Very Bad Men: Trump, the Saudi Crown Prince, Sexual Assaulters, and Robert Mugabe

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The unconscionable genocidal destruction of Yemen is continuing unabated. This week on Intercepted: Sen. Chris Murphy blasts the U.S. government for its support of Saudi Arabia and lays out his fight to end the carnage in Yemen. Jeremy tears apart Thomas Friedman’s gross love letter to the Saudi Crown Prince and talks about the bi-partisan war against journalism from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump. As more women come forward to name their sexual assaulters and harassers, Intercept editor in chief Betsy Reed and Buzzfeed’s Katie Baker analyze this unprecedented moment. Robert Mugabe was removed in a military coup, but his successor is a brutal thug from the same party. We get analysis from Harare, Zimbabwe about why the U.S. and Britain supported Mugabe’s repressive regime, who is in control now, and what the future holds in this mineral rich country. Comedian Joe Pera performs a dramatic reenactment of a secret Snowden document about a summer intern at the National Security Agency who experiences culture shock. And Donald Trump stars in the exciting finale of ‘Merican Beauty.

Transcript coming soon.

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Victoria becomes first state to legalise assisted dying as parliament passes bill

Lower house MPs vote in favour of bill that will allow people who are terminally ill and in intolerable pain to end their lives

Voluntary assisted dying will be legal in Victoria from 2019, after a landmark bill successfully passed through state parliament.

The government-led, amended bill passed the Legislative Assembly after more than 100 hours of debate across both houses, including several overnight sittings.

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