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Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:56:24 -0400

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Trump fires back after Clinton calls U.N. speech 'dangerous'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:18:12 -0400

(image) President Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Twitter after his former election opponent called his speech to the United Nations General Assembly “very dark” and “dangerous.”

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Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck Mexico

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:26:07 -0400

(image) People in neighborhoods across central Mexico watched as homes, businesses, and schools fell apart before their eyes during Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake.

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Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:01:03 -0400

(image) Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.

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Man Shot Dead By Oklahoma City Cop Was Deaf (UPDATED)

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:15:03 -0400

(image) An Oklahoma City police officer shot and killed a deaf man who was holding a metal pipe on Tuesday night, authorities said.

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Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:25:52 -0400

(image) When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

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10 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:05:49 -0400

(image) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:59:28 -0400

(image) By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.

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Aftermath photos of Mexico earthquake reveal devastating search conditions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:05:42 -0400

(image) A magnitude 7.1 earthquake brought central Mexico to its knees on Tuesday when it toppled buildings and left at least 226 dead -- and the photos emerging of the aftermath are devastating.

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Is California Prepared for the ‘Big One’?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:42:30 -0400

(image) Millions worry what a massive earthquake would do to the Golden State. Experts say a major quake along the San Andreas Fault in Southern California could kill 1,800 people, injure 53,000, destroy 1,500 buildings and damage 300,000 more.

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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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Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:20:47 -0400

(image) Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.

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Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:34:16 -0400

(image) Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.

Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:43:52 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.

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Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica: prime minister

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:47 -0400

(image) Hurricane Maria left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday. The toll from Dominica brings the overall number of confirmed deaths caused by Hurricane Maria to 18, including two in Guadeloupe and one in Puerto Rico. "So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people," Skerrit told a television network of Antigua and Barbuda, a neighboring country.

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Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:37:31 -0400

(image) President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White House.

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Illinois Father Strangled 2 Sons Before Setting House on Fire and Killing Himself While His Wife Slept

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:20:45 -0400

(image) An Illinois man strangled his two sons to death early Tuesday morning and then set his home on fire before killing himself while his wife slept, PEOPLE confirms

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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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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:03:12 -0400

(image) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.

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1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:45:00 -0400

(image) Archaeologists digging under a Maya palace in Guatemala say they have opened the tomb of a royal and found a jade mask and bones, both painted bright red. The tomb was unearthed at the site of El Perú-Waka' in the rainforest of northern Guatemala. A wealthy royal family once ruled Waka' and controlled what was a major trade route along the San Pedro River.

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Russia threatens to retaliate against US forces in Syria

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:57:00 -0400

(image) The country's defence ministry said Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting, had taken up positions on the eastern banks of the Euphrates alongside US special forces. The SDF had twice opened fire with mortars and artillery on Syrian troops who were working alongside Russian special forces, it claimed. Moscow also claimed that the SDF had diverted from the battle to take the northern city Raqqa to the province of Deir al-Zor, around 100 miles to the east, where Russian special forces are helping the Syrian army push out Isis militants.

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Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:42:41 -0400

(image) In Tiffany Trump's first few weeks at George Law, she's shared the campus with some of the president's most renowned critics -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

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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.

Starbucks Armed Robber Suspect Might Sue Customer Who Stopped Him

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:29:46 -0400

(image) After a failed robbery attempt, the suspect Ryan Flores is considering sueing the customer, who intervened at the time of the robbery and attacked Flores with a chair from behind.

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George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:35:00 -0400

(image) If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC.

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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:57:50 -0400

(image) In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.

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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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Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:19:08 -0400

(image) France's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region. "We need the 2015 accord," he said of the agreement. Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, while ministers from Iran the six world powers that signed the accord met to discuss it.

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Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawl

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:25:35 -0400

(image) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan listens to Donald Trump during a dinner at UN headquarters. After the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, claimed Donald Trump called to apologize for the US indictment of 15 Turkish security officials over a violent brawl with peaceful anti-Erdoğan protesters in Washington this year, the White House issued a denial.

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Belarus plays down Western fears of aggression stirred by joint war games with Russia

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:18:46 -0400

(image) By Andrei Makhovsky BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus (Reuters) - Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holding with Minsk for a possible occupation of Western neighbors. Russia has repeatedly said the exercises, code named "Zapad" or "West" which began on Sept. 14, are purely defensive in nature and do not target a third country or group of countries. NATO has voiced concern that Moscow could use the war games as a cover to station troops and equipment in Belarus.

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Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:53:59 -0400

(image) Muslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.

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Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:47:33 -0400

(image) On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with O’Donnell’s comments on Twitter.

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Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:42:15 -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 $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.

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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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GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:51:42 -0400

(image) General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.

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Tillerson says Iran is not meeting 'expectations' of nuclear deal

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:41:22 -0400

(image) Hassan Rouhani said Donald Trump’s speech was beneath the dignity of the UN. A rift between the Trump administration and Europe, over whether to stick to a nuclear agreement with Iran, deepened considerably on Wednesday after a meeting on the deal’s implementation at the United Nations in New York. The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, emerged from the meeting conceding that Iran was abiding by the letter of the 2015 deal, but he still insisted Tehran was not fulfilling the “expectations” of the agreement.

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Fearing far-right surge, Merkel urges Germans to vote on Sunday

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:09 -0400

(image) By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Fears that apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in an election on Sunday have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival to urge their backers to go out and vote. A GMS poll on Thursday said 34 percent were not planning to vote or were undecided, higher than the 29 percent who did not cast ballots in the last election in 2013. "My request to everyone is that they vote, and vote for those parties that adhere 100 percent to our constitution," Merkel told MDR radio on Thursday, pointing to the AfD.

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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. “Through this support, the United States will help provide emergency shelter, food security, nutritional assistance, health assistance, psychosocial support, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, social inclusion, non-food items, disaster and crisis risk reduction, restoring family links, and protection to over 400,000 displaced persons in Burma and in Bangladesh,” according to the press release.

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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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