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Rail company blamed for Hurricane Florence flooding in North Carolina town

“We’re talking about a company that placed life in danger, placed millions of dollars of personal property of individuals in danger to protect their own interests,” a local leader said.

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Study says Black Twitter is putting words in our mouths, literally

Black Twitter has already been acknowledged as a pop culture force to be reckoned with, but now a new study has found that it may also be America’s greatest source of linguistic creativity. According to Quartz, “A new study, led by Jack Grieve, a professor of corpus linguistics at the University of Birmingham in the UK, analyzed ...

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First soldiers identified from remains returned by North Korea

Army Master Sgt Charles H McDaniel and Army Pfc William H Jones were among the repatriated remains.

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Trump Returns to UN a Year after ‘Rocket Man’ Speech

President Donald Trump will join other world leaders Monday at the United Nations for their annual meetings. From wars to climate change, to hunger ...

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US 'Very Close' to Proceeding With Mexico-Only Trade Deal

The United States is getting "very, very close" to having to move forward on its trade deal with Mexico without Canada, White House economic adviser ...

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Kavanaugh Battle Carries Echoes of the Past

The U.S. Senate appears to be moving toward a final showdown over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s choice to replace ...

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Subscribe to the ‘Abroad in America’ Newsletter

To help international readers make sense of the midterm elections, The Times is starting a five-week newsletter with the essentials.

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After storm's fury, North Carolina homeowners confront devastation

"We got a house still standing. It's kind of messed up — a lot of people don't have anything right now."

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White House: 'Significant Progress' on Puerto Rico Year After Hurricane

The White House said Thursday it has made "significant progress" in restoring normal life on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico, exactly a year after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. It said the Federal Emergency Management Agency faced "unprecedented challenges" when the Category  4 hurricane swept over the Caribbean island ...

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Florence Continues to Punish the Carolinas a Week After Landfall

Hurricane Florence continued to punish North and South Carolina Thursday a week after it churned over parts of the U.S. eastern seaboard with ...

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North Korea's Kim wants fast denuclearisation, South's leader says

North Korea's leader also wants a second summit with Donald Trump soon, the South's president says.

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With a festival and North American tour planned, 88rising eyes its next act

In three years, 88rising has signed multiple musical acts and produced multiple albums. Its founder said he’s working on film and TV next.

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Trump Administration Cites North Korean Progress, Other Unsure

While the Trump administration has signaled it welcomes the outcome of the third inter-Korean summit as signs of a positive step toward North Korea's commitment to denuclearization, experts point to lack of specific details on how to achieve that goal and a path forward remains unclear. VOA's Steve Miller reports from Seoul.

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Inter-Korea Progress Has US Ready to Resume North Korea Talks

The leaders of North and South Korea Wednesday hailed a series of agreements they said were aimed at turning the Koreas into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in Wednesday issued the pledge at a summit in the North’s capital, Pyongyang. WATCH: Steve Miller's ...

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Republicans Want Decision on Whether Kavanaugh Accuser Will Testify

The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her has until Friday morning to indicate she plans to testify before the panel in a hearing Monday. California ...

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Senator Pushes Woman Accusing Kavanaugh of Assault to Testify

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a letter Wednesday to the lawyers for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ...

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Will peace follow South Korean President's Pyongyang trip?

North Korea has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites.

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FEMA to Test New Nationwide Presidential Text Alerts

On October 3 at 2:18 p.m. EDT, cell phones across America will ring twice with an unusually loud tone, letting their owners know President Donald Trump has just texted them about an emergency. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a public warning system run by FEMA, the U.S. disaster response agency, that lets the president alert the public in ...

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

South Korea's president says he and his North Korea counterpart have agreed ways to achieve denuclearisation.

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Kim Jong-un Promises Historic Visit to South Korea

During a summit meeting between North and South Korea on Wednesday, Kim Jong-un agreed to take steps toward denuclearization and to visit Seoul. He would be the first North Korean leader to make such a trip.

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Trump: US-North Korea Ties Better Since He Became President

Shortly after North Korea conditionally agreed Wednesday to dismantle its main nuclear complex in Yongbyong, U.S. President Donald Trump said ...

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Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in North Carolina to see the destruction left behind by Hurricane Florence and the challenging relief ...

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Trump: Not Worried About Manafort Cooperating on Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is not worried about his 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, agreeing to cooperate with special ...

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North Korea summit: Diplomacy is back on track

While North Korea's military threat remains, the Pyongyang summit puts diplomacy back on track.

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Community Comes Together in Wake of Hurricane Florence

The worst of Hurricane Florence's sweep through the American south is only now becoming clear as coastal rivers and lakes reach historic levels. But even with the lack of electricity and flooded roads, neighbors are working together in small towns across the hard-hit coastline. VOA’s Katherine Gypson has more from North Carolina.

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Proposed Inter-Korean Projects Could Violate UN, US Sanctions

As South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their third summit, there is increasing concern that the inter-Korean economic projects Seoul envisions could violate sanctions and fracture the U.S.-South Korean alliance. “The South Korean government appears to be headed in the direction of, or inclined to ...

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Trump: 'Hard for Me to Imagine' Kavanaugh Assaulted Teen in 1982

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "it's very hard for me to imagine" that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a teenage girl 36 years ago when both were in high school, an alleged attack the woman says left her ...

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