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Tensions Rising: Iran, Contempt of Congress, Magic Mushrooms

Tensions Rising: Iran, Contempt of Congress, Magic Mushrooms

Skimm This - May 7, 2019 - 12:57

The Trump admin has announced they’re sending a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Persian Gulf - saying Iran has threatened US troops in the Middle East. It’s been nearly a year since the US pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Treaty -- and the beef keeps getting bigger. So where does it go from here? Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee has “contempt” on the brain after Attorney General Bill Barr skipped their congressional hearing. We’ll explain why that’ll be a whole process. Also on today’s episode: Denver’s deciding how to feel about magic mushrooms and California’s basking with sharks.

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