• Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll
Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll

Puerto Rico's governor last month raised Maria's official death toll from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted. He said just six to 18 people had been reported dead when he visited two weeks after the October 2017 storm and suggested that ...

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  • Pocan says talk of Trump impeachment is 'moot conversation'
Pocan says talk of Trump impeachment is 'moot conversation'

There are sharp partisan splits on both questions, with about 8-in-10 Republicans calling it inappropriate for a White House official to act against the President, that drops to about half of independents and about a third of Democrats. "Passage is not automatic", he added. Even so, Republican lawmakers and strategists hope a new tax debate will ...

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  • Russia is peace-loving state : Vladimir Putin
Russia is peace-loving state : Vladimir Putin

On site, Mr Putin praised the "mastery" of the Russian army and its "ability to deal with potential threats". Addressing a gathering of the soldiers on Thursday, Putin said Russian Federation was a peaceful country ready for cooperation with any state interested in partnership, but it was a soldier's duty to be ready to defend his country and its...

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  • Treasury targets North Korean-run IT companies with financial sanctions
Treasury targets North Korean-run IT companies with financial sanctions

Haley said Russian interference "sets an unacceptable precedent that damages the sanctity of the United Nations independent panel reporting process". The U.N. North Korea, however, given no indication it is willing to give up its weapons unilaterally, as the Trump administration has demanded. The companies and their executives are accused of viol...

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  • Documents show FEMA funds are going to Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Documents show FEMA funds are going to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Washington Post joined the chorus, including publishing Merkley statement about the fake news. The agency that spearheads the federal response to natural disasters is down almost $10 million out of its $ 15 billion budget. While DHS spokespeople have claimed the FEMA money did not come from its disaster relief coffers, the documents sen...

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  • Syria’s Looming Idlib Offensive Is Stalled by Turkey
Syria’s Looming Idlib Offensive Is Stalled by Turkey

The White Helmets, a self-proclaimed civil defense group operating only in rebel-held areas, has been the main source for claims of Syrian government atrocities. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the meeting would take place in the Russian resort city of Sochi. The United Nations has warned this could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe in an a...

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  • Florence poses 'catastrophic' flood threat; at least 7 killed
Florence poses 'catastrophic' flood threat; at least 7 killed

At the Comfort Suites in Wilmington, hotel staff hiding out with news crews and storm refugees were left in the dark when the power went out. "The same places have seen all of this water, and the same places will see more water", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said Saturday morning.

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  • Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad

Governors in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have issued mandatory evacuations and lane reversals . The storm is more than likely to develop into a tropical depression and bring several inches of rain to the Houston area. In Charleston, South Carolina , streets were quiet with schools and many offices and businesses closed. Atl...

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  • West Virginia Bishop Resigns, Pope Orders Probe of Harassment Claims
West Virginia Bishop Resigns, Pope Orders Probe of Harassment Claims

He strongly denied ever abusing anyone and the diocese said it had disproved the claims . Wuerl, who was bishop of Pittsburg for some 18 years, offered to resign almost three years ago when he turned 75 but Francis hasn't accepted it. The U.S. bishops specifically requested the Vatican to conduct an apostolic visitation into questions surrou...

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  • Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria
Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria

The George Washington University study Puerto Rico commissioned - after many months of public complaints that casualties from the storm had been under-counted - compared the total number of deaths in the months following Hurricane Maria with historical patterns and demographic trends.

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  • Hurricane Florence causes 'catastrophic' flooding after hitting United States coast
Hurricane Florence causes 'catastrophic' flooding after hitting United States coast

Still, she said, "I think we're going to stay put", noting her neighborhood's past success in avoiding power outages and flooding. After coming ashore in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane, Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon and trudged into SC as night came.

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  • Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas, threatening record rainfall, punishing winds
Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas, threatening record rainfall, punishing winds

About150 people were awaiting rescue in New Bern, N.C. early Friday morning, and multiple news outlets report some 60 people had to be evacuated from a motel in Jacksonville, N.C . The eye of the storm and its outer edges pushed a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripped apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting r...

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  • Tentative deal reached between Manafort and special counsel
Tentative deal reached between Manafort and special counsel

However, according to ABC News , it wasn't yet clear whether Manafort was accepting a bargain that would lighten the punishment in exchange for cooperation with the Robert Mueller probe or was entering a guilty plea to avoid a trial. Manafort came under scrutiny as part of Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, t...

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  • American jets intercept Russian aircraft near Alaska
American jets intercept Russian aircraft near Alaska

The most recent incident occurred on Tuesday, September 11 , 2018, and involved two Russian TU-95 bombers and their escort fighters, SU-35s. "The Russian aircraft remained in worldwide airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace", Wednesday's release said.

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  • US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence
US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

The storm has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, but still poses a significant risk to coastal communities due to flooding and severe storm surges . But it was clear that this was really about the water, not the wind. Atlantic Beach, located on the state's Outer Banks barrier islands, had received 30 inches (76 cm) of rain, the U.S.

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  • Britain closing in on Brexit deal with Brussels, says Raab
Britain closing in on Brexit deal with Brussels, says Raab

Many of the UK's mobile operators have said that they have no plans to bring back roaming charges after Brexit but did not make any firm promises that charges would never be re-introduced at some point in the future. Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could increase Britons' mobile phone roaming charges, upset data sharing and forc...

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  • Look Who’s
Look Who’s "Breaking" Now: Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Takes Plea Deal

He had other charges dropped but could still face 10 years in prison on the two charges in Washington . "This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 presidential campaign", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said of the Manafort news on Friday.

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  • 112 seats switch to support United Kingdom staying in EU
112 seats switch to support United Kingdom staying in EU

But it later rose as MPs within her party said they wanted May to stay in power despite disagreeing with her Brexit proposals. "If we come out of conference with her hoping to get Chequers through on the back of Labour votes, I think the European Union negotiators would probably understand that if that were done, the Tory party would suffer the...

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  • Rockfall at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos injures tourists
Rockfall at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos injures tourists

Lynette Bridges, 58, from Horndon-on-the Hill in Essex, said her tour boat had just pulled up to the popular Shipwreck Beach when an enormous sheet of stone crashed into the sea, capsizing boats and flooding the crowded beach. The force of the fall created a large wave, resulting in a couple of small vessels in the vicinity being overturned...

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  • One killed, several injured after multiple gas blasts destroy MA homes
One killed, several injured after multiple gas blasts destroy MA homes

As the sun rose Friday, residents looked over damaged homes that were either blasted by explosions or consumed by flames. An 18-year-old man died when a chimney fell on his auto , and another 10 people were injured in the fires and explosions, which affected the communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Thursday afternoon.

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  • US Seeks to Impose Cost for Election Meddling
US Seeks to Impose Cost for Election Meddling

Under the new order, titled "Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election", the intelligence community will have 45 days after each election to assess whether any foreign actors meddled. The order, however, will apply beyond just Russian Federation to other foreign entities that are seeking to influenc...

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  • Juncker indicates he won’t accept May’s Post-Brexit single market plan
Juncker indicates he won’t accept May’s Post-Brexit single market plan

And he'll poke global locations to present up their national vetoes in some areas of worldwide policy. The priorities set at the start of Jean-Claude Juncker's term as President of the European Commission have been fulfilled, Head of the European Commission's Representation in Bulgaria Ognian Zlatev told Focus Radio .

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  • Putin Proposes Peace Treaty With Japan Before Year's End
Putin Proposes Peace Treaty With Japan Before Year's End

The two also confirmed that Putin will travel to Japan on an official visit next year, Abe said. President Vladimir Putin suggested Wednesday that Russian Federation and Japan sign a peace treaty this year, ending World War II hostilities "without any preconditions" as a territorial dispute has led to decades of deadlock.

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  • Russian Federation knows real identity of men accused by United Kingdom over poisoning: Putin
Russian Federation knows real identity of men accused by United Kingdom over poisoning: Putin

Sergei Skripal, a Russian former spy, and his daughter Yulia were found unresponsive on a bench in Salisbury, about 90 miles southwest of London, on March 4 after they came into contact with the Soviet-developed nerve agent Novichok. Reacting to the prosecutors' statement, Russian envoy to UN Vasily Nebenzya joked that the nerve agent attack has so...

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  • New Democracy to vote against Hungary in European Parliament
New Democracy to vote against Hungary in European Parliament

The president of LR Laurent Wauquiez explained that Emmanuel Macron is the "symbol of the one who wants to everywhere spread of migrants in Europe" but the meps LR "voted" in Strasbourg, a provision "that is to install the migrants in the whole of Europe", has detailed the leader of the RN.

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