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

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident 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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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:23:36 -0400

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

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident 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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Photos Show Destruction And Scramble For Survivors After Deadly Mexico Earthquake

Photos Show Destruction And Scramble For Survivors After Deadly Mexico EarthquakeA 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, less than two weeks after another powerful quake in the country killed at least 217 people.


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Maria: See the Destruction the Category 5 Hurricane Left in its Wake

Maria: See the Destruction the Category 5 Hurricane Left in its WakeHurricane Maria made landfall in the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm, leaving entire islands without power.


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

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reasonA 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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'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book

'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's bookThe 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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Suspect In Slayings Of 2 Black Men Reportedly Had Hitler Speech At Home

Suspect In Slayings Of 2 Black Men Reportedly Had Hitler Speech At HomeA Louisiana man accused of killing two black men in what may have been racially motivated attacks last week reportedly had a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech in his home.


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

Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 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, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. 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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GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting moveGeneral 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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'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target line

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target lineChip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves embroiled in scandal over their new Target line.


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All eyes on Murkowski, McCain as Obamacare repeal and replace returns

All eyes on Murkowski, McCain as Obamacare repeal and replace returnsWithout support from the GOP holdouts, it is difficult to see how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., can whip 50 votes for the new health care bill before Sept. 30, the deadline to use the reconciliation process that requires a simple majority to push through the legislation.


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Rosie O’Donnell Accuses Pregnant Daughter Chelsea of Trying to Profit off Ex Michelle Rounds’ Death

Rosie O’Donnell Accuses Pregnant Daughter Chelsea of Trying to Profit off Ex Michelle Rounds’ DeathHours after Rosie O’Donnell‘s daughter Chelsea Alliegro revealed she was pregnant and did not want a relationship with her mother, the former The View host took to Twitter to question her estranged child’s motivation


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

Man Shot Dead By Oklahoma City Cop Was Deaf (UPDATED)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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WATCH: Mexico City Earthquake Damage Captured In Drone Video

WATCH: Mexico City Earthquake Damage Captured In Drone VideoThe 7.1 magnitude quake left destruction in its wake after it hit Tuesday.


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

GOP Lawmaker In South Dakota Says 'We Can All Support' Running Over ProtestersA 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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Navy Hospital Staffers Removed After Sharing Disturbing Photos Of Newborns

Navy Hospital Staffers Removed After Sharing Disturbing Photos Of NewbornsTwo 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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Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament

Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliamentA man has reportedly set himself on fire on the grounds of New Zealand's parliament in Wellington, two days ahead of national elections, police said on Thursday. "Ambulance are with the man currently, who's reportedly in a critical condition," New Zealand police said in a statement, adding they have no immediate information on the man's identity. Police told a Reuters witness that the parliament grounds have been closed off.


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

Ryan Phillippe accused of brutally beating ex-girlfriend while 'drunk and high'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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Lawrence: Why Trump's UN Speech Worst, Most Dangerous in History

Lawrence: Why Trump's UN Speech Worst, Most Dangerous in HistoryDonald Trump says the U.S. could "totally destroy" North Korea. Lawrence O'Donnell revisits a speech by Amb. Adlai Stevenson in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis and argues Trump's speech is the worst ever delivered.


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Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?

Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?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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Neighbor Opens Fire As Father In Clown Mask Chases Child

Neighbor Opens Fire As Father In Clown Mask Chases ChildTwo Ohio men face charges after a father donned a clown mask and chased his 6-year-old daughter through the streets, prompting a concerned neighbor to start shooting.


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

The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow RepublicansThe co-sponsors of new Senate legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act are misleading America about the effects of their proposal.


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Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the Caribbean

Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the CaribbeanHurricane Maria has killed at least nine and has left Puerto Rico entirely without power


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

Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black PeopleMuslims 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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Shocked by a Taser: "Overwhelming." "Excruciating pain."

Shocked by a Taser: "Overwhelming." "Excruciating pain."When the Taser’s electrified darts struck him, Carl Bryan felt a shooting pain up his back that rattled his whole body, shaking his brain like a “peanut in a jar.” “If you were to shake that jar a hundred times as fast as you can and multiply that by a thousand,” he said. For Christa Keeton, getting shocked by Taser barbs felt like bees “crawling” through her skin. Eligio Torres Jr. likened the Taser’s electrical jolt to a “horrific electrical current just flowing through your body.” “You’re just shaking,” Torres said in court testimony.


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

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in valueHELSINKI (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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Is Trump about to repeat George W Bush's worst mistake? | Michael Fuchs

Is Trump about to repeat George W Bush's worst mistake? | Michael FuchsIn 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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Trump Efforts to Reopen Negotiations on Iran Nuclear Pact Fail

Trump Efforts to Reopen Negotiations on Iran Nuclear Pact FailThe president may be stuck for now with what he’s called “one the worst deals ever.”


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Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space Station

Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space StationVideo of Hurricane Maria taken Tuesday from aboard the International Space Station


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21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock PotPeople who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great.


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Virginia Republican Flip-Flops Almost Immediately On Opposing GOP Health Care Bill

Virginia Republican Flip-Flops Almost Immediately On Opposing GOP Health Care BillEd Gillespie, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, walked back comments opposing the congressional Republican health care bill mere minutes after he made them Tuesday night.


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Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been NextWhen she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."


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

Linked By Their Choice To Become Single Mothers, Two Women Share Their StoriesWelcome 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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U.S. incomes, poverty rate bounce back to pre-recession levels in 2016

U.S. incomes, poverty rate bounce back to pre-recession levels in 2016The U.S. poverty rate fell for the second straight year in 2016 while median income rose to an all-time high of $59,000 as the economy made up ground lost during the 2007-2009 recession, federal government data released on Tuesday showed. Median household income rose 3.2 percent from $57,200 a year earlier, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. "Real median household income has finally completed its nine-year slog of digging out of the ditch," IHS Markit Executive Director Chris Christopher said, with more gains expected in 2017 and 2018.


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Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monkBANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam.


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2 Best Marinades for Pork

2 Best Marinades for PorkSpice up pork chop night with these two exciting marinades: Vietnamese style and Spanish style.


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

Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawlRecep 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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RAF drone footage shows the moment a missile stops Isil carrying out a public execution

RAF drone footage shows the moment a missile stops Isil carrying out a public executionThe Ministry of Defence has released a video showing the moment an RAF Reaper drone carries out an air strike on Islamic State fighters before they manage to carry out a public execution. The footage shows two handcuffed prisoners being led from a van and placed in front of a large group of spectators in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held town of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria. The drone,manned by servicemen 2,000 miles away at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, then releases its single Hellfire missile. The drone strike Credit: Ministry of Defence The strike hits an Isil sniper on a nearby roof and the civilians and fighters scatter before the killing can be carried out.  Releasing the footage on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence explained that it could not  target the Isis militants on the ground directly because that would have also killed civilians.  The mission was overseen from a heavily fortified combined air operations centre (Caoc) at the al-Udeid air base in Qatar. At a glance | Reaper drones Air Commodore Johnny Stringer, commander of UK air operations in Iraq and Syria, said “The individual whom we engaged was a sniper in over-watch to shoot civilians who sought to move away from the execution, let alone to protect the planned execution itself. “That particular example for us very much brought it home because civilians had been herded in, forced literally at gunpoint, to go and watch this going on in their hundreds.” He revealed that the UK had taken out Britons in secret missions to stop specific attacks, adding: "By dint of their activity, by being members of Daesh (Isil) and frankly engaging the people we are here to protect, they (British citizens) become valid military targets and that's the way we look at it. The Reaper drone in 60 seconds 01:08 "These people know we can find them wherever they try to hide." The RAF killed British jihadists in a drone strike in Syria in 2015, the first targeted UK drone attack on its own nationals. The release came as Sir Michael Fallon, Defence Secretary, announced that drone pilots who bomb Isil fighters could be awarded military medals. Currently medals are awarded according to a consideration of rigour and risk, with risk defined as being physically exposed to danger. But Sir Michael Fallon said a rethink may be needed as the UK deploys more unmanned aircraft on operations such as those targeting Isil, otherwise known as Daesh, from the skies above Iraq and Syria as part of Operation Shader. Speaking on a visit to British troops in Iraq, he said: "The changing character of warfare provides new challenges - not just about how we fight but also how we recognise and support those who serve. "As fighting has evolved we have adapted, ensuring our troops have cutting-edge equipment including unmanned systems operated from outside the battlespace. Our recognition of service, the risks taken, and the long-term effects must therefore adapt too. "That is why we need to examine how to provide medallic recognition for those making a vital contribution to Op Shader outside the battlespace, from Reaper pilots taking life-and-death decisions to those who ensure our planes can strike Daesh targets." Sir Michael also announced the creation of an Operation Shader medal for those who have fought Isil, which he described as "the evil of our time". The Defence Secretary said: "It is only right that those who've performed above and beyond in this fight against the evil of our time get the recognition they deserve. This medal will do just that. "Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh, helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria. "They have conducted over 1,500 strikes against Daesh terrorist targets and helped train nearly 60,000 Iraqi Security Forces. "The campaign is not over but for those that have served we rightly honour the critical role they have played in helping keep us safe." Britain has provided more than 1,400 servicemen and women to the global coalition fighting Isil and there are currently around 600 soldiers on the ground in Iraq, mainly training local security forces.


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Target's New Home Line, Project 62, Is Way More Affordable Than You Think

Target's New Home Line, Project 62, Is Way More Affordable Than You ThinkRemember this moment, because you can’t go back to a time before you discovered Target’s new furniture and home line.


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

The U.S. Is Giving $32 Million To Assist Rohingya RefugeesThe 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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Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort HimHart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."


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Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Line Takes A Big Step Forward For Shade Inclusivity

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Line Takes A Big Step Forward For Shade InclusivityRihanna has the whole world scrambling to get its hands on one of Fenty Beauty’s 40 shades of foundation.


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U.S. cracks down on debt collection of private student loans

U.S. cracks down on debt collection of private student loans(This September 18 story corrects amount to $21.6 million from $26.1 million in first, 10th paragraphs) By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Monday ordered National College Student Loan Trusts and its debt collector, Transworld Systems Inc, to pay at least $21.6 million for attempting to collect on possibly non-existent or out-of-date loans. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged that the companies sued borrowers without being able to prove the debt was owed or pursued collection on loans that were too old to sue over, and relied on false and misleading legal documents. The CFPB said the trusts had filed at least 486 lawsuits on debt where the statute of limitations for collections had expired.


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The Latest: Kansas shooting suspect owed $400,000 in taxes

The Latest: Kansas shooting suspect owed $400,000 in taxesWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Department of Revenue employee in Wichita, Kansas (all times local):


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Queen Elizabeth II has a 'prickly' relationship with one of her heirs

Queen Elizabeth II has a 'prickly' relationship with one of her heirsQueen Elizabeth II has a "prickly" relationship with one of her heirs.


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Latino Democrats Arrested Protesting Trump On Immigration

Latino Democrats Arrested Protesting Trump On ImmigrationFour Latino Democratic politicians were arrested outside Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday while protesting the president’s actions on immigration and calling for legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.


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US calls for probe into Ethiopia ethnic clashes

US calls for probe into Ethiopia ethnic clashesThe United States on Tuesday urged Ethiopia to investigate deadly clashes between two of the country's major ethnic groups that have caused tens of thousands to flee. Fighting broke out in recent weeks along the border between the Oromia and Somali regions, which Oromia president Lemma Megersa said earlier this week led to "brutal killings" and the displacement of 50,000 people. Details of what started the fighting remain unclear, but the US embassy in the capital Addis Ababa said it had received "troubling reports of ethnic violence and the large-scale displacement of people".


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Royal Enfield Sets Up Shop In Harley-Davidson's Hometown

Royal Enfield Sets Up Shop In Harley-Davidson's HometownRoyal Enfield Sets Up Shop In Harley-Davidson's Hometown Last year, Royal Enfield Motorcycles hunkered down in Milwaukee with its first North American flagship dealership, and for the time being Harley isn’t losing any sleep over it. At least not yet, since


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last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:23:36 -0400

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

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident 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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last updated: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:16:13 -0400

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

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident 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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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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last updated: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:59:08 +0000

How A Startup Hopes To Treat The Rural Opioid Epidemic — At A Profit
Getting small towns to accept their presence is now one of Groups' biggest challenges. "I think what we battle now, in these small towns, is that they have to identify as addicts, and realize they have a problem."

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Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering."

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last updated: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:31:03 -0400

Generation Merkel 🇩🇪

These Young Voters Explain Why The German Chancellor Is On Course For A Fourth Term


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A Stunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild after Hurricane Maria
Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years and has caused an island-wide power outage

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday.

The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

Uprooted trees and widespread flooding blocked many highways and streets across the island, creating a maze that forced drivers to go against traffic and past police cars that used loudspeakers to warn people they must respect a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew imposed by the governor to ensure everyone’s safety.

“This is going to be a historic event for Puerto Rico,” said Abner Gomez, the island’s emergency management director.

Previously a Category 5 with 175 mph (281 kph) winds, Maria hit Puerto Rico as the third-strongest storm to make landfall in the U.S., based on its central pressure. It was even stronger than Hurricane Irma that storm roared into the Florida Keys earlier this month.

In the capital of San Juan, towering eucalyptus trees fell nearly every other block over a main road dotted with popular bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, some of which were damaged. Outside a nearby apartment building, 40-year-old tourism company operator Adrian Pacheco recounted how he spent eight hours in a stairwell huddled with 100 other residents when the hurricane ripped the storm shutters off his building and decimated three balconies.

“I think people didn’t expect the storm to reach the point that it did,” he said. “Since Irma never really happened, they thought Maria would be the same.”

Hurricane Irma sideswiped Puerto Rico on Sept. 6, leaving more than 1 million people without power but causing no deaths or widespread damage like it did on nearby islands. Maria, however, blew out windows at some hospitals and police stations, turned some streets into roaring rivers and destroyed hundreds of homes across Puerto Rico, including 80 percent of houses in a small fishing community near the San Juan Bay, which unleashed a storm surge of more than 4 feet.

“Months and months and months and months are going to pass before we can recover from this,” Felix Delgado, mayor of the northern coastal city of Catano, told The Associated Press.

The sound of chain saws began to fill the silence that spread across San Juan late Wednesday afternoon as firefighters began to remove trees and used small bulldozers to lift toppled concrete light posts. Some neighbors pitched in to help clear the smaller branches, including Shawn Zimmerman, a 27-year-old student from Lewistown, Pennsylvania who moved to Puerto Rico nearly two years ago.

“The storm didn’t bother me,” he said. “It’s the devastation. I get goosebumps. It’s going to take us a long time.”

Maria has caused at least 10 deaths across the Caribbean, including seven in the hard-hit island of Dominica and two in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe. Puerto Rico’s governor told CNN one man died after being hit by flying debris. No further details were available, and officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Maria weakened to a Category 2 storm later in the day but re-strengthened to Category 3 status early Thursday with winds of 115 mph (185 kph). It was centered about 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and moving northwest near 9 mph (15 kph).

The hurricane was still dumping rain overnight Wednesday in Puerto Rico, where crumbled red roof tiles lay scattered across many roads, and curious residents sidestepped and ducked under dozens of black power lines still swaying in heavy winds. But they posed no danger: Maria caused an island-wide power outage, with officials unable to say when electricity would return.

Puerto Rico’s electric grid was crumbling amid lack of maintenance and a dwindling staff even before the hurricanes knocked out power. Many now believe it will take weeks, if not months, to restore power.

Edwin Rosario, a 79-year-old retired government worker, said an economic crisis that has sparked an exodus of nearly half a million Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland will only make the island’s recovery harder.

“Only us old people are left,” he said as he scraped a street gutter in front of his house free of debris. “A lot of young people have already gone…If we don’t unite, we’re not going to bounce back.”

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