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San Juan Mayor: It May Be Easy To Disregard Puerto Rico Because We’re A U.S. Colony

0SHARESShare SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ― A month after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, many of the 3.4 million citizens on the island are desperate for aid as they struggle daily to find basic necessities like food, drinking water, medicine and consistent forms of communication.  The island’s capital, San Juan, has fared better than the other 77 municipalities.  But just outside ...

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North Korea Says Nuclear War ‘May Break Out Any Moment’

0SHARESShare North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months. Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the U.N., told the General Assembly’s disarmament committee that his country was ...

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#MeToo: Alyssa Milano’s Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral

0SHARESShare #MeToo  quickly became the top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault  are. It started with a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano , who was citing a friend:  If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n — ...

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The Railroad Put This Montana Town On The Map, But Left Behind A Toxic Legacy

0SHARESShare LIVINGSTON, Mont. — For 25 years, Bill Phillips toiled as a machinist in the rail yard here — a fancy title, he jokes, for someone whose job was to play in the muck. Now 77 and suffering from asbestosis, a scarring of the lungs caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, Phillips still looks like he just strolled off the yard, ...

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Why This Educator Teaches Kids To Grow Food For Their Schools

0SHARESShare Nestled into the rugged beauty of rural Montana is the town of Livingston. Its proximity to Yellowstone National Park makes it a tourist hub. Outdoor enthusiasts flock here each year, many for the famed fly-fishing on the Yellowstone River. Despite the benefits from tourism, Livingston remains a town struggling with economic inequality. The median household income  is $40,000 a year, ...

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Hillary Clinton Compares Trump With Harvey Weinstein

Hillary Clinton Compares Donald Trump With Harvey Weinstein | HuffPost LONDON ― Hillary Clinton drew parallels between Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump , calling the disgraced Hollywood mogul’s behavior “disgusting” and “heartbreaking” ― just like the person once caught on camera bragging about sexually assaulting women . In an interview Sunday with Britain’s “The Andrew Marr Show,” the 2016 Democratic presidential ...

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Trump reportedly joked, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence  published in The New Yorker on Monday. The article, entitled “The Danger of President Pence,” details various viewpoints held by the socially conservative vice president that clash with Trump’s. Two sources told the magazine that Trump has teased ...

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Trump Refuses To Blame Himself For GOP ‘Not Getting The Job Done’

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump  on Monday refused to take any blame for legislative failures and fingered Republican senators for “not getting the job done.” “Despite what the press writes, I have great relationships with, actually, many senators, but, in particular, with most Republican senators,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with his Cabinet. “But we’re not getting the job done. And ...

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McConnell Hits Back At Bannon: ‘Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home’

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next year’s midterm elections as a way to better advance the president’s agenda. “You have to nominate people who can actually win. Winners make policy and losers go home,” McConnell ...

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Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don’t Know If They’ll Ever Return

0SHARESShare Deborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month. For eight hours straight, the San Juan-based attorney had listened to the wind “howling like a monster,” waiting for the windows in her apartment to break. When the storm subsided, the streets ...

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