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News. Views. Hughes -May 02, 2019 (17:00 ET)

Expect oil prices to skyrocket

The US first sanctioned Iranian oil six months ago but granted waivers to Iran’s eight biggest customers, including China, India and Turkey. The Trump administration allowed these waivers to expire on Thursday, a move aimed at reducing Iran’s oil exports to zero. The US is now seeking new oil sources to mitigate effects on gasoline prices at the pump, even as harsh sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have already caused the price of oil to climb by 30 percent. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca reports for News.Views.Hughes.

EPA denies Roundup cancer-connection  

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared the glyphosate-based chemical weed killer Roundup to be safe and not carcinogenic despite two active court rulings linking Roundup to cancer and thousands of lawsuits against AG Bayer, who own and produce Roundup. RT America’s Dan Cohen joins News.Views.Hughes with the details. 

Facebook of the Dead
By 2070, Facebook could have more “dead profiles” than profiles of living people. If Facebook continues to grow at its current rate, the site could have almost 5 billion dead users by 2100. What are the implications of Facebook becoming a massive digital graveyard? RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports. Then Lionel of Lionel Media joins Scottie Nell Hughes to share his insights.