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Melania Trump to UN: ‘Step up’ to protect children

NEW YORK — First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" to improve the lives of children. Continue reading ? The post Melania Trump to UN: ‘Step up’ to protect children appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Released from PA jail, Issa Amro warns online censorship law threatens last line of defense against Israel

Sheren Khalel reports: Released from prison a week ago, Issa Amro has jumped right back into work. At a small house atop a hill in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron that acts as the headquarters for Youth Against Settlements, an...Show More Summary

Teen pleads no contest to raping man at knifepoint

3 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A Michigan woman accused of raping a man at knifepoint may dodge prison after pleading no contest to lesser charges. Lestina Marie Smith was 17 when she allegedly raped a then-19-year-old man inside his car and threatened him with a steak knife before engaging in oral and vaginal sex. The Saginaw woman also videotaped part...

Jimmy Kimmel Calls GOP Health Care Bill a 'Scam,' Tells Senator 'Stop Using My Name'

"This guy just lied right to my face." Jimmy Kimmel used Tuesday's taping of his ABC late-night show to rain fire upon the Graham-Cassidy bill. The host explained how Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) flat-out lied to him by claiming to support a host of healthcare positions the senator's own new bill directly contradicts. Show More Summary

GOP Senator Too Embarrassed to Answer Health Care Repeal Bill Question on MSNBC

His deflection told you everything you need to know. Host Katy Tur tried valiantly to get  Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) to answer a straightforward question about the Graham-Cassidy bill during an interview on MSNBC. She wanted to know if people with pre-existing conditions in Wyoming would still be able to afford insurance. Show More Summary

Burns’s ‘Vietnam’ 4: I think I see the point. Maybe.

T.R. Fehrenbach, in his classic book about the Korean War, says that bombs from the sky aren’t the same as boots on the ground.

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

3 days agoNews : The Cutline

People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great.

Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although the United States, Britain, France and others boycotted the event at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico As Powerful Category 4 Storm

The storm made landfall around 6 a.m., packing winds of 155 miles per hour.

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets as it approached the capital, San Juan.

Terrifying videos show Hurricane Maria unleashing 150-mph winds and flooding on Puerto Rico

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Hurricane Maria delivered a direct hit on Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning, as the category-4 hurricane hammered the island with winds in excess of 150 miles per hour. CNN reports that Maria made landfall on the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico early on Wednesday, and meteorologist Derek Van Dam...

The consciousness of comedy has changed in the age of Trump

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The unexpected appearance of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmys this past Sunday first elicited gasps of shock, then titters and even laughs, and then, especially on Twitter and in media post-mortems, cries of outrage. It all goes to show how much Donald Trump has not only...

The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

Survivors of genocide are obliged to take action when others are being threatened with the treatment they once received.

Earthquake Death Toll Rises in Mexico as Hurricane Maria Pummels Puerto Rico

The death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico has risen to more than 200 people. Rescuers continue to search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings in the nation’s capital city and in the surrounding region. The death toll will likely continue to rise. The devastating magnitude-7.1 struck around 1 p.m. Show More Summary

The Rock shares perilous details, new trailer for 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

We get an exclusive preview as Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan live and die in 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.'        

California Today: California Today: Amid Housing Pain, Most Californians Have Weighed a Move

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Wednesday: A housing crisis that spans the state, a potentially fatal blow to the delta tunnels project, and a look back at Emperor Norton.

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