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  • Nation Weather Service Takes Active Role in Preparing for Disasters
    National_weather_service 2017-09-13 14:26:49 UTC
    COLLEGE PARK, Md.—“I woke up Friday night with a dream that it had missed the peninsula,” said Bill Lapenta, the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. We sat looking at a screen that showed Hurricane Irma’s long journey...
  • Medicare for All is New Litmus Test for Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
    Single_payer_medicare_for_all 2017-09-13 14:12:46 UTC
    Sarah Jones Medicare for All is becoming the new litmus test for Democratic presidential hopefuls.Cory Booker became the fifth Democratic senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All bill on Monday afternoon. It’s a shift for Booker,...
  • Residents Return to Irma-ravaged Florida Keys
    Irma_florida_keys 2017-09-13 13:57:10 UTC
    Andy Sullivan ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins. ...
  • Median U.S. Household Income Sets Record in 2016
    Us_census_bureau 2017-09-13 18:28:17 UTC
    SEPT. 12, 2017 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.8 percentage points. At the same time, the percentage of people w...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Refugees Are Not Welcomed
    U.s._supreme_court-_refugees_are_not_welcomed 2017-09-13 00:29:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world. The justices granted a request from the Trump administratio...
  • US job openings continue to rise amid a scarcity of qualified workers
    Us_job_openings_continue_to_tighten_amid_a_scarcity_of_qualified_workers 2017-09-12 20:29:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job openings rose to a record high in July, suggesting a slowdown in job growth in August was an aberration and that the labor market was strong before the recent disruptive hurricanes. The monthly Job Openings and L...
  • Mistrust in the US motivates Brazilians to research about North Korea
    Mistrust_in_the_us_motivates_brazilians_to_research_about_north_korea 2017-09-12 17:09:09 UTC
    The headlines that usually catch Brazilians' attention are various corruption scandals, acts of urban violence and football results. But at the moment there is one topic of unexpectedly high interest: North Korea. Since the most communist regim...
  • Trump's aggressive policy on Iran could complicate the US-led fight against ISIS
    Trump_aggressive_policy_on_iran_could_complicate_the_us-led_fight_against_isis 2017-09-12 05:39:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six curre...
  • Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
    Pope_francis-_refugee_camps_are_%22concentration%22_camps 2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...
  • DACA Decision by Trump Could Cost Republicans the House: Bannon
    Steve_bannon 2017-09-11 16:52:59 UTC
    Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview that aired Sunday that President Donald Trump’s decision to punt to Congress on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could risk the Republican majority in t...
  • Senator McCain: 'Every life has to end one way or another'
    Senator_mccain-_'every_life_has_to_end_one_way_or_another' 2017-09-11 16:41:17 UTC
    Sen. John McCain opened up about his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, adding it to the list of other near-fatal encounters he's faced. “I’m facing a challenge," the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I’ve faced oth...
  • Focus is on Search and Rescue, Restoring Power after Irma
    Irma_search_and_rescue 2017-09-11 15:52:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials were focused on Monday on search and rescue operations and restoring power to millions of people after Hurricane Irma tore across the Florida Keys before moving north up the state with high winds and heavy ...
  • Irma Knocks Out Power to Nearly 6 Million
    Hurricane_irma_power_outages 2017-09-11 15:28:39 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm weakened as it crept up the state’s west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities. Irma hit Florida on ...
  • Deadly Irma batters Florida with high winds
    Hurricane_irma_rips_through_cuba-_florida_braces 2017-09-10 19:43:38 UTC
    FORT MYERS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it pounded southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 2 million homes and...
  • Japan's Jet Fighters Conducted Drills with U.S. Aircraft over East China Sea
    Japan_fighter_b-1b_bombers 2017-09-09 17:41:30 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese F-15 fighter jets on Saturday conducted an air exercise with U.S. B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea, Japan’s Air Self Defense Force (ASDF) said. The joint drill comes as South Korea braces for a possi...
  • France, Japan, US Discuss Increased Presure on North Korea
    North_korea_nuclear_bomb 2017-09-09 18:42:50 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president’s office said. The th...
  • U.S. Backed Forces and Syrian Army Advance on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor
    Forces_advance_is_deir_al-zor 2017-09-09 17:13:02 UTC
    John Davison, Rodi Said BEIRUT/AL SHADADI, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still hol...
  • Trump Review Opens Possibility of Mini-Nuke Weapon
    Davycrockettbomb 2017-09-09 16:51:24 UTC
    Bryan Bender (Politico) The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but cou...
  • Equifax Hack Exposes Data of Up to 143 Million Customers
    Equifax_data_breach 2017-09-08 17:21:16 UTC
    By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) - Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of ...
  • Trump Anger puts Gary Cohn's White House Tenure in Doubt
    Gary_cohn_doubt 2017-09-08 16:58:11 UTC
    Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jeff Mason BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly fraying relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long Cohn will stay in his job, say two...
  • Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
    Bernie_sanders 2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
    Gabriel DeBenedetti Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say. But ...
  • Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'
    Trump_hurricane_irma 2017-09-08 15:46:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations. “This is a storm of ...
  • North Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
    Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...
  • Ryan and Mnuchin See U.S Tax Overhaul by End of Year
    Ryan_press_briefing 2017-09-07 17:05:19 UTC
    Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan voiced confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a...
  • Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
    Warren_medicare_for_all 2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
    Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her c...