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Ex-Chicago cop arrested on drug charges after 15 years on the run

A 15-year international manhunt for a former Chicago police sergeant facing federal drug conspiracy charges ended Tuesday after the man was arrested in Detroit.
Author: Paulina Dedaj
Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:39 am

Amid Protests, St. Louis Mayor Walks a Political Tightrope

Mayor Lyda Krewson promised to curb violence and heal racial divisions. Then a former police officer was acquitted of murder.
Author: MITCH SMITH
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:53 pm

Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Puerto Rico Suffers a Direct Hit With Worries of Floods

The storm smashed into the island, cutting electricity and phone lines, sending thousands of people into shelters and raising the prospect of deadly floods.
Author: THE NEW YORK TIMES
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:52 pm

Police: Girl, 11, gets STD after she was kidnapped

A 21-year-old man is charged with child kidnapping, statutory sodomy and statutory rape of the girl who tested positive for chlamydia.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:15 pm

'Fight Church' pastor pleads not guilty to forcible touching

Paul Burress is charged with four counts of forcible touching after he allegedly grouped three women, who went to his church, at his New York home.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:11 pm

5th grade teacher on leave after giving KKK role play assignment

Fifth grade students in South carolina were given an assignment where they were asked to imagine what it would be like being a member of the KKK during the Civil War.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:05 pm

Firefighters give water to thirsty deer that survived Hurricane Irma

A crew from the Delray Beach Fire Department was checking out some damaged structures on Monday. When they bumped into an exhausted Key Deer!
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:40 pm

Puerto Rico Braces for ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Hit by Hurricane Maria

A glancing hit by Hurricane Irma left 70 percent of households without power and 34 percent without water. Now Hurricane Maria is on a path to hit the vulnerable island directly.
Author: LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ and FRANCES ROBLES
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:39 pm

Puerto Rican astronaut affected by 2 hurricanes

The International Space Station's Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, has been affected by two hurricanes - even in orbit. (Sept. 20)
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:37 pm

San Francisco Chefs Serve Up a Message About Climate Change

Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint, who started Mission Street Food, have new ideas for the Perennial, their restaurant that promotes sustainability.
Author: TEJAL RAO
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:34 pm

‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.
Author: JULIE TURKEWITZ
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:32 pm

Right and Left React to Trump’s Speech at the U.N.

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss President Trump’s bellicose address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
Author: ANNA DUBENKO
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:13 pm

Hurricane broke weather service radars on the island

Thousands of Puerto Ricans heeded the calls of government officials and have taken refuge in shelters as the Caribbean island braces for Hurricane Maria's direct hit early Wednesday.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:10 pm

Hospital employee calls newborns 'mini Satans' on social media

In a recent Snapchat post a nurse allegedly said “How I currently feel about these mini Satans”
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:29 pm

Florida sinkhole swallows home as couple lay in bed

The couple's wedding rings were among valuables lost in the crater.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:09 pm

White House denies Trump apologized to Turkish president over bodyguard brawl

The White House denies that President Donald Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to apologize for the violent incident that unfolded outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington in mid-May when Erdogan's bodyguards and supporters attacked peaceful protesters. 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:06 pm

'Goodbye Christopher Robin' stars reveal childhood memories of Pooh

Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald and Will Tilston - the stars of new A. A. Milne biopic "Goodbye Christopher Robin" - talk about their knowledge of "Winnie the Pooh." (Sept. 20)
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:00 pm

ACLU sues Michigan over religious exemptions for adoptions

Groups say the state's religious exemption law allows adoption agencies to discriminate against prospective LGBT parents.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:45 pm

Mississippi teacher fired after racist Facebook post. She says she was hacked

The second grade teacher's was dismissed after an investigation.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:37 pm

Why taking an afternoon nap is good for your health

Taking naps is beneficial to alertness and-well being.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:18 pm

The Wall: Explore 2,000 miles between U.S., Mexico

An examination of the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border reveals the consequences of President Trump's border wall plan.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:12 pm

Video captures quake as it hits Mexico City

Video has emerged of people huddled together on the 38th floor of a building in Mexico City with ceiling lights swinging from side to side, as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on Tuesday. (Sept. 20)
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:54 pm

Ninth death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C

A ninth victim has died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning, after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:54 pm

News Analysis: Trump Offers a Selective View of Sovereignty in U.N. Speech

The president declared that nations should respect each other’s sovereignty. But he threatened to act aggressively against some nations, like North Korea and Iran.
Author: MARK LANDLER
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:40 pm

Navy hospital employees removed after photo shows staffer giving newborn the finger

"How I currently feel about these mini Satans," the Snapchat post said.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:37 pm

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico as category 4

One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico made landfall on Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. (Sept. 20)
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:30 pm

'Mad Pooper' runner won't stop defecating on family's sidewalk - The Mercury News


The Mercury News

'Mad Pooper' runner won't stop defecating on family's sidewalk
The Mercury News
Her children were the first to catch the runner mid-poop, with her pants around her ankles, Cathy Budde said. Immediately, they ran to get their mother. “They are like, 'There's a lady taking a poop!' So I come outside, and I'm like . . . 'are you ...
Police seek 'mad pooper' woman jogger who's defecating shamelessly on people's front lawnsFox News
Runner accused of pooping on sidewalks, yards in Colorado SpringsKXAN.com
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:22 pm

They survived Irma only to find themselves in Maria's path

Jessica Mangiaracina and Bob Perkins barely survived Hurricane Irma with their two children, and their nightmare isn't over yet.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:22 pm

Tom Price's private-jet travel raises eyebrows - MSNBC


MSNBC

Tom Price's private-jet travel raises eyebrows
MSNBC
In September 2009, Tom Price, at the time a far-right congressional Republican, appeared on CNBC and railed against government use of private jets. Now, in September 2017, Politico has a report on that same Tom Price, the current Secretary of Health ...
Tom Price Used Private Planes For Trump Admin Business & Cost Taxpayers A Small Fortune — REPORTBustle
HHS Secretary Tom Price has flown a private jet for work trips 5 times in the last week aloneThe Week Magazine
Price's private-jet travel breaks precedentPolitico
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:20 pm

California politics updates: State to sue Trump administration over border wall plan - Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

California politics updates: State to sue Trump administration over border wall plan
Los Angeles Times
This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California will sue the Trump administration over its plan to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lawmakers in Sacramento ...
California sues to block Trump's border wallPolitico
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Becerra plans new lawsuit against Trump over border wallSacramento Bee
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:04 pm

California Today: California Today: Amid Housing Pain, Most Californians Have Weighed a Move

Wednesday: A housing crisis that spans the state, a potentially fatal blow to the delta tunnels project, and a look back at Emperor Norton.
Author: MIKE McPHATE
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:57 pm

German World War I submarine found intact with 23 bodies inside

What a find off the coast of Belgium: a submarine used by Germany during World War 1 discovered essentially intact!
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:51 pm

A good night's sleep makes us happier than a 50% pay raise

A good night's sleep is better than a 50% pay raise, according to new research.
      
 
 
Author:
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:49 pm

GOP State Lawmaker Shares Meme Encouraging Cars To Hit Protesters - TPM


TPM

GOP State Lawmaker Shares Meme Encouraging Cars To Hit Protesters
TPM
A Republican state legislator in South Dakota apologized Tuesday after sharing a meme on Facebook that appeared to encourage people to hit protestors with vehicles. Under the headline “All Lives Splatter,” the cartoon showed a car apparently hitting ...
Rep. DiSanto slammed for Facebook post about protestersRapid City Journal
South Dakota Lawmaker Apologizes for Facebook PostU.S. News & World Report
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:45 pm

After Hurricane Irma, single Florida mom makes 'sexy' sign to help get power back

A Florida woman recovering from organ transplants came up with a bright idea to fix her power problem in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma: a “hot single female” sign in her yard.
Author:
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:30 pm

Hurricane Maria's path: Track the storm here

Maria strengthened to a Category 5 storm, the National Hurricane Center said late Monday.
Author:
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:16 pm

Ahead of Hurricane Maria, NASCAR-employed airline evacuates US Virgin Islands

Christopher Allen, a NASCAR shop mechanic for General Motors Sports, originally wanted to ship supplies to the U.S. Virgin Islands, left wrecked by Hurricane Irma earlier this month.
Author: Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:15 pm

Guam governor pleased with Trump's tough talk on North Korea

During speech to the United Nations, the president said the U.S. would 'totally destroy' North Korea if it attacked the U.S. or its allies.
      
 
 
Author:
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:07 pm

The Health 202: Everything you need to know about who stands where on Graham-Cassidy - Washington Post


Washington Post

The Health 202: Everything you need to know about who stands where on Graham-Cassidy
Washington Post
THE PROGNOSIS. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) speaks to the media on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Republicans are fixated on the latest version of their Obamacare overhaul legislation. But in their haste to secure approval, they've not exactly won over ...
Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law RepealNew York Times
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:06 pm

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as Category 4 storm

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm after slamming smaller Caribbean islands along the way.
Author: Travis Fedschun
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:57 am

Ferocious winds lash at CNN reporter in Puerto Rico

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh gets battered by winds while Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico with 155 mph winds.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:44 am

ShowBiz Minute: DiCaprio, Rhimes, Paul

Leonardo DiCaprio slams U.S. administration over climate change; Shonda Rhimes says it's "embarrassing" to praise this year's diverse Emmy awards; "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul and wife are expecting their first child. (Sept. 20)
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:40 am

Trump blames Clintons for nuclear North Korea - Politico


Politico

Trump blames Clintons for nuclear North Korea
Politico
President Donald Trump on Wednesday cast blame for the nuclear-armed North Korea that his administration faces on the Clinton family, blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton for failing to disarm the regime ...
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:36 am

Checkups urged for babies but dentists are wary

Allen Barron scrunches up his tiny face and wails as his mother gently tips him backward onto the lap of Jean Calvo, a pediatric dental resident at the University of California-San Francisco.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:34 am

The most common pre-existing medical conditions

By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could therefore have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.
Author:
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:29 am

Paul Manafort Is in Legal Jeopardy - National Review


National Review

Paul Manafort Is in Legal Jeopardy
National Review
We already knew that Paul Manafort was in a heap of trouble. It was almost two months ago — July 26, to be precise — that his Virginia residence was raided by the FBI in the predawn hours. As I said at the time, prosecutors do not obtain warrants to ...
It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to meThe Hill
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:28 am

'People were screaming': 'La Voz' reporter describes powerful Mexico City earthquake

Trees swayed. Cars crashed. People ran from their houses, some wearing only towels, when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:28 am

Hurricane was strongest to hit island in 85 years

Hurricane Maria became the strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 85 years when it barreled ashore Wednesday morning as a Category 4.
Author:
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:24 am

Delivery driver returns fire after armed robbery attempt

Driver was shot in the back but was able to shoot alleged suspect in leg after being approached by two women and two men while making a delivery in Atlanta.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:18 am

Hurricane Maria: What to expect from the storm

As powerful Hurricane Maria churns on, here's a look at how each hurricane category corresponds to wind strength, according to The Saffir-Simpson scale.
      
 
 
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:13 am

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency.

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency. “We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” the letter stated. Some of the individuals who signed the letter include Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA; John D. Negroponte, first director of national intelligence; and Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state. – NYT

You can read the full letter here, as well as Donald Trump’s officialresponse.

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