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Kellyanne Conway begins assault on reproductive rights: Women can get abortions ‘with absolutely no common sense’

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Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that women could expect an assault on their reproductive rights after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

On ABC’s This Week, ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Conway if Trump had kept his promise to undermine women’s abortion rights by appointing Kavanaugh to the court.

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“There are people in this country that are thrilled that it’s President Trump and not the person who lost the election last time [Hillary Clinton] putting these justices on the United States Supreme Court,” Conway opined.

“To be pro-choice in 2018 means that you are for sex-selection abortion, that you’re for late-term abortion, taxpayer funded abortion, abortion after you detect a heartbeat,” Conway said.

Karl interrupted: “The president promised he would appoint justices that would get Roe v. Wade overturned. Is that the expectation now? Has he fulfilled his promise? Are we now going to see — does the president now expect that we are going to see Roe v. Wade overturned?”

“It’s not a broken promise,” Conway insisted. “He’s nominating people — 26 to the U.S. Circuit courts and two to the United States Supreme Court — who are going to apply the law.”

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“People are going to look at state law and circuit law and they’re now going to look at issues like late term abortion,” the president’s counselor continued. “They are going to look at sex-selection abortion. They are certainly going to look at abortion after non-partisan scientists and doctors say a fetus can feel pain.”

Conway added: “This whole matter on the left of abortion anytime, anyone, anywhere, on demand, with absolutely no common sense applied to it whatsoever.”

She also charged that Planned Parenthood “gets a half a billion dollars a year in taxpayer funding, and then turns around and uses it to support Democrats.”

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Zuckerberg: new Facebook panel can overrule him

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Facebook said Tuesday it has finalized its charter for its "independent oversight board," giving the panel the authority to overrule chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on questions of appropriate content.

The new entity, based on Zuckerberg's call for a "supreme court" that would make difficult calls on what is suitable content for Facebook, is moving closer to reality with the charter released by the social network.

Zuckerberg said in a statement the independent panel would have the final say on these matters of what belongs on the social platform.

"If someone disagrees with a decision we've made, they can appeal to us first, and soon they will be able to further appeal to this independent board," he said.

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Human Rights Watch accuses Brazil’s Bolsonaro of giving a ‘green light’ to illegal loggers to destroy the Amazon

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Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro of giving a "green light" to illegal loggers to destroy the Amazon and failing to protect those defending the world's largest rain forest.

Bolsonaro, whose anti-environment rhetoric and policies have been widely blamed for a spike in fires and land clearing in the Amazon this year, has promised to open up the remote region to more development even as he faces growing international criticism.

Official figures show Amazon deforestation nearly doubled in the first eight months of this year, compared with the same period in 2018, to 6,404 square kilometers (2,472 square miles) -- more than twice the size of Luxembourg.

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So-called ‘limited’ nuclear war would actually be very bad and kill tens of millions, warns new report

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"We urgently need sensible action to reduce and eliminate nuclear risk."

Even a limited nuclear war would be catastrophic and kill millions, a new study finds, despite the belief of the Pentagon that the U.S. military could effectively and safely use nuclear weapons in a conflict.

The report, which Princeton University's Science and Global Security Lab presents in video form, affirms the position of anti-nuclear war activists that no use of nuclear weapons is sensible—or safe.

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