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Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico

7 hours 19 min ago
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico early Wednesday pounding the island with huge waves, massive rain, and lashing winds as the storm buzz-sawed its way through the mountainous island.
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Fed Poised to Set Portfolio Reduction Plan in Motion

7 hours 21 min ago
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday likely will announce the beginning of a yearslong program to shrink its bond portfolio and could offer clues about the prospects for another rate increase this year.
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Trump Urges GOP Senators to Back Health Bill

7 hours 26 min ago
President Donald Trump pressed Senate Republicans to get behind the party’s latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and singled out for criticism the only GOP senator who has stated his opposition to the bill.
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Trump Says 'I'll Let You Know' if U.S. Will Stay in Iran Deal

8 hours 5 min ago
President Donald Trump told reporters that he has reached a decision about whether the U.S. will continue to adhere to the Iran nuclear deal, although he declined to reveal what the decision is.
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Recent Hurricanes Strain U.S. Towns' Aging Sewer Systems

8 hours 11 min ago
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of people, destroyed thousands of homes, and caused flooding that has lasted weeks. They also exposed the failings of aging sewer systems that were unable to cope with heavy rainfall.
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College Debt Far From a Uniform Burden

8 hours 23 min ago
Tales of college graduates paralyzed by crippling student loan burdens are wildly exaggerated--in some corners of the country, like the west coast. In New England, meanwhile, such horror stories are quite accurate.
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Why This Hurricane Season Is So Intense

8 hours 48 min ago
The most severe hurricane season in almost a decade is stoked by a confluence of factors, with no sign conditions will slacken soon, experts say.
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Doctor's Defamation Suit Highlights Online Patient Reviews

9 hours 26 min ago
A defamation lawsuit filed by an Ohio plastic surgeon that is slated to go to trial early next year could have far-reaching consequences for disputes between doctors and their patients over online reviews about the quality of medical care, according to legal experts.
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Campaign, RNC Funds Tapped to Pay for Trump Legal Bills

9 hours 28 min ago
President Donald Trump is using funds raised for the Republican National Committee and his 2020 presidential campaign to help pay for the team of private attorneys representing him in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to two people familiar with the payments.
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Mueller's Office Interviewed Rosenstein About Comey's Firing

9 hours 45 min ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, according to people familiar with the investigation.
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Landlords Try Turning Open-Air Shopping Centers Into Winter Hangouts

11 hours 2 min ago
Landlords of open-air shopping centers are trying to take the chill out of the air by adding outdoor entertainment programs, in hopes of attracting more shoppers in an era of declining foot traffic.
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Trump Returns U.S. to Realpolitik in World Affairs

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:21
President Trump’s United Nations address Tuesday, the most revealing of his young presidency, marked the return of U.S. foreign policy to realpolitik: principles and precepts based on practical considerations rather than philosophical or moral calculations.
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Testimony Differs in NYPD-James Blake Case of Mistaken Identity

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:12
Retired tennis star James Blake and the New York City police officer who tackled him in a case of mistaken identity both testified Tuesday on the first day of a department trial at police headquarters.
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Senate Republicans Reach a Deal on Budget

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:00
Senate Republicans have reached a budget deal that would set the parameters for a tax overhaul sought by the party and President Donald Trump.
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Q&A: Explaining the Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:59
A proposal from Republican Sens. Graham and Cassidy largely dismantling of the Affordable Care Act is gaining momentum as a Sept. 30 deadline approaches. Here’s a closer look at the bill.
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A Guide to the Senate's Three Health-Care Proposals

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:19
Since the Republican effort to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act faltered in July, three major efforts have emerged in the Senate as lawmakers seek a path forward. Here are some key details of the three proposals.
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Senate Republicans Consider a Trillion-Dollar-Plus Tax Cut for Budget

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:18
Senate Republicans are considering writing a budget that would allow for up to $1.5 trillion in tax cuts over the next decade, said people familiar with the discussions.
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Hurricane Maria Hits Dominica as Category 5 Storm

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:14
Hurricane Maria barreled into the eastern Caribbean as a dangerous Category 5 storm, making landfall in Dominica and threatening Puerto Rico and other islands in the region.
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The Fed, a Decade After the Crisis, Is About to Embark on the Great Unwinding

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:13
After a historic buildup of its bond portfolio to support the collapsing U.S. economy following the financial crisis, the central bank plans to shrink its holdings. Financial markets are taking this prospect in stride so far, but this is uncharted territory.
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Senate Passes Defense Bill to Boost Military Spending

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:52
The Senate overwhelmingly passed the annual defense policy bill, in a broad show of support for increasing military spending well above the current limits set by law.
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