles are proving to be a welcome supplement to diets there but there's a deadly hidden counts the buried dangers something exotic harvest party. there's a truffles grow during thunderstorms this year was rainy and many truffles grew you
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can pick them by hand or with a simple trial. unfortunately many locals couldn't retrieval the crops because of the landmines usually people gather truffles in groups that's why many people have died because of the mines. all right that is our lot for an hour but next stop the many issues on the minds of the hawks crew today the origins of stonehenge to find out. what you see today in the united states is a debate there is a growing realization of the strategy of liberal hegemony as it has in american
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foreign born strategy foreign policy strategy it failed in the one nine hundred ninety s. it created problems for the united states it's created a world full of conflict the saw today there is increasingly debate over what direction the united states should take. even if jackson does have can do little to pursue her as i live it here if it fell for then. lena. i d. . be done. beyond. we have many things in this roles and this is an e-mail for everyone and why some peoples of also take our things all the power just for themselves and that is the
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mother you know. this drug where her cocaine is where four bucks for the under fifty to everybody use cocaine crack cocaine you can smoke it this is worth fifty thirty. twenty. two this is about a fifteen people smoke this one go figure so. you can find these drugs in any city in the united states that you want. long as you want to
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get it about the. make money. and that's what a day. when we all make just manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the financial merry go round be the one percent. sick.
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greetings and salutation. it's late your feet hurt from hitting the club you know a little tipsy maybe a lot tipsy and all you want to do is get home b.g. a cat and call it a night you spot pulling up to the crowded curbside or at least it looks like you ordered you jump in the back seat the doors lock it off into the night you disappear for many this is how their ride sharing tragedy began sometimes the story ends in a robbery and assault for some the night ends in the horror of rape or even death this was the tragic fate of university of south carolina student samantha joe simpson who police say was murdered after getting into the back of a stranger's car she thought was the goober that she order south carolina state representative seth rhodes a co-sponsor of a bill named after joe simpson that would require ride sharing vehicles to have an
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illuminated company provided sign to help verify their authenticity he told reporters this could happen anywhere and it really exposes the dangers of ride sharing i live with my wife and three kids a fourth of a mile from the curb that samantha was picked up from. in fact a two thousand eight hundred c.n.n. report found that out of one hundred three goober drivers and eighteen lift drivers have actually been accused of sexual assault or abuse or abuse despite both companies claim the efforts of background checks and passenger safety you see this is the dark side of the ride sharing culture and the rise of the gig economy as a whole. see my friends despite the ease and technological convenience all these ride absolutely absent dating apps bring us we cannot forget the real world dangers that can come from porting our safety in the hands of strangers so how can we balance our safety with our need for fingertip convenience let us find out by
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watching the whole house. was. a good way to. get the playing field with this with us. as we get to the bottom. of the day like you that i got. with thanks to. the. critics are. well going to watch from the heart so i am very robust and i'm tabitha wallace this week marks the twentieth anniversary of the columbine school shooting i want many mark the anniversary with psalms remembrance and mourning for the twelve students killed on the fateful spring day in one thousand nine hundred nine one eighteen year old woman sold pas from florida sent us law enforcement into a frenzy of reports surfaced on tuesday that are a.

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