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Saturday November 16th, 2019 morning edition

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Bolivian security forces opened fire on Indigenous protesters Friday in the city of Cochabamba in response to demonstrations against the right-wing regime that forced democratically-elected President Evo Morales to resign on Sunday.

"This is what a dictatorship looks like," said attorney and activist Eva Golinger in a tweet sharing images of police forces opening fire on protesters.

As Common Dreams reported, a mass demonstration movement against the unelected government of interim acting President Jeanine Añez spread across the country Friday.

The protesters in Cochabamba were majority Indigenous, according to reports.

#Bolivie On signale que la police a utilisé des gaz lacrymogène contre les producteurs agricoles protestant à #Sacaba (#Cochabamba).

a annoncé que des groupes armés subversifs avaient été identifiés#Bolivia #EvoMorales — Rebecca Rambar (@RebeccaRambar) November 15, 2019.

"Footage emerging from Cochabamba, Bolivia shows the aftermath of a massacre of indigenous protesters carried out by coup soldiers and police," tweeted filmmaker Dan Cohen. »

Trump associate Roger Stone found guilty of lies that protected Trump

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"So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come.

During the trial, prosecutors revealed several phone calls between Trump and Stone, including a July 2016 conversation in which, Gates testified, Trump and Stone spoke about the planned release of hacked Democratic emails.

Bannon, another high-profile witness, testified that he and the Trump campaign viewed Stone as an "access point" to WikiLeaks. »

Yovanovitch gets standing ovation at the end of 5-hour hearing

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Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, received a standing ovation on Friday at the conclusion of her more than five hours of testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

Republicans and Democrats alike had praised Yovanovitch's distinguished service as a diplomat during the inquiry, although President Trump's allies had additionally sought to paint the hearing as part of their opponents' "Watergate fantasies.".

After the hearing, people could be heard shouting "Masha," Yovanovitch's nickname among her friends. »

'Joker' becomes first R-rated movie to gross $1 billion worldwide

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook

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The World Mercury Project, which ran the most ads of any single source, is an organization closely aligned with the anti-vaccine group Children's Health Defense.

Both are spearheaded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer turned prolific peddler of dangerous anti-vaccine misinformation.

Anti-vaccine ads also had fewer sponsors—27 unique buyers of 145 anti-vaccine ads compared with 83 unique buyers of 163 pro-vaccine ads. »