1. Alabama Gov. Signs Chemical Castration Bill into Law  Democracy Now!
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In Alabama, Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a bill mandating child sex offenders undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole. The law would apply to anyone found convicted of committing a sexual offense with a child under the age of 13. Six other states have similar laws for certain sex offenders. Medical experts and human rights groups have raised concerns about the practice. The Alabama American Civil Liberties Union says that chemical castration is unconstitutional as it violates due process and privacy laws. The executive director of the Alabama ACLU said of the new law, “They really misunderstand what sexual assault is about. Sexual assault isn’t about sexual gratification. It’s about power. It’s about control.”

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“With Sudan teetering on the brink of widespread violence, the Trump administration is preparing to bring an ex-diplomat out of retirement to help craft U.S. policy for a country that is fast unraveling. Scoop by @RobbieGramer @just1nlynch @ForeignPolicy https://t.co/ApBqvC8niW”

Lara Seligman on Twitter: "With Sudan teetering on the brink of widespread violence, the Trump administration is preparing to bring an ex-diplomat out of retirement to help craft U.S. policy for a country that is fast unraveling. Scoop by @RobbieGramer @just1nlynch @ForeignPolicy https://t.co/ApBqvC8niW"

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Paul Rieckhoff on Twitter: "Today with @AriMelber, I broke down Mayor Pete's foreign policy speech, the vets for Prez attacking Trump & what today in Washington means for 9/11 First Responders like me & thousands of others. Here’s the video. https://t.co/7qwizNO6hu via @msnbc @angryamericans #Renew911VCF⚡️"

“Evangelicals are the only ones getting what they want from Trump’s foreign policy. https://t.co/TQKMv3Z7Kn via @slate”

Franz-Stefan Gady on Twitter: "Evangelicals are the only ones getting what they want from Trump’s foreign policy. https://t.co/TQKMv3Z7Kn via @slate"

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