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Maria: Puerto Rico Remains Largely Without Power

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Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

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George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

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Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

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Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

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Amazon kayak murder: Leader of gang who killed British tourist Emma Kelty is 'shot dead'

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Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

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Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school

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Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica: prime minister

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Hurricane Maria Batters Puerto Rico

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Poll: GOP tax reform not priority for Americans

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Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

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Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of Independence

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Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In Sequel

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

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Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

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Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

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Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?

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Photos from Puerto Rico reveal the devastating power of Hurricane Maria

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Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’

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Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours: monitor

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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

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Woman accused of raping man at knifepoint could be spared jail

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Illinois Father Strangled 2 Sons Before Setting House on Fire and Killing Himself While His Wife Slept

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Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes: 'Whole world knows climate change is real'

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Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial 'coup'

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Syria's Kurds to hold historic vote in 'message' to Assad

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Chrissy Teigen needed 6 brown bananas, so she sent her mom to get them from one of her Twitter followers

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WWE Fans Shout 'That's Too Far' At Racist Scripted Comments In The Ring

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Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

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Bill O'Reilly Says He Was A Good Mentor To Women Working At Fox News

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Why the Rapture Won't Happen on September 23, According to NASA

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Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

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Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

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Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

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Preet Bharara, US Attorney Fired By Trump, Joins CNN As Contributor

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Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

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Maria: Puerto Rico Remains Largely Without Power

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WATCH: Trump cracks joke after South Korea's Moon Jae-in uses the word 'deplorable'

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George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

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Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

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Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

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Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of Independence

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Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica: prime minister

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Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

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Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

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Thousands of People in Puerto Rico Face an Uncertain Future

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Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes: 'Whole world knows climate change is real'

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Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In Sequel

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Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school

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Illinois Father Strangled 2 Sons Before Setting House on Fire and Killing Himself While His Wife Slept

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Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun Set

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

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Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’

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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

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Poll: GOP tax reform not priority for Americans

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Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?

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Woman accused of raping man at knifepoint could be spared jail

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The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This WeekKids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.


Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial 'coup'

Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial 'coup'Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a "coup" that stole democracy from the people. The Supreme Court on September 1 declared Kenya's August 8 presidential election "invalid, null and void" after hearing a legal challenge filed by the opposition, led by Raila Odinga. On Wednesday judges issued their full, detailed ruling, faulting the election commission for running a poll that was "neither transparent nor verifiable".


Please Stop Calling 911 To Report This Gruesome 'Decapitated Body'

Please Stop Calling 911 To Report This Gruesome 'Decapitated Body'Halloween arrived early in one part of Tennessee and sparked a panicked 911 call to police.


Photos from Puerto Rico reveal the devastating power of Hurricane Maria

Photos from Puerto Rico reveal the devastating power of Hurricane MariaThis year has been a historic one for hurricanes, with major storm after major storm churning through the Atlantic. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria all reached "major hurricane" (Category 3 or above) status as they spun through those warm waters.  And as these storms have lashed not only the U.S. mainland but many of the smaller islands that populate the Caribbean and the Atlantic, we've been reminded of what a devastating and destructive force nature can be.  SEE ALSO: Reports: Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico entirely without power Puerto Rico is no different. The small island of 3.4 million people was still cleaning up from being side-swiped by Irma when Maria slammed into it on Tuesday, engulfing nearly the entire island with hurricane-force winds. Now the clean up begins anew and we're reminded once more of the raw power of these storms, of he widespread damage they can cause.  An image acquired by the GOES-13 satellite at 1:15 pm local time  of Hurricanes Maria in the Caribbean (bottom) and Jose (L, top) in the North Atlantic Ocean.Image: NASA Earth Observatory HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Hurricane Maria Landfalls in Puerto Rico San Juan September 20, 2017.Image: Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The Washington Post via Getty Images A picture shows rocks swept by strong waves onto a road in Le Carbet, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria, on September 19, 2017.Image: LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images A parking lot is flooded near Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017, during Hurricane Maria.Image: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images Hurricane Maria passed through Puerto Rico leaving behind a path of destruction across the national territory. San Juan September 20, 2017.Image: Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The Washington Post via Getty Images A stranded pleasure boat is pictured in Goyave on September 19, 2017 in the French territory of Guadeloupe, after the passage of Hurricane Maria.Image: CEDRICK ISHAM CALVADOS/AFP/Getty Images A woman who voluntarily left her house to take refuge is seen at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 19, 2017, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria.Image: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images A road is flooded in Saint-Pierre, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria, on September 19, 2017.Image: LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images Residents seek shelter inside Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, early on September 20, 2017, as Hurricane Maria passes the island.Image: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images Trees block the streets after Hurricane Maria at Escambron Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017.Image: Pablo Pantoja/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Flooded roads are seen as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico in Fajardo, on September 20, 2017.Image: RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images Trees are toppled in a parking lot at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017, during the passage of the Hurricane Maria.Image: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images A man passes through a door at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which suffered damages from wind on September 20, 2017.Image: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images Residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico, deal with damages to their homes on September 20, 2017, as Hurricane Maria batters the island.Image: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images


Syria's Kurds to hold historic vote in 'message' to Assad

Syria's Kurds to hold historic vote in 'message' to AssadBy Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish-led regions of northern Syria will hold elections on Friday, a historic expression of free will and a message to President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to reassert control over the whole country, a senior Syrian Kurdish politician said. As Kurds in neighboring Iraq prepare to vote on secession from Baghdad, Hadiya Yousef told Reuters that Assad's aim to take back all of Syria could lead to its partition, though Syria's Kurds insist that independence is not their aim. The three-phase vote set to begin on Friday is part of a plan mapped out by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies to set up a federal system of government that will shore up the autonomy they have enjoyed in the north since 2011, when Syria's civil war broke out.


Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunriseWildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.


Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea

Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea"I'm happy you used the world 'deplorable,’” Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in. “That's been a very lucky word for me and many millions of people."


Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After IrmaStaff at a Florida nursing home where 10 patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.


Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxesWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.


Chrissy Teigen needed 6 brown bananas, so she sent her mom to get them from one of her Twitter followers

Chrissy Teigen needed 6 brown bananas, so she sent her mom to get them from one of her Twitter followersChrissy Teigen just really wanted six brown bananas, you guys.


Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enoughFrance's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region. "We need the 2015 accord," he said of the agreement. Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, while ministers from Iran the six world powers that signed the accord met to discuss it.


WWE Fans Shout 'That's Too Far' At Racist Scripted Comments In The Ring

WWE Fans Shout 'That's Too Far' At Racist Scripted Comments In The RingPro wrestling has never had any problem trading on racist tropes to arouse the fans, but times may be changing.


Amazon kayak murder: Leader of gang who killed British tourist Emma Kelty is 'shot dead'

Amazon kayak murder: Leader of gang who killed British tourist Emma Kelty is 'shot dead'The ringleader of a gang of pirates suspected of robbing and murdering a British kayaker in the Amazon has been killed, Brazilian police have said. Evanilson Gomes da Costa – a 24-year-old known as Baia – was one of seven gang members who police believe murdered Emma Kelty, a former headteacher from north London. Da Costa was shot twice in the early hours of Wednesday morning at his home in the remote town of Coari and later died in hospital, police said.


Why the Rapture Won't Happen on September 23, According to NASA

Why the Rapture Won't Happen on September 23, According to NASANo, Nibiru isn't real. Stop it.


Jerry Lewis Left All Six Children from His First Marriage Out of His Will

Jerry Lewis Left All Six Children from His First Marriage Out of His WillJerry Lewis certainly got in the last laugh when it comes to his strained relationship with his children.


8 Wellness Travel Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

8 Wellness Travel Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss


What Alabama's GOP Senate Frontrunner Told Me Should Scare The Daylights Out Of You

What Alabama's GOP Senate Frontrunner Told Me Should Scare The Daylights Out Of YouI’ve had the opportunity twice over the past several years to interview the current Alabama GOP Senate frontrunner Roy Moore at length and flesh out some of his, um, ideas.


Kimmel, Atop Scorched Earth, Takes Aim At Trump Over Health Care Bill

Kimmel, Atop Scorched Earth, Takes Aim At Trump Over Health Care BillLate-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel continued his crusade against a Senate bill meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday night with a pointed attack against President Donald Trump.


Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monkBANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam.


Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours: monitor

Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours: monitorAt least 22 civilians have been killed in 48 hours of heavy air strikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria, a monitor said Thursday. The strikes hit areas in the provinces of Idlib and Hama, where an internationally agreed truce zone is meant to be in place, and come in response to an offensive launched Tuesday by jihadists. Idlib, along with parts of neighbouring Hama and Latakia provinces, forms one of four so-called de-escalation zones agreed last May by regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey.


Kylie Jenner goes bra-less in white bodysuit: See the racy Instagram snap

Kylie Jenner goes bra-less in white bodysuit: See the racy Instagram snapIf you haven't noticed, the Kardashians are not interested in bras this year.


Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort HimHart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."


New Pictures Reveal Bone Fragments Found In Natalee Holloway Investigation

New Pictures Reveal Bone Fragments Found In Natalee Holloway InvestigationThe bone fragments were undergoing DNA testing to determine whether they belonged to Natalee.


Bill O'Reilly Says He Was A Good Mentor To Women Working At Fox News

Bill O'Reilly Says He Was A Good Mentor To Women Working At Fox NewsIn April, Fox News canned O’Reilly amid a bombshell New York Times report discussing workplace sexual harassment allegations throughout the host’s tenure at the network. On Wednesday, the conservative talk show host discussed his firing on NBC’s “Today” show and on conservative pundit Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “I learned a lot from you on television, what works and when I didn’t do such a great job,” Ingraham, who recently joined Fox News’ primetime lineup, told O’Reilly.


How Austin Restaurants Are Helping With Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

How Austin Restaurants Are Helping With Hurricane Harvey Recovery EffortsIncluding Supernatural star’s upcoming brewery Hurricane Harvey hit Texas over the weekend and with it came damaging winds and flooding throughout Southeast Texas, including Rockport, Port Aransas, and Houston. To help with the recovery efforts, Austin-area restaurants and breweries are pitching in by raising money to aid those affected by the storms. Texas Monthly put together a local guide of other ways to donate as well.Know of other Austin restaurants, bars, or food trucks helping as well? Let Eater know through the tipline or in the comments below. ...