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Calls for cotton to be eradicated from society begin, because… racism

Calls for cotton to be eradicated from society begin, because… racism Some of the commenters said that they or their families also picked cotton, but are not African American. A little sensitivity goes a long way. In less than a week, more than 210,000 people commented on the post and almost 20,000 shared it. [Full Article...]

Subdued Reactions to Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting

Subdued Reactions to Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting Wagner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy think tank - said of the event, which took place on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly session. The two discussed resuming the talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the Tehran Nuclear Deal and Iran's strengthening capabilities in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Russian 'Alligator' helicopter accidentally shot at bystanders during war games

Russian 'Alligator' helicopter accidentally shot at bystanders during war games MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian military helicopter gunship accidentally fired on spectators during war games in western Russia , injuring several people, news reports said Tuesday. The incident reportedly took place at the Luzhsky range near St. Petersburg either on Monday or Sunday. The helicopter drill was part of Zapad, a large-scale joint military exercise with Belarus taking place close to Russia... [Full Article...]

NC AG Among 40 To Investigate Drug Manufacturers' Role In Opioid Crisis

NC AG Among 40 To Investigate Drug Manufacturers' Role In Opioid Crisis The coalition issued subpoenas seeking information from opioid manufacturers Endo International, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals (Cephalon), and Allergan, as well as additional subpoenas to Purdue Pharma. In addition, NY and Kentucky filed suits that have since been settled. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that prescriptions for opioids in SC roughly exceed the total st... [Full Article...]

Power companies: Bulloch service fully restored

Power companies: Bulloch service fully restored Florida State Senator Daphne Campbell is at the center of controversy after she was accused of urging an FPL official to restore power to her immediate family before her constituents after Hurricane Irma hit the area. Those expected to be among the last to regain power were customers with heavy property damage, such as from tornadoes, flooding or debris. "Our customers are angry and frustrated... [Full Article...]

United States ready to take further action in Venezuela

United States ready to take further action in Venezuela Trump thanked the Latin American leaders for providing "vital support to the Venezuelan people". He added, "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented", which garnered little applause from the world body. [Full Article...]

PM should stop 'embarrassing' Pakistan with his statements: Ex-minister

PM should stop 'embarrassing' Pakistan with his statements: Ex-minister The Trump administration sent a no-so-subtle message while scheduling President Donald Trump's engagements with world leaders: Pakistan was kept out of even casual meetings with Trump. The Pakistan Prime Minister, who reached NY on Monday afternoon, is scheduled to meet a dozen world leaders during his four-day stay. PM Abbasi said he has held one meeting with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

Donald Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea While the United States' nuclear arsenal, hundreds of times larger than North Korea's, would certainly devastate that country, the humanitarian implications could be catastrophic: North Korea is home to 26 million people, while numerous 25 million people in metropolitan Seoul, capital of South Korea, live 50 kilometres or so from the North Korean border. [Full Article...]

Merkel will win, but who will form next German government?

Merkel will win, but who will form next German government? The prospect of a party that has been compared with the Nazis entering the heart of German democracy is unnerving other parties. In Merkel's case that would be the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which right now is a beefy 14 percentage points ahead of nearest rival the Social Democrats (SPD), according to the latest Emnid poll (link in German). [Full Article...]

'Long Road to Go': Officials Talk Irma Relief in Florida Keys

'Long Road to Go': Officials Talk Irma Relief in Florida Keys Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said residents of Marathon Key could return to their homes Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. ET. Schools in every county, except Lake, reopened Monday, and for some there were changes before students even got to campus. [Full Article...]

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson refuses to resign

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson refuses to resign Speaking to reporters in NY, where he and the prime minister are attending the United Nations General Assembly, Mr Johnson denied that the cabinet was split over Brexit. And asked directly if he would resign, he replied: "No". Mr Johnson's intervention - and speculation about his future - has dominated the run-up to the crucial Brexit speech being delivered by Mrs May in Florence. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria: Prime Minister escapes death

Hurricane Maria: Prime Minister escapes death Forecasters expect it to continue to strengthen during the next 24 to 36 hours. The Dominican Republic should also be prepared. The storm, which already battered the small island of Domenica, is moving across the Caribbean Sea and is now forecasted to make a direct hit with Puerto Rico on Wednesday, potentially causing catastrophic damage to an island already without power from Irma. [Full Article...]

Woman fakes seizure to avoid mugging on California train; suspect's photo released

Woman fakes seizure to avoid mugging on California train; suspect's photo released She said that she was on the train when a threating note was dropped onto her lap. "If you want to live hand back your wallet & phone NOW & do not turn around and be descreet". "I probably looked very ridiculous", she told the San Francisco Chronicle . BART police said they are reviewing security video from the train in an effort to identify the would-be robber, although Dragland told SFGate.co... [Full Article...]

United Nations condemns North Korea's 'highly provocative' missile launch, urges Pyongyang to denuclearise

United Nations condemns North Korea's 'highly provocative' missile launch, urges Pyongyang to denuclearise A new survey shows that more Americans support military action against North Korea if diplomatic solutions fail to resolve the nuclear issue. The UNSC will hold an emergency meeting on Friday concerning North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan, the council presidency announced. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose tracks closer to NYC, slated to affect work week

Damage on the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma . The storm has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 miles per hour, and is forecast to continue moving toward the eastern Caribbean at 13 miles per hour, reports CNN. [Full Article...]

Emmys: Sean Spicer defends surprise awards cameo

After being relatively quiet following his departure from the White House in July, former Press Secretary Sean Spicer is fully enjoying his second 15 minutes of fame. Now Spicer is gone from the White House. Both Cillizza and Washington Post's Erik Wemple added that Spicer probably scored big from his Emmys appearance, being able to hob-nob with celebrities at afterparties and no doubt n... [Full Article...]

US Ambassador Haley: UN has exhausted options on North Korea

US Ambassador Haley: UN has exhausted options on North Korea Donald Trump has taunted Kim Jong-un in a tweet about the rogue North Korean leader's nuclear ambitions. Mattis has warned the consequences of any military action would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and bring severe risk to US ally South Korea. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Twitter taunts to Kim Jong

Donald Trump's Twitter taunts to Kim Jong Ahead of the gathering of world leaders, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington has "pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point" and warned of possible military action. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria Location: Where Is Hurricane Maria Right Now?

Hurricane Maria Location: Where Is Hurricane Maria Right Now? As of 2100 GMT, Maria was a Category One hurricane, the lowest on the five point Saffir-Simpson scale, located 140 miles (225 kilometers) northeast of Barbados while bearing west-northwest at 15 miles (24 kilometers) an hour, the NHC said . [Full Article...]

North Korea chaos escalates as Spain EXPELS Kim's ambassador

North Korea chaos escalates as Spain EXPELS Kim's ambassador The sanctions are an attempt to starve North Korea of fuel and income for its weapons programmes, and restrict oil imports and ban textile exports. A controversy has been brewing here over whether it is proper for Seoul to offer aid to North Korea amid deepening worldwide sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. [Full Article...]


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