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Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

He said the island’s immediate priority was to rescue people who were trapped and provide medical care to the injured. “I am honestly not preoccupied with physical damage at this time, because it is devastating … indeed, mind boggling,” Mr. Skerrit said. He said that he expected the island’s airports and seaports to be inoperable for a few days. And he asked “friendly nations and organizations” to provide a helicopter…

The Health 202: Moderates would have to swallow deep Medicaid cuts for GOP health-care push to succeed – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

THE PROGNOSIS Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is mustering some strong support among his fellow Republicans for his health-care bill. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) If you’re a conservative Republican who believes in empowering states instead of the federal government, voting for the latest Obamacare overhaul bill absolutely makes sense. But if you’re a moderate Republican who has fretted all along about cutting health-care benefits, it absolutely doesn’t. Just like the health-care bill the Senate rejected in July, the plan that…

Donald Trump still has no evidence that his wiretapping claim was right – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role – Reuters

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military, drawing a cool international response. She made the remarks in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Aug. 25 led to a military…

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Maria churns toward Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(This article, originally published at noon Monday, was last updated at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday with the latest information from the National Hurricane Center advisories.) The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with “potentially catastrophic” winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts….

The Daily 202: Mueller tightening the screws on Manafort – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: Could there be tapes after all? Two stories that popped overnight suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller is aggressively pursuing Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Trump’s campaign. — CNN reports that “U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election”: “The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when…

Dominica PM: Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ island – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Paul Manafort was wiretapped by feds, CBS News confirms – CBS News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped under a foreign intelligence warrant in connection with U.S. concerns that he was communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the American election, a former U.S. official familiar with the intelligence confirms to CBS News’ Andres Triay. The warrants were issued before Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to take over the investigation from the FBI. According to CNN, which…

How Obamacare repeal came back with a fury – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Trump to hail Iranian people as a threat to regime’s status quo – Politico

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

While President Donald Trump has a penchant for going off-script in his speeches, the Iran remarks in particular were carefully considered, according to an official. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images By NAHAL TOOSI 09/18/2017 09:00 PM EDT NEW YORK — President Donald Trump will give special attention to the Iranian people during his speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly — signaling that he sees them as not only separate…

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season – Reuters

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(Reuters) – Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever by a specialty retailer and casts doubt over the future of its about 1,600 stores and 64,000 employees. It comes just…

Hurricane Maria hits Dominica with Category 5 punch – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Obamacare Repeal, Thought Dead in July, May Be Revived in Senate – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“I think the odds have improved,” said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, a member of the Republican leadership. “I just told Bill Cassidy he’s kind of the grave robber. This thing was six feet under, and I think he’s revived it.” It is still too early for Republican leaders to celebrate. Mr. McCain said he would pay attention to the views of his governor, but he also insisted that…

Trump to lay out vision of US role in the world, focusing on ‘outcomes, not ideology’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday will present a vision of U.S. engagement with the world in a maiden address to the United Nations that aides said will be consistent with the nation’s “values and traditions” but will not focus on advancing democracy abroad. This dichotomy of a U.S. leader pledging to shape global conditions to ensure America’s prosperity and security without explicitly promoting its way of life is…

Call about suspicious man was made by Georgia Tech student killed by police, investigators say – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The call that led Georgia Tech campus police to respond to a man reportedly wielding a knife was made by the student who was later shot and killed by officers,  police investigators said Monday night. That student, Scout Schultz, left three suicide notes behind in a dormitory room, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The developments added further layers of complexity to the death of Schultz, a 21-year-old who led…

Intensifying Hurricane Maria is a severe threat to the Caribbean and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast – Washington Post

Monday, September 18, 2017

(This article, originally published at noon, was updated with the latest information from the 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center advisories at 5:25 p.m.) The wicked 2017 hurricane season is set to deliver its next two punishing blows from Hurricanes Maria and Jose. In both the Caribbean and along the Atlantic coast of the Northeast United States, conditions are set to deteriorate rapidly through Wednesday as these storms arrive. Of the…

Could Congress repeal Obamacare in the next two weeks? – Washington Post

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s a possibility that before this month is through, Congress could repeal most of Obamacare. But don’t confuse possible with likely. A proposal picking up steam right now among Republican senators has just as many — if not more — hurdles to get over as did all the other failed attempts to repeal Obamacare this year. Here’s what you need to know about the renewed attempt to repeal Obamacare and what must…

Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election – CNN

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Bank of Canada watching stronger C$, all meetings ‘live’: Lane – Reuters

Monday, September 18, 2017

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada will pay close attention to how the economy responds to both higher interest rates and a stronger Canadian dollar, and remains data-dependent as it looks ahead to further decisions on interest rates, a top official said on Monday. Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane reiterated the bank’s previous message that growth is becoming more broadly based and self-sustaining, while emphasizing that…