10 days after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still fighting for life

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Donald Trump blames Puerto Rico’s continuing struggles on “poor leadership.” Pictures tell a very different story.

While the president sunk to an inexcusable new low on Saturday, images coming out of the storm-ravaged U.S. territory show us what’s really going on. It is much as San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz described it: “This is a ‘people are dying’ story.”

With a non-existent power grid and completely decimated infrastructure, the people of Puerto Rico are actively suffering as you read this on Sept. 30, 2017. There’s no end in sight, either, as fixes for even the most basic functions of life in the 21st century — electricity, and everything it provides — are said to be many months away. Read more…

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Iraqi PM presses case for Baghdad to receive Kurdistan oil revenue

  1. Iraqi PM presses case for Baghdad to receive Kurdistan oil revenue  Reuters
  2. Kurdish referendum triggers retaliation from Iraq, Turkey  CBS News
  3. Turkey’s Erdogan Says Iraqi Kurdish Authorities ‘Will Pay Price’ for Vote  U.S. News & World Report
  4. In Iraq’s tinderbox city, referendum sparks fears of sectarian war  CNN
  5. Why we shouldn’t recognize the Kurdish independence vote  The Globe and Mail
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Texas high school football players kicked off their team for protesting during national anthem

Two Texas high-school football players stood with athletes across the country against police brutality and discrimination by protesting during the national anthem. Immediately after, they were told to hand in their uniforms.

Sophomore Cedric Ingram-Lewis and his cousin Larry McCullough were kicked off their team at Victory & Praise Christian Academy, the Houston Chronicle reported. The pair didn’t play in the Friday night game for their private church-affiliated football program in the Houston suburb Crosby.

Ingram-Lewis raised his fist during the anthem while McCullough took a knee. Coach Ronnie Mitchem kicked them off the team when the anthem ended.  Read more…

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Detectives investigate death off I-25 near Greenland exit in Douglas County

  1. Detectives investigate death off I-25 near Greenland exit in Douglas County  FOX31 Denver
  2. One lane of SB I-25 open north of Monument  KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
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Google Investigating Russia's Use Of Platform During US Election, Will Meet Lawmakers

  1. Google Investigating Russia’s Use Of Platform During US Election, Will Meet Lawmakers  International Business Times
  2. Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in Election  New York Times
  3. Google deepens probe of Russian meddling in US election amid congressional pressure  MarketWatch
  4. Thinking about the social cost of technology  TechCrunch
  5. Google Conducting Broad Investigation of Russian Influence  Wall Street Journal
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Six Egyptians subjected to anal examinations ahead of trial for 'sexual deviancy'

  1. Six Egyptians subjected to anal examinations ahead of trial for ‘sexual deviancy’  PinkNews
  2. Report: Egypt ‘Hunting Down Gays,’ Forcing Anal Exams  Daily Beast
  3. Egypt: Six men facing anal examinations for ‘debauchery’ amid homophobic crackdown  Amnesty International
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‘Controversial’ talk PTI plans to grill Asif in NA


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will soon table an adjournment motion in the National Assembly aimed at seeking an explanation from Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif for making “extremely controversial remarks” during his US tour.

PTI MNA Murad Saeed will move the motion under Rule 109 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly.

Speaking at the Asia Society Forum in New York, Khawaja Asif had said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif paid the political price for his peace efforts with India.

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Terming the Haqqani network and Jamat-ud-Dawa’s Hafiz Saeed as liabilities for Pakistan, he urged the US to give Pakistan some time to get rid of them.

The draft of the motion to be tabled by the PTI states: “The routine business of the House should be adjourned to make the minister explain (why) he took a position contrary to the national policy dealing with terrorism.”

The motion also seeks explanation from the minister on why he had mentioned different causes for Sharif’s disqualification than what the court had written down in its judgment.

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“Why his remarks on Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification should not be taken as the product of a well-thought-out scheme of causing irreparable damage to critical state institutions (such as) the judiciary,” the motion stated.

It also wants the foreign minister to explain why Asif did not apprise parliament of his knowledge of the so-called conspiracy, or for that matter, conspirators who had been involved in conspiring against the former prime minister.

The motion also asks the foreign minister “to explain what … he (hoped) to achieve by making such an irresponsible statement before an audience who is abhorrently critical to Pakistan and her institutions”.


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