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The Last Word with Bill Moyers

I know a few people have been waiting for this, so here it is:

Check out new before & after nighttime satellite images of Puerto Rico


Millions of people in Puerto Rico remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new image taken by a US government satellite shows.

Outside the capital city San Juan, residents are still isolated without power or communications, which could take weeks to restore.

Clean water and medicine are also scarce, locals report.

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Source: BBC

China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.

China is North Korea's most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency.

The ban on textiles trade will hurt Pyongyang's income, while China's oil exports are the country's main source of petroleum products.

The tougher stance follows North Korea's latest nuclear test this month.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41370722

This is the first time I've seen China apply anything but verbal cautions to NK.

Now the ball is in our court, Dump needs a muzzle.

They're ba-a-ack! The Great British Bakeoff

I really miss Mary and Sue, it's just not the same on commercial TV.

Here's Episode 3. Episode 2 is also there but in craptacular format. I haven't found Episode 1 yet. Click on the top of the video to get to the You Tube page, as always.

Dictators and Despots: A Timewatch Guide

Still another brilliant not quite an hour from the BBC's Timewatch series, tracing dictators from Julius Caesar forward, what they all have in common, how they came to power, and what they did once they got there. It is sobering.

(apologies to anyone who has posted this before. I didn't see it and besides, it does bear another airing.)

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