• Researchers Document Hitchhikers on 2011 Tsunami's Debris
Researchers Document Hitchhikers on 2011 Tsunami's Debris

American scientists have described their amazement that so many creatures were able to survive the crossing, carried in boats, buckets and other items sucked into the sea by the massive waves which struck the northeast coast of Japan in March 2011.

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  • Louisiana sends emergency response teams to Puerto Rico
Louisiana sends emergency response teams to Puerto Rico

After viewing a clip of acting secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke telling reporters this was "a good news story", Cruz became increasingly furious as she explained the situation on the ground on Puerto Rico . I need the Corp. of Engineers. The Trump administration has come under fierce scrutiny from Puerto Ricans and lawmakers for not ...

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  • South Florida colleges offering in-state tuition for students in Puerto Rico
South Florida colleges offering in-state tuition for students in Puerto Rico

Pressure has mounted on the president to directly speak about aiding Puerto Rico , which was destroyed in Hurricane Maria's wake. Despite the dismal conditions, critics note that Trump moved slowly on temporarily lifting a law that requires goods shipped between USA ports to travel on ships built in the states with U.S.

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  • Brexit Negotiations Stall: Not Enough Progress in Trade Talks
Brexit Negotiations Stall: Not Enough Progress in Trade Talks

Attending the Tallinn Digital Summit in Estonia today, Mrs May held a series of bilateral meetings with fellow heads of state, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Sterling had earlier been trading down on the day, dipping to as low as $1.3344 after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the bank co...

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  • El Capitan climbers: Yosemite rock fall is biggest in memory
El Capitan climbers: Yosemite rock fall is biggest in memory

An enormous mass of granite plunged from the side of El Capitan on Thursday and filled the valley below with a cloud of dust. A man injured in the second massive rock fall in two days in the national park was driving when rock and rubble broke through the sunroof of his SUV, hitting him in the head, his wife said.

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  • Turkey Halts Training for Iraqi Peshmerga Over Referendum
Turkey Halts Training for Iraqi Peshmerga Over Referendum

An Iraqi ban on global flights into and out of Iraqi Kurdistan took effect today in retaliation for an independence referendum that has angered Baghdad. Now, Kurdish oil exports are again at the center of the showdown. Several rallies took place on Friday at Iraqi Kurdistan's airports in response to Baghdad's decision to suspend global flight...

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  • Loss of focus in fighting Islamic State after Kurdish referendum: coalition spokesman
Loss of focus in fighting Islamic State after Kurdish referendum: coalition spokesman

Iraq's prime minister had on Tuesday ordered the northern Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban , signalling a tough response to a landmark Kurdish independence referendum held the day before.

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  • Tillerson Orders Withdrawal of US Personnel from Cuba Following Sonic Attacks
Tillerson Orders Withdrawal of US Personnel from Cuba Following Sonic Attacks

Senior State Department officials said embassy employees had been "targeted" for "specific attacks " that are ongoing, a significant change from previous characterizations of what happened as simply "incidents". What do we know about the attacks? . Senator Marco Rubio is calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats fr...

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  • Dozens of US Diplomats Pulled From Cuba
Dozens of US Diplomats Pulled From Cuba

The United States delivered an ominous warning to Americans on Friday to stay away from Cuba and ordered home more than half the USA diplomatic corps, acknowledging neither the Cubans nor America's Federal Bureau of Investigation can figure out who or what is responsible for months of mysterious health ailments.

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  • Wake County school named one of the best in the nation
Wake County school named one of the best in the nation

Woodland Elementary is one of 342 schools in the nation and one of 8 schools from Minnesota to be recognized in 2017. " You are visionaries, innovators and leaders ". Mountain View Elementary was one of two Virginia schools to earn the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. Stonehouse Elementary also earned the Board of Education Dis...

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  • Palestinians slam US Israel envoy's 'ignorance'
Palestinians slam US Israel envoy's 'ignorance'

Israel maintains civil and military control of the entirety of Area C, which makes up roughly 60% of the West Bank, and control of all the borders. The US ambassador to Israel David Friedman raised eyebrows on Thursday by saying that Israel occupies a tiny percent of the West Bank - just two percent.

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  • Puerto Rico's aid is trapped in thousands of shipping containers
Puerto Rico's aid is trapped in thousands of shipping containers

Puerto Rico's congressional delegate also traveled with the group. "If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency". "I have not received any help, and we ran out of food yesterday", said Mari Olivo, a 27-year-old homemaker whose husband was pushing a shopping cart with empty plastic gallon jugs ...

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  • New Poll Has Devastating Results for Trump
New Poll Has Devastating Results for Trump

Americans see right through Donald Trump, and they want him gone. More Democrats than Republicans disapproved of Trump's fitness for office. The nation is more divided over kneeling protests this year: 55 percent of voters see kneeling during the national anthem as inappropriate.

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  • The UAE will build the first on the planet
The UAE will build the first on the planet "Mars" city

The United Arab Emirates government recently announced their ambitious plans for developing the first habitable city on Mars by 2117. Mars Science City will cost around £100 million, and house a series of interconnected domes replicating the planet's unwelcoming atmosphere and terrain.

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  • Stampede in India's Financial Capital Leaves at Least 20 Dead
Stampede in India's Financial Capital Leaves at Least 20 Dead

While heavy rainfall is not an unusual phenomenon in Mumbai , residents who witnessed the incident said the stampede could have occurred because of women carrying large bundles of flowers and leaves for the ongoing Navaratri celebrations. The city had earlier come to a standstill this monsoon, first on August 29 and then again on September 19 this...

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  • Chemical weapons: Putin announces the destruction of the last stocks of Russian
Chemical weapons: Putin announces the destruction of the last stocks of Russian

Commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that the United States "does not comply with its obligations regarding the terms for chemical weapons disposal", the U.S. 'This is a huge step towards making the modern world more balanced and safe'. By 2015, some 92 percent of the stockpile had been destroyed. In a statement broadcas...

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  • Iowa Mom Left 4 Preteens Home Alone While She Vacationed in Europe
Iowa Mom Left 4 Preteens Home Alone While She Vacationed in Europe

Johnston police Lt. Tyler Tompkins told Des Moines television station KCCI that Macke's baby sitter options all fell through, so she left the two 12-year-olds in charge. Iowa state law does not specify any age or time limit for leaving children alone, but parents must provide for their children's safety, said Amy McCoy, spokeswoman for the Iowa D...

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  • Liam Neeson Announces His 'Unretirement'
Liam Neeson Announces His 'Unretirement'

You're talking in the past tense", said Neeson. The movie that is releasing in January that Neeson refers to is The Commuter . It took just two weeks for Liam Neeson to change his mind about being an action star. Yet his action credits are undeniably impressive, too. It's worth noting that the original rumor sprung from remarks Neeson ma...

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  • White House: Trump scheduled to make 12-day Asia trip
White House: Trump scheduled to make 12-day Asia trip

It is not clear whether Trump intends to hold bilateral meetings with Vietnamese leaders or Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who is hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference in Manila. Kim has blasted Trump as "mentally deranged". In line with an executive order signed by Trump last week, the Treasury Department on Tue...

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  • Russian opposition leader arrested hours before latest rally
Russian opposition leader arrested hours before latest rally

The head of the local election coordinating committee and about a dozen activists have been detained by police in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod while attempting to hold a rally in support of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny. When several hundred people gathered for the rally Friday evening, police ordered them to disperse and detained...

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  • Fourth round of Brexit divorce talks enters final day
Fourth round of Brexit divorce talks enters final day

The arrangement would see Britain remain in the single market for a time-limited period of around two years. Bert Koenders said Thursday "I don't think I'm the only one anxious about the lack of realism we see on the British side". MEPs will say that "sufficient progress has not yet been made" on the key issues of citizens' rights, Ireland and th...

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  • Isil leader Baghdadi releases his first statement in almost a year
Isil leader Baghdadi releases his first statement in almost a year

The Islamic State on Thursday released an audio recording of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. And the voice on the recording matches the voice heard on earlier Baghdadi recordings. "Do not lay down your arms", Baghdadi said, referring to followers in Iraq , Syria , Saudi Arabia, North Africa and elsewhere in Africa. He now has a $25 million bo...

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  • Trump invents hospitalized senator to explain latest failure
Trump invents hospitalized senator to explain latest failure

Trump also said Wednesday that he plans to sign an executive order that would let consumers buy health insurance across state lines . Trump told reporters that one of the votes they needed was of a senator who was in the hospital, Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.

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  • Catalan official calls for European Union support ahead of referendum
Catalan official calls for European Union support ahead of referendum

Officials from the European Commission, the EU executive, have repeatedly fended off questions on the Catalan crisis with variations on the same response: "The commission respects Spain's constitutional order and legal framework". Thousands of students and citizens are marching through Barcelona's main avenues, plazas and the University of Barcel...

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  • Rep. Scalise returns to Capitol Hill 3 months after GOP baseball shooting
Rep. Scalise returns to Capitol Hill 3 months after GOP baseball shooting

Capitol Police who were assigned to the Whip's security detail, saying they saved his life. The Louisiana Republican will vote Thursday morning and address his colleagues on the House floor . Scalise also thanked his wife Jennifer and blew a kiss to her in the gallery where she was watching. "The return of Scalise, a jovial back-slapper who ...

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  • PM Prayut says former PM Yingluck is in Dubai
PM Prayut says former PM Yingluck is in Dubai

The younger sister of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted in May 2014 by the Constitutional Court over an abuse-of-power case, just two weeks ahead of a coup against her political party's successor government. Meanwhile, Meechai cited the amended Anti-Corruption Act of 2015 as stipulating that the court verdict handed down onto defe...

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  • European Diplomats Speak Out Against Trump's Opposition to Iran Deal
European Diplomats Speak Out Against Trump's Opposition to Iran Deal

Iran's medium-range missile is based on North Korea's design. At that time, Iran had amassed all the accoutrements - thousands of centrifuges, enriched uranium stockpiles, plutonium production - of a bomb. Iran's destabilizing role throughout the region is a particular threat to Israel and to America's other friends in the region. It is vital t...

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  • Price Says He Will Pay For Travel On Private Planes
Price Says He Will Pay For Travel On Private Planes

The reversal comes after President Donald Trump made public statements that he wasn't happy with Price's travel. Responding to the disclosures, Trump said , "I am not happy about it. until those reviews can be completed", she added. And I will tell you, personally, I'm not happy about it. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price , le...

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  • Toddler shoots two 3-year old children at home daycare, police investigating
Toddler shoots two 3-year old children at home daycare, police investigating

The children were initially listed as in critical condition, but have since been downgraded to serious. Police said the tragic incident happened at around 10:20 a.m. One child was taken to Oakwood Hospital and another was taken to Children's Hospital. Investigators will meet with prosecutors to determine whether charges will be filed, according...

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  • Putin will Go on an Official Visit to Ankara
Putin will Go on an Official Visit to Ankara

In Syria, Moscow and Ankara support different sides in the country's six-year war. Turkey and Russian Federation have been on opposing sides during the more than six years of war in Syria, with Russian Federation the key backer of President Bashar al-Assad and Turkey supporting rebels seeking his ouster.

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  • Three Charged in Gruesome Death of Transgender Teen
Three Charged in Gruesome Death of Transgender Teen

Steinfeld had come out as transgender on social media in May and had changed her name on Facebook . Three people have been charged with murdering Steinfeld and one other faces less severe charges. Her body was found to have been severely mutilated and burned. The Human Rights campaign has noted that several news outlets had misgendered Stein...

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  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in rockfall at Yosemite National Park's El Capitan
1 dead, 1 hurt in rockfall at Yosemite National Park's El Capitan

The person who was injured was rushed to the hospital and is now being treated. A visitor to Yosemite National Park was killed Wednesday after being hit by a chunk of rock falling from El Capitan. All areas in California's Yosemite Valley are open a day after a major rock fall from the famed El Capitan rock formation killed one person and injured...

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  • Volcanos ready to erupt in Bali and Vanuatu
Volcanos ready to erupt in Bali and Vanuatu

Since Friday, the volcano has been at its highest alert level - prompting authorities to establish a 7.5 mile exclusion zone. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. Nugroho said hundreds of thousands of face masks will be distributed in Bali as part of government humanitarian assistance that includes thousands of mattresses and blan...

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  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Koch-backed Union Busting Case
SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Koch-backed Union Busting Case

One last point: Janus involves only public-sector unions, or unions composed of state employees. The court will consider overturning a 1977 ruling that lets public-sector unions in 22 states demand fees from workers who aren't members. Arguments in the case are likely to take place in early 2018, with a decision expected before the June adjournme...

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  • European Union imposes 880 million-euro fine upon Scania
European Union imposes 880 million-euro fine upon Scania

Last July, the Commission gave the other truckmakers a combined record €2.9bn fine , with Man escaping a fine as it blew the whistle, but said Scandia would not cooperate with the Commission at the time, so does not benefit from a fine reduction.

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