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‘People need to move fast’: Puerto Rico residents told to evacuate to storm shelters as Hurricane Maria barrels towards island

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Puerto Rico was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma, which grazed the island and caused huge power blackouts but did not ravage the U.S. territory in the same way it did other islands. That will not be the case with Hurricane Maria, according to forecasters. The category 5 storm is barrelling...

Mexico City earthquake: More than 20 children dead — and 30 missing — as school collapses

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A huge earthquake that struck central Mexico Tuesday destroyed a school in the south of the capital, leaving dozens of children dead or missing amid a death toll that runs to the hundreds. The center of the quake, which had a magnitude of 7.1, was in Puebla state, about 75 miles from Mexico city,...

#GasTheSynagogue was trending on Twitter — because in Trump’s America, anti-semitism goes viral until we stop it

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) thanked Twitter on Monday for blocking the hashtag #GasTheSynagogue from trending after users urged police to gas St. Louis protesters who were sheltering inside a synagogue after the unrest following the Jason Stockley verdict. Twitter would not confirm taking...

Jews in Texas are hiding from white supremacists — holding holiday service at secret location

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

There’s an apocryphal story from WWII that when the Nazis started requiring the Jews under their control to wear gold stars, the Danish King donned one himself and suggested his subjects do the same. It’s an inspiring story, and it ought to be true, but it is mere folklore in the service of...

Congressman Raul Grijalva arrested outside Trump Tower during DACA rally

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

\ Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) was among the three Democratic lawmakers arrested outside Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday, for protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act. After Trump’s decision to cancel the Obama-era...

Civil servant shot at Kansas Department Of Revenue

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Wichita police said Tuesday they were investigating a shooting that left a Kansas Department of Revenue employee critically injured at the agency’s Wichita office. Wichita Police Department spokesman Charley Davidson told reporters that a 35-year-old employee was shot multiple times by a gunman,...

International flight diverted after drunk passenger attacks crew and goes on racist tirade

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A flight from Manchester, England, to Marrakech, Morocco, was forced to divert to Lisbon on Monday after a passenger allegedly assaulted cabin crew members and launched a racist tirade on fellow passengers. Two hundred passengers aboard the easyJet flight were shuttled to nearby hotels before...

Fox News seeks dismissal of suit by contributor who said he was used to deflect Trump-Russia story with Hannity conspiracy theory

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

NEW YORK — Fox News has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation and discrimination lawsuit filed by a former contributor who said he was used by the network in a plot to downplay reporting on President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Rob Wheeler, a private investigator and former Washington,...

Man arrested for using penny to deface Lincoln Memorial

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A man was arrested after he vandalized the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. with a penny on Monday afternoon, authorities said. U.S. Parks Police say they caught Nurtilek Bakirov, 21, as he tried to write an “M” into two pillars on the famous shrine, WJLA reported. But closer...

Don’t believe Sean Spicer: He isn’t sorry for lying to America

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Regrets? Sean Spicer should have a few — and not too few to mention. But as this former White House press secretary takes off on his image rehabilitation tour, it seems that his remorse, which should be galactic in size, is limited to his statement about Trump’s “historic” inauguration. That famous...

Trump administration may ease rules on US gun sales to foreign buyers

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Trump administration is lending a hand to U.S. gun makers who want to sell small arms to foreign buyers. The move to ease restrictions on small arms sales overseas would see the international non-military firearms sales becoming the remit of the Commerce Department, as opposed to its current...

Deadliest earthquake to hit Mexico in 30 years kills 119

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A massive earthquake registering 7.1 hit central Mexico on Tuesday killing 119 and destroying scores of buildings in the deadliest temblor to hit the nation since 1985. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 75 miles south of Mexico City,...

High holidays: Kosher pot OK’d by Canadian rabbi for Rosh Hashana

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Talk about the high holidays! A Canadian marijuana grower said Tuesday that its medical pot had been certified by an Ottawa rabbi — the first time in the country that ganja was ruled kosher, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The certification merges two key Jewish values, said Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum,...

‘I wish you were our president’: Colbert reveals he was ‘going to have naked men onstage’ if Clinton won

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Stephen Colbert on Tuesday hosted former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, handing her a “touching” packet of jokes “The Late Show” host planned to tell on election night–if she’d won. Discussing his Showtime special, Colbert noted he watched the results in realtime before a live...

As GOP claims nation can’t afford healthcare, HHS Sec took 5 private jets to US destinations — in just one week

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took five separate flights on private jets, costing “tens of thousands of dollars” more in travel expenditures than his predecessors would have by using commercial options, Politico reports. In a move that broke with precedent,...

Only two countries think Trump is doing a better job than Obama did

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A globally reviled leader makes his UN debut and lectures about mismanagement....

WATCH: Furious Kimmel demands GOP ‘stop using my name’ if they keep trying to strip healthcare from millions

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday torched the GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, and took particular issue with one of the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for “lying to [his] face” when he established the so-called “Jimmy Kimmel test.” Kimmel made headlines in May with an...

‘It’s gonna end with concentration camps’: Alt-right executive boasts of a future Europe with Hitler their money

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Though many members of the alt-right claim to not be racists or white supremacists, videos recorded by an infiltrator among their ranks proves otherwise. Patrik Hermansson, a 25-year-old Swede, went undercover to infiltrate the alt-right, creating a fake identity that led him to meetings with some...

‘He has a fetish for entrepreneurial women’: Internet loses it over Tucker Carlson’s witch interview

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday continued on his quest to cover anything—anything—besides the ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, opting instead to interview an actual witch on live television. The...

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