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Maddow warns of Donald Trump causing massive gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia outbreak

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The host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” warned of the Trump administration causing a widespread outbreak of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

“But here’s a story that just broke this afternoon that I think is likely to have pretty profound consequences all over the country. And one of the reasons we know that — or at least we have reason to suspect that — is because we’ve already seen a few little case studies about how exactly this is going to go wrong, because there are a few states that sort of beat the rest of the country to the punchline on this one,” Maddow explained.

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“Here is a deeply, deeply, unhappy press release that was set out by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in January 2017,” she explained.

“New Hampshire is experiencing an outbreak of gonorrhea,” the headline read.

“So like, if you work for state government in New Hampshire, that’s not like a red-letter day. That’s not a banner day. Right. The day you have to send out the press release about the state experiencing a horrific outbreak of gonorrhea,” she noted.

“Turns out the gonorrhea press release was good practice,” she said. “Within five-month, New Hampshire had to put out another press release with the same cherry tone, just a little a bit of difference in the details.”

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“New Hampshire is also experiencing an outbreak of syphilis,” the press release read.

“But as the state of New Hampshire has been coping with this difficult problem, with this spike in sexually transmitted diseases, there has been a major complication that is believed to have worsened this outbreak,” Maddow said.

“A decision by the Trump Administration to add new restrictions to federal funding for healthcare clinics that provide abortions, most notably Planned Parenthood, has taken a bite out of services,” Maddow noted. “One casualty of that funding crunch providers say, has been STD testing.”

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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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