• Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll rises from 64 to 2,975
Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll rises from 64 to 2,975

In the aftermath of the devastating storm, which barreled into Puerto Rico last September, Puerto Rico's government initially reported 64 deaths blamed on the hurricane. In addition to estimating the excess deaths, the team also sought to identify flaws in mortality surveillance and communications systems and to offer recommendations aimed at hel...

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  • Florida’s Gillum gets money and attention after upset win
Florida’s Gillum gets money and attention after upset win

You know what else isn't going to be good for Florida? This is a dishonest rendering of what DeSantis said. According to CNN, Gillum raised $1 million in campaign funds in just the first 24 hours, signifying a sharp surge of national interest and enthusiasm.

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  • Sen. John McCain honored at church memorial service in Arizona
Sen. John McCain honored at church memorial service in Arizona

The late senator's desk served as a makeshift memorial , and Cindy McCain shared a photo of the memorial on Twitter . Carrasco and a friend had hoped to honor McCain's family by waving a set of three flags, including an American flag, a U.S.

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  • Turkey FM: Military solution in Syria's idlib 'will cause catastrophe'
Turkey FM: Military solution in Syria's idlib 'will cause catastrophe'

Speculation is increasing that there could be a Russian-backed government assault on the northwestern province, home to Syria's last major rebel stronghold. "They pose a threat to us first", he added. Earlier it was reported that the foreign Ministers of Russian Federation and the United States discussed the situation in Syria.

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  • Russia Sees US Building Up for Possible Syria Strike
Russia Sees US Building Up for Possible Syria Strike

According to him, Damascus condemned the use of chemical weapons no matter the circumstances and considered it to be immoral. The Kremlin has provided no evidence to substantiate its claims, which include the assertion that United Kingdom private military company Olive Group , under the direction of the United Kingdom government, is directly s...

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  • Trump to Republican voters: 'I love Florida' and endorse Ron DeSantis
Trump to Republican voters: 'I love Florida' and endorse Ron DeSantis

DeSantis made his allegiance to Trump the central theme of his race, airing a campaign ad in which he urged his toddler daughter to "build that wall" with toy blocks. Putnam is the candidate of the state's Republican establishment. Gillum will now square off with DeSantis in what will be viewed as a referendum on Trump in a battle to replace Sc...

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  • 'Violence' if GOP loses midterm elections, control of House
'Violence' if GOP loses midterm elections, control of House

When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups - these are violent people", the president said at the Monday meeting. Trump apparently went on to say that the midterm elections were not only a referendum on him. Trump says the government in recent years has tried to undermine religious freedom, but those days are over. The success...

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  • Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story
Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story

Time for CNN to retract or at least "clarify" its original Trump Tower story, right? But he had not confessed that he was actually a source until his admission to Buzzfeed . In the past week, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has accepted a guilty plea from President Donald Trump's former lon...

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  • Barack Obama: John McCain and I Shared ‘Fidelity to Something Higher’
Barack Obama: John McCain and I Shared ‘Fidelity to Something Higher’

Gwen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and Senator McCain's entire family. Mr Trump's brief Twitter statement said "hearts and prayers" are with the McCain family. In his end-of-life memoir, McCain scorned Trump's seeming admiration for autocrats and disdain for refugees. "And yet through it all he never lost sight of what he beli...

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  • Shane Doan set to service as pallbearer at McCain's memorial service
Shane Doan set to service as pallbearer at McCain's memorial service

Less than two years into his first term, Trump has often come to occupy the role of pariah - both unwelcome and unwilling to perform the basic rituals and ceremonies of the presidency, from public displays of mourning to cultural ceremonies.

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  • Preparations for Senator McCain underway at the State Capitol
Preparations for Senator McCain underway at the State Capitol

John McCain until he is laid to rest, a spokesman for the governor said Sunday. "That's something that we can all strive for". After Trump became president, McCain blasted what he called the president's attempts to undermine the free press and rule of law and lamented the "half-baked, spurious nationalism" of the Trump era.

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  • Hopes temporary release of mother held in Iran could be extended
Hopes temporary release of mother held in Iran could be extended

He is hoping she will be allowed to remain outside the jail for a couple of weeks, adding that her lawyer was "very confident" of an extension. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested during a holiday with her daughter in April 2016. "I was surprised it happened, I was elated on Friday", he said. "We do not think it is in the best interests of any of ou...

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  • Trump announces 'incredible' trade deal with Mexico
Trump announces 'incredible' trade deal with Mexico

Trump will make an announcement on trade from the Oval Office at 11 a.m.in Washington , according to a statement from the White House. Reporters have been waiting all weekend for the USA and Mexico to announce their handshake deal. He also said he would "be terminating the existing [NAFTA] deal very soon " because NAFTA has "a lot of bad co...

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  • John McCain: Flags return to full-staff after senator's death
John McCain: Flags return to full-staff after senator's death

Others have defended the president, saying that the White House did not disrespect McCain's passing since the US Flag Code, American flags are only meant to be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress", which is the procedure the White House followed.

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  • Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly granted immunity
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly granted immunity

When our forefathers wrote the U.S. Constitution, they never intended for a sitting president to use his power in order to involve himself with investigations of political opponents. But he continued to play down Trump's failure to report the hush money, arguing that the person at fault for the campaign finance violation would be the campaign...

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  • Prominent CS:GO YouTuber, McSkillet, reportedly died in auto crash
Prominent CS:GO YouTuber, McSkillet, reportedly died in auto crash

Officials confirmed that an 18-year-old was driving a 2014 McLaren the wrong direction on Interstate 805 Friday when they hit an SUV, sparking a crash that involved 8 cars, killing the driver and two other people . "I really am devastated that one person's actions could take my family away from me", mourned Dominic Pizarro, son of Aileen and broth...

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  • Liberal South African Think Tank: Trump Is Right About Land Reform
Liberal South African Think Tank: Trump Is Right About Land Reform

Trump's tweet referred to the South African government's plans to change the law to allow the state to seize land from farmers, in an attempt to redress inequality that persists despite more than two decades having elapsed since the end of Apartheid, during which black people were discriminated against in all walks of South African life.

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  • Scott 'Stop the boats' Morrison: Australia's latest PM
Scott 'Stop the boats' Morrison: Australia's latest PM

New South Wales is Australia's most populous state and the drought is the most severe in recent memory . The leadership battle was sparked on Tuesday by an unsuccessful challenge by Dutton, who narrowly lost a vote against Turnbull. His resignation would cause a by-election that could cost the government its single-seat majority. The newspaper a...

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  • Britain's Raab hopes Brexit deal with EU still possible in October
Britain's Raab hopes Brexit deal with EU still possible in October

The government has maintained throughout the negotiation process that it is preparing for all possible outcomes, including 'no deal'. The paper, which was said to have been given to ministers last month, describes the issue as "one of the most important aspects" of the Government's no-deal planning.

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  • Kenyans woken up by prayers as Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha
Kenyans woken up by prayers as Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha

Part of the festivities also include wearing new clothes (which is not so much a custom in Eid al Adha ) and the practice of "meetha moonh" or having something sweet (usually sewaiyyan) as a mark of good luck before leaving the house for the main namaz.

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  • South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war
South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

Among the group was Lee Keum-seom, now a tiny and frail 92, who was to see her son for the first time since she and her infant daughter were separated from him and her husband as they fled. The oldest visitor from South Korea was 101-year-old Baik Sung-gyu. Since 2000 the two nations have held 20 rounds of reunions but most of the more than 130...

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  • Death toll nears 400 in India's flood-hit Kerala
Death toll nears 400 in India's flood-hit Kerala

Dozens of helicopters have been dropping tonnes of food , medicine and water over areas cut off due to damaged roads and bridges. Mercedes-Benz India has voluntary contributed Rs. In the worst affected Chengannur in Alappuzha district, efforts are on to rescue some of those stranded in certain pockets, including Pandanad. High-range Idukki...

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  • Merkel, Putin tackle Syria and Iran in meeting outside Berlin
Merkel, Putin tackle Syria and Iran in meeting outside Berlin

Both Russia and Germany have been affected by U.S. tariffs, while Moscow has also been hit by sanctions. Germany is seeking a political solution on Syria that would create conditions for refugees to return, though "we're still a long way away from that", Seibert said on Wednesday.

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  • Imran Khan offers prayers of gratitude after being elected PM
Imran Khan offers prayers of gratitude after being elected PM

Members of PTI and its allied parties greeted victory of Imran Khan with thumping of desks when Speaker Asad Qaiser declared the result after completion of voting process through division of house. Khan's election was only the second democratic transfer of power since Pakistan's 1947 independence, and came at a time when relations with on-off a...

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  • Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies
Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies

In 2009, he had suffered a stroke, which weakened his cognitive abilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the mourners who walked under a hot sun behind a flower-decked gun carriage carrying Vajpayee's body to a cremation ground on the banks of the Yamuna river.

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