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Another reminder that the US is supporting another ongoing war in Yemen that has created a massive humanitarian crisis.
"Civilians continue to pay the highest price after 3 years of war in #Yemen, thousands of them have been killed, injured or maimed. Civilian casualties remain unacceptable," MSF says after latest deadly Yemen strike.
LATEST: An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus in a market in northern Yemen, killing at least 43 people, including children, and wounding as many as 63, Yemen's rebel-run Health Ministry says. nbcnews.to/2M9YFb2
Video shows the bloodied children in Yemen -- the ones who survived the air strike, at least.
.@MattMcBradley is reporting the latest on the deadly Yemen school bus strike tonight on @NBCNightlyNews.
@MattMcBradley @NBCNightlyNews State Dept. reporters, including @APDiploWriter, demand to know how this could happen. And also note that such strikes on civilians happen a lot in Yemen, while the US still supports such efforts, intentional or not.

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Chairman Grassley cuts Sen. Durbin off to defend and protect Judge Kavanaugh.
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This comes out of a system where women were to be seen, not heard; where women were addressed by their husbands’ names; where husbands owned everything; where women couldn’t vote. The society was built around women being quiet at the pleasure of men who made the society’s rules.
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If you're there, get ready. If you know someone(s) there, tell them to get ready.
This is almost certainly going to be a major event this week, no matter where it goes.

This is shaping up to be another potentially catastrophic hurricane for the US, and now is the time to start preparing. It will be big and powerful storm as it slams into the US this week.
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President Bush was referencing the authority of John McCain to speak up against tyranny and torture around the world, which he often did, because he experienced 5+ years of confinement, where he was tortured with his freedom stripped away.
And what you get in a world where there are less and less voices of authority to shout down those who don't mind a little torture here and don't mind a little tyranny here, is a lot more aggregate torture and tyranny, over time, here and there and everywhere.
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