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In December, The New York Times estimated 1,052 "excess deaths" occurred after Maria. When the lawsuit was initially filed, 1,744 Puerto Rican adults and children were in the program, an attorney involved in the suit said. "The tenacity and resilience of the pastoral leadership and their church membership are wonderful", Sena said. Trump's comments were reminiscent of former President George W.
  • Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

    Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

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    It's also the latest sign that Cohen is broke. A dispute soon broke out between Cohen and Trump over who would pay the former fixer's mounting legal bills. Over the past year and a half, Trump has broached the idea of firing Sessions several times , CNN quoted informed sources as saying. Trump's fury with Sessions - which began its low-burn when Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department's probe into Russian election meddling, eventually leading to the appointment of Special ...
  • Some kids killed in Chicago fire were there for sleepover

    Some kids killed in Chicago fire were there for sleepover

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    According to the Chicago Tribune , Cobos was a caretaker of Giovanni, Gialanni, and Alanni. Grandmother Ramonita Reyes said she didn't know what to say in the wake of such a loss. The first floor was vacant. The Chicago Fire Department was dispatched to the fire around 4 a.m. Those who were killed and injured were all transported to the hospital from the same residence.
  • Iran goes to UN’s highest court over US sanctions

    Iran goes to UN’s highest court over US sanctions

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    Speaking on August 27 at the start of four days of hearings, a lawyer representing Iran , Mohsen Mohebi, told the court in The Hague that the USA sanctions violate terms of the 1955 treaty signed by the United States and Iran. He said Iran's lawsuit was "an attempt to interfere with the sovereign rights of the United States to take lawful actions, including re-imposition of sanctions, which are necessary to protect our national security".
  • Statement from Senator John McCain

    Statement from Senator John McCain

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    McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in a private ceremony on Sunday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak. Instead, Trump expressed condolences to his family. That's because Team Trump made a decision to repeat those words verbatim using a typographic template superimposed over a photo not of the late senator, but of one Donald J.
  • Burmese military chiefs must face genocide charges, says UN

    Burmese military chiefs must face genocide charges, says UN

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    It extended culpability for the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine state to Myanmar's civilian government, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi . The fact-finders dismissed the government and security forces' claims that the operation was a legitimate response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on police outposts on August 25.
  • Prime suspect in murder of Dutch boy Nicky Verstappen is arrested

    Prime suspect in murder of Dutch boy Nicky Verstappen is arrested

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    Nicky Verstappen, who disappeared from a campsite in 1998. As time ran out to catch the suspect, police earlier this year appealed to more than 20,000 men to donate DNA samples in a bid to close in on the perpetrator. When his family reported him as missing in April, Dutch and French police searched his cabin in France's mountainous eastern Vosges region, where he owns a chalet.
  • News Mollie Tibbetts Cause of Death Revealed

    News Mollie Tibbetts Cause of Death Revealed

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    Investigators say that Rivera came to the country from Mexico illegally several years ago when he was in the late teens. President Trump stood on the front lawn of the White House and denounced the slaying of the 20-year-old Iowa college student.
  • Scott Morrison: New Australian PM pledges to wipe slate clean

    Scott Morrison: New Australian PM pledges to wipe slate clean

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    It was the seventh prime minister in 11 years in a remarkable revolving door at Canberra's parliament house. New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday he had spoken with President Donald Trump and been congratulated by the US leader, who got off to a famously rocky start with former premier Malcolm Turnbull .
  • Netanyahu hopes United States will recognize Israel's claim on Golan Heights

    Netanyahu hopes United States will recognize Israel's claim on Golan Heights

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    However, in describing USA objectives in Syria, Bolton said nothing about the Geneva talks. Putin " told us that his interest and Iran's were not exactly the same", Bolton told Reuters the day before, while he was still in Israel . Bolton said that contrary to reports that have suggested Moscow has agreed to distance Iranian forces some 40 to 80 kilometers from Israel's border, recent talks between the United States and Russian Federation on the matter concerned "the complete return ...
  • Pak Asks US To

    Pak Asks US To "Immediately Correct" Statement On Imran Khan-Pompeo Call

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    It was decided that the Prime Minister would use the official aircraft only for domestic tours and not for foreign visits. "And I say this with full confidence", Qureshi said at a press conference in the capital, Islamabad . The US Secretary of State felicitated Imran Khan on his success in the general election and formation of government in Pakistan. U.S. President Donald Trump has suspended all military assistance to Pakistan for not doing enough to prevent terrorist attacks on U.S.
  • Malcolm Turnbull replaced by Scott Morrison as new Australian Prime Minsister

    Malcolm Turnbull replaced by Scott Morrison as new Australian Prime Minsister

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    Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang congratulated Morrison on his new role and said Beijing would work with him to develop China-Australia ties "along the right track". "This will be a good thing for politics across the board, because the Liberal Party needs time for reflection and regeneration", said Chris Wallace, a research fellow at the Australian National University.
  • Facebook says political influence campaign tied to Iranian state media

    Facebook says political influence campaign tied to Iranian state media

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    Twitter's efforts have resulted in the suspension of 284 accounts, for "co-ordinating manipulation", many of them from Iran . The Russian embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going.
  • Cohen called state tax officials soon after subpoena

    Cohen called state tax officials soon after subpoena

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    Fox News released excerpts of an interview conducted with Trump on Wednesday in which the president said he knew of the payments made by Cohen "later on" but did not elaborate. Democrats who have grown giddy about taking the House should consider what a campaign to bring down a president, who is supported by a huge swath of the nation and has fighting allies in the press, would be like.
  • Donald Trump abruptly cancels Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea

    Donald Trump abruptly cancels Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea

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    Trump tweeted that he does not believe China is helping with the effort to reign in North Korea because of Washington's escalating trade war with Beijing. Negotiations have all but deadlocked since the June summit in Singapore. "No longer - sleep well tonight!" In addition, recent statements from North Korean officials have ruled out any new concessions until it sees a reciprocal gesture from the U.S.
  • Over 175 ex-US spy officials join Brennan clearance outcry

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    Mr Trump told reporters on Friday that he "never respected" Mr Brennan and that he has "had a tremendous response" for revoking his security clearance. The president's action against Brennan has drawn a strong rebuke from former officials across the intelligence community, including a statement from 15 former high-ranking intelligence officials, another statement from over 60 former CIA officers, and yet another statement from a group of 175 former national security officials.
  • Metro Vancouver air quality advisory continues this week

    Metro Vancouver air quality advisory continues this week

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    Over the last week, all three Prairie provinces have been under special air quality statements for high smoke concentrations. The National Weather Service has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. "Local smoke levels may vary based on wind direction and fire characteristics but, until a significant change in the provincial weather pattern occurs, widespread air quality improvements are not expected".
  • Papadopoulos faces jail over lies to Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Papadopoulos faces jail over lies to Federal Bureau of Investigation

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    Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October 2017 of one count of lying to FBI agents working for Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The only defendant to be sentenced is lawyer Alex van der Zwaan, who pleaded guilty to making false statements about his conversations with a former Trump campaign official.
  • CNN accused of intimidating Paul Manafort jury

    CNN accused of intimidating Paul Manafort jury

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    Mr Manafort managed Mr Trump's campaign for several months in 2016 - and he was in charge when Mr Trump cinched the Republican party's nomination. The remarks came as a Virginia jury entered its second day of deliberations in Manafort's bank and financial fraud trial, during which prosecutors hammered the former Trump campaign chairman's " lies ".
  • Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

    Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

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    National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the structure had sustained damage in earlier earthquakes . "People started to scream and cry". The epicenter was in a remote area near Delamar Mountain Road, north of Big Bear Lake. The economic toll of the quake - including its impact to buildings, infrastructure and productivity - has been estimated to be at least 5 trillion rupiah ($348 million).
  • Pope Francis Expresses 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Pennsylvania Abuse Allegations

    Pope Francis Expresses 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Pennsylvania Abuse Allegations

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    In a long statement that broke the Vatican's silence over a damning US grand jury report that has shaken the American Church, spokesman Greg Burke said the Holy See was taking the report "with great seriousness". The report, released Tuesday, not only detailed horrific stories of abuse - but unveiled a systematic coverup by church leaders, "like a playbook for concealing the truth".
  • Trump Says He'll Yank Bruce Ohr's Security Clearance 'Very Quickly'

    Trump Says He'll Yank Bruce Ohr's Security Clearance 'Very Quickly'

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    If anything, I'm giving them a bigger voice", Trump said. Trump has indicated he also was considering revoking security clearances for other critics, including Clapper and Hayden, former national security adviser Susan E. "I didn't mean that he committed treason, but it was a term that I used, 'nothing short of treasonous , '" Brennan said in the interview . Ohr had a role in the investigation into Russia's attacks on the 2016 USA elections, which Trump has called a 'rigged witch hunt, ' ...
  • Omarosa may have as many as 200 White House recordings

    Omarosa may have as many as 200 White House recordings

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    The call excerpts aired on MSNBC also show Lara Trump cautioning Omarosa that it appeared "there are some things you've got in your back pocket to pull out" and seeking reassurance that she would be a team player. Manigault Newman has released other secretly recorded tapes , including one of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in December. Patton, a former Trump family event planner who was appointed as the federal agency's regional head for NY and New Jersey past year.
  • Paul Manafort is a 'good person' and his trial is 'very sad'

    Paul Manafort is a 'good person' and his trial is 'very sad'

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    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns when explaining why he doesn't intend to make jurors' names public at the end of the trial. Manafort's trial in federal court in Alexandria is the first stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 15-month-old investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S.
  • Australian senator calls for 'final solution to nation's immigration problem'

    Australian senator calls for 'final solution to nation's immigration problem'

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    In a powerful stance on Wednesday, Shorten and Turnbull shook hands across the table, as they agreed that it was important to call out racism. "His speech was absolutely magnificent and it's everything that this country should be doing". Only time will tell if this speech will be as monumental. Senator Anning says the words were taken out of context. "We are a multi-racial society and I have always advocated you do not have to be white to be Australian", she said.