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Kentucky’s Republican governor just signed a bill allowing the Bible to be taught in public schools

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Kentucky’s Republican Governor on Tuesday signed a new bill into law that will allow public schools to teach the Bible as part of their Social Studies curriculum.

“The idea that we would not want this to be an option for people in school, that would be crazy,” WDRB reported Republican Governor Matt Bevin claimed at the bill signing. “I don’t know why every state would not embrace this, why we as a nation would not embrace this.”

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The ACLU of Kentucky vows to monitor the situation.

“You could be an atheist, and you would appreciate there’s a lot of wisdom in the Bible,” Governor Bevin suggested.

Last December, Governor Bevin officially proclaimed that 2017 is the “Year of the Bible” in Kentucky. Governor Bevin’s plan to respond to a violence epidemic Louisville’s troubled West End is roaming prayer groups.

“A Bible literacy bill that, on its face, may not appear to be unconstitutional, could in fact become unconstitutional in its implementation,” said the ACLU of Kentucky’s Kate Miller. “We want to make sure that teachers can teach and make sure that they don’t go in to preach.”

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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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