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Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Fight Unfolds in Spotlight of #MeToo

Allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have thrown his Senate confirmation into turmoil. And the treatment of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has sparked an emotional debate across the country on how legislators should handle abuse claims in the #MeToo era. President Donald Trump has named ...

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California Governor Dashes Dreams of Later School Start Times

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have required the state’s middle and high schools to start classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The veto dashed the hopes of scores of doctors, educators and parents who had hoped the state’s more than 3 million public school students would prove that a later school start improves ...

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A Year After Hurricane Maria Devastation, Puerto Ricans Working to Move On

One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing nearly 3,000 people according to one independent study, many are still working to move ...

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Remnants of Florence Bringing Flood Threats to Northeastern US

The storm system that struck southeastern states along the U.S. East Coast as Hurricane Florence is now soaking areas in the northeast with heavy ...

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Russian communist hunger strike over 'rigged' far east vote

A communist candidate had a clear lead - but lost at the last minute to a pro-Putin politician.

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US, EU, China Vie for Influence in Eastern Europe

President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed Washington's support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ...

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When a Hurricane Hits, 'Waffle House' Becomes Barometer

Most towns in the southern United States have at least one Waffle House restaurant. During big storms, the breakfast chain is often the only business that stays open, serving as a disaster metric of sorts. VOA talked with customers and employees at ... /
Lawyer for officer who killed Antwon Rose demands judge recuse himself from trial

The attorney for Officer Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh cop who killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose, has asked the judge in his case to recuse himself. The post Lawyer for officer who killed Antwon Rose demands judge recuse himself from trial appeared first on theGrio.

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Chemnitz unrest: Nazi salute man jailed in east Germany

Several far-right protesters were seen giving the banned Nazi salute during violent protests. /
Former East Chicago councilman Robert Battle sentenced to 20 years

HAMMOND, Ind. — A former northwestern Indiana city councilman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a man he owed a drug debt ...

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Tempest unleashes its fury

The storm has made landfall on the US East Coast, with warnings of "catastrophic" floods.

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US Beach Building Persists Despite Nature’s Grip

When a hurricane comes ashore, few images are more iconic than a million-dollar beach house collapsing into the sea. Undermined by the ferocity of water, shifting sands and sometimes bad construction, waterfront development takes a beating each ...

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Red Cross Shelter Serves Florence Evacuees

Thomas Kunicki, a volunteer at the Red Cross shelter for Hurricane Florence evacuees at the Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, describes the capacity of the shelter and the services offered there free of charge to people seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence.

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Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in N. Carolina

Hurricane Florence arrived on North Carolina's Atlantic coast early Friday, triggering a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and tearing apart buildings with strong winds and heavy downpours.   The National Hurricane Center said Florence made landfall near the town of Wrightsville Beach, nearly 10 kilometers east of the city ...

Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Alerts issued as huge storm nears Philippines

Countries across east and southeast Asia are issuing emergency alerts and ordering evacuations as two typhoons barrel down on the region.

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Arab Media: Saudi, Coalition Cut Off Main Road From Port of Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen appears to be making gains around the port of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels. Media reports say forces ...

What causes a hurricane to gain strength?

Hurricane Florence is set to slam into the East Coast this week. The Carolinas are expected to be hardest hit by the storm, which could bring ...

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Olivia Is Now a Tropical Depression, More Rain for Hawaii

Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of several homes on Hawaii's Maui island but spared the state widespread damage before it headed to sea and away from the state. Tropical Storm Olivia was downgraded Thursday to a tropical depression after it crossed the state Wednesday, making ...

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Hurricane Florence: 'Hunters' enter storm

A weather reconnaissance aircraft flies a mission into the hurricane threatening the US east coast.

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Hurricane Florence Begins Lashing N. Carolina

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are beginning to lash the North Carolina coast as the storm edges closer to the eastern United States. The storm is expected to linger, dumping several centimeters of rain in affected areas and causing widespread destruction. Even though Florence has weakened to a Category Two system with winds of 165 ...

Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the Philippines and Hong Kong

As the US east coast braces for Hurricane Florence, an even stronger super typhoon is barreling down on southeast Asia, with Hong Kong and Macau ...

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Mark Wahlberg reveals gruelling daily regime

The actor gets up in the middle of the night to perform one of two daily work outs.

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Fight to Retake Last ISIS Territory Begins

American-backed forces moved against the last slice of the Islamic State caliphate in the Middle East. But even stripped of its land holdings, the ...

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Hurricane Florence threatens east coast US

Florence moves closer to the US as a Category 4 storm. Ben Rich takes a closer look.

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Afghanistan attack: Nangarhar suicide blast toll soars

At least 68 people died when a bomber struck in the east, one of the deadliest in a wave of attacks.

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'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

Emergency officials on Wednesday urged millions of residents along the southeastern U.S. coast to finish preparations ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to unleash damaging winds and life-threatening amounts of rain when it makes landfall this week. Florence, a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour ... /
Tanzania’s President tells women in the country ‘Don’t use birth control’

Many Africa countries are undoubtedly facing an HIV/AIDS crisis that health officials are trying desperately to get under control. Tanzania alone was reported to have 1.4 million people infected with HIV in recent years. Yet, the country’s ...

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