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‘Next thing I know I’m being body-slammed’: Guardian reporter describes ‘strange and mortifying’ assault by GOP candidate

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The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs on Wednesday was body-slammed by Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte after asking for a reaction to the new Congressional Budget Office “American Healthcare Act” score.

Jacobs called into MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” to explain the horrific incident that transpired, noting he received emergency care at the hospital and is “one-handed typing right now.”

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Jacobs said he approached Gainforte with his question, when the GOP candidate became agitated. “Next thing I know I’m being body-slammed,” Jacobs said, calling it the “strangest moment in my entire life reporting.”

Jacobs said Gainforte then threw him down, broke his glasses and was “on top of [him] wailing for a second.” The reporter called the incident “strange and mortifying.

“I don’t mind being blown off by politicians and I’m also terribly uncomfortable being part of a story,” Jacobs said.

“Now it seems it’s become a story,” he added.

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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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