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Track Palin tried to get the media out of his assault trial — the judge said no

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Last December, Track Palin, the son of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, attacked his dad, Todd Palin.

The younger Palin said that he was under the influence of alcohol and pills when the fight occurred.

As KTVA reports, an alternative court for veterans, has denied Palin’s request for a full ban on media coverage.

An Anchorage Veterans Court judge has agreed to ban cameras, but will not bar reporting from covering the proceedings.

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Palin and his attorney claimed that the potential media circus that might ensure would be a “distraction” to other vets.

Palin and his attorney Patrick Bergt filed a motion to “prohibit or limit” media access, but the judge did not agree that the media should be completely barred from covering the proceedings.

“Mr. Palin seeks to prohibit or limit the scope of the media’s access to his Veterans Court proceedings in the hopes that his case does not become a distraction to other veterans in the program,” he said, according to the law blog Law and Crime.


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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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