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Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

A humanitarian crisis is growing in Puerto Rico as towns are left without fresh water, fuel, power...

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10 Things to Know for Today

APTOPIX Congress Health Overhaul

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY GOP HEALTH CARE BILL IS LIKELY TO FAIL Even Republican leaders are conceding that the latest push to repeal “Obamacare” is all but dead after Sen. Susan Collins’ decision to oppose the...


World

Experts: NKorea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military analysts say North Korea doesn’t have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent...


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The Latest: Iran parliament to hold meeting on Kurd vote

Iraq Kurdish referendum

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Iran’s parliament will hold a closed-door meeting on the referendum in Iraq’s Kurdish area. The meeting Wednesday will see...


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Bill Cassidy: The public face of a doomed health-care bill

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Bill Cassidy of Louisiana walked down a hallway flanked by three members of the Capitol Police, each ready to ward off protesters who might confront him about his health-care bill. It was an unusual day for the little-known Republican senator, spent...


World

Mexico still tallying the economic cost of big earthquake

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican government officials are still tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant it is already all too clear. Sitting in the entrance of his Guapa Papa restaurant...


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Poll shows 'Trump Effect' on race for Virginia governor

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - President Donald Trump looms large over the race for Virginia governor, according to a new survey that finds the president is a factor for a sizeable slice of the electorate. For nearly 40 percent of voters, Trump plays into the choice between Democrat...


World

Iraqi Kurds voted in their independence referendum. Now what?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. For millions of ethnic Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan, Monday was a historic day. After a century of despair and neglect, they had the chance to vote for their own independence in a controversial referendum staged by the Kurdistan Regional Government - the body that holds...


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The man who had people worried about Sept. 23 apocalypse has a new doomsday date

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The man whose biblical doomsday claim had people worried about Sept. 23, 2017, is not backing down. The world did not end over the weekend, and David Meade, a self-described “specialist in research and investigations,” is saying that’s exactly what he had expected....


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New SAT scores sow confusion over how to tell a good result

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The perfect score of yore - 1600 - is back and just as impressive as ever. But many students could be forgiven these days for puzzling over whether their own SAT scores are good, great or merely OK. The first national report on the revised SAT shows the confusion that...


World

U.S. sees `four or five' ways to resolve North Korean crisis

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The U.S. has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and “some are uglier than others,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries. While McMaster said the threat from...


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