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    US Senators are taking a stand against weapons shipments to Saudi Arabia. It’s the latest sign that the Kingdom’s brutal bombing campaign over Yemen is fraying relations in DC.

    President Obama has sold more arms to Saudi Arabia than any other president in US history. But some lawmakers are growing wary of the weapons shipments — particularly in light of alleged war crimes being carried out by the Saudi military in Yemen.

    Also, Charlotte is just the latest city on edge following the shooting death of another black man at the hands of police. But we take a look at a new effort launched this week to keep the police in check by requiring the community’s approval before certain surveillance technologies are deployed. We speak to the ACLU’s Chad Marlow on the initiative.

    And finally, it’s Friday, which means someone is going in our damn disgusting garbage candidates. We got seven nominees for you. Find out who gets punished for delivering the worst take of the week.

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