• Juncker: No new member in European Union by 2019
Juncker: No new member in European Union by 2019

He said the negotiations so far showed "we are still some way off" the "immediate goal" of moving on to talks with Brussels on trade. Brexit itself, while depriving the union of the UK's economic power and diplomatic clout, will also, by removing a semi-detached member that always stood at a remove from the integrationist centre, make the uni...

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  • Qatar Crisis Escalates despite Trump's Attempt to Intervene
Qatar Crisis Escalates despite Trump's Attempt to Intervene

On Tuesday, Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad al-Muraikhi took the podium at the event in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to denounce what he called a "vicious media campaign" against his country "waged by rabid dogs backed by some regimes".

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  • Arkansas's uninsured rate has dropped by half since 2013
Arkansas's uninsured rate has dropped by half since 2013

That was the last full year in office for President Barack Obama, who won passage of the Affordable Care Act . In 2016, 12.5 percent of the state's residents did not have health insurance, compared to 13.3 in 2015. Census Bureau. This definitely is not a time to reverse direction by slashing funding for Medicaid and repealing key portions of the...

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  • After Hurricane Irma, violence over food strikes Caribbean islands
After Hurricane Irma, violence over food strikes Caribbean islands

French President Emmanuel Macron visited several French Caribbean territories that were greatly damaged by Irma. Macron said 11 people were killed in the French side of St. Many residents had left town before the storm hit and all foreigners were urged to evacuate. Communication to the numerous islands was lost in the storm, and damage assessm...

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  • USA oil 'rebounding quickly' after hurricanes as Opec cuts back
USA oil 'rebounding quickly' after hurricanes as Opec cuts back

According to the organisation, the supply was hampered by Hurricane Harvey in the USA, which caused refineries to shut. Gasoline stockpiles were down 8.4 million barrels for the week, while distillate stockpiles fell 3.2 million barrels, according to the EIA .

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  • Modi hosts dinner for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at iconic terrace hotel
Modi hosts dinner for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at iconic terrace hotel

PM Modi , Japanese PM Shinzo Abe & his wife Akie Abe at "Sidi Saiyyid Ni Jaali", the famous 16th century mosque in Ahmedabad . The Modi-Abe summit is particularly significant coming days after Japan openly backed India during its recent military stand-off with China at Doklam.

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  • FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: 1 dead, 3 injured; Suspect detained
FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: 1 dead, 3 injured; Suspect detained

Local reports say the victim was a student. Images shared on social media showed students at Freeman sheltering in place. The hospital said during a news conference that the three teenagers are in stable condition, and one will need surgery this afternoon.

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  • Hurricane Jose weakens to barely Category 1 status
Hurricane Jose weakens to barely Category 1 status

Hurricane Jose continues to lose strength and is now barely a Category 1 storm. Swells generated by Jose and Irma will continue to affect the U.S. East Coast, leading to unsafe rip current conditions this week. Jose is 450 miles north-northeast from Grand Turk Island and 645 miles north-northwest from San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to the 11 a....

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  • Trump to meet with moderate House lawmakers Wednesday
Trump to meet with moderate House lawmakers Wednesday

The president was apparently in a very good mood, with Toomey saying Trump took he and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., on a tour of the White House and Lincoln bedroom following the dinner. Heitkamp traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One last week when he spoke broadly about the tax plan in her home state of North Dakota. Conservatives are waiting anxi...

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  • Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Rights Pioneer And Southampton Resident, Dies At 88
Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Rights Pioneer And Southampton Resident, Dies At 88

Windsor. Windsor's wife Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed her passing to the New York Times on Tuesday. Edith Windsor , the woman who broke barriers when she sued the federal government to recognize her same-sex marriage, died on Tuesday at the age of 88.

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  • Ted Cruz liked porn on Twitter & everyone is losing it
Ted Cruz liked porn on Twitter & everyone is losing it

Coincidentally, Cruz has spent part of his political career fighting against the sex industry. That led to the video, featuring two women and a man, appearing on the senator's feed of liked tweets. It nearly makes you start to feel bad for poor Ted. Cruz, as quoted by CBS News . - jon hendren (@fart) September 12, 2017 Soon Ted Cruz will...

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  • Oil Rises As US Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes
Oil Rises As US Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes

West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 declined by 33 cents to $47.15. Gold is retreating as the safe-haven demand fades. Global benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 dropped by 35 cents to $53.49 per barrel from the previous close. Refineries are restarting in Texas. In a "dramatic situation" like a hurricane, there is going to be "a lot of volatility in th...

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  • Government abolishes public sector pay cap
Government abolishes public sector pay cap

Asked on Monday if the public sector pay cap was still in place, the prime minister's spokesman said the pay review process was continuing. It is thought this will be possible with an increase in Government spending. However, with other public sector workers having to wait longer for any increases, unions now meeting this week for their annual co...

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  • Ryan School fallout: MHRD missive to states
Ryan School fallout: MHRD missive to states

The boy's father, Barun Chandra Thakur, approached the Supreme Court , seeking a CBI probe into the murder . Ashok Kumar, a 42-year-old bus conductor, was arrested after publicly confessing to slitting the throat of seven-year-old Pradyumna Thakur at the Gurugram campus of the school, after he had tried to sexually abuse him inside the toilet...

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  • Japanese investment plans in NE may come up in Modi-Abe talks
Japanese investment plans in NE may come up in Modi-Abe talks

The Japanese leader's approval rating had dropped to 20 percent in July, and at least one former Japanese prime minister denounced him for the scandals, claiming Japan is "nearing ruin" because of Abe's control of the bureaucracy. According to sources, the Railways has planned to run two types of bullet trains on the basis of their speed. Read Al...

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  • Najib, Trump in talks at White House
Najib, Trump in talks at White House

Mr. Trump didn't mention the investigation during his public appearance with Mr. Najib. Mr Najib will witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Malaysia Airlines and Boeing Aircraft Corporation, speak at a dinner with the US-Asean Business Council and US Chamber of Commerce, and give the keynote speech at a forum at the Centre ...

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  • Australians to vote on legalising gay marriage in controversial ballot
Australians to vote on legalising gay marriage in controversial ballot

Copley and Eggins have been attending marriage equality rallies in the country for years, but now with millions of Australians about to vote their opinion on the issue, this past weekend's rally in Brisbane came with a greater sense of significance.

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  • 11-year-old boy, parents die in volcanic field in Italy
11-year-old boy, parents die in volcanic field in Italy

His mother, 42, and father, 45, tried to pull him to safety only for the base of the crater to collapse. An 11-year-old boy had wandered into a prohibited area and fell into a crater at Solfatara di Pozzuoli, one of 40 volcanoes in the Campi Flegrei area west of Naples, The Guardian reported , citing Italian press reports.

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  • Eyes Turn to Difficult-to-Predict Hurricane Jose
Eyes Turn to Difficult-to-Predict Hurricane Jose

Downtown Miami on September 11, 2017 , after it was hit by Hurricane Irma . The Washington Post reports forecast models are having a hard time figuring out what the state of the atmosphere will be like beyond five days. Then, there's the lone model taking the storm through The Bahamas before making another Florida landfall. Hurricane-fo...

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  • Suspect in custody following active shooter situation at New Hampshire hospital
Suspect in custody following active shooter situation at New Hampshire hospital

Lebanon police confirmed that there is an active investigation at the hospital but would not elaborate. A person is in police custody following reports of an active shooter at New Hampshire's largest hospital and at least a partial evacuation of the facility Tuesday, according to the Lebanon Police Department.

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  • THE BUZZ: If you hated Harvey, you'll loathe Irma
THE BUZZ: If you hated Harvey, you'll loathe Irma

The life-threatening impacts will include rain and flooding Tuesday through Wednesday, and possibly into Thursday, across Georgia, northeastern Alabama, the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, and perhaps as far north as Kentucky and the mountains of West Virginia.

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  • Eric Trump and wife welcome baby boy
Eric Trump and wife welcome baby boy

Donald Trump Jr issued congratulations on Twitter , and joked about "older brother revenge" for Eric buying his kids a drum set. Eric Luke makes nine grandchildren for the president. A new presidential grandchild will soon be roaming the halls of the White House. Trump wrote in a Twitter message. The couple announced they were expecting ...

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  • Hope Hicks Officially Named White House Communications Director
Hope Hicks Officially Named White House Communications Director

Hicks previously worked for the Trump Organization, the Trump family's privately owned global conglomerate, including Ivanka Trump's fashion company. She said, "Absolutely nothing,"' Trump said. That work grew into a close relationship with the businessman-turned-politician, making Hicks one of the few White House aides who has avoided the inf...

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  • Cranes Snap in Fla. Due to Irma Winds
Cranes Snap in Fla. Due to Irma Winds

The islands of the Florida Keys and western parts of the state bore the brunt of the category-four hurricane . As the storm pushed north, outage figures were increasing at other large utilities, including units of Duke Energy Corp, Southern Co and Emera Inc.

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  • UVA stays in top 25 of USA universities as VCU falls
UVA stays in top 25 of USA universities as VCU falls

There are 659 regional universities ranked: 259 of them are public universities, 388 are private and 12 are for-profit. In other U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday, KU's undergraduate ranking for the School of Business climbed 14 spots among public universities into a tie for 27th.

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  • Redirecting Myanmar's dominant faith to peace
Redirecting Myanmar's dominant faith to peace

Suu Kyi was in the U.S. on a tour organized by the U.S. State Department. Even now, when I watch the biographical movie, "The Lady", I feel rejuvenated enough to hail this victory of humanity. Her transformation from being a "champion of democracy" to "The Lady" (her sobriquet by her acolytes), who has created a powerful role for herself to fulfil ...

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  • India, Afghanistan agree to remain united in dealing with cross-border terrorism
India, Afghanistan agree to remain united in dealing with cross-border terrorism

Rabbani at the conclusion of the Partnership Council meeting, the second such meeting since the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) was signed in 2011, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the strategic relationship is an "article of faith".

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  • 9 arrested for looting as Irma hits Florida
9 arrested for looting as Irma hits Florida

Florida residents who are hunkering down are documenting its impact on social media , sharing videos of flooded streets, collapsed cranes and fallen trees. Those arrested included six adults and three teenagers, according to WPLG . There's frequently accusations of looting during storms and other natural disasters, with another bout of Irma lo...

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  • Hurricanes help keep gas prices up in Delaware
Hurricanes help keep gas prices up in Delaware

The national average hit its highest price recorded so far this year on Thursday at $2.67 a gallon, with DE gas prices staying near that average. On Monday, AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report had the five-county metro area at $2.725, making its third-highest of the state's largest metro areas behind Atlanta ($2.815) and Athens ($2.732).

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  • Trump tweets reassurance about DACA at Pelosi's urging
Trump tweets reassurance about DACA at Pelosi's urging

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops also issued a statement calling Trump's decision to end DACA a "reprehensible" one, The Washington Post relayed. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he's pleased that Trump included a six-month delay before ending the DACA program, saying those participants anxious about deportation should "rest easy" be...

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  • Pope Criticizes Climate Change Deniers and Trump on DACA
Pope Criticizes Climate Change Deniers and Trump on DACA

Already the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced Trump's decision to end the DACA program, calling it "reprehensible" and placing "unnecessary fear for DACA youth and their families". With regard to the peace process, Pope Francis said in different situations many groups must be integrated. "Those who deny [climate change] should g...

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  • Former US Presidents jointly call to help Harvey victims
Former US Presidents jointly call to help Harvey victims

Former presidents George W. Bush , Barack Obama , George H.W. Bush, . All five living former United States presidents- former Presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter , Bill Clinton, George H.W. Rick Scott and evacuating. Every cent donated through the One America Appeal will help the victims recover. Clinton and George H.W. Bush also raised mo...

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  • Hamas Leader Visits Cairo for Talks With Egyptian Security Officials
Hamas Leader Visits Cairo for Talks With Egyptian Security Officials

Hamas head Ismail Haniya is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on the country's blockade on Gaza, which has caused huge misery on Palestinians there. Haniyeh had arrived to Egypt early on Saturday in his first trip overseas following the Hamas general elections. In exchange, Egypt is supposed to alleviate its blockade of Gaza by opening t...

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  • ISIS militants attacked an Egyptian police convoy: 18 dead
ISIS militants attacked an Egyptian police convoy: 18 dead

A high-ranking source in the Egyptian Internal Ministry said that police killed nine terrorists in the operation, while five police officers were wounded, the local media reported. It did not provide any casualty figures, but the attack appears to have been the deadliest on security forces in Sinai since July, when at least 23 soldiers were killed ...

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  • Let the travel ban expire, Mr. President
Let the travel ban expire, Mr. President

The order is in response to the administration's request for the high court to block a lower court ruling that could allow up to 24,000 refugees to enter the United States. Initially, the Trump administration tried to define who counts as a close family member very narrowly - excluding relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousin...

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