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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:31:24 -0400

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Trump warns U.S. may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:11:13 -0400

(image) Condemning the “depraved” North Korean regime, the president mocked Kim Jong Un, saying: “’Rocket Man’ is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime." Trump’s stark message came in a speech in which he also sharply criticized China, mildly rebuked Russia, condemned Venezuela’s government, and suggested he might scrap the Iran nuclear deal.



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Millions Threatened by Hurricane Maria

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:15:20 -0400

(image) Bill Karins, NBC News meteorologist, talks with Rachel Maddow about the intense strength of Hurricane Maria and the threat it poses to millions of people in Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands.



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Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:30:42 -0400

(image) A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.



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Buildings sway, collapse as powerful earthquake hits Mexico City

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:34:03 -0400

(image) A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City. Stunning videos posted on Twitter showed buildings swaying and in some cases collapsing, as people poured into the streets.



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DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:54:25 -0400

(image) Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Tuesday that the recent string of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and now Maria — shines a light on the climate crisis and should come as a wake-up call for President Donald Trump and the world.



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Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and Irma

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:22:46 -0400

(image) Sir Richard Branson has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Group founder, who is currently in New York to push for greater action on climate change at the UN General Assembly, said that he feared Hurricane Maria would add to the "catastrophic damage" the islands had suffered earlier this month. #BVI needs the world’s attention now – helping local communities with Hurricane #Maria prep, survival & recovery https://t.co/uB3B1lj1tnpic.twitter.com/dh5NPf5kRs— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 18, 2017 Hurricane Maria was following a similar path to Irma, and strengthened to a category five storm on Monday night. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com The US National Hurricane Centre declared it had upgraded the hurricane to its highest category after recording 160mph winds and issued warnings for islands including the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. UK International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, said the Government is under no illusion about the possible impact of Maria and said they are taking steps to prepare communities. Damage on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com Sir Richard's private Necker island, which is part of the British Virgin islands, was devastated earlier in September by Hurricane Irma. Writing on his Virgin blog on Monday, the British billionaire said that his team "are doing everything we can to help people on the ground to prepare, and aid efforts are continuing". Damage on Necker Island, British Virgin Islands Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "These hurricanes are causing unimaginable destruction; in the BVI infrastructure has collapsed, but we are working hard with some incredible partners, from the Royal Marines to aid agencies, the Puerto Rican authorities to the local BVIslanders, to help get the islands back on their feet," he wrote. "My thoughts are turning to working with others to help create a long-term Marshall Plan for the BVI, and for the Caribbean to be reconstructed and rejuvenated with clean energy and new jobs. However, as they prepare for another hurricane, the BVI’s people need the world's attention now." Sir Richard has launched the BVI Community Support Appeal to raise funds for those affected by the hurricanes. Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean, in pictures  



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That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake News

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:41:58 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, likes to make noise about the liberal media’s coverage of climate change, often dismissing it as “fake news.”



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Trump Tells United Nations: ‘I Will Always Put America First’

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:12:52 -0400

(image) President Trump tells member states at the United Nations they should put their countries first as well, but says the United States “can no longer be taken advantage of” with international deals.



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New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:03:57 -0400

(image) In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that racial problems run deep here.



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Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family Searched

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:15:28 -0400

(image) A missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.



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The U.S. Is Giving $32 Million To Assist Rohingya Refugees

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:20:22 -0400

(image) The United States will dispense about $32 million in humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya ethnic minority facing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the State Department said Wednesday.



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Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:01:20 -0400

(image) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.



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'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:36:29 -0400

(image) The former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.



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Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:28:08 -0400

(image) Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote.





Navy Hospital Staffers Removed After Sharing Disturbing Photos Of Newborns

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:46:59 -0400

(image) Two staffers at a Florida Navy hospital face disciplinary action after disturbing videos and photos surfaced showing them forcing a newborn to dance and referring to babies as “mini Satans.”



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Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:23:56 -0400

(image) By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel by 12:19 p.m. EDT (1619 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 91 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $50.39. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.



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Mexico earthquake: Barack Obama sends a 'big hug for everyone' in Mexico City after devastating quake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:10:00 -0400

(image) Barack Obama has tweeted to say he wants to send a "big hug for everyone" affected by the devastating earthquake which struck Mexico. Twenty-two bodies were pulled from rubble at a school in Mexico City. President Enrique Pena Nieto visited the school and said in comments broadcast online by Financiero TV that 30 children and eight adults were still missing.



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Political Commentator Scottie Nell Hughes Sues Fox News After Alleged Rape

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:26:39 -0400

(image) Conservative analyst Scottie Nell Hughes is suing Fox News for allegedly retaliating against her after she came forward with allegations that she’d been raped by network anchor Charles Payne.



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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:59:01 -0400

(image) President Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.



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Czech zoo burns horns it sawed off rhinos after French attack

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:49 -0400

(image) A Czech zoo on Tuesday burnt 33 kilos (72 pounds) of rare rhino horns, including some it sawed off its own animals in the wake of a brutal attack on a French zoo. Poachers broke into the Thoiry zoo near Paris in March and killed a critically endangered white rhino, hacking off its horns and putting zoos across the world on high alert. The brazen attack prompted a zoo in the central Czech Republic city of Dvur Kralove nad Labem to remove and burn the horns from its herd.



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Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $200K in unpaid taxes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:29:07 -0400

(image) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $200,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.



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The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow Republicans

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:01:19 -0400

(image) Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) tell about their legislation during speeches and news conferences is a straightforward, seemingly innocuous one ― that they are simply transferring money and authority away from the federal government. To their colleagues in the Senate, Graham and Cassidy make a different, more nuanced pitch. With key Republicans nervous about what the bill would mean for coverage of their constituents, Graham and Cassidy are promising the vast majority of Republican states would end up with more money, not less, if the proposal becomes law.



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Ryan Phillippe accused of brutally beating ex-girlfriend while 'drunk and high'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:03:19 -0400

(image) Ryan Phillippe is facing serious domestic abuse and drug allegations from his ex-girlfriend, who is going after the actor in a bombshell new lawsuit.



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Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:06:07 -0400

(image) Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbors could lead to global conflict. Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said in Ankara next Monday's vote posed a major risk and Turkey would take "every step" needed to thwart any similar steps in its mainly Kurdish southeast. Iraqi Kurdish authorities have defied growing international pressure to call off the vote, which Iraq's neighbors fear will fuel unrest among their own Kurdish populations.



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Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:00:23 -0400

(image) If your personal information is among the 143 million credit files compromised in the Equifax cyberattack, you might be wondering if you have any recourse against the company. As it turns out, yo...



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Hillary Clinton: Media got 'played' by the Russians

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:48:21 -0400

(image) Hillary Clinton, promoting her new book, "What Happened," criticized the press's role in the 2016 election and said the media got “played” by the Russians by promoting the WikiLeaks dumps.



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The Most Popular White Paint Colors

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:00:00 -0400

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GOP Lawmaker In South Dakota Says 'We Can All Support' Running Over Protesters

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:59:24 -0400

(image) A Republican lawmaker in South Dakota is coming under fire for posting a violent cartoon meme showing a car slamming into people along with the phrase “ALL LIVES SPLATTER.”



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Linked By Their Choice To Become Single Mothers, Two Women Share Their Stories

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:07:24 -0400

(image) Welcome to ”The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places.



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Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:09:49 -0400

(image) HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, has hit a milestone value of $1 trillion, beating all expectations since its creation over 20 years ago.



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Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Uses Racist Terms In Campaign Speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:12:35 -0400

(image) In a speech recorded on camera, the former chief justice of the state's highest court mentioned the terms “reds and yellows” — racial slurs that likely referred to Native Americans and Asian Americans



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U.S. home sales hit 12-month low, Harvey weighs on Houston

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:42:00 -0400

(image) By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a persistent shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers. The third straightly monthly decline in sales reported by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday came on the heels of data on Tuesday showing a drop in homebuilding activity in August. The reports suggest housing will probably weigh on economic growth again in the third quarter.



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Is Trump about to repeat George W Bush's worst mistake? | Michael Fuchs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:15 -0400

(image) In 2002, Bush used his UN speech to argue for action against Iraq. Let’s hope Trump’s first UN speech isn’t the opening salvo in a preventable war with Iran ‘Why would North Korea deal with Trump if he doesn’t live up to US commitments?’ Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters



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When The Media Treat White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:42 -0400

(image) Editor’s note: We’re republishing this story, which first ran in August 2014, in light of a New York Post headline earlier this week that described a white murder suspect as a “clean-cut American kid.”



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9 Cast Iron Skillets To Buy Right Now

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:28:04 -0400

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Building 'Breaks' Into Your Diet Could Help You Lose More Weight

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:27 -0400

(image) Building frequent “breaks” into your diet could help you lose more weight and keep it off for longer than attempting to cut calories, uninterrupted, for months on end, according to new weight-loss research from the University of Tasmania in Australia.



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Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:08:12 -0400

(image) BEIRUT (AP) — Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders.



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McCain urges end to 100-hour work weeks in Navy after collisions

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:58 -0400

(image) U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top Navy leaders struggled to explain a series of fatal naval collisions in the past few months. Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office government watchdog said that a reduction in crew sizes was contributing to safety risks, with some sailors working over 100 hours a week. "I think I know what 100 hours a week does to people over time and that has been standard procedure for a long time," McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said.



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Donald Trump's First UN Address Gets Mixed Reviews From Political Leaders

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:36:05 -0400

(image) President Donald Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday prompted a mix of praise and condemnation from U.S. politicians and world leaders.



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A Credit Freeze Won't Help With All Equifax Breach Threats

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:27:47 -0400

(image) If you’ve placed a security freeze on your credit reports at Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, and Innovis, that will help prevent fraudsters from opening new credit accounts in your name. But a fre...



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