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Hope, Despair Descend On Quake-Shattered School In Mexico City

52 min 42 sec ago

The elementary school partly collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake, burying both students and teachers. In the aftermath, rescue workers and volunteers have struggled to save lives and preserve hope.

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

1 hour 46 min ago

The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession. That means that over the long run, rates on car loans and mortgages could go up.

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Spanish Police Detain Catalan Politicians Ahead Of Independence Vote

1 hour 50 min ago

Spain considers the Catalonian referendum, set for Oct. 1, to be illegal. Spanish police raided government offices and detained at least a dozen separatist leaders, prompting street protests.

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Iowa's Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over $75 Speeding Ticket

3 hours 7 min ago

Marla Leaf says she wasn't speeding, but a speed camera says she was. She argues her rights were violated because Cedar Rapids delegated police powers to the private company maintaining the cameras.

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Mexico Combs The Rubble For Survivors After Earthquake Kills At Least 225

5 hours 5 min ago

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake ravaged Central Mexico on Tuesday, leaving victims across Mexico City and five states. Rescue workers dug through the night to find signs of life amid the debris.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico; Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

6 hours 32 min ago

Also: Earthquake rescue work continues in Mexico; Kenyan justices explain why they nullified a presidential election; and Major League Baseball sets a new season record for home runs.

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

8 hours 51 min ago

As it closed in on Puerto Rico, Maria was a Category 4 hurricane but it still packed a punch. Puerto Rico has long been spared from a direct hit by a hurricane.

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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:29pm

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

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Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:46pm

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

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Senator Mulls Nuclear Limits On Trump

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:45pm

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering forbidding the president to order a first-strike nuclear attack without approval of Congress.

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Refugees Invited By Charity Make Themselves At Home In Trump's Childhood Abode

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:02pm

Oxfam brought four refugees to tour Trump's boyhood home in Queens, N.Y., which had been available for rent through Airbnb to make a point about immigration.

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41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:02pm

The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.

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Powerful Earthquake Roils Central Mexico, Leaving At Least 50 People Dead

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:41pm

Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 temblor rattled Mexico City and surrounding areas. Residents had marked the anniversary of the 1985 quake earlier in the day with drills.

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Powerful Earthquake Shakes Mexico On 32nd Anniversary Of Deadly Temblor

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:41pm

The magnitude 7.1 quake Tuesday roiled Mexico City, rattling buildings and prompting people to flee into the streets. The quake arrived 32 years to the day after another catastrophe killed thousands.

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Days After Police Shooting, 3 Arrested Amid Violence At Georgia Tech Vigil

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:03pm

By Monday's end, three people had been arrested and two officers were recovering from minor injuries. The unrest comes after an LGBTQ campus leader was shot and killed in a confrontation with police.

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Fraternity Members' Defamation Case Against 'Rolling Stone' Can Proceed, Court Says

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:37pm

A U.S. appeals court says three members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity have a plausible case that they were implicated in a now-retracted story about an alleged gang rape at U.Va.

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Some Russians Fired Up Over New Kalashnikov Monument

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:22pm

The inventor of the AK-47 was memorialized with a 30-foot-tall bronze statue in Moscow, but not everyone in Russia's capital city was pleased with the tribute.

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Dylann Roof Asks To Fire Legal Team Of 'Biological Enemies'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:24am

The Charleston church killer says his two attorneys "are Jewish and Indian respectively. It is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case."

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Update; Suu Kyi On Myanmar Crisis

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:44am

Also: Toys 'R Us files for bankruptcy protection; Senate Republicans try again to replace Obamacare; and there are 250 new words in Merriam-Webster's dictionary.

'My Roof Is Gone': Hurricane Maria Slams Domenica, Heads For Puerto Rico

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:38am

Hurricane Maria is barreling toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 hurricane. It has already caused reports of devastation on the island of Dominica.

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