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Trump Praises Philippines’ Duterte, Human Rights Take Backseat

U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, virtually ignoring discussion of Duterte’s human rights record in carrying out thousands of extrajudicial killings in his war against drug suspects. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said human rights “briefly came up in the context of the Philippines’ fight against illegal drugs” as…

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