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Powerless Victims of Hurricane Michael Now Suffer Looting

Armed looters are targeting homes and businesses that remain without electricity after being ravaged by Hurricane Michael a week ago. Sheriff's Maj. Jimmy Stanford said deputies have arrested about 10 looters each night since Florida's Bay County took a direct hit from the strong Category 4 storm last Wednesday. In some parts of the county, ...

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Hungary enforces 'cruel' ban on rough sleeping

Police in Hungary now have the power to remove rough sleepers from streets as well as dismantle huts and shacks

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Trump in Florida to Survey Hurricane Michael Damage

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Florida governor Rick Scott for his efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael during a visit to affected ...

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund tells Florida schools to stop policing Black hair

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has sent a letter to the Florida Department of Education this month asking that it ban schools from enforcing racist ...

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Trump Says Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump told CBS-TV's 60 ...

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Debating the Future of Handguns: The Canada Letter

Readers offer their views on a proposal to ban handguns and assault weapons in Canada and a look at a novel, multimedia project involving young women ...

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Florida: Too Soon for Homeowners to Return to Disaster Zone

Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there's utter devastation in ...

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Hurricane Michael Slams into Florida, Charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its ...

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Romania vote to ban same-sex marriage fails on low turnout

LGBT rights campaigners have hailed the failure of a referendum to ban same-sex marriage in Romania as a victory against hate speech.

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French watchdog calls for ban on tanning beds

The risk of cancer is proven and authorities should stop people using them, says France's health watchdog.

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Romania marriage poll: Referendum to ban gay unions fails

Just 20.4% voted in a referendum to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

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Refugee Families Split Due to Stricter Screening to Enter US

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them.   Mohammed, who worked as a ...

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US to Confront Russia, China on Militarization of Outer Space

At an upcoming U.N. disarmament conference, the United States vows to push back against Russian and Chinese threats against the peaceful use of outer space. The U.N. General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security opens Monday in New York and is scheduled to run five weeks. Ambassador Robert Wood, U.S. permanent ...

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US Announces Charges Against 7 Russian Intelligence Officers

The U.S. Justice Department filed criminal charges against seven Russian intelligence officers n connection with hacking the computer networks of international anti-doping agencies and officials, as well as organizations investigating Russia's use of chemical weapons. Assistant Attorney General John Demers, who announced the charges Thursday, ...

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Bill Blair on the Firing Line: The Canada Letter

Cabinet minister Bill Blair is starting likely contentious public meetings as he looks into a possible ban on handguns and assault rifles in Canada.

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India's Supreme Court lifts ban on women entering Kerala temple

Women of all ages will be allowed to enter India's Sabarimala Temple, one of Hinduism's holiest sites, after the country's Supreme Court overturned a ...

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Doubts Mount in Botswana Over Charity’s Claim of Elephant ‘Poaching Frenzy’

Critics say that Elephants Without Borders made exaggerated claims to try to influence the government, which is considering rolling back a hunting ...

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Boy Scouts recall piece of uniform over high lead levels

About 110,000 neckerchief slides have been found to contain levels of lead that "exceed the federal lead content ban," CPSC said.

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US House Committee to Vote on Release of Trump Russia Transcripts

A U.S. House of Representatives committee will vote on Friday on whether to release dozens of transcripts of interviews from its investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, including conversations with senior associates of President Donald Trump. The House Intelligence Committee is expected to agree to send transcripts of the 53 ...

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Trump Press Conference: From George Washington to Elton John

U.S. President Donald Trump strode up to the lectern and took stock of the world’s press in a five-star New York hotel. “This is quite a gathering. Wow!” he crowed. And so began 1 hour and 22 minutes with the world’s most powerful man, pumped by days of U.N. diplomacy and seething over Democratic opposition to his Supreme Court nominee, now ...

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Patience Atuhaire: On the trail of illegal 'beauty-cream' smugglers

Despite a ban, skin-lightening creams made from dangerous chemicals are commonly trafficked into Uganda.

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Arizona City Ends Contract for Immigrant Detention Center

A small city in Arizona has ended its role in an unusual contract that allowed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to run a family detention ...

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Russia appeals to overturn track and field doping ban

Russia has been banned from international track and field for nearly three years.

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Bump Stocks: What's Changed Since Las Vegas Shootings

The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully ...

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Venice considers nightly ban on carrying alcohol

Anyone caught carrying alcohol at night - even sealed tight - could be hit with a hefty fine.

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Russia calls on IAAF to lift doping ban

The Russia Athletic Federation calls on governing body the IAAF to lift its ban on its athletes and has launched a legal challenge to overturn it.

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Screenings for lesbian film 'Rafiki' sell out after Kenya lifts ban

Kenyans are turning out en masse to the cinemas to watch 'Rafiki' a movie about love between two women that was previously banned in the country.

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