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Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble as Death Toll Passes 200 – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

At one site, Santiago Borden, 10, was straining to help, carrying a heavy jug of water over his shoulder. Eventually he gave up and passed the burden to his father. “You’re a kid so you can’t expect to do everything,” his father, Abraham Borden, a lawyer and local politician, said to comfort him. “I want to show solidarity,” Santiago said. His father replied: “Of course you do. You’re Mexican, after…

Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Puerto Rico Loses Power and Sets a Curfew – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Federal officials say they are prepared to help. President Trump said on Wednesday that he had “never seen” winds like the ones generated by Hurricane Maria as it made landfall in Puerto Rico. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “We have a big one going right now — I’ve never seen winds like this — in Puerto Rico,” he said as he entered a meeting in New York with King…

Read Barack Obama’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare – TIME

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thank you, Bill, for that introduction, but more importantly, thank you and Melinda for your tireless efforts towards making a better world. I’ve been reading about these Goalkeepers — you guys are pretty inspirational, and I am excited to be here with you. Whether it’s girls’ education, or global health, or climate change, you’re setting a standard for the sorts of innovation, persistence and activism that the world desperately needs…

Fed to Shrink Assets Next Month, Boost Rates by Year End – Bloomberg

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Federal Reserve moved to dismantle a pillar of crisis-era support for the world’s biggest economy and stuck with its forecast to raise interest rates again this year, saying hurricane damage won’t derail an otherwise healthy expansion. “Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have devastated many communities, inflicting severe hardship,” the Federal Open Market Committee said in its statement on Wednesday following a two-day meeting in Washington. “Storm-related disruptions and rebuilding…

Mueller casts broad net in requesting extensive records from Trump White House – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The special counsel investigating Russian election meddling has requested extensive records and email correspondence from the White House, covering everything from the president’s private discussions about firing his FBI director to his White House’s handling of a warning that President Trump’s then-national security adviser was under investigation, according to two people briefed on the requests. White House lawyers are now working to turn over internal documents that span 13 categories…

Mexico earthquake: A rush to save lives amid ‘new national emergency’ – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(CNN)Rescuers in hard hats and masks descended Wednesday on Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/09/20/school-collapse-mexico-city-earthquake-sje-lon-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_13’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920092912-mexico-school-collapse-earthquake-1-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920092912-mexico-school-collapse-earthquake-1-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920092912-mexico-school-collapse-earthquake-1-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920092912-mexico-school-collapse-earthquake-1-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920092912-mexico-school-collapse-earthquake-1-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920092912-mexico-school-collapse-earthquake-1-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920092912-mexico-school-collapse-earthquake-1-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo ===…

Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Puerto Rico Suffers a Direct Hit With Worries of Floods – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Federal officials say they are prepared to help President Trump said on Wednesday that he had “never seen” winds like the ones generated by Hurricane Maria as it made landfall in Puerto Rico. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “We have a big one going right now — I’ve never seen winds like this — in Puerto Rico,” he said as he entered a meeting in New York with King…

At UN, Global Leaders to Speak After Trump Takes Center Stage – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nations sign a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Photo President Michel Temer of Brazil was the first to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations on Wednesday. Credit Don Emmert/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Leaders and diplomats from dozens of countries signed a treaty at the United Nations on Wednesday that will outlaw nuclear weapons — a document that disarmament advocates described as a historic…

California suing Trump over border wall, escalating battle with White House – Fox News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The politics of California’s anti-Trump legislation Bills passed on immigration, tax returns and censuring; reaction and analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel California Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to announce Wednesday that the state will sue the Trump administration over one of President Trump’s paramount campaign promises—the border wall.  Becerra’s lawsuit, expected to target planned projects in San Diego and Imperial counties, marks the latest shot in…

Cassidy-Graham bill would cut funding to 34 states, new report shows – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The latest Senate Republican drive to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would sharply reduce federal spending on health insurance and cause 34 states to lose such funding, according to an analysis that details the checkerboard of winners and losers the plan would create. The analysis by Avalere Health, a Washington-based health policy consulting firm, forecasts that federal money devoted to Medicaid and private insurance subsidies would shrink by $215 billion…

Mexico had two major earthquakes this month. Here’s why – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico with force not seen in ‘modern history’ – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria roared ashore on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike the island in more than 80 years while panicked residents fled to high ground and huddled in shelters hoping to withstand powerhouse winds that have already left death and devastation across the Caribbean. “On the forecast track, [Maria] would be the most destructive hurricane in Puerto Rico history,” tweeted Eric Blake, a forecaster…

Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The latest Republican proposal for curtailing the Affordable Care Act was assembled with such haste that it may get a vote before a full cost estimate is finished. But it is not a new idea. At its core, the bill introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) would implement a decades-old conservative concept, capping the amount that taxpayers spend on Medicaid and giving states full…

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY — The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Mexico’s civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states. The official Twitter feed of agency head Luis Felipe Puente said early Wednesday that 117 people were confirmed dead in Mexico City, and…

Backlash throws last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort into doubt – Politico

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Republicans hoping to jam a last-minute Obamacare repeal plan through the Senate are confronting a rising tide of opposition as health care groups, patient advocates and even some red-state governors join forces against a bill they worry would upend the nation’s health care system. The wide-ranging backlash threw the GOP’s repeal push into fresh doubt on Tuesday, even as White House officials and Senate Republican leaders insist they are on…

With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the UN – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mr. Trump singled out North Korea, broadening his indictment of the Pyongyang government beyond its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its treatment of its own people and captured foreigners like the American college student who died shortly after being sent back to the United States. “No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” Mr. Trump said. “The United…

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Killing Over 100 – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks. By night, nearly 140 people had been reported killed across the country, including scores in the state of Morelos, close to the epicenter of the quake, and dozens here in the capital, Mexico City. But the figure was expected…

Maria gains power as storm closes in on Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(CNN)Puerto Rico, where more than 45,000 homes and businesses are still without power after Hurricane Irma, braced Tuesday night for an even more powerful blow as Maria headed directly for the US territory. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘weather/2017/09/19/hurricane-maria-from-space-nasa-orig-vstan.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_29’,adsection: ‘cnn.com_us_extreme_weather_inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl =…

GOP odds rise on ObamaCare repeal – The Hill

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are going all-in on a last-ditch effort to replace ObamaCare. Earlier this month, the GOP effort was all but dead as Republican leaders pivoted to tax reform. But the health-care legislation has picked up a significant amount of momentum over the past several days. “I’ve never felt better about where we’re at,” Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy…

Exclusive: Mueller team’s focus on Manafort spans 11 years – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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