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Hillary Clinton is right about why she lost. But… – CNN

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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How Menendez trial could affect the Senate – Philly.com

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

WASHINGTON — The corruption trial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat, opens Wednesday in Newark. It will end in a high-stakes political scramble regardless of the courtroom outcome. Related Coverage Menendez seeks breaks in his trial for key votes in Congress Bribery trial for…

‘May God protect us all’: Puerto Rico and tiny islands in Irma’s path fear for the worst – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

In Puerto Rico, some residents are preparing to be without electricity for between four and six months. In St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, people are praying their roofs hold. Throughout these American territories and on other Caribbean islands in Hurricane Irma’s path, there was widespread fear Tuesday night and early Wednesday, even in the face of preemptive emergency declarations, that this ferocious and possibly historic Category 5 storm will bring with it a…

After 16 Futile Years, Congress Will Try Again to Legalize ‘Dreamers’ – New York Times

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Before there was Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, there was Mr. Durbin’s Dream. In 2007, a version of the measure won the support of a majority of senators but fell victim to a bipartisan filibuster that included eight Democrats. Three years later, the bill passed the House but again did not get through the Senate. And in 2013, language allowing dreamers to stay in this country and work…

Putin: North Korea crisis could be ‘impossible’ to solve – CNN

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says ‘fake news helping terrorists’ – BBC News

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Ms Suu Kyi has faced growing criticism over her response to the Rohingya crisis Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has claimed that the crisis in Rakhine state is being distorted by a “huge iceberg of misinformation”. In her first comments on the latest Rohingya crisis, she said tensions were being fanned by fake news promoting the interests of terrorists. Ms Suu Kyi…

Syria government behind sarin gas attack in April: UN probe – Channel NewsAsia

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

GENEVA: United Nations war crimes investigators on Wednesday (Sep 6) said they had evidence that Syrian government forces were behind the chemical attack that killed dozens of people in Khan Sheikhun in April. In the first UN report to officially blame Damascus, the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria said it had gathered an “extensive body of information” showing the Syrian airforce was behind the horrific sarin gas attack…

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 Hurricane, Heads for Puerto Rico – New York Times

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

With Harvey’s destruction still fresh on people’s minds, Florida hustled into action. Gov. Rick Scott activated the state National Guard to help with hurricane preparations and suspended tolls. The governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and spoke with President Trump, who offered “the full resources of the federal government,” Mr. Scott wrote on Twitter. Most of the latest projections have Irma slamming into the state by Sunday, although…

Trump Moves to End DACA and Calls on Congress to Act – New York Times

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Protests broke out in front of the White House and the Justice Department and in cities across the country soon after Mr. Sessions’s announcement. Democrats and some Republicans, business executives, college presidents and immigration activists condemned the move as a coldhearted and shortsighted effort that was unfair to the young immigrants and could harm the economy. Video What Trump Told Dreamers — Before He Ended DACA President Trump is winding…

What Hillary Clinton still doesn’t understand about Bernie Sanders – CNN

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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Red Sox stole signs electronically from Yankees, other teams – ESPN

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents’ signs and relay them to Boston players during games. The New York Yankees filed a formal complaint against the Red Sox on July 18, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney. Baseball’s investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park…

Robert E. Lee ‘descendant’ — and denouncer — quits NC pastor post over ‘hurtful’ reaction to VMAs speech – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Updated He was the great-great-great-great-nephew of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee, and he felt it was his moral duty to speak out against his ancestor, “an idol of white supremacy, racism and hate.” He said as much when he took the microphone near the end of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, when he introduced himself by a familiar-sounding name: Robert Lee IV. Lee’s speech at the VMAs on…

Trump administration announces end of immigration protection program for ‘dreamers’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that allows younger undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation, calling the program unconstitutional but offering a partial delay to give Congress a chance to address the issue. The decision, after weeks of intense deliberation between President Trump and his top advisers, represents a blow to hundreds of thousands of immigrants known as “dreamers”…

Florida officials begin ordering evacuations as Hurricane Irma intensifies to a Category 5 storm – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Authorities in Florida have begun bracing for the potential arrival of Hurricane Irma, a roiling storm that intensified into “an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane” as it churned toward the United States. Even as millions across Texas continue reeling from the impact of Hurricane Harvey, which battered that region with record-setting rain and was blamed for at least 60 deaths, Irma gathered strength in the Atlantic, prompting increasingly dire forecasts as well as hurried…

New Clinton book blasts Sanders for ‘lasting damage’ in 2016 race – CNN

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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Putin says Trump is not his bride and claims Americans don’t know the difference between Austria and Australia – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Putin criticized the US’s recent sanctions on Russian diplomatic facilities as boorish, and when asked if he was disappointed with Trump said that “he is not my bride.” Following is a transcript of the video.  The fact that Americans reduced the number of our diplomatic facilities — that’s their right. The only thing is that it was done in such a clearly boorish manner. That does not reflect well on our…

GOP weighs moving debt ceiling-Harvey aid this week – Politico

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

President Donald Trump will huddle Wednesday with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to discuss next steps. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP But the plan could provoke a backlash from the right. By BURGESS EVERETT and RACHAEL BADE 09/05/2017 01:54 PM EDT Updated 09/05/2017 02:13 PM EDT 2017-09-05T02:13-0400 Congressional Republican leaders could raise the debt ceiling as…

Hurricane Irma, Now a Category 5 Storm, Threatens Florida and the Caribbean – New York Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

“Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm, and Florida must be prepared,” Mr. Scott said in a statement. The last hurricane to hit Florida was Matthew last October, which brushed up along its east coast before making landfall in South Carolina as a Category 1 storm. Photo Grocery store shelves of water were empty in Puerto Rico as residents prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Irma in the next…

Trump could hand the fate of dreamers over to an extraordinarily dysfunctional Congress – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2017 If President Trump hands over the fate of 800,000 young adult undocumented immigrants to Congress, he’ll be asking a GOP-controlled institution that can’t agree on the most basic of conservative policies — like repealing Obamacare, or passing a budget, or raising the debt ceiling — to pass legislation that affirmatively protects illegal immigrants. In other…

Trump Is ‘Not My Bride,’ Putin Says – New York Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Photo President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, President Xi Jinping of China, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on Tuesday in Xiamen, China. Credit Pool photo by Mark Schiefelbein MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin seemed to be in top form during a news conference in China on Tuesday, answering a question about President Trump by saying the American leader is “not my bride, and I am not his…