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The View’s Joy Behar sounds chilling alarm: ‘Once you start calling people names — the murders can begin’

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“The View” co-host Joy Behar sounded the alarm on the increasingly dehumanizing rhetoric coming from President Donald Trump and his allies.

Behar warned Wednesday that tactic has historically preceded waves of state-sanctioned violence, as Trump and his apologists defend child detention centers for immigrants.

“It seems as though the rhetoric is getting worse, to me,” Behar said. “We have Ann Coulter — nobody takes her seriously any way — she says they are actors. We have Laura Ingraham saying this is summer camp. We have Corey Lewandowski (saying) ‘womp-womp’ on a Down syndrome child.”

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She then quoted the president’s tweet from Tuesday, blaming Democrats for the directive he ordered and could end.

“Now, the word ‘infest,’ I think, is a buzzword,” Behar said. “The Nazis used it against the Jews, they said vermin. In the Vietnam War, they were calling the North Vietnamese the gooks. This is a way to dehumanize human beings.”

“Once you start calling people names about that they’re insects, vermin, that they’re lower than humans — then the murders can begin,” she added. “I’m not saying that’s happening, I’m not saying that’s happening. I’m looking at history. I want people to notice the rhetoric.”

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Accused child molester Roy Moore defends Brett Kavanaugh: ‘I too was the object of false allegations’

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Accused child molester Roy Moore on Wednesday came to the defense of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

Moore's remarks came after The New York Times published accounts from a new book, which found that two of Kavanaugh's accusers were credible.

In a statement to the press, Moore defended Kavanaugh on Wednesday.

"I too was the subject of false allegations, but unlike Justice Kavanaugh and others who have suffered the ire of the left, I filed suit against my accusers and their conspirators," Moore said. "For over two years, I have not seen nor been able to question any of those who went on national television tol tell their false stories just 32 days before the election in December 2017, and ironically I have been sued for defamation for merely denying their false and malicious accusations."

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Trump says ‘many options’ on Iran response

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US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has "many options" in addition to military strikes against Iran and that details of newly announced sanctions will come within 48 hours.

Asked by reporters about a possible US attack on Iran, Trump said "there are many options. There's the ultimate option and there are options a lot less than that."

He explained that by "ultimate option" he meant "war."

Trump said that the specifics of sanctions he announced earlier would be made public "over the next 48 hours."

US ally Saudi Arabia says Iran was behind a missile or drone attack setting ablaze major oil facilities last weekend.

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Bermuda braces for Hurricane Humberto

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Residents of the tiny British archipelago of Bermuda battened down the hatches on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Humberto, a major category 3 storm packing fierce winds and punishing rain.

The Miami-based US National Hurricane Center put the center of the storm about 225 kilometers (140 miles) west of Bermuda at 1800 GMT, with maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour.

The core of the large storm was expected to pass to the northwest of Bermuda later in the day or overnight, dumping as much as 15 centimeters (six inches) of rain. A heightened storm surge is possible.

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